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Ski Review 2019



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Zag UBAC 95 [click]
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The UBAC 95 from ZAG hasn't changed much compared with the model we reviewed last year. It's a ski that’s light underfoot, simple to handle, with very easy turn initiation. It's relatively docile and enjoyable as long as you don't go too fast. Off-piste, its behaviour is good. Its float and rotation in the powder in particular won praise from the reviewers: "extremely enjoyable ski in powder." On the other hand, once the rider steps up the pace, the ski begins to show its limitations. Its general softness and the large rocker at the front impair stability. The UBAC 95 finds it hard to lock into the turn and lacks directional stability so the tips at times come into contact. The lack of stiffness also penalises grip and behaviour in uneven snow and the crud. The weight announced, 1,405 kg at 184 cm, is at the lower end of the spectrum in this review. The UBAC 95 is a very good tool for ski touring or newbies to the powder. Experienced freeriders will probably prefer skis designed more for performance.

Liked: Very accessible Enjoyable up to medium speeds Light and easy to handle Easy rotation ...

Disliked: A soft ski, especially at the front Performance somewhat weak Lacks stability Not so happy in the crud ...

Zag H-95 [click]
Type of ski : All Mountain 50/50

Selected for the PROSKILAB review for several seasons now, the H-95 from ZAG is one of the best skis in this market segment. Unfortunately, the reviewers detected erratic behaviour that was probably due to a technical preparation problem: unpredictable initiation, temperamental turn control, unreliable pressure... As a result, we decided not to review the ski this year and to try again next year. As far as we know, the ski hasn't changed, and we suggest that our readers check out the PROSKILAB 2018 review and other 2019 reviews on the GEARSCORE platform.

Liked: Not reviewed...

Disliked: Not reviewed...

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