The aptly named 4FRNT Devastator Ski obliterates the need for a carving ski, a pow ski, or any other ski, with its all-mountain, quiver-killing power. A full rocker profile gives this mid-fat ski tons of float and smearing capability, and the versatile, moderate waist width handles pow and edge-to-edge hardpack with equal ease. The innovative Reflect Tech makes the sidecut and rocker work in harmony to eliminate tip hook or tail washout. In other words, this ski can rail without worry.
An ash and beech Mega-Block wood core is 4FRNT's most dense and damp for high-speed stability. The weight-conscious semi-cap enhances durability without burden, possible with the damp Mega-Block. All in all, this all-mountain stick is fat enough to stomp landings, rockered for float, stable at speed, and quick edge-to-edge. It's enough to make another ski cry.
When we matched the sidecut radius with the camber radius a few years ago, we realized the efficiency: A wide body ski could transition quickly from edge to edge. We also knew that pairing it with a mid fat, twin tip geometry would essentially own the mountain. It was hot out, the lower mountain steeps began to set up on test day and just what we had envisioned happened. It was awesome.
|All Mountain:||When you're looking for a one-ski-quiver, look no further than our all-mountain skis|
|Asymmetrical:||A directional shape gives the ski a more consistent feel|
|Reflect Tech:||Reflect Technology was dreamed up by the mind of Eric Hjorleifson as a way to make rocker and side-cut work together|
|Reverse Camber:||A full radius along the length of the ski gives the ski maximum float, and nimble turning|
|Semi:||Semi-cap partially wraps the topsheet around the sidewall for additional durability|
Looking for a one ski quiver? Look no further! This ski is incredible. I have skied this in the 184 and the 194, which I now own. The biggest difference between the 184 and the 194 is the flex. The 194 is quite a bit stiffer and is the better ski to dominate any line you wish to ski with. If you are like my friend Thayne who skis this ski everyday and tricks off of everything then the 184 is the better option for you. I found the 184 skied groomers very well and hooked up on edge without any chatter. The 194 does not even know what chatter is and you can ski this thing as hard as you ever dreamed. If you want a ski to jib with and to ski pow with then the 184 has a lower swing weight and would be better for you. If you looking to ski big lines and love to haul the mail then the 194 is your new love. Skiing switch on these skis is simple and you can ski as fast as you dare. You might want to invest in a rear view mirror since they are so good switch. In pow both these skis are super fun. The rocker helps them rise and float well but they never feel like they want to wheelie out. The landing platform is large and you can stomp in any conditions on this ski. Unlike super rockered skis these do not feel like washing out on landings off large drops and they feel similar to a regular camber ski when landing large drops. I did not think I would like a ski with this camber profile but 4FRNT has made me think twice about reverse camber skis. Reflect Tech rocks! So far I do not have one bad thing to say about these skis. Keep up the good work 4FRNT. Rider owned and rider inspired products are what you can expect from this small but incredible company. Just look at the Wise ski or one of the 2 models they hand build with the inspiration from Hoji.
I've tried a lot of fully-rockered skis over the years and haven't liked them. If you've chatted online with me about a pair, I've tried to talk you out of them and put you on something that has at least zero camber. But that was before I skied 4FRNT's Devestator. I didn't even know it was fully-rockered when I first skied it because it didn't have the characteristics of a reverse camber ski. It skis like a normal ski. It doesn't flop around. It has power. It's responsive. It floats over everything.
My perception of reverse camber was changed by 4FRNT's Reflect Tech. It's truly the best reverse camber design in the industry and if you're really interested in a reverse camber ski you need to consider one of them. But this is the ski in the lineup that is not only the funnest, but the best all-around for resort and side-country skiing.
The day I tested these out, I skied about a dozen other skis and the Devastator was the clear winner for the day.
If you're looking for one ski to do everything and spice up your experience like a hot red head on a blind date, this is the ski you want. If you have more questions, ask for me on backcountry's chat function M-Th 1:30-10:00 MST or meet me in the powder stashes of the Wasatch backcountry.
Even though this ski is new to the market this year, I was lucky enough to hop on a pair last year. I ended up having so much fun on them that I just picked up a pair. The Devastator is super appealing for a 1 ski quiver. Fully rockered and fat enough to ski surprisingly well in pow. Stiff and slim enough to really crush it in anything hardpack. Was able to sample them in pretty variable conditions that offered me a great chance to really test out they're versatility. At the end of the day, they are just a ridiculously fun ski to have on any day at your resort. I can't wait to be ripping them around Alta this winter! I highly recommend.
This really is the dream One Ski Quiver! Washy and playfullness of a full reverse camber but edge control tip to tail when put on edge.
I've never had a ski that slayed in deep powder as it did on hard packed groomers! Reflect Tech is the answer for reverse camber. When laid on edge it skis like a traditional camber ski.