Best in test: Madshus Redline Intelligrip

Best in test: Madshus Redline Intelligrip
Madshus Redline Intelligrip with Rottefella MOVE bindings were rated best in test for 2018. Photo: Stefano Zatta Madshus

Madshus Redline Intelligrip receives top score in large skin ski test, miles ahead of the competitors.

Madshus Redline Intelligrip, the top skin ski model, was rated the best skin ski in a large test of all top skin ski models by all the major manufacturers.

Miles ahead
Madshus Redline Intelligrip received a total score of 105 points out of 120 possible points, with the second place ski coming in at 99 points. The test, which took place on November 26, 2018 and published by, rated Madshus Redline Intelligrip the best skin ski in all major areas: Best glide, best double-pole performance, best turning and best overall ski feel.

With Rottefella MOVE binding system, Madshus Redline Intelligrip was rated the ski with the easiest system for changing the position of the binding.

Madshus Redline Intelligrip was also the second-lightest ski, weighing 1375 grams it is only 25 grams heavier than lightest ski in the test pool.

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The Madshus difference
Skin skis are increasingly being used for racing as well as recreational skiing, and Madshus puts the same effort into building top of the line skin skis as traditional World-Cup level classic skis. There are no shortcuts.

“Madshus Redline Intelligrip skis are based on the same top of the line ski construction, geometries and materials as our World Cup Redline models. Additionally, we have put a lot of time and research into developing the best skin and designing a progressive skin that mimics traditional wax. The front of the skin is thinner, progressively building toward the middle of the skin for a natural feel, better grip and optimal glide,” says Per Wiik, global marketing director at Madshus.