Dubbed race skis for non-racers, the Technical Category of skis use race room technology unfettered by FIS limitations. Part of what you pay for with a Technical ski is tranquility on edge at high speed, although speed isn’t as much the focus here as the Holy Grail of Technical skiing: the perfect carve—an unending, uninterrupted flow of roundness that leaves in its wake perfectly paired trenches in a white carpet. 

In what is perhaps an indication of fading demand—at least in the U.S.—for these high-powered carving machines, there’s been very little model turnover among men’s models for 2018. The notable exception is Atomic’s Redster X9, a ski that feels as if it were two-parts slalom and one-part GS, a stellar ratio for the skilled skier. 

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