Testers gave the Watea 106 high scores for stability, describing it as stable and damp. “It’s nimble and responsive for a fat ski,” Stoeger said. “Since it lacks energy, it’s for advanced through expert skiers who value a full wood core feel without pop.” The Watea 106 (106 millimeters underfoot) has a long rockered shovel with a big tip (138 millimeters) and a flat tail like a race ski, designed to enhance turn performance. The result? “It carves like a pair of GS skis,” Bills remarked. “It’s a great all-around tool.” Tech details include a sandwich sidewall construction and a wood core with lightweight air carbon and a double Titanal shell.