Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.10 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.91 / 5
Crud performance: 2.71 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.49 / 5
The Watea shines when jackets go a-flapping—stable both within the turn and during go-for-broke straightlines. It tracks through crud, regardless of speed.
When pinned, it cranks down the fall line. Slow it down, and the Watea still wants to turn.
A little slow to turn in closetlike spaces.
"Pack up this ski and go rip AK faces." —Dan Withey