OUR MOST AWARDED COLLECTION EVER
It’s official: our 22|23 lineup is our most decorated collection to date, winning a whopping 43 awards in the annual media ski tests. We’re especially pleased to see the new Dancer, Mana, and La Machine series take top awards in their respective categories, with the Dancer 3 and Mana 2 receiving the most awards overall. Read on for the full scoop of awards and the standout skis as picked by the experts.
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"A strong, energetic, precise all-mountain ski. A ski with a rare blend of agility and support. It really rewards an aggressive-yet-dynamic style. Very impressive in terms of turn initiation and edge hold." Blister Gear Review
"The Dancer 2X has proven to be a compelling option in the directional all-mountain category for fairly experienced to expert skiers who like strong, stable skis but who have found the heavier, more traditional options lacking in maneuverability, energy, and agility." Blister Gear Review
"Really shines under the feet of dynamic skiers who can leverage its strong flex pattern and low swing weight to attack the fall line while also seeking out drops and gaps." Blister Gear Review
"Like a dancer, this ski is strong and able to charge through the roughest conditions, but nimble and controlled when gracefully maneuvering through technical terrain." Forecast Magazine
"One of the more playful skis at the test. Really poppy, very enjoyable to ski. Stiff underfoot, softer tips and tails, super playful in the pow. Lots of butters to be had. Carves well on groomers. Impressed by how well it holds an edge." Newschoolers
"The Agent 3 will partner best with directional skiers who want to apply their aggressive resort skiing to a backcountry setting." Blister Gear Review
"The Faction Mana 2 quickly became a tester favorite due in large part to its incredible stability compared to its featherweight feel." Freeskier Magazine
"I had to double-check that it was actually 112mm because it skied with the ease of something much narrower. The support and technical demands of a directional ski are there, but accompanied by the light, playful and poppy characters that you would expect from a freestyle-focused ski." Forecast Magazine
"Bold enough to walk the line between all-mountain and backcountry, the Faction Mana 3X floats, pops, slashes and carves literally all over the mountain… It’s an intuitive ski that is equally playful and aggressive" Freeskier Magazine
LA MACHINE SERIES
"The Mega is impressively light for its size, but like its wider sibling [The Max 5], it's also impressively predictable in otherwise unpredictable backcountry conditions." Blister Gear Review