"It's a soft snow, go-fast ski," said Beidleman of the new Bigstix 110 (with a 110 mm waist). "In powder and crud, this is a stable tool." The twintip Bigstix has Fischer's Freeski Rocker—which combines a long rockered tip with a V-Hull shape and a swallow-like tail. Sandwich sidewall construction and lightweight but strong carbon in the core adds performance. "It's a good powder ski that can handle the whole mountain if need be," said Mahon.