Gear Review

5 5

Can't Beat It. No Equal.

This is the ultimate ski when the conditions are anything close to pow or crud. There are a lot of fat, early taper skis out there and a lot of camber/rocker designs to pick from. The keys to the Night Train are: it's super light, and it's 100% FLAT underfoot. No camber. So it NEVER hooks up, never feels sluggish, never dumps you on your ass when that fluffy pillow turns out to be a mogul. Throw it sideways going like a bat out of hell, and it just surfs along with you. Point it through a crud field, and it just floats over all the ruts. Then get out on a nice groomer, and even with a half-ass tune you're putting down trenches like a race coach...and that makes it pretty much a no-brainer.