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Ramp Frenzy Ski 2014

by Gear Institute Staff - published September 2013

80

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  • 95-100 Extremely high recommendation.
  • 90-94 Enthusiastically recommended. Exceptional.
  • 80-89 Highly recommended - few reservations.
  • 70-79 Recommended. Standard performance.
  • 60-69 Fair. Recommended for certain uses.
  • 50-59 Poor. Not recommended in general.
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THE GOOD

  • Light feel
  • Fun
  • Versatile

THE BAD

  • Hard edging
  • Loses stability at higher speeds

THE VERDICT

Ramp's Frenzy rewarded any tester who wanted to relax and take full stock of their amazing alpine environment.

FULL REVIEW

Truth be told, Ramp's Frenzy was a bit of an anomaly in this test. While we were out scorching groomers and laying trenches in the hardpack, this was the ski that reminded us it didn't have be as serious as all that. Light, playful, and with a very responsive feel whenever and wherever you wanted to steer it, the Frenzy rewarded any tester who wanted to relax and take full stock of the amazing alpine environment.

It does not feel particularly stable whenever you try and lock in your edge on a long arc, nor does it plow through that little bit of trailside crud. But it does have a refreshingly light swingweight, with a versatility for making short or medium turns, and is a ski we feel intermediate and advanced skiers will really enjoy. It also has unique, cool look. Definitely worth checking out.

The products featured in this test have been loaned to the Gear Institute. For more on our policies regarding editorial objectivity and sample returns, see here.

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MSRP
LOW PRICE
$599.00
N/A

RATINGS

Edge Hold
5
Turn Initiation
8
Versatility
7
Stability
6
Forgiveness
7
Value
7
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
80

Specs

  • Dimensions:
  • 126-80-110 (all lengths)
  • Available Lengths:
  • 149, 159, 169, 179
  • Turning Radius:
  • 14.9m at 169

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