Ski Tests Chix Twin Tips

Group verdict

Because this is a category where great value can often be found, our testers were also looking for all-mountain versatility, and they found it in the top three skis in the segment - the Liberty Envy which was the clear gold medalist and the Armada ARW and K2 Missdemeanor which both took silver.

Target skier

A younger advanced skier looking forĀ a twin tip with plenty of waist width and plenty of all-mountain versatility - one that works in the park and in the powder but gets by on the groomed and let's not pay too much for these attributes either.

Skier ability:
On the ski school rating scale, these skis will suit classes 3 to 1.


Armada ARW
Armada ARW
Comments: Hard to fault in the category and still a nice cruiser; Susie. Sold all-mountain ski, won't let you down on the groomed but really shines off it; Joanna. Verdict: In the top three; versatile and good value.

Elan Twist
Elan Twist
Comments: Softer flex pitches this one at improving skiers; Navena. Soft and supple for the teens but doesn't like to be pushed on the groomed; Joanna. Verdict: Better choice for younger and developing skiers; outstanding at the price.

Head Rock n Roll 94
Head Rock n Roll 94
Comments: Nice ski - easy to work on mixed terrain; Navena. Prefers playing in softer, crudy snow to fanging on the groomed; Susie. Verdict: Another option for buyers looking for a forgiving ski.

K2 Miss Demeanor
K2 Miss Demeanor
Comments: Just fantastic, great on the groomed and perfect off-piste or in powder; Susie. Suit stronger skiers who like to get off-piste or p[lay in the park; Joanna. Verdict: Another top three choice; great value and a versatile package. Comes with jib rocker.

Liberty Envy
Liberty Envy
Comments: What a ski - great all mountain women's ski with plenty of substance; Susie. Responsive ski wherever you take it, width underfoot enhances all-terrain capability; Navena. Verdict: Came out on top of the top three; great shape for a true all-mountain performer.

Nordica Velvet Ace
Nordica Velvet Ace
Comments: Initiates easily, softer flex is silky in soft snow but it chatters when pushed on the groomed; Navena. Capable all-rounder; Joanna. Verdict: Better choice for younger and improving skiers.

Surface Next Time
Surface Next Time
Comments: Rocker takes getting used to, this is one for the quiver - bring it out on powder days; Sue. Surprisingly agile for a fatty, but you really feel every bump and rut; Navena. Verdict: Powder-oriented ski - will get by on the groomed, but doesn't really want to be there.

 

jim darby/the snow biz
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arnie wilson/from the alps
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There's a lot to like about ski lifts, and the people who make them.

Life is full of ironies. The Alps got the snow and Russia got the Olympics.

Meet the fashion victims; a whole winter world of them.