$900 D: 140-106-122mm R: 18.1m Forged in the Slovenian Alps, the Ripstick 106 is back again this year with its left-ski, right-ski Amphibio technology. The outer edge of each ski is rockered while the inside edge has camber. So when Powder Union skier Eric Gerrmann made his first turns under the Motherlode chair, he noted how the downhill edge had camber to grip the snow while his uphill edge had rocker to release. Other skiers appreciated the easy turn initiation in Red’s tight trees. A Tubelite wood core uses carbon runners from tip to tail, keeping this ski light, while tip inserts offer a smooth ride.