Expert Review: 2024 4FRNT Switch Skis [with Video]

Published on 11/12/2023 · 3 min readSkiing Expert Hayden Wright tested the 2024 4FRNT Switch skis in the carving, freestyle, and freeride categories.
Hayden Wright, Ski Expert
By Ski Expert Hayden Wright

Curated Skiing Expert Hayden Wright got his hands on the 2024 4FRNT Switch 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 4FRNT Switch 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.

Brand Claims

What does 4FRNT claim about this ski? 4FRNT claims that this is a park ski that is not only limited to the park - it's a park ski that can actually perform all over the mountain.

Overall Impressions

What is your overall impression of the ski? The brand claims are pretty much spot on, and I had an absolute blast on them!

How does the shape of the ski affect the way it rides? It’s got a rocker - camber - rocker profile and an Aspen Maple core that provides a good amount of pop. The 99 mm underfoot is still pretty quick edge to edge and it has a low swing weight so it was no problem spinning the ski.

Carving

How does the ski turn? I felt the low swing weight and it felt real easy getting it over edge to edge.

What is the edge hold like? The 4FRNT Switch does hold an edge really well for being a 99 mm waist ski.

What about dampness? Any chatter in the skis? As far as freestyle skis are concerned, it’s a more firm freestyle ski. But, since there’s no metal, just wood with some carbon, it’s not the most damp and stable at speed.

Freestyle

How is it for freestyle skiing? The swing weight is super low on these and it's not even limited to just the park with the 99 mm waist. If you’re finding side jibs and hits into some chunder or chopped snow, you’ll be surprised that they don’t post hole through as bad as some other skinnier skis.

Is it good for skiing switch? Well, the name says it all! It can be skied forward, it can be skied switch, and it has no problem spinning.

Freeride

How is it in powder? For the 4FRNT Switch, anything more than 6 to 10 inches is where these are going to struggle - it’s just not what they’re designed for.

How is it in uneven terrain and chunder? If it's only 2 or 3 inches of powder, these totally can handle tree runs, uneven terrain, and off trail skiing.

Recommendations

Who would you recommend these skis to? I would recommend the 4FRNT Switch ski to that freestyle, freeride skier that wants something they can both ski in and out of the park.

Who should avoid these skis, there are better options out there for them? The 4FRNT Switches aren't for a beginner skier. If you don't plan on skiing switch or doing any kind of park skiing, there are other skis out there that would better suit you.

Skis work differently for different types of skiers. If you are wondering whether the 4FRNT Switch 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.

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