Ski Review 2018
SKI REVIEWS 2018
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Zag H-95 [click]
Type of ski : All Mountain 50/50
Tested a bit short this year (179 cm), the H-95 lost a few points but is still one of the best skis on the market in the 50% piste/50% freeride category. Its overall behaviour is excellent. Off-piste, its agility, performance in crud and flotation in powder are remarkable. It’s an easy and enjoyable ski that steers with ease and requires little engagement. An "everyday ski" as one of the reviewers pointed out. On piste, its behaviour is generally good. However, the reviewers felt that its performance was not quite up to last year's, probably explained by the difference in size. Intermediary to very good riders looking for facility in freeride will love this model. Heavier riders should definitely choose a larger size.
Liked: An easy, user-friendly ski
Great agility and rotation
Flotation in the powder
Excellent behaviour off-piste
Cuts through the crud
Disliked: Needs to be well positioned on the piste as the tail is a bit stiff...
Zag Ubac 95 [click]
Type of ski :
The UBAC 95 scored high for its lightness and great accessibility. It's really very easy to steer and to handle, and great fun for its rider. With 1413 grams underfoot (ski only), it will help take you uphill and is a joy to ride down. However, it lacks the stiffness and character needed for the "all mountain" segment. Its behaviour on piste and through choppy snow falls a little short due to the somewhat damp ski tip. Recommended for all riders looking for a versatile but more freerando-oriented ski.
Measured weight of the model reviewed (ski only) by PROSKILAB: 1413 g
Liked: Extremely accessible
A very light ski, the lightest in our review
Planes in deep snow
Disliked: Lacks stiffness, especially at the tip, hampering performance at high speed and in the crud