Expert Review: 2024 4FRNT MSP 99 [with Video]Published on 11/24/2023 · 3 min readSkiing Expert Hayden Wright tested the 2024 4FRNT MSP 99 skis in the carving, freestyle, and freeride categories.
Curated Skiing Expert Hayden Wright got his hands on the 2024 4FRNT MSP 99 this spring. Check out how it performed in the carving, freestyle, and freeride categories, but consider the fact that each and every skier is different; if you have any questions about the MSP 99 or need recommendations on which ski would be best for you, reach out to a Skiing Expert here on Curated.
Before we get started, it's worth noting that Curated Experts are not sponsored by any brands. All of these reviews are completely unbiased.
What does 4FRNT claim about this ski? 4FRNT describes this ski as a hard charging, frontside ski. The on trail-off trail skier will just thrive with the MSP 99.
What is your overall impression of the ski? I skied these in the early morning hard pack with the hard crud and fresh corduroy. These are actually a real blast to ski! They’re 99mm underfoot, so it’s just enough to handle itself off trail. It also has a little bit of early rise in the tip. Other than that, it’s a really fun ski.
What is the edge hold like? There isn’t too much camber underfoot throughout the ski but it still gets on edge, and holds edge great.
What about dampness? Any chatter in the skis? With the Aspen/Maple core and the titanal laminate throughout the ski, it has that damp feeling you want on an early morning when it’s a little bit harder out.
Is it good for skiing switch? The MSP 99 has a little rise in the tail, so if you're cruising down the groomed runs and want to do some switch carving it’s totally doable. Now for skiing off trail switch or landing jumps switch, I probably would not recommend it.
How is it for freeride skiing? As far as freeriding capabilities go, it's definitely a ski that isn’t going to flex out on you if you're landing front seat or back seat. It’s definitely a stiffer freeride ski.
How is it in uneven terrain and chunder? I had it in some moguls and it busted through a bit of crud!
What terrain is this ski good for? The terrain that the 4FRNT MSP 99s are really going to excel in are top to bottom runs that have a little bit of groomed action and a little bit of ungroomed.
Who would you recommend these skis to? Any hard charging skier that likes a stiffer ski for some on trail and some off trail skiing. This is the ski that’s the best of both of those worlds.
Who should avoid these skis, there are better options out there for them? If you're only skiing on the main trails, you're a beginner, or you’re still getting your parallel turns down then this ski is just going to be a little bit too stiff and hard charging for you.
Skis work differently for different types of skiers. If you are wondering whether the MSP 99 is the right ski for you, chat with Hayden or any other Skiing Experts here on Curated, and they’ll put together free, personalized ski recommendations on the best skis for your needs.