Ski Review 2018/19: Men High Performance

If you enjoy sporty, swift runs down perfectly groomed slopes, the "Men High Performance" models are for you. This type of ski has grown increasingly popular with sporty to athletic skiers in the past few years. Precise, short radi work just as well as long high-speed turns. Hence, these skis are perfect for all those who find (giant) slalom too fast or aggressive, while allrounders are too gentle.

Top Quality For the Slopes!

The goal of this review was to find the best High Performance models of the 2018/19 season. So we had them vetted at St. Johann Alpendorf, in order to assess their technical as well as visual traits. Is it easy to achieve long or short radi? How are effort and edge grip? Is the ski rather steady, or does it flutter on hard, uneven slopes?

The choice was not an easy one, as all models showed high quality, and surprised with new technical sophistications. Two of the reviewed skis recieved an "excellent" rating, eight of them were "very good".

Target: sporty to athletic skiers on groomed slopes

Winner: Atomic Redster X9

Atomic Redster X9
Atomic Redster X9

The winning ski for the category of "Men High Performance" is Atomic Redster X9. At .9 points ahead of the runner-up, it not only came first in the ranking, but also won a gold medal at "SnowStyle".

General effort8.1 / 10
Steadiness8.3 / 10
Edge grip8.2 / 10
Short turn8 / 10
Long turn8.5 / 10
Total41.1 / 50


>> Get more information about Atomic Redster X9 in our database!

Second: Blizzard Quattro RS

Blizzard Quattro RS
Blizzard Quattro RS

Second comes Blizzard's Quattro RS. The athletic high performer convinced our judges with its outstanding steadiness and stability during long as well as short turns.

General effort7.9 / 10
Steadiness8.1 / 10
Edge grip8.1 / 10
Short turn8 / 10
Long turn8.1 / 10
Total40.2 / 50

>> Find all information about Blizzard Quattro RS here!

Third: Fischer RC4 The Curv DTX

Fischer RC4 The Curv DTX
Fischer RC4 The Curv DTX

Fischer RC4 The Curv DTX with its cool design received the silver medal for "SnowStyle". But it is also your ideal companion for a sporting day on the slopes. Thanks to its excellent edge grip, it is easy to control, and boasts great dynamics in curve.

General effort7.7 / 10
Steadiness7.8 / 10
Edge grip8.2 / 10
Short turn7.5 / 10
Long turn7.9 / 10
Total39.1 / 50

>> This way for more information on Fischer RC4 The Curv DTX!

Overview of the Results For Men High Performance

RankSkiRatingPrice (RRP)
1Atomic Redster X941.1€ 999.95
2Blizzard Quattro RS40.2€ 1,000
3Fischer RC4 The Curv DTX39.1€ 799.95
4Salomon S/Race Rush GS38.8€ 899
5K2 Speed Charger38.6€ 849.95
6Dynastar Speed Zone 12 Ti38.1€ 749.99
7Nordica Dobermann Spitfire RB FDT38.1€ 799.95
8Völkl Deacon 7438€ 899.95
9Elan Amphibio 16 Ti2 Fusion37.6€ 699.99
10Rossignol Hero Elite LT TI37.3€ 849.99


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last update on Oct 29, 2019