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Ski Review 2019/2020: Men Allround

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last update on Dec 18, 2019

The skis in this category really are all-rounders, combining great handling characteristics with an exceptional price/quality ratio. These qualities make them perfect for beginners, casual skiers and moderately athletic men.

Versatile and enjoyable

Focusing more on the pleasure of skiing rather than on performance, the “Men Allround” models are made for more relaxed ski days. The middle class versions are reliable and relatively resistant to beginners' errors. Their strengths lie in their high stability at speed, low physical effort and easy turns on the slope.

After a competitive testing phase in Bad Kleinkirchheim for the 2019/2020 season, almost all of the models managed to reach the grade “very good”.

Target group: Male beginners, pleasure-seekers, moderately athletic skiers.

Test winner: Blizzard Firebird Ti

Blizzard Firebird Ti
Blizzard Firebird Ti

The powerful, yet effort-saving Blizzard Firebird Ti model is this year's winner. Its 38.5 points score it a "very good" grade and will delight both casual and athletic skiers. 

Physical effort7.8 / 10
Stability at speed7.6 / 10
Edge hold7.7 / 10
Short turn7.9 / 10
Long turns7.5 / 10
Final score38.5 / 10


>> Find out more about the Blizzard Firebird Ti here!

Second place: Salomon S/Max 8

Salomon S/Max 8
Salomon S/Max 8

Last year's champion is this year's runner-up. Great handling characteristics, a high level of stability and its effort-saving qualities make the Salomon S/Max 8 an ideal choice for advanced and very advanced skiers.

Physical effort7.5 / 10
Stability at speed7.7 / 10
Edge hold7.7 / 10
Short turn7.4 / 10
Long turns7.8 / 10
Final score38.1 / 10


>> Find out more about the Salomon S/Max 8 here!

Third place: K2 Charger

K2 Charger
K2 Charger

The K2 Charger completes this season's top three. The all-rounder is easy to turn at a low level of effort, while also providing exceptional stability at speed. 

Physical effort7.1 / 10
Stability at speed7.4 / 10
Edge hold7.6 / 10
Short turn7.4 / 10
Long turns7.6 / 10
Final score37.1 / 10


>> Find out more about the K2 Charger here!

All test results for the Men Allround

RankSkiRatingPrice (RRP)

Blizzard Firebird Ti


600,00 €


Salomon S/Max 8


599,99 €


K2 Charger


599,95 €


Völkl Deacon XTD


450,00 €


Atomic Redster X5


499,95 €


Elan Amphibio 16


599,95 €


Fischer RC One 73


599,95 €


Rossignol React 8 HP


549,99 €


Dynastar Speed Zone 10 Ti


599,99 €


Nordica GT 76 TI FDT


599,95 €


>> Follow the link of each model for detailed test results

Check out the 2018/2019 season's test results here.

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