The FX 104 is not for the faint of heart. This badass, mother of a ski charges from top to bottom and doesn’t apologize for anything. The solid ash and silver fir core is reinforced with ABS sidewalls and has just a touch of early rise to make it easily maneuverable, avoid tip hooking and keep it on top of the deep stuff. It turns like a GS ski yet is wide enough to take into the powder and crud. “Edge transitions were incredibly quick, and the ski is super stable at high speeds,” noted one tester. Get ready to go fast.