|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|Skier Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Ski Style||Big Mountain (Freeride)|
|Ski Shape||Directional Twin|
|On Snow Feel|
Sego Up Pro 2017 - 2016 Review by A Better Ski
Designed with Lynsey Dyer, the Sego Up Pro is a ski for the chargers. It’s a ski that likes speed, loves big lines, and is a whole lot of fun in soft snow. Our testers really liked it for its blend of forgiveness, playfulness, and stability. It’s a big ski, but will reward strong skiers. It may be a bit big to use as a daily driver for most, but our female skiers never wanted to get off the ski once they got on. I think we found a new favorite. For those who don’t want a 110mm waist, but want a similar feel, Sego makes a 98mm charger called the Gnarwhal.
Sego Up Pro On-Mountain Video Ski Review
Bindings: Marker Griffon
Riders: Laura and Lauren
Conditions: Deep Tracked, Soft Chop, Groomed
On the Snow Feel: The Sego Up Pro is a stable ski with a playful side. It’s surprisingly easy to maneuver given its size, and it does a great job blending playfulness, and stability.
Powder: At 110 underfoot, the Sego Up Pro is one of the best skis we’ve tested in deep snow. It is a hard charging ski, and it does like speed, but when you’re able to get this ski going in powder it’s so much fun. Float is really good, and the ski is easy to slash and pivot. It does take some work, but strong skiers will be able to access a playful and surfy side while still being able to charge big lines.
Turn Initiation and Carving: Our testers were actually very surprised at how easy it was to maneuver this ski and get it on edge given its size. It’s definitely a ski that wants speed, and it does require a strong skier, but it’s far more responsive and pivotable than we expected. The ski wants to run, and on edge it’s very strong, stable, and powerful. At the same time, there’s a surprising amount of rebound energy and quickness from edge to edge. I would still say that it prefers long radius turns to short, but it can be worked into shorter turns when needed.
Speed: This ski likes to go fast. It has a very stable feel and was solid on edge. There’s a good amount of power underfoot, and it helps to inspire confidence at speed. We did notice a touch of chatter in the tip when really charging on firm steeps, but it still feels stable underfoot, and we’d definitely have no hesitation straight-lining softer steeps.
Uneven/Variable Terrain: The Sego Up-Pro seems perfectly at home in tracked out snow and chop. On edge the ski cuts through crud and variable snow. If you’d rather take on tracked out snow with a flatter base, it was easy to soften the knees and just roll on over anything in the way. It has a very smooth and stable feel even as we tackled crud.
Edge Hold: Edge hold was good on semi-firm groomers. This ski is definitely more at home on soft snow, but when we had to take it on a few groomers it held up fine.
Bottom Line: The Sego Up Pro is a ski for hard chargers, but it’s so much more than just that. The ski was surprisingly easy to maneuver and get on edge, and it actually has a lot of playfulness. At the same time it’s a ski that likes speed, and is really fun blasting through tracked out snow. Flotation is also really good, and it makes skiing in powder really easy. This ski could be a daily driver for hard charging skiers that spend the majority of their time off piste in variable snow. For those who want a quicker and more maneuverable option, but still want to charge, should look at the Sego Gnarwhal.
This review reflects the OPINION of our testers based on their personal experience with a particular product. We do not guarantee that you will have the 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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