Ski Bum Reviews top ten best Carving Skis of 2022
For all the skiers out there who have the need for speed, we have the skis for you. Ski Bum Reviews has compiled this season's list for top ten best carving skis of 2022. Let's face it, most skiers spend the majority of their time on groomed terrain or what resorts love to call “packed powder”. Some are just waiting until the next storm to hit while others live to shred corduroy. Regardless of the reasoning, for these conditions you want a dedicated carving ski designed to grab an edge and pull G’s on the iciest of days. So whether you're looking for a carving ski to kill time waiting for more pow or looking to go full tuck and prey, this list has a ski for you. This list consists of carving skis ranging from high end GS style ice rockets to fun and dynamic ski cross superstars. For whatever this season has in store for you, these skis are guaranteed to grip and rip any on piste run you can throw at it.
Blizzard Thunderbird R15 WB
The Thunderbird R15 Wide Body with its all new Trueblend Piste woodcore and Active Carbon Armor vibration damping system, is designed to give you that trust and confidence to carve turns as fast as you dare on any groomed or variable snow piste, and with a 15m radius, it has the turning versatility you need to make long turns, short turns and every kind of turn in between
SHOP Blizzard Thunderbird: Amazon
Stöckli Laser SX
You just cannot fail to have great ski days with the Laser SX. You get to choose just how you’re going to conquer the next run. Fast or gentle, middle or large radius turns – thanks to the Turtle Shell Racing Technology, this ski adapts to your preferences. The notches in the Titanal allow for a comfort-oriented ride when you’re skiing gently and interlock together to provide quiet stability on more challenging slopes.
Elan Wingman 86 CTi
The Wingman 86 CTi is the bridge to the Ripstick collection. Wide enough to explore off piste, but crushes groomers from early morning light to afternoon bumps. It rips through soft snow and chews up the hardpack. The Laminated Woodcore is enhanced with Amphibio Truline, Carbon Rods and Mono Ti construction for increased stability, responsiveness and overall performance, the Wingman 86 C Ti exudes energy across every turn you make on the mountain.
SHOP Elan Wingman 86 CTI: Amazon
Atomic Redster X9i WB
The Atomic Redster X9i WB Revo S is game to carve turns in a variety of piste conditions. It has a 75mm waist to cut through variable snow with ease. Multi Radius Sidecut lets you ski quick, short turns that can stretch out and become fast and long. Revoshock maintains stability at any speed, turning bumps and chop into smooth performance. Titanium Powered laminate keeps the ski torsionally strong while the Light Woodcore creates an ideal flex pattern and optimizes weight. Dura Cap Sidewall construction is super-durable, and enhances power transfer, and edge grip. A darker, premium edition of the Redster graphic graces the top sheet - matching aesthetics to build quality. If you’re after versatility, performance, and fun, this is the ski for you.
SHOP Atomic Redster: Amazon
K2 Disruption 82 Ti
Fully equipped and ready to rip, the Disruption 82Ti has all the top tech including Titanal I-Beam construction and Dark Matter Damping. We gave it a big shovel and a versatile waist width to create a freakish combination of critical stability and confident edge control. You’ll be comfortable hitting top speed while still having the confidence to roll up on edge and spark arcs like you never thought possible.
SHOP K2 Disruption 82 Ti: Amazon
Rossignol Experience 86 Ti
All resort. All the time. The Experience 86 Ti ski responds with energy to every ask for a high-performance all-resort feel. Titanal layers, a wood core and an 86mm waist create a versatile and stable platform for charging across changing snow conditions. The confidence-boosting control of our Drive Tip design works with the sidecut and full sidewall design for smooth turn initiation and powerful edge control through the entire turn.
SHOP Rossignol Experince 86 Ti: Amazon
Salomon S/Force Ti.80
Designed for skiers eager to carve no matter the conditions, this ski has the perfect underfoot width for crushing your way through every turn. Combining Salomon’s most progressive technologies with an attractive design, this ski won’t let your skills pass unnoticed no matter the line you choose.
SHOP Salomon S/Force Ti.80: Amazon
Völkl Deacon 80
If you don't want to compromise choosing the right slopes, if you want to be on top of your game in every snow condition, you need to take a closer look at the Deacon 80 with tip & tail rocker. Built with 3D.Ridge and a 3D.Glass construction this ski features Völkl's 3D radius sidecut technology to make you feel at home anywhere you ski. It lifts the carving performance of the ski into another dimension.
SHOP Völkl Deacon 80: Amazon
The skis like no other on the market. With an aggressive and agile shape, tight turning radius and a shovel ready to plow through anything that gets in its way, the Blade and Blade W open up opportunities to have more fun than you’ve ever experienced on the mountain. Equipped with an Aspen Core and Gas Pedal Metal, the Blade & Blade W were developed in collaboration with the side of your brain that craves a feeling it hasn’t even experienced yet.
SHOP Line Blade: Amazon
Lib Tech Kook Stick
The ultimate resort maximizer featuring RAD technology. We revolutionized snowboarding with deep sidecuts in the 80s, which was adapted by the ski world in the 90s with amazing results. We turned snowboarding upside down in the mid 2000’s with Magne-Traction® and rocker/camber hybrid “Banana” contours. With the Kook Sticks, our experiMENTAL division introduces RAD (ROCKER ACTIVATED DRIVE) Technology. A revolutionary new rocker under foot / camber hybrid edge pressure distribution optimization contour system. Sounds complicated, but don’t worry it does the skiing for you... better edge control, easier turning, harder carving, while maintaining the characteristics of a mid fat when it gets steep and deep, more float... more surf... more fun. The Kook Stick isn’t for kooks, it is for radical, freethinking, progressive shredders like you and me. Guaranteed to make everything you encounter more fun.