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Test 2019 – Rossignol Hero Elite Multi-Turn Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews PICK YOUR RADIUS The most approachable of Rossignol’s revamped line of race and high-performance carving skis is the Hero Elite MT Ti. The sandwich construction layers a poplar centre with sheets of Titanal to create a ski, says Rossi, that grabs the groomed like a race ski, but with … More »

Test 2019 – Deviation The Matrix

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews GET LOST IN THE MATRIX The Matrix may be Deviation’s most groomer-focused ski, but it’s no one-trick stick. Handmade at Deviation’s Portland, Oregon, factory, The Matrix has a unique wood core of ash vertically sandwiched between strips of purpleheart, an aptly named tropical hardwood. Running along the sidewalls, the … More »

Test 2019 – K2 iKonic 84 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews A STIFFER SPINE To add even more top-end performance to an already high-powered thrill ride, K2 changed the construction and added a full-length carbon strip to the topsheet of the iKonic 84 Ti. With K2’s new XTD Carbon Spyne, this ski delivers next-level precision and control. ($949; k2skis.com) K2 … More »

Test 2019 – Fischer Pro MT 77 Ti

  Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews AN ENIGMA It’s hard to categorize the Fischer Pro Mt 77 Ti. It’s part of Fischer’s all-mountain ski line, combining a wood core with weight-saving carbon. But it’s also a 77mm-waisted ski with a full sidewall and Titanal. That sounds to us like a powerful on-piste carver. We … 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 2018 – Frontside

Nothing beats powder, but carving perfect arcs down virgin corduroy comes a close second: playing with physics, feeling edges bite and skis flex, the acceleration, the G-forces… Or maybe it’s cruising in perfect snow, enjoying the view, chatting with friends, basking in the sun—no rush to go anywhere. Whichever you choose, or somewhere in between, … More »

Test 2019 – Rossignol Hero Elite Multi-Turn Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews PICK YOUR RADIUS The most approachable of Rossignol’s revamped line of race and high-performance carving skis is the Hero Elite MT Ti. The sandwich construction layers a poplar centre with sheets of Titanal to create a ski, says Rossi, that grabs the groomed like a race ski, but with … More »

Test 2019 – Deviation The Matrix

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews GET LOST IN THE MATRIX The Matrix may be Deviation’s most groomer-focused ski, but it’s no one-trick stick. Handmade at Deviation’s Portland, Oregon, factory, The Matrix has a unique wood core of ash vertically sandwiched between strips of purpleheart, an aptly named tropical hardwood. Running along the sidewalls, the … More »

Test 2019 – K2 iKonic 84 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews A STIFFER SPINE To add even more top-end performance to an already high-powered thrill ride, K2 changed the construction and added a full-length carbon strip to the topsheet of the iKonic 84 Ti. With K2’s new XTD Carbon Spyne, this ski delivers next-level precision and control. ($949; k2skis.com) K2 … More »

Test 2019 – Fischer Pro MT 77 Ti

  Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews AN ENIGMA It’s hard to categorize the Fischer Pro Mt 77 Ti. It’s part of Fischer’s all-mountain ski line, combining a wood core with weight-saving carbon. But it’s also a 77mm-waisted ski with a full sidewall and Titanal. That sounds to us like a powerful on-piste carver. We … 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 2018 – Frontside

Nothing beats powder, but carving perfect arcs down virgin corduroy comes a close second: playing with physics, feeling edges bite and skis flex, the acceleration, the G-forces… Or maybe it’s cruising in perfect snow, enjoying the view, chatting with friends, basking in the sun—no rush to go anywhere. Whichever you choose, or somewhere in between, … More »

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