In the words of one ski tester—and to put it bluntly—Epic Planks’ Ripper is “very fast and very stable.” Tip rocker keeps you on top as you’re flying through the chop, and traditional camber underfoot ensures sound edge hold on hardpack. “Held an edge at speeds… real strong ski,” remarked one individual. Utilizing a poplar and maple wood core, the ski is light and lively. “Soft and fun to bounce around on,” wrote another. And to seal the deal, Epic Planks plants a tree for every pair of skis produced.