Top 10 skis: The best park skis of 2015

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Also read: Top 10 powder skis | Top 10 big-mountain skis | Top 10 all-mountain skis | Top 10 women’s skis

The skier who spends the majority of his time shredding hot laps in the park often seeks a ski that is soft enough for pressing and buttering, but stiff enough to handle the bigger, full throttle tricks. However, some prefer a ski that resembles ramen noodles, while others dig planks that are stiff enough to carve up a storm in the pipe. In April 2014, FREESKIER put the crop of this year’s park skis to the test at Copper Mountain and a total of 22 skis emerged as editors’ picks in our 2015 Buyer’s Guide. Of those 22, we’ve compiled the 10 best, listed below.

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1. Head The Caddy


Overall Score: 22.86

“Much like Subway, Head uses sandwich construction in The Caddy skis, but this ain’t no $5 footlong. With input from Simon Dumont…” Click for full review and scores.

2. Armada Al Dente


Overall Score: 22.00

“Henrik Harlaut’s Armada Al Dente skis return for their second season, and remain a favorite among testers…” Click for full review and scores.

3. Nordica Badmind


Overall Score: 21.90

“The Nordica Badmind skis return this year as a hard charging editors’ pick. Of all the things testers admired, stability was the number one attribute…” Click for full review and scores.

4. Salomon Threat


Overall Score: 21.84

“The Salomon Threat skis are an approachable ski for park riders of all abilities, with a single layer of titanium giving it the reinforcement you need to hit most features…” Click for full review and scores.

5. Lib Tech Freeride HP


Overall Score: 21.78

“Our testers gave the Lib Tech Freeride HP skis a perfect score in the carving category, thanks in large part to Lib Tech’s Magne-Traction edges…” Click for full review and scores.

6. Nordica OMW


Overall Score: 21.76

“You may remember Nordica’s One Man Wolfpack from last year, but this is a totally new ski for 2015. While stability and playfulness are difficult attributes to balance…” Click for full review and scores.

7. Völkl Wall


Overall Score: 21.72

“The Völkl Wall skis are no stranger to these pages—they’re an editors’ pick time and again. It’s also a regular atop the podium…” Click for full review and scores.

8. Atomic Infamous


Overall Score: 21.52

“Looking for a bomber park ski that won’t break the bank? The Atomic Infamous skis might be just the ticket. For a mere $450, the Infamous…” Click for full review and scores.

9. Salomon NFX Lab


Overall Score: 21.49

“The Salomon NFX Lab skis (No F#cking eXcuses) earned praise a plenty. One even said it was the best ski he’d ever skied. Built for, and by, the Salomon freeride team…” Click for full review and scores.

10. Line Chronic


Overall Score: 21.33

“Like Dr. Dre’s album of the same name, the Line Chronic skis are a classic. It’s constructed with an aspen wood core to add pop and subtract weight, and two…” Click for full review and scores.

Also read: Top 10 powder skis | Top 10 big-mountain skis | Top 10 all-mountain skis | Top 10 women’s skis

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