The M-Vertical just keeps winning everything over in Europe, and the reason behind that is that it’s a super dependable ski that proves you don't need a mega stiff plank to get a great mountain ski. The very short rocker here is compensated with a round flex that makes for a nimble and easy ski with plenty of pivot and grip. However, it doesn't require much “muscle” and aggressive initiation to respond and do what you want. At just around 1150 gram per ski, the M-Vertical 88 features a full wood core and a sidewall construction (better grip on edge) mixed with a bunch of carbon and other expensive fibres. A favourite for accessibility and for quality at a super competitive price point, and a special mention the tip notch that allows you to run different skin configurations (3/4 race skins with bungee, full length reverse system, regular tip and tail clips).
Advantages: Responsive, accessible, doesn’t require alpine skills to be fun