When the Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship in 2016, many people believed they were unbeatable. Despite their success, coach Steve Kerr and management were satisfied, and when the news broke that Kevin Durant was signing with the Warriors for a two-year deal, the phrase 'super team' was bandied about. Prior to the 17/18 season, sports analysts quoted statistics which promised dizzying offensive production. Regardless of your personal preference, the dominance of the Curry/Thompson/Durant/Green warriors was undeniable and nearly unstoppable.
If you transfer this storyline to the world of skiing, the engineers and athletes over at Ski Trab are Steve Kerr and the demanding management, while the Ski Trab Magico.2's are the 17/18 and 18/19 Warriors. Bearing the lofty title of "Jason's Favorite Ski" (even more prestigious than "NBA Champion"), the Magico 2's are everything the original Magico's were, only better in every way. Ski Trab's insanely durable 14-layer construction remains the bedrock of the ski. The shape and profile have been tweaked for even greater skiability, with a focus on ease and joy. Trab added some rocker, widened and lengthened the tips (the ski measures about 2cm longer in the 171), while tuning the flex of the ski so turn-initiation is a breeze and the back half of each turn is rock solid. The mounting point was moved forward to require less input, while still being amazingly responsive when driving. This allows you to surf, carve, and ski fast without losing the classic Magico versatility; meaning you get to carve the wind buff at the top of the couloir, nimbly hop turn through the steep choke, and then float through the pow fields at the bottom. With an 85mm waist, the Ski Trab Magico.2 is a magic(o) all-mountain ski, and is ready for almost any type of snow (like we said in the original Magico listing, show us someone who can ski breakable crust well. We're waiting).
|Lengths (cm)||157cm, 164cm, 171cm, 177cm|
|Weight (pair)||2000g 
|Turn Radius||19.5m 
|Skin Fix||Attivo clips|
|Profile||Control Progressive Flex; contact points moved out for longer tip/tail|
|Shape||Control radius technology; Moved widest point of tip forward|
|Construction||14-layer Attivo process w/ HiBox carbon cage|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Mountaineering, Speed touring in all conditions|
|Notes||New shape and profile will make for even easier turn initiation|
|Bottom Line||The Champion|