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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 »

How to Buy Ski Boots

When it comes to performance, boots matter more than any other piece of equipment. They are the steering wheel, gas pedal and brake, taking messages from your body movement and telling your skis what to do. The right pair will make you a better skier. The wrong pair will hurt, often literally. Here’s how you … 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 »

Noteworthy 2020: Smartwool Intraknit 3D

Smartwool Intraknit 3D GRANNY WAS RIGHT  From running shoes to socks, knitting is enjoying a moment in Granny’s sunroom. High-tech knit construction allows for fewer seams, adaptable fit and customizable performance. One of the best examples is Smartwool’s new Intraknit 3D Performance Apparel. The company started with its mainstay, merino wool, and blended it with … 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 »

Noteworthy 2020: Leki BOA glove

Leki BOA glove BOA FOR BETTER POLE PLANTS  To improve the connection between its Trigger S pole system and matching gloves, LEKI teamed up with BOA. Everything from ski boots to sandals has used the dial and cable system to improve fit and stability over laces. It does the same in the Progressive BOA S … 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 »

Blizzard Quattro

TAMING THE QUATTRO     Blizzard is making its popular Quattro friendlier, tweaking the on-piste carvers with the heart of a race ski to be a little more forgiving. That includes a new race plate that’s 10 per cent softer, and carbon reinforcements behind the foot that help with edge hold and turn finish. Check out … More »

Lange LX

LX Stands For Luxury    If 96mm is a rockclimbing shoe last and 104mm is a slipper, 102mm might be Goldilocks, especially in Lange’s LX ski boot. It’s available in men’s and women’s fits, flexes and sizes. Lange redesigned its widest boot for comfort, while the Dual Core shell construction uses a sandwich of plastic, harder … More »

Renoun Atlas

A Ski For Explorers An atlas can take you anywhere. On the ski hill, Renoun’s Atlas promises to do the same. The international award-winning Vermont brand’s ski is primarily a carving ski with an 81mm waist and a Titanal and maple wood core. But it also has enough versatility to dive into the bumps, navigate … 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 »

How to Buy Ski Boots

When it comes to performance, boots matter more than any other piece of equipment. They are the steering wheel, gas pedal and brake, taking messages from your body movement and telling your skis what to do. The right pair will make you a better skier. The wrong pair will hurt, often literally. Here’s how you … 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 »

Noteworthy 2020: Smartwool Intraknit 3D

Smartwool Intraknit 3D GRANNY WAS RIGHT  From running shoes to socks, knitting is enjoying a moment in Granny’s sunroom. High-tech knit construction allows for fewer seams, adaptable fit and customizable performance. One of the best examples is Smartwool’s new Intraknit 3D Performance Apparel. The company started with its mainstay, merino wool, and blended it with … 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 »

Noteworthy 2020: Leki BOA glove

Leki BOA glove BOA FOR BETTER POLE PLANTS  To improve the connection between its Trigger S pole system and matching gloves, LEKI teamed up with BOA. Everything from ski boots to sandals has used the dial and cable system to improve fit and stability over laces. It does the same in the Progressive BOA S … 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 »

Blizzard Quattro

TAMING THE QUATTRO     Blizzard is making its popular Quattro friendlier, tweaking the on-piste carvers with the heart of a race ski to be a little more forgiving. That includes a new race plate that’s 10 per cent softer, and carbon reinforcements behind the foot that help with edge hold and turn finish. Check out … More »

Lange LX

LX Stands For Luxury    If 96mm is a rockclimbing shoe last and 104mm is a slipper, 102mm might be Goldilocks, especially in Lange’s LX ski boot. It’s available in men’s and women’s fits, flexes and sizes. Lange redesigned its widest boot for comfort, while the Dual Core shell construction uses a sandwich of plastic, harder … More »

Renoun Atlas

A Ski For Explorers An atlas can take you anywhere. On the ski hill, Renoun’s Atlas promises to do the same. The international award-winning Vermont brand’s ski is primarily a carving ski with an 81mm waist and a Titanal and maple wood core. But it also has enough versatility to dive into the bumps, navigate … More »

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