Rating: / 5
Lengths: 173, 180
Stability at speed: 3.24 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.42 / 5
Crud performance: 3.48 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.00 / 5
A blood-and-guts big-mountain ski with a stiff flex, a big shovel, and a flat tail, the Sandstorm performs best in pow but it skis groomers like a fat race ski.
Wickedly agile and stable going fast, it also held turns and bashed crud.
Little guys better recognize: These require some muscle.
"A no-brainer. It does everything for you." —Matt Ross