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Test 2019 – Elan Amphibio Black Edition

  Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews TAKE IT TO THE BLACK Like it did with its Ripstick freeride ski and Delight women’s carver, Elan designers upped the performance on its Amphibio frontside and all-mountain skis by adding extra carbon. Where they were intermediate to advanced sticks before, they’re now pumped for higher speeds, harder … More »

Test 2019 – Renoun Z-Line

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews DEFYING NEWTON A non-Newtonian polymer doesn’t behave the way Sir Isaac Newton predicted matter should. Take the one discovered by RENOUN, a hand-crafted but innovative Vermont-based ski brand. According to RENOUN, when subjected to vibration it gets stiffer—and the stronger the vibration the stiffer it gets. RENOUN calls it … More »

Test 2019 – Prior Patroller

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews THE PATROL’S NOT JUST FOR EXPERTS New last year, the Whistler-made Prior Patroller showed itself to be a versatile pair of skis in our testing, capable of exploring the whole mountain no matter the conditions. This year, Prior tweaked the secret sauce to make it a little more approachable … More »

Test 2019 – Salomon QST 106

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BETTER FLAX, BETTER PERFORMANCE To make its freeride-inspired all-mountain skis perform better when conditions are less than ideal, Salomon tweaked the construction of the QST 99 and 106, and the women’s QST Stella 106 and QST Lumen 99. It’s still using a mix of carbon and flax fibres laid … More »

Test 2019 – Deviation The Proof

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews PROOF POSITIVE Firmly on the all-mountain side of freeride, Deviation’s The Proof could be a one-ski quiver. Its 16m turn radius is snappy, and a 101mm waist can rip a groomer or bound through the bumps. Plenty of tip rocker and just a bit in the tail allow it … More »

Test 2019 – Line Sakana

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews SURF LIKE A FISH Last winter Line’s Pescado took the fishtail from surfing and snowboarding and applied it to powder skiing. The rooster-throwing Y-shaped tail and 125mm waist were so much fun the company decided to follow it up with a narrower version. The Sakana looks similar, but at … More »

Test 2019 – Renoun Citadel

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews YOUR MOUNTAIN STRONGHOLD The Citadel is the widest of RENOUN’s three skis, yet it’s also the lightest and sometimes the stiffest. Like all RENOUN’s skis, the Citadel has stringers of HDT, the company’s proprietary vibration dampening polymer, inlaid into the core. It has the unique property of becoming stiffer … More »

Test 2019 – Fischer Ranger 102 FR

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews A FRIENDLIER RANGER Ski Canada loved the stability, float and power of last year’s Fischer Ranger 98 Ti, so the introduction of a twintip, slightly wider Ranger 102 FR had us intrigued. Beyond the upturned tail, the biggest difference between the 98 Ti and 102 FR is less Titanal. … More »

Test 2019 – Skevik Anton 102

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews LEGACY PROJECT The Skevik Anton 102 is the evolution of the ski that founded this favoured boutique brand from B.C.’s Okanagan. The Anton 122 was the first ski design Glenn and Gregg Anderson developed in their parents’ garage in Vernon. The boys have since moved out and expanded the … More »

Test 2019 – DPS Cassiar 94

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews HAVE IT YOUR OWN WAY No single turn size or shape works when skiing the entire mountain, so DPS gave its Cassiar family of skis a variable sidecut. From a wide tip the curve of the ski progresses smoothly all the way to the centre of the ski, allowing … More »

Test 2019 – Elan Amphibio Black Edition

  Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews TAKE IT TO THE BLACK Like it did with its Ripstick freeride ski and Delight women’s carver, Elan designers upped the performance on its Amphibio frontside and all-mountain skis by adding extra carbon. Where they were intermediate to advanced sticks before, they’re now pumped for higher speeds, harder … More »

Test 2019 – Renoun Z-Line

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews DEFYING NEWTON A non-Newtonian polymer doesn’t behave the way Sir Isaac Newton predicted matter should. Take the one discovered by RENOUN, a hand-crafted but innovative Vermont-based ski brand. According to RENOUN, when subjected to vibration it gets stiffer—and the stronger the vibration the stiffer it gets. RENOUN calls it … More »

Test 2019 – Prior Patroller

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews THE PATROL’S NOT JUST FOR EXPERTS New last year, the Whistler-made Prior Patroller showed itself to be a versatile pair of skis in our testing, capable of exploring the whole mountain no matter the conditions. This year, Prior tweaked the secret sauce to make it a little more approachable … More »

Test 2019 – Salomon QST 106

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BETTER FLAX, BETTER PERFORMANCE To make its freeride-inspired all-mountain skis perform better when conditions are less than ideal, Salomon tweaked the construction of the QST 99 and 106, and the women’s QST Stella 106 and QST Lumen 99. It’s still using a mix of carbon and flax fibres laid … More »

Test 2019 – Deviation The Proof

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews PROOF POSITIVE Firmly on the all-mountain side of freeride, Deviation’s The Proof could be a one-ski quiver. Its 16m turn radius is snappy, and a 101mm waist can rip a groomer or bound through the bumps. Plenty of tip rocker and just a bit in the tail allow it … More »

Test 2019 – Line Sakana

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews SURF LIKE A FISH Last winter Line’s Pescado took the fishtail from surfing and snowboarding and applied it to powder skiing. The rooster-throwing Y-shaped tail and 125mm waist were so much fun the company decided to follow it up with a narrower version. The Sakana looks similar, but at … More »

Test 2019 – Renoun Citadel

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews YOUR MOUNTAIN STRONGHOLD The Citadel is the widest of RENOUN’s three skis, yet it’s also the lightest and sometimes the stiffest. Like all RENOUN’s skis, the Citadel has stringers of HDT, the company’s proprietary vibration dampening polymer, inlaid into the core. It has the unique property of becoming stiffer … More »

Test 2019 – Fischer Ranger 102 FR

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews A FRIENDLIER RANGER Ski Canada loved the stability, float and power of last year’s Fischer Ranger 98 Ti, so the introduction of a twintip, slightly wider Ranger 102 FR had us intrigued. Beyond the upturned tail, the biggest difference between the 98 Ti and 102 FR is less Titanal. … More »

Test 2019 – Skevik Anton 102

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews LEGACY PROJECT The Skevik Anton 102 is the evolution of the ski that founded this favoured boutique brand from B.C.’s Okanagan. The Anton 122 was the first ski design Glenn and Gregg Anderson developed in their parents’ garage in Vernon. The boys have since moved out and expanded the … More »

Test 2019 – DPS Cassiar 94

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews HAVE IT YOUR OWN WAY No single turn size or shape works when skiing the entire mountain, so DPS gave its Cassiar family of skis a variable sidecut. From a wide tip the curve of the ski progresses smoothly all the way to the centre of the ski, allowing … More »

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