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The Wedze Boost 900 from Decathlon are piste skis designed for experts but how did we find the good value for money offering during our visit to Wedze home turf of Megeve in March 2018?
Level
Advanced
Terrain
Piste
Best for
Good skiers who want a decent piste ski they can own for a low cost
Price
£260
Season
2018/19
lengths
163,170,177
Bindings?
Yes
Playfulness
7
Energy
8
Value
9
Edge hold
8
Stability
6
Turn initiation
8
Overall Score
8
+
Decent on-piste performance for a good price
Slightly lacking in stability at the highest speeds

Decathlon bring sports equipment direct to the consumer through a number of brands they manufacture themselves and for skis, that means Wedze. It also means costs are lower than traditional brands, whilst a good level of quality is maintained.

The Boost 900 is their top of the range on-piste offering and is aimed at advanced and expert skiers who like to carve on well-groomed slopes. They certainly seem to do what they say on the tin.

First impressions at slower speeds are good. They turn with ease and have a nice, natural progression through the turn, neither holding back and understeering nor over turning too easily. This balance makes them a joy to ski in slower to medium paced GS style turns on groomed snow, especially if it's slightly softer. On harder packed surfaces, the edge grip is good, although lacks a full bite compared to higher end skis that are more race orientated.

In shorter radius turns, they are lively and snappy with an enthusiastic rebound that feels fun and playful, without being overly demanding.

Cranking them up to higher speeds, they handle things pretty well, but do lack a little stability when things become turbo charged. But then again, they aren't a race ski, so we can't expect them to act like one.

Overall, a great option for someone looking to purchase their first set of piste skis and also instructors who need a good value tool for their day to day job.