My reviews have always been On and Off side turns/ Ball to Wake / Wake to the ball. How does the ski feel. What does it do. What does the skier need to do to get the most from it.
In the last year I have also started to think in terms of how easy or hard a ski is to ride. Smooth does not always equal a big score but there is a correlation. How easy is it to be smooth up to your limit?
Maybe an elite pro can rip on a specific ski but the average Baller cannot. Or maybe it is the other way around. I told one of the big ski designers what I thought I wanted in a ski last month and I am pretty sure it is not what he expected.
I am sure about the below matrix. The rest of this is just me thinking out loud.
Where does any ski fall on this grid?
Ski draws errors / Ski does not draw errors
Ski forgives errors / Ski does not forgive errors