What is an all mountain ski? Well, in this case, we believe it's a ski that prefers staying on the smoother groomed runs than straying into anything more variable. But, also in the case of the new Power X8, they are versatile enough to handle most of the stuff you'd find off the sides of a piste - moguls, choppy crud and boot top powder snow, for example.
What they seem to excel at is long radius turns on groomed slopes and because they are so good at that, everything else feels second rate.
The wood core and titanium plate ensures they are powerful and torsional strength is high through the whole ski. They feel surprisingly lightweight but don't flap about at higher speeds and at 81mm under foot, they hold a great edge on hardpack snow whilst still giving enough of a platform to make softer snow feel easy to ski on.
The kind of skier who'd suit the Power X8 would be someone who prefers blasting around the piste, carving out each turn - get aggressive and they respond, feel more subtle and they calm down. If there's a mogul field or some fun looking bumps off the side then they will handle that fine, although they can feel a little sluggish in the shorter turns here.
A good all-round ski for advanced to expert skiers who enjoy carving out those turns on-piste.