Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.60 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.40 / 5
Crud performance: 3.13 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.47 / 5
With more girth but nearly the same turning radius as Elan's hardpack-proven M777, the Quad One is a supersize all-mountain ski.
Buoyant and smooth through crud, and stable at speed.
Some testers wanted more pop. We reminded them that it's a powder ski.
"No bells and whistles, just a reliable, traditional performer." -Sven Brunso