Rating: / 5
Lengths: 166, 176
Stability at speed: 3.03 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.06 / 5
Crud performance: 2.96 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.62 / 5
The Black Magic scored second-highest in maneuverability—not bad for its first year in the test. It also held up in chop, busting through crud piles with ease. Testers found it quick, light, and easy to ski, but wanted more heft for this category.
They practically turn for you.
Exaggerated twin tips kicked up too much snow.
"A snappy ski that pulls you into turns for smooth, aggressive transitions." —Michele Manning