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Test 2020: K2 Mindbender 99 Ti

K2 Mindbender 99 Ti BEST FOR: Those wanting a bigger ski that can do it all. LENGTHS:              170, 177, 184, 191 DIMENSIONS:         138/99/123 RADIUS:                 19@184 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $700 OTHER MODELS:    116C, 108 Ti, 90 Ti, 90C, 85  One of the biggest puzzles in ski design has been how to adjust the flex from edge-to-edge and … More »

Test 2020: Salomon S/Force Bold

Salomon S/Force Bold BEST FOR: Being bold, on-piste LENGTHS: 170,177,184 DIMENSIONS: 132/84/116 RADIUS: 16@177 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1199 OTHER MODELS: S/Force 11, S/Force 9, S/Force 7 Last year Salomon introduced the S/Max series as a small step down from its race family. This year it eases up just a little more in the S/Force, a group … More »

Test 2020 – Volkl Deacon 84

BEST FOR: A high-end skier looking for a dedicated groomer ski. LENGTHS:              162, 167, 172, 177, 182 DIMENSIONS:         132/84/115 RADIUS:                 16@177 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1300 OTHER MODELS:    80, 79, 76, 75, 74  For this winter, Völkl expanded its Deacon series of on-piste rippers with several wider models. The 84 is the biggest of the clan, but … 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 »

Test 2020 – Rossignol React R8 Ti

BEST FOR: Advanced to expert skiers dedicated to carving. LENGTHS:              160, 168, 176, 182 DIMENSIONS:         124/73/110 RADIUS:                 14@176 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $600 OTHER MODELS:    R8 HP, R6 Compact, R4 Sport  “Fun, fun, fun” are Debbie Morrison’s words, but they sum up the smiles charging into the test pit every time someone took this ski out. Men … More »

Test 2019 – Elan Ripstick Black Edition

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews ONCE YOU GO BLACK… Elan killed it with its freeride-inspired Ripstick last year. It pleased chargers and laid-back skiers alike, with dedicated left and right skis, tapered flex and lots of shape. This year Elan takes it to the next level by wrapping the wood core with extra sheets … More »

Test 2019 – Blizzard Rustler 9

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews NEW RUSTLER IN TOWN Last winter Blizzard launched the Rustler family with two models, both more than 100mm underfoot. This season it introduces the thinner brother, the 94mm-waisted Rustler 9. Like the bigger sizes, the 9 uses a multi-layer wood core of poplar, beech, balsa and paulownia, and a … More »

Test 2019 – Renoun Endurance

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews MOOD-READING SKI RENOUN says its HDT technology reduces chatter by 300 per cent, translating into an overall smoother, more stable ride in any conditions. The secret is a unique polymer laid into eight channels in the ski. The polymer changes in response to vibration, growing stiffer as vibration increases … More »

Test 2019 – Skevik Sevrin

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews SILVERSTAR BOMBER Designed at the foot of SilverStar Mountain Resort, the Skevik Sevrin is made for skiing from the steeps of Putnam Creek to laying trenches on the Silver Woods groomers. A maple wood core runs right to the sidewall, and is sandwiched with triaxial fibreglass on top and … More »

Test 2020: K2 Mindbender 99 Ti

K2 Mindbender 99 Ti BEST FOR: Those wanting a bigger ski that can do it all. LENGTHS:              170, 177, 184, 191 DIMENSIONS:         138/99/123 RADIUS:                 19@184 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $700 OTHER MODELS:    116C, 108 Ti, 90 Ti, 90C, 85  One of the biggest puzzles in ski design has been how to adjust the flex from edge-to-edge and … More »

Test 2020: Salomon S/Force Bold

Salomon S/Force Bold BEST FOR: Being bold, on-piste LENGTHS: 170,177,184 DIMENSIONS: 132/84/116 RADIUS: 16@177 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1199 OTHER MODELS: S/Force 11, S/Force 9, S/Force 7 Last year Salomon introduced the S/Max series as a small step down from its race family. This year it eases up just a little more in the S/Force, a group … More »

Test 2020 – Volkl Deacon 84

BEST FOR: A high-end skier looking for a dedicated groomer ski. LENGTHS:              162, 167, 172, 177, 182 DIMENSIONS:         132/84/115 RADIUS:                 16@177 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1300 OTHER MODELS:    80, 79, 76, 75, 74  For this winter, Völkl expanded its Deacon series of on-piste rippers with several wider models. The 84 is the biggest of the clan, but … 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 »

Test 2020 – Rossignol React R8 Ti

BEST FOR: Advanced to expert skiers dedicated to carving. LENGTHS:              160, 168, 176, 182 DIMENSIONS:         124/73/110 RADIUS:                 14@176 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $600 OTHER MODELS:    R8 HP, R6 Compact, R4 Sport  “Fun, fun, fun” are Debbie Morrison’s words, but they sum up the smiles charging into the test pit every time someone took this ski out. Men … More »

Test 2019 – Elan Ripstick Black Edition

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews ONCE YOU GO BLACK… Elan killed it with its freeride-inspired Ripstick last year. It pleased chargers and laid-back skiers alike, with dedicated left and right skis, tapered flex and lots of shape. This year Elan takes it to the next level by wrapping the wood core with extra sheets … More »

Test 2019 – Blizzard Rustler 9

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews NEW RUSTLER IN TOWN Last winter Blizzard launched the Rustler family with two models, both more than 100mm underfoot. This season it introduces the thinner brother, the 94mm-waisted Rustler 9. Like the bigger sizes, the 9 uses a multi-layer wood core of poplar, beech, balsa and paulownia, and a … More »

Test 2019 – Renoun Endurance

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews MOOD-READING SKI RENOUN says its HDT technology reduces chatter by 300 per cent, translating into an overall smoother, more stable ride in any conditions. The secret is a unique polymer laid into eight channels in the ski. The polymer changes in response to vibration, growing stiffer as vibration increases … More »

Test 2019 – Skevik Sevrin

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews SILVERSTAR BOMBER Designed at the foot of SilverStar Mountain Resort, the Skevik Sevrin is made for skiing from the steeps of Putnam Creek to laying trenches on the Silver Woods groomers. A maple wood core runs right to the sidewall, and is sandwiched with triaxial fibreglass on top and … More »

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