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Test 2019 – Nordica Dobermann SLR

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FRIENDLIER DOG, BIGGER BITE Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? To make its Dobermann GS and slalom race skis a little more approachable without losing any of the performance, Nordica narrowed the width of the ski and eased up on the aggressive shape. The result … More »

Test 2019 – Head V6

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews LYT IS RIGHT Normally the thickness of a ski tapers from thickest at the centre under the binding to thinner at the tip and tail. Head flipped this norm around for its V-Series. More mass at the tip and tail helps start and finish the carve, says Head. Digging … 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 – Nordica Dobermann SLR

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FRIENDLIER DOG, BIGGER BITE Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? To make its Dobermann GS and slalom race skis a little more approachable without losing any of the performance, Nordica narrowed the width of the ski and eased up on the aggressive shape. The result … More »

Test 2019 – Head V6

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews LYT IS RIGHT Normally the thickness of a ski tapers from thickest at the centre under the binding to thinner at the tip and tail. Head flipped this norm around for its V-Series. More mass at the tip and tail helps start and finish the carve, says Head. Digging … 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 »

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