Ski Review 2019/2020: Men High Performance

Speed, steadiness and accurate turns all in one - "Men High Performance" skis are the perfect fit for athletic winter sportsmen looking for a pair of skis that combine high speeds and precise technique. 

>> To the Ski Review Men High Performance for the season 2021/2022

All-round high performance

"Men High Performance" skis are extremely versatile, suited for both long and short turns. Combining the best features of slalom and giant slalom skis, the technically advanced models excel especially on groomed runs. They are not quite as fast as giant slalom skis and not as aggressive as slalom carver models, making them an ideal all-round solution. 

Tested in the World Cup venue of Bad Kleinkirchheim, all of them have proven to be very good skis, with our winner even reaching the grade "excellent".

Target group: Athletic and highly athletic male skiers.

Test winner: Atomic Redster X9

Atomic Redster X9
Atomic Redster X9

The Atomic Redster X9 has once again reached the top of our "Men High Performance" ranking. The model is a true champion both optically and on the slope, winning a silver medal in SnowStyle Men High Performance. 

Physical effort7.9 / 10
Stability at speed8.2 / 10
Edge hold8.2 / 10
Short turns7.8 / 10
Long turns8.1 / 10
Final score40.2 / 50

>> Find out more about the Atomic Redster X9 here!

Second Place: Rossignol Hero Elite LT TI

Rossignol Hero Elite LT TI
Rossignol Hero Elite LT TI

A true joy for athletic skiers and high speed fans, the Rossignol Hero Elite LT TI make long, exact turns possible while providing perfect steadiness. Their outstanding results earn them second place and a gold medal in SnowStyle.

Physical effort7.8 / 10
Stability at speed7.8 / 10
Edge hold7.6 / 10
Short turns7.9 / 10
Long turns8.1 / 10
Final score39.2 / 50

>>Find out more about the Rossignol Hero Elite LT TI here!

Third Place: K2 Super Charger

K2 Super Charger
K2 Super Charger

A total of 37.9 points earn the K2 Super Charger third place in our test result ranking. Their strength being long turns, the skis help the winter sports enthusiasts save energy when carving.

Physical effort7.6 / 10
Stability at speed7.5 / 10
Edge hold7.6 / 10
Short turns7.4 / 10
Long turns7.8 / 10
Final score37.9 / 50

>> Find out more about the K2 Super Charger here!

All test results for Men High Performance

RankSkiRatingPrice (RRP)
1Atomic Redster X940.2999,95€

Rossignol Hero Elite LT Ti

3K2 Super Charger37.9849,95€

Dynastar Speed Master GS


Salomon S/Race Pro

6Elan GSX Fusion X37.5949,95€

Völkl Deacon 74

37.2900,- €

Nordica Dobermann Spitfire 72 RB FDT


Blizzard Quattro RS 70

35.91.000,- €
10Fischer RC One 7235.1699,95€

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

>> Click here to check out the 2018/2019 test results

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last update on Oct 26, 2021