Rating: / 5
Lengths: 160, 167, 174, 181
Stability at speed: 3.68 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.28 / 5
Crud performance: 3.77 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.89 / 5
Damp and stable with a giant sweet spot, the Recon is the most user-friendly ski in the category. Point it and it adapts to any terrain, moving from short to long turns with nary a hiccup.
Accommodates a wide range of skier types. Lets you turn off your brain—which is fun, as long as you’re not BASE jumping.
Lacks energy. And the 78-millimeter waist is skinny for a big powder day.
"This is the best East Coast ski ever." —Greg "Aldo" Peruzzi