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List Price US $610
4FRNT Aretha Ski Review
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Skier Level Advanced - Expert
Ski Style All-Mountain
Ski Width Wide
Ski Shape Directional Twin
Camber Profile Full Rocker
Core Material Wood, Vibe Veil, Carbon, Fiberglass
Turning Radius 25m
Manufactured in USA
Powder Great
Carving Good
Speed Great
Uneven Terrain Great
Switch Average
Moguls Good
Trees Great
Jumps Good
Jibbing Average
Pipe Poor
On Snow Feel

Loose

Turn Initiation

Easy

Flex

Medium

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Versatility

Moderate

Playfulness

High

4FRNT Aretha 2017 - 2016 Review by A Better Ski

Our women testers really liked the 4FRNT Aretha. They only had a 164cm the day we tested, which might have been a touch short. However our testers really liked how damp the ski felt. At the same time the ski was still responsive and relatively easy to ski. Both thought it could be a daily driver.

4FRNT Aretha On-Mountain Video Ski Review

Bindings: Tyrolia Aaattack 13

Size: 164cm

Days: 1

Riders: Lauren and Laura

Conditions: Soft Chop, Tracked Out, 6” fresh, Groomed

On the Snow Feel: The 4FRNT Aretha is a damp and stable ski with a responsive and playful side.

Powder: The 4FRNT Aretha is 106mm underfoot and with a full reverse camber profile could be really fun in soft snow and deep powder. Our testers thought it had a really playful side, and was very maneuverable at any speed.

Turn Initiation and Carving: Turn initiation was relatively easy and once on edge it was stable and damp. The ski is very playful when bases are flat, but once on edge had a surprising amount of stability and edge hold. It’s a really fun soft snow ski that was responsive and decently energetic. It’s not a carving specialist by any means, but could be good for those looking for a responsive soft snow ski that feels at home on edge.

Speed: The 4FRNT felt damp and stable at speed. Even in the shorter length our ladies found that it held up really well.

Uneven/Variable Terrain: This ski really feels at home in soft snow and tracked out variable. It has a full rocker profile that makes it really easy to pivot and maneuver. It was fun to slash turns in soft snow, and when coming in fast on edge the ski holds up pretty well.

Bottom Line: Our ladies thought the 4FRNT Aretha was the closest to a quiver of one ski for its size. It’s a ski that is damp and stable and really likes speed. At the same time it has a very fun and playful feel and is really at home in soft snow. It wouldn’t be great on firm groomers, but has enough edge hold and stability to get you back to the lift.

 

This review reflects the OPINION of our testers based on their personal experience with a particular product. We do not guarantee that you will havethe same experience with, or opinion of, a product as our testers did. This review 
should only be used as a general guide.

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