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Icelantic Riveter

Icelantic Riveter RIVETING FEMALE PERFORMANCE     The Pioneer was so well received as a quiver of one, Icelantic created a women’s equivalent, the Riveter. It has the same tapered shape, tip and tail rocker, and 7mm of camber underfoot. A poplar core adds plenty of pop without a ton of weight. The Riveter comes in … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Head Radar helmet

Head Radar helmet A BETTER COMBO     We like the idea of visor helmets. No forehead-skin gap means no more ice-cream headache. But at best they give you the look of a fighter pilot and at worst, a total dork. Head takes a different tack to the same integrated helmet and goggles solution with the … More »

Canadian Tire Has Skis?

If there’s one tale I’m happy to tell the young ’uns when I git to reminiscing about skiing “back in the day,” it’s the fact that I learned the sport wearing leather boots firmly bound to two-metre-long wooden skis by a cable “safety binding.” To say it was a crude, unsafe set-up is an understatement. … More »

Noteworthy 2020: DAHU Swiss Ski Boot

The comfortable ski boot saga continues They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. Don’t tell the ski boot designers who keep trying to create a comfortable ski boot that also skis well. DAHU Swiss Ski Boot is the latest to attempt the seemingly impossible. … More »

Test 2020 – Volkl Deacon 84

BEST FOR: A high-end skier looking for a dedicated groomer ski. LENGTHS:              162, 167, 172, 177, 182 DIMENSIONS:         132/84/115 RADIUS:                 16@177 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1300 OTHER MODELS:    80, 79, 76, 75, 74  For this winter, Völkl expanded its Deacon series of on-piste rippers with several wider models. The 84 is the biggest of the clan, but … More »

How to Buy Ski Boots

When it comes to performance, boots matter more than any other piece of equipment. They are the steering wheel, gas pedal and brake, taking messages from your body movement and telling your skis what to do. The right pair will make you a better skier. The wrong pair will hurt, often literally. Here’s how you … More »

Test 2020: Dynastar Menace 98

BEST FOR: Intermediates and up who want to do it all. LENGTHS:              169, 175, 181, 187 DIMENSIONS:         132/98/120 RADIUS:                 23@181 SUGGESTED RETAIL: from $400 OTHER MODELS:    90, 80  Athlete demands drive innovation. So while there are plenty of new skis with all kinds of new ideas, none are as modern as the Menace. It’s part … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Smartwool Intraknit 3D

Smartwool Intraknit 3D GRANNY WAS RIGHT  From running shoes to socks, knitting is enjoying a moment in Granny’s sunroom. High-tech knit construction allows for fewer seams, adaptable fit and customizable performance. One of the best examples is Smartwool’s new Intraknit 3D Performance Apparel. The company started with its mainstay, merino wool, and blended it with … More »

Test 2020 – Dynastar Intense 4×4 82 Pro

BEST FOR: Advanced-expert, all-mountain women skiers. LENGTHS:              156, 164, 171 DIMENSIONS:         130/82/110 RADIUS:                 16@164 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $600.00 OTHER MODELS:    82, 78  To develop an all-mountain weapon between its Legend and Intense lines of skis, Dynastar took a slide down memory lane. Inspiration for the Intense 4×4 family of three skis came from the narrow-waisted, all-mountain … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Leki BOA glove

Leki BOA glove BOA FOR BETTER POLE PLANTS  To improve the connection between its Trigger S pole system and matching gloves, LEKI teamed up with BOA. Everything from ski boots to sandals has used the dial and cable system to improve fit and stability over laces. It does the same in the Progressive BOA S … More »

Icelantic Riveter

Icelantic Riveter RIVETING FEMALE PERFORMANCE     The Pioneer was so well received as a quiver of one, Icelantic created a women’s equivalent, the Riveter. It has the same tapered shape, tip and tail rocker, and 7mm of camber underfoot. A poplar core adds plenty of pop without a ton of weight. The Riveter comes in … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Head Radar helmet

Head Radar helmet A BETTER COMBO     We like the idea of visor helmets. No forehead-skin gap means no more ice-cream headache. But at best they give you the look of a fighter pilot and at worst, a total dork. Head takes a different tack to the same integrated helmet and goggles solution with the … More »

Canadian Tire Has Skis?

If there’s one tale I’m happy to tell the young ’uns when I git to reminiscing about skiing “back in the day,” it’s the fact that I learned the sport wearing leather boots firmly bound to two-metre-long wooden skis by a cable “safety binding.” To say it was a crude, unsafe set-up is an understatement. … More »

Noteworthy 2020: DAHU Swiss Ski Boot

The comfortable ski boot saga continues They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. Don’t tell the ski boot designers who keep trying to create a comfortable ski boot that also skis well. DAHU Swiss Ski Boot is the latest to attempt the seemingly impossible. … More »

Test 2020 – Volkl Deacon 84

BEST FOR: A high-end skier looking for a dedicated groomer ski. LENGTHS:              162, 167, 172, 177, 182 DIMENSIONS:         132/84/115 RADIUS:                 16@177 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1300 OTHER MODELS:    80, 79, 76, 75, 74  For this winter, Völkl expanded its Deacon series of on-piste rippers with several wider models. The 84 is the biggest of the clan, but … More »

How to Buy Ski Boots

When it comes to performance, boots matter more than any other piece of equipment. They are the steering wheel, gas pedal and brake, taking messages from your body movement and telling your skis what to do. The right pair will make you a better skier. The wrong pair will hurt, often literally. Here’s how you … More »

Test 2020: Dynastar Menace 98

BEST FOR: Intermediates and up who want to do it all. LENGTHS:              169, 175, 181, 187 DIMENSIONS:         132/98/120 RADIUS:                 23@181 SUGGESTED RETAIL: from $400 OTHER MODELS:    90, 80  Athlete demands drive innovation. So while there are plenty of new skis with all kinds of new ideas, none are as modern as the Menace. It’s part … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Smartwool Intraknit 3D

Smartwool Intraknit 3D GRANNY WAS RIGHT  From running shoes to socks, knitting is enjoying a moment in Granny’s sunroom. High-tech knit construction allows for fewer seams, adaptable fit and customizable performance. One of the best examples is Smartwool’s new Intraknit 3D Performance Apparel. The company started with its mainstay, merino wool, and blended it with … More »

Test 2020 – Dynastar Intense 4×4 82 Pro

BEST FOR: Advanced-expert, all-mountain women skiers. LENGTHS:              156, 164, 171 DIMENSIONS:         130/82/110 RADIUS:                 16@164 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $600.00 OTHER MODELS:    82, 78  To develop an all-mountain weapon between its Legend and Intense lines of skis, Dynastar took a slide down memory lane. Inspiration for the Intense 4×4 family of three skis came from the narrow-waisted, all-mountain … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Leki BOA glove

Leki BOA glove BOA FOR BETTER POLE PLANTS  To improve the connection between its Trigger S pole system and matching gloves, LEKI teamed up with BOA. Everything from ski boots to sandals has used the dial and cable system to improve fit and stability over laces. It does the same in the Progressive BOA S … More »

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