The Magnum 8.7 TI IQ Max is probably more closely related to a four wheel drive sports car than a ski. Design around an 87mm waist the Magnum 8.7 has the width to power through soft snow and powder with a nimble and quick feel that tears up groomers as well and just like the sports car leaves you smiling with every turn. The edge hold for the Magnum 8.7 comes from the IQ Sandwich Compound Sidewall Construction, which is a complicated way of saying it will always have enough edge hold. Even the strongest of skiers will find the Magnum 8.7 unbelievable solid at any speed. To support the edge hold the 8.7 gets a full wood core with titanium layers for massive acceleration through the turn giving you back almost every bit of energy you put in and great vibration damping to help keep the ski on the snow for a connected and controlled feel. While this all contributes to the on trail performance the Magnum 8.7 gets it's off trail qualities from the 5mm of tip rocker which allow the tips to plane up and float over crud and crust all while giving the 8.7 precision and instant turn initiation, its like adding power steering. Polished off with the IQ Max binding system to add a little extra edge hold and helping smooth out the flex the Magnum 8.7 has everything you could ask for in true all-mountain ski. So if you want a ski that can burn up any terrain without burning you out get on the Magnum 8.7 IQ Max and pin it to the redline.
IQ Max Sandwich Compound Sidewall Construction - Long Way To Say Endless Edge Hold
Beech/Poplar Wood Core With Titanium Layers - A Very Lively Ski With Good Vibration Damping
IQ Max Binding System - Increases Edge To Edge Quickness And Is Specifically Designed For Skis 80mm And Wider
5mm Tip Rocker - Silky Smooth Turn Initiation With Good Off Trail Characteristics
I pull this ski out beginning the day after a storm when I will do a bit of everything. I love the way this ski does what I tell it to with any turn radius. I can ski everything from crud, junked up powder, powder, hard snow,bumps and courory at any speed or turn shape I need. It is a four wheel drive sports car for sure.