Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.50 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.35 / 5
Crud performance: 3.30 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.40 / 5
The Modified felt so velvety and quiet that even the shortest test length earned high corduroy-carving points. Credit the traditional laminate construction and the X-Balance System, a binding and plate co-built with Marker that distributes pressure evenly throughout the ski.
Huge sweet spot. Damp, but not dead; quick, but not squirrelly.
A tad narrow for powder days, but so stable it
"Like a barracuda knifing through the surf."