Charge harder. Ski faster. Boost higher.
The Devastator has solidified itself as a staple in our Team’s quiver. Its 108mm waist and signature multi-radius rocker empower you to navigate powder like a pro. The modern freeride profile also enables you to pivot and slash, so throwing ‘em sideways to control speed or catch a faceshot is a breeze! The sidecut geometry works in unison with the pre-bent rocker shape to handle just like a cambered ski, giving you unmatched edge control. The stable and poppy Aspen core gives you a comfortable swing weight without sacrificing any stability when you need to press the gas. Step into the Devastator and see why the 4FRNT Team trusts this ski to charge harder, ski faster, and boost higher.
When stability and energy are a must and weight is a factor, we add pre stretched carbon fiber stringers to the core. Far superior to the flex and pop of traditional fiberglass, carbon fiber gives you the liveliness you want at a weight that keeps your skis feeling light on your feet. These
Was swapping to a new set after selling my QST 98s to a friend. I come from a downhill racing background but am growing in the direction of big mountain freeride so I wanted a pair of skis that were playful but kept the ability to rip/charge down stuff. The Devastators absolutely fit that bill and I'm having a hard time justifying another pair of skis afterward since these are perfect for a 1-ski quiver. Skied on the Devastators for 8 days now on ice and 3ft of powder. Edge hold is great even at high speed, feels no different on edge than the 98s did even with the 108 waist, and I don't notice the larger turning radius at all. Took them through a slalom course just for kicks and had no problem getting them into the tight turns. Had a blast in the powder and the wide shovels are nice, but 3ft is a bit much so would recommend a larger waist if you're doing that all the time. More reasonable amount of powder/soft snow feels amazing. Feels super stable in the air & on landings with the close-to-center recommended mount point. About as easy to swing as I'd expect from the weight. They're pretty stiff which helps with the landings and carving, but if I were a better skier I'm sure I could nose butter on them Only thing I was worried about was the full rocker, but like I said it carves great and is easy to transition into turns. Only time I've noticed a difference was straight lining at high speeds on hard snow (40+mph). The lack of camber there made them a bit wiggly underfoot, but as long as you keep them on edge there's no problem.
It's been a long time since I've last been on rocker skis. They **** it from the park, to the pow, it is taking some getting used to but they are agressive yet forgiving. They do what you want them to do when you want them to do it.
My Devastators are a couple years old--I took my time writing this to really put them through their paces. They are, hands-down, the best skis I've owned. They float in powder, if you're lucky enough to find that. They're nimble and responsive in the trees and on moguls. Possibly their most interesting feature is that it feels like there are two different turn radii when carving. With weight right over your mid-foot, the turn radius is long for speed (and yes, they're stable at speed); with weight more over the ball of your foot, the turn radius tightens up substantially to give a tight pop. I also want to highlight the customer experience. I did the Ski Finder test several years ago, and got a pair of Devastators. I mounted them and skied on them for a day, then returned them because they felt good, but they were awkwardly heavy. 4FRNT not only accepted the return, but also noted that in the next design cycle they were making the Devastator much lighter (without compromising build quality and stability at speed). It took me a couple years to buy again because I briefly moved away from snow, but when I did, it was totally worth it. Terrific skis, great experience. Thanks.
Shreddy to go
these planks look amazing, but the skiing is what really hits hardest. great for any condition, shred any surface, great pop dope turns, fast you name it they got it
No Camber No Problem
I’m an ex shop tech who’s had the privilege of trying dozens of different skis in all conditions imaginable. I would normally stick to buying skis I’ve demoed and can purchase at a deal— the Devastators were an exception to this rule of mine and I’m not looking back. This is easily the most fun and most versatile ski I’ve ever put on my feet. Skis that come to mind that “do” it all: the rustler, the tracer, the wildcat, etc. 4Frnt has Devastated these competitors. This ski has all the hallmark attributes of a fully rockered ski. It shreds pow with no minimum turning radius, it is nimble and flickable in all conditions, and it cruises over chop with ease. And yet with all that it seemingly has none of the common drawbacks of a ski lacking camber. The edge hold is ridiculous! This ski quite literally carves trenches out of the groomers and hard pack and springs you out of the end of your turns like a cambered ski. After 20 days on these, will I ever click into my other resort skis again? 4Frnt I have no clue what dark lord you summoned to make these skis supernaturally fun, but I have officially drank the cool aid. Thank you for rendering the rest of my quiver obsolete.