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Boots 2015

This season, expect some of the most comfortable, performance-oriented boots ever. More on alpine ski boots: Getting the Right Fit R U X-PERIENCE – D?  Roxa launches its 100mm-lasted X-Perience freeski series with the tour-ready X-Ride and X-Face, and the stiffer alpine-centric X-Turn. Made solid for big-mountain descents, these three-piece, three- and four-buckle boots all … More »

High Performance 2015

Developed in white-coated laboratories and tested, and retested, on groomers and hardpack at screaming speeds, High-Performance boards with their GS DNA are for the most demanding skiers. Ride like the pros on these thoroughbreds. from Ski Canada Buyer’s Guide 2015 Laser surgery Stöckli brings World Cup race technology to an all-new Laser High-Performance lineup. The wider … More »

What’s Trending

from Buyer’s Guide 2015 He said, she said Overheard at Denver’s  2014 SIA trade show: “If that were a bicycle, it would be a $10,000 frame.” Michael Kay talking about Völkl’s BMT chassis. “Duuuuude. It’s legal now. Ha, ha, ha, ha. Next year they’ll be selling it at Walmart.” Some random guy with beady eyes … More »

All-Mountain Skis

 by Marty McLennan, tech editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue photo: HENRY GEORGI  All-mountain ladies Fischer’s KOA 80 (122/80/110) is a strong all-round tool for powder and piste ladies. All-mountain rocker combines with sandwich sidewalls, proprietary Air Carbon technology and a 100 per cent wood core for a lively ski that’s both stable and easy … More »

Boots 2014

Upward mobility is the name of this season’s game. by Marty McLennan, Tech Editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue   All-mountain booty We may have been playing on K2 toys for 50 years, but 2014 marks a huge step forward for the ubiquitous company with its launch into bootmaking. E3 (Energy Efficiency Engineering) is at … More »

Big Mountain/Freeski

Buyer’s Guide 2014 Intro Be the boss Nordica’s El Capo (137/107/125) is a solid, no-foolin’-around, vertically sidewalled twin for big-mountain freeriders. High Rise profile upfront, camber underfoot and a touch of rockered love behind combine with a double dose of over-the-edge Titanal, resulting in a stable, power-transmitting ski. Leaving no detail unchecked, the shop lightened … More »

High Performance 2014

More Code Völkl expands its frontside-ripping Code series with the dynamic CODE U.V.O. (122/76/104mm). The ski starts with the lineup’s characteristic tip-and-tail rocker, adds a lightened xMotion binding and showcases the new Ultimate Vibration Object (U.V.O.), a 360-degree damper near the ski tip for no-compromise vibration reduction. Optimized for light weight, the ski features a … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2014 – Gear For The Gods

  By Marty McLennan, Technical Editor The Citius, Altius, Fortius motto associated with this winter’s party in Sochi has little to do with early Olympians. The original team was led by power-hoarding Zeus. As far as he was concerned, mankind was dirt (clay, to be exact). The real hero of the story was Prometheus, who … More »

Park & Beyond 2013

Park & Beyond

Abuse is the name of the park-and-pipe game. And these skis take it in spades. This season we’ll see lightened tips and tails for improved swing weight, resistant sidewalls and innovative strategies like Elan’s Triple Base Technology (see below) for catch-free landings. With increased junior traffic in the field—they still have the knees—both Head and Rossignol offer tweener … More »

We’ve come a long way, baby

The farewell run of World Cup downhill legend Didier Cuche in Schladming, Austria, last season showed us that skiing has indeed become easier. Lots. When the record-winning, five-time Kitzbühel champ barely makes it down a racecourse—he was skiing with wonky wooden boards, beartrap bindings and period clothing (if you haven’t seen it, watch the super-slow-mo on YouTube and be wowed)— it proves the obvious: today’s … More »

Boots 2015

This season, expect some of the most comfortable, performance-oriented boots ever. More on alpine ski boots: Getting the Right Fit R U X-PERIENCE – D?  Roxa launches its 100mm-lasted X-Perience freeski series with the tour-ready X-Ride and X-Face, and the stiffer alpine-centric X-Turn. Made solid for big-mountain descents, these three-piece, three- and four-buckle boots all … More »

High Performance 2015

Developed in white-coated laboratories and tested, and retested, on groomers and hardpack at screaming speeds, High-Performance boards with their GS DNA are for the most demanding skiers. Ride like the pros on these thoroughbreds. from Ski Canada Buyer’s Guide 2015 Laser surgery Stöckli brings World Cup race technology to an all-new Laser High-Performance lineup. The wider … More »

What’s Trending

from Buyer’s Guide 2015 He said, she said Overheard at Denver’s  2014 SIA trade show: “If that were a bicycle, it would be a $10,000 frame.” Michael Kay talking about Völkl’s BMT chassis. “Duuuuude. It’s legal now. Ha, ha, ha, ha. Next year they’ll be selling it at Walmart.” Some random guy with beady eyes … More »

All-Mountain Skis

 by Marty McLennan, tech editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue photo: HENRY GEORGI  All-mountain ladies Fischer’s KOA 80 (122/80/110) is a strong all-round tool for powder and piste ladies. All-mountain rocker combines with sandwich sidewalls, proprietary Air Carbon technology and a 100 per cent wood core for a lively ski that’s both stable and easy … More »

Boots 2014

Upward mobility is the name of this season’s game. by Marty McLennan, Tech Editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue   All-mountain booty We may have been playing on K2 toys for 50 years, but 2014 marks a huge step forward for the ubiquitous company with its launch into bootmaking. E3 (Energy Efficiency Engineering) is at … More »

Big Mountain/Freeski

Buyer’s Guide 2014 Intro Be the boss Nordica’s El Capo (137/107/125) is a solid, no-foolin’-around, vertically sidewalled twin for big-mountain freeriders. High Rise profile upfront, camber underfoot and a touch of rockered love behind combine with a double dose of over-the-edge Titanal, resulting in a stable, power-transmitting ski. Leaving no detail unchecked, the shop lightened … More »

High Performance 2014

More Code Völkl expands its frontside-ripping Code series with the dynamic CODE U.V.O. (122/76/104mm). The ski starts with the lineup’s characteristic tip-and-tail rocker, adds a lightened xMotion binding and showcases the new Ultimate Vibration Object (U.V.O.), a 360-degree damper near the ski tip for no-compromise vibration reduction. Optimized for light weight, the ski features a … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2014 – Gear For The Gods

  By Marty McLennan, Technical Editor The Citius, Altius, Fortius motto associated with this winter’s party in Sochi has little to do with early Olympians. The original team was led by power-hoarding Zeus. As far as he was concerned, mankind was dirt (clay, to be exact). The real hero of the story was Prometheus, who … More »

Park & Beyond 2013

Park & Beyond

Abuse is the name of the park-and-pipe game. And these skis take it in spades. This season we’ll see lightened tips and tails for improved swing weight, resistant sidewalls and innovative strategies like Elan’s Triple Base Technology (see below) for catch-free landings. With increased junior traffic in the field—they still have the knees—both Head and Rossignol offer tweener … More »

We’ve come a long way, baby

The farewell run of World Cup downhill legend Didier Cuche in Schladming, Austria, last season showed us that skiing has indeed become easier. Lots. When the record-winning, five-time Kitzbühel champ barely makes it down a racecourse—he was skiing with wonky wooden boards, beartrap bindings and period clothing (if you haven’t seen it, watch the super-slow-mo on YouTube and be wowed)— it proves the obvious: today’s … More »

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