"This ski handles anything inbounds with flying colors," Schlopy said. "It's quick in crud, stable at fall line high-speed powder turns and even nice arcing up the groomers." The Shiro received the second best score for powder performance of all skis in the category, as well as high marks for stability. The fully-rockered Shiro has a wide platform (119 millimeters underfoot) designed to surf soft snow but for the second year in a row, surprised testers with its solid performance on groomers. The metal-less poplar and beech wood core and vertical sidewall construction is designed for quickness edge-to-edge, further enhanced by an effective edge that increases as the ski flexes. Testers also gave the Shiro high marks for versatility, carving and powder performance, remarking that "it does everything really well," according to Witman. "It’s very stable underfoot and has great edge hold."