“This ski cuts nicely through crud and floats well through powder,” Muecke said of the MYA 9. Other testers agreed, awarding it the highest score for flotation of all the skis in the category. “This is a stable, damp, big-turning ski that rewards hard-charging skiers in ungroomed conditions,” Weatherbee added. With a 98-millimeter waist, the MYA 9 also has an All-Mountain-friendly sandwich cap construction--a combo of World Cup sandwich with a cap that wraps over the tops of the sidewalls. Technology includes ERA 3.0, which combines tip rocker with vibration-absorbing Intellifibers in the tip plus a progressive radius for better edge contact and soft snow performance.