Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 2.78 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.39 / 5
Crud performance: 1.82 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.78 / 5
Though it was mounted with a hefty Marker Baron test binding, testers still found the Manaslu light and nimble. Poppy and carvy on hard snow, it also weaves through cramped tree lines. Its wide turn radius favors long, fast arcs. plus: The skin system is clever and easy: Quickly attach and detach the skin from a notch in the tip. minus: Too skinny for powder, and more appropriate for the all-mountain category.