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Buyer’s Guide

Kindred Rambler Ski Test

 If this were a beauty pageant, the Rambler would win. No question. The inlaid wood veneer graphics are spectacular, original and fit with the brand’s home near the base of Mount Washington on Vancouver Island. The Rambler is a piece of art that would stand out on the wall and in the lift line. It … More »

Instinct Seeker Ski Test

Instinct Seeker

The Seeker is a big, beefy ski—115 underfoot and nearly 15 cm wide at the tip—but when we picked it up it felt like our eyes were deceiving us. Even with a heavy demo binding on it, the Seeker felt and skied like a much lighter ski. Indeed, its 1.8-kg weight is on par with … More »

K2 Disruption MTI Alliance

Turny and awesome appeared in just about every tester’s notes on the Disruption MTi Alliance. “Awesome power in the turn,” said Louise Draper. “Beautifulcarving ski on groomers and just as good off-piste,” wrote Jen Young. This ski was a test favourite, whether cruising or charging, groomers or bumps, expert or advanced skier. Inside this winning … More »

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in the backcountry after a long skin up, there’s nothing like the feeling of choking on a face full of blower. Even untracked, boot-top fluff produces joy that’s hard to beat. This is why we eagerly wake in the dark, … More »

Head Power Joy ski test

With a vibration-absorbing chip, a slalom-oriented profile and race-style sandwich construction, Head says the Power Joy is a direct descendant from its World Cup skis. But our women testers didn’t reach a consensus on whether it lived up to the pedigree. “Fast, powerful, stiff and stable at speed,” wrote Robin Humphreys. On the other hand: … More »

K2 Disruption 82 Ti ski test

K2 Disruption

Nimble, quick, turny, stable, fast. In other words, hold on. K2’s new on-piste ski family kept even the hardest-charging testers grinning. “The faster you ski, the better it gets,” wrote Chris Grover. “It loved to be powered through the turn,” added power carver Charlotte Fletcher. The family of 10 skis split into two constructions: metal … More »

Head SuperShape E-Rally ski test

More than one tester described the e-Rally with car-racing metaphors. For instance, Steve Acciaroli wrote, “Edge and go; enjoy the ride with a sports-car feel.” Indeed, the SuperShape family’s heritage descends from Head’s race ski line, including EMC or Energy Management Circuit. Head tuned this “chip,” built into the topsheet, to absorb vibrations within a … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Groomers

Groomers photo Geoff Holman

  Powder may get all the press, but you know there’s nothing like the art and satisfaction of laying a perfect arc in an immaculate groomer. You might not admit it to your friends, but sometimes it feels better than powder. Cruising around the groomers, exploring the hill, hitting the gas pedal with confidence and … More »

Buyer’s Guide

Kindred Rambler Ski Test

 If this were a beauty pageant, the Rambler would win. No question. The inlaid wood veneer graphics are spectacular, original and fit with the brand’s home near the base of Mount Washington on Vancouver Island. The Rambler is a piece of art that would stand out on the wall and in the lift line. It … More »

Instinct Seeker Ski Test

Instinct Seeker

The Seeker is a big, beefy ski—115 underfoot and nearly 15 cm wide at the tip—but when we picked it up it felt like our eyes were deceiving us. Even with a heavy demo binding on it, the Seeker felt and skied like a much lighter ski. Indeed, its 1.8-kg weight is on par with … More »

K2 Disruption MTI Alliance

Turny and awesome appeared in just about every tester’s notes on the Disruption MTi Alliance. “Awesome power in the turn,” said Louise Draper. “Beautifulcarving ski on groomers and just as good off-piste,” wrote Jen Young. This ski was a test favourite, whether cruising or charging, groomers or bumps, expert or advanced skier. Inside this winning … More »

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in the backcountry after a long skin up, there’s nothing like the feeling of choking on a face full of blower. Even untracked, boot-top fluff produces joy that’s hard to beat. This is why we eagerly wake in the dark, … More »

Head Power Joy ski test

With a vibration-absorbing chip, a slalom-oriented profile and race-style sandwich construction, Head says the Power Joy is a direct descendant from its World Cup skis. But our women testers didn’t reach a consensus on whether it lived up to the pedigree. “Fast, powerful, stiff and stable at speed,” wrote Robin Humphreys. On the other hand: … More »

K2 Disruption 82 Ti ski test

K2 Disruption

Nimble, quick, turny, stable, fast. In other words, hold on. K2’s new on-piste ski family kept even the hardest-charging testers grinning. “The faster you ski, the better it gets,” wrote Chris Grover. “It loved to be powered through the turn,” added power carver Charlotte Fletcher. The family of 10 skis split into two constructions: metal … More »

Head SuperShape E-Rally ski test

More than one tester described the e-Rally with car-racing metaphors. For instance, Steve Acciaroli wrote, “Edge and go; enjoy the ride with a sports-car feel.” Indeed, the SuperShape family’s heritage descends from Head’s race ski line, including EMC or Energy Management Circuit. Head tuned this “chip,” built into the topsheet, to absorb vibrations within a … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Groomers

Groomers photo Geoff Holman

  Powder may get all the press, but you know there’s nothing like the art and satisfaction of laying a perfect arc in an immaculate groomer. You might not admit it to your friends, but sometimes it feels better than powder. Cruising around the groomers, exploring the hill, hitting the gas pedal with confidence and … More »

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