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Ramp Frenzy Ski 2014

by Gear Institute Staff - published September 2013

80

2013

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.

How We Tested It

Gear Institute faculty performed preliminary tests on 2013-14 skis in Winter Park, Colorado, during the SnowSports Industries America On-Snow Demo in early February, and compiled the final test results during a head-to-head ski test in Snowbird, Utah at the end of that same month.

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

RATINGS

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

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Specs

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

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