Rating: / 5
Lengths: 162, 170, 178, 186
Stability at speed: 3.84 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.26 / 5
Crud performance: 3.83 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.48 / 5
With a traditional sidewall construction and a binding-plate system that stretches out the balance point (or sweet spot), the power-hungry Top Fuel is the choice for high-speed arcing on groomed snow. Expect some "easy, breezy ripping," said tester Charlotte Moats.
Bomber high-speed stability.
Overpressure the edges and this damp ride will sink. Needs to be muscled into short-swing turns.
"The Top Fuel lets you make minor mistakes and get back in control. They just feel right." —Mike Britt