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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 »

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 »

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 »

Big Mountain 2012

   Size matters in the domain of the Big Mountain—and it doesn’t get any bigger than here. Big Mountain means big snow, air, tricks and glory. It starts around a century underfoot and translates into something beautiful. These are the best-looking boards in the industry, with international artists penning their signatures left, right and centre. But there’s more to … More »

All Mountain 2012

All-Mountain Ski Canada Test 2012 – Expert All Mountain Versatility is the name of the All-Mountain game. These skis must perform everywhere under all conditions. Competition is steep—one of the most contested areas of the ski world. The biggest manufacturers are putting their R&D dollars here, while boutique ski makers tap into the domain. Wider … More »

High Performance 2012

There’s no better place than Germany to check out today’s highest performance technology. The industry show ISPO exceeded expectations, featuring a High-Performance revival. And the message was as clear as schnapps: the industry knows you’re a carving, frontside ripper; they’ve identified you as a connoisseur; and they’ve broken all the rules to please you: deconstructing … More »

Viva Las Vegas

On January 27, 2003, rising big-mountain star Jonny Law won the U.S. Freeskiing Nationals, picked up the Sickbird Belt (awarded for the sickest skiing of the competition) and then ditched the awards ceremony to fly directly to Las Vegas to attend SIA, the annual North American snowsports industry trade show. I bumped into Jonny on … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Big Mountain 2012

   Size matters in the domain of the Big Mountain—and it doesn’t get any bigger than here. Big Mountain means big snow, air, tricks and glory. It starts around a century underfoot and translates into something beautiful. These are the best-looking boards in the industry, with international artists penning their signatures left, right and centre. But there’s more to … More »

All Mountain 2012

All-Mountain Ski Canada Test 2012 – Expert All Mountain Versatility is the name of the All-Mountain game. These skis must perform everywhere under all conditions. Competition is steep—one of the most contested areas of the ski world. The biggest manufacturers are putting their R&D dollars here, while boutique ski makers tap into the domain. Wider … More »

High Performance 2012

There’s no better place than Germany to check out today’s highest performance technology. The industry show ISPO exceeded expectations, featuring a High-Performance revival. And the message was as clear as schnapps: the industry knows you’re a carving, frontside ripper; they’ve identified you as a connoisseur; and they’ve broken all the rules to please you: deconstructing … More »

Viva Las Vegas

On January 27, 2003, rising big-mountain star Jonny Law won the U.S. Freeskiing Nationals, picked up the Sickbird Belt (awarded for the sickest skiing of the competition) and then ditched the awards ceremony to fly directly to Las Vegas to attend SIA, the annual North American snowsports industry trade show. I bumped into Jonny on … More »

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