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Frontside 2016

Classic Frontside skiers typically look for narrower waist widths than the true All-Mountain crowd—generally less than 85mm. This season expect to see revamped cores, lightweight modifications and vibration control technologies in most manufacturers’ lineups. Frontside skis are upping the ante in performance, resulting in more aggressive boards built to rip and carve the hard-pack. A … More »

Ski Canada Test 2014 – Expert All Mountain

All-terrain cruising, long and short turns This is one of Ski Canada’s most anticipated categories. Expert All-Mountain skis are loved by the best resort skiers in the west, but also by many easterners who know how to rip. By definition, they’re expected to do everything and to be tested aggressively. They may have been borne … More »

Frontside 2013

While carving is still king on the frontside, getting the perfect turn has become way easier. Enter rocker, an early-rising tip born out of necessity in the backcountry, but now ubiquitous wherever you ride—yes, even on corduroy. Expect a full integration of this technology throughout this season’s lineups. HOT PURSUIT Led by flagship Pursuit 18 Elite, Rossignol’s all-new skis-boots-poles-helmet-app, the … More »

Your Run – Spring 2012

LEFT AND RIGHT. RIGHT? » I read your review of the Elan Amphibio with great interest (“Elan: Slovenian for common sense,” First Tracks, Winter 2011). But I have a question. When you accidentally skied with the skis switched left for right, what was the effect? You indicated that something was obviously wrong. Was there noticeable change in stability or control characteristics? Overall, … 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 »

Elan: Slovenian for common sense

W hen was the last time you put your skis on the wrong feet? It’s normally pretty well impossible to do, but I managed to swap my right and left unintentionally at a sneak peek of Elan’s new Amphibio line of skis not long ago—and immediately realized something was wrong. It also convinced me that Elan has got something right.   Other … More »

Frontside 2016

Classic Frontside skiers typically look for narrower waist widths than the true All-Mountain crowd—generally less than 85mm. This season expect to see revamped cores, lightweight modifications and vibration control technologies in most manufacturers’ lineups. Frontside skis are upping the ante in performance, resulting in more aggressive boards built to rip and carve the hard-pack. A … More »

Ski Canada Test 2014 – Expert All Mountain

All-terrain cruising, long and short turns This is one of Ski Canada’s most anticipated categories. Expert All-Mountain skis are loved by the best resort skiers in the west, but also by many easterners who know how to rip. By definition, they’re expected to do everything and to be tested aggressively. They may have been borne … More »

Frontside 2013

While carving is still king on the frontside, getting the perfect turn has become way easier. Enter rocker, an early-rising tip born out of necessity in the backcountry, but now ubiquitous wherever you ride—yes, even on corduroy. Expect a full integration of this technology throughout this season’s lineups. HOT PURSUIT Led by flagship Pursuit 18 Elite, Rossignol’s all-new skis-boots-poles-helmet-app, the … More »

Your Run – Spring 2012

LEFT AND RIGHT. RIGHT? » I read your review of the Elan Amphibio with great interest (“Elan: Slovenian for common sense,” First Tracks, Winter 2011). But I have a question. When you accidentally skied with the skis switched left for right, what was the effect? You indicated that something was obviously wrong. Was there noticeable change in stability or control characteristics? Overall, … 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 »

Elan: Slovenian for common sense

W hen was the last time you put your skis on the wrong feet? It’s normally pretty well impossible to do, but I managed to swap my right and left unintentionally at a sneak peek of Elan’s new Amphibio line of skis not long ago—and immediately realized something was wrong. It also convinced me that Elan has got something right.   Other … More »

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