The Maestro ski uses the same 14-layer construction sandwich found in Trab’s Gara Aero race skis, but in a wider alpinist platform. Ski Trab calls the construction the most technologically advanced on the market, and they back it up with a 3-year warranty. While being silly light, the Maestro skis well with an Aramid honeycomb core wrapped in quadriaxial carbon fiber and other stiffening and reinforcing layers. Attivo shock absorbers run the length of the ski on the outside top edges, adding some 3D strength without thickening the whole ski. The works of art are finished with Trab’s signature touches, easily the nicest factory tune on the market.
- Aramid core is molded in a honeycomb pattern for lightweight strength.
- Carbon Hibox wraps the core in fiber, adding rigidity in multiple directions.
- Additional carbon, rubber, and glass reinforcements make for a smooth ride.
- Attivo progressive shape is integrated with the flex for easy turns throughout.
- Attivo shock absorbing stringers add the dampness of a heavier ski.
- Sintered bases and HRC 52 steel edges are designed for real mountains.
- Duo Tech swallow tail helps add edge while turning yet allow straight tracking.
- Made at the Ski Trab factory in Bormio, Italy with a 3 year warranty.
Update 2019/20: The venerable Maestro was replaced by the incredible Maestro.2.
|Lengths (cm)||157, 164, 171, 178|
|Weight (pair)||1720g 
|Turn Radius||18.4m 
|Skin Fix||Attivo tip and tail|
|Specs Verified||Yes, except 157|
|Profile||Early rise tip, camber, flat tail|
|Shape||Attivo shape, medium+ radius|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Race ski tech|
|Bottom Line||Light & reliable|
|Compare to other Low-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
My only gripe is, as always with Trab, the weird skin tip attachment. I always have to modify them for standard skimo tip attachment. The bother is always worth it for Trab quality skis though!
I'm a recreational racer and lover of all things light. I'm also probably an average backcountry skier ability-wise. I tried racing on full carbon race gear last season: Got a deal on Dynafit/Gignoux carbon boots and skis and while I loved the up, let us just say that for a recreational racer I didn't enjoy the down; not at all. The Maestro skis have changed all that: still silly light (I'm using them with the La Sportiva Syborg boots and ATK race bindings) so the uphill is just as enjoyable, but the down is now also pure pleasure. The extra width and length of these over a race ski make one heck of a difference to the actual skiing; much more difference than I would have guessed. I've been on about five or six morning training sessions and one race so far with these skis this season in a mix of a small amount of powder but mostly mostly mixed crud, and these skis really can ski. Best ski purchase I've made. Props to Jason for pointing me in the right direction!
The bottom line for me is this: If you want truly light gear and one ski quiver to race, train, and just enjoy skiing and recreating in the backcountry: these just might fit your bill. They surely do it for me.
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