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Nordica Enforcer 94 Ski Test

Whether chopped-up powder or fresh corduroy, the new Enforcer felt dialled. “Damp, carves well and forgiving in uneven terrain,” said Ryan Stuart. Already a versatile and well-loved ski, Nordica tinkered with the construction and shape to make it lighter and more nimble without taking away firm-snow performance. In general, we think it worked. “The ski … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – All-Mountain

As an All-Mountain skier, you’re pragmatic and easygoing—but not blown by the wind. When the lifts start spinning, you follow the soft snow wherever it takes you: early-morning groomers, bumps and jumps, or powdery back bowls. And where you go, you expect your gear to follow. That means it must be as versatile and adaptable … More »

Elan Ripstick 106 ski test

A 106mm waist is at the top end of what we consider an all-mountain width, but the Ripstick encouraged us to keep an open mind. This is a sequel and looks and feels familiar: an asymmetric design with dedicated left and right skis, dramatic sidecut shape and a lightweight build. For 2.0, Elan rounded out … More »

Instinct Transcend ski test

Instinct Transcend

 Instinct Skis is a small brand out of Rossland, B.C., but despite its humble roots it uses a high-tech and complex construction in the Transcend, including seven layers of composites (carbon, Kevlar and fibreglass), rubber for damping, carbon nanotubes in the topsheet for durability, basalt in the base, and aspen, spruce and oak in the … More »

Rossignol Blackops Sender Ti ski test

Rossignol Blackops Sender

BEST FOR: Charging the entire mountain in any conditions. One tester loved the Sender Ti so much he didn’t bring it back. Eventually others, hungry for their turn, had to hunt him down. Of the 25 models at test day, the Sender Ti delivered the most curiosity. It’s part of the BlackOps family of skis … More »

Faction Agent 3.0 ski test

In trying to describe this ski, testers let loose with the analogies and metaphors. One WWE fan wrote: “A Rick Flair ski. You wrestle with it to get to the powder and then, Woooo!” We noticed a theme. “Two speeds: fast and faster,” wrote Tim Plante. As the lyrics suggest, this is an aggressive ski. … More »

Völkl Blaze 106 ski test

The Blaze is part of a growing category of skis that blend do-it-all performance with backcountry-capable weight. Reports from the front line suggest the Blaze might be one of the most approachable of the bunch. “Stable at high speeds, playful and turns with ease in the tight trees and bumps,” said Drew Hitchmough from Urban … More »

Gear

Nordica Enforcer 94 Ski Test

Whether chopped-up powder or fresh corduroy, the new Enforcer felt dialled. “Damp, carves well and forgiving in uneven terrain,” said Ryan Stuart. Already a versatile and well-loved ski, Nordica tinkered with the construction and shape to make it lighter and more nimble without taking away firm-snow performance. In general, we think it worked. “The ski … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – All-Mountain

As an All-Mountain skier, you’re pragmatic and easygoing—but not blown by the wind. When the lifts start spinning, you follow the soft snow wherever it takes you: early-morning groomers, bumps and jumps, or powdery back bowls. And where you go, you expect your gear to follow. That means it must be as versatile and adaptable … More »

Elan Ripstick 106 ski test

A 106mm waist is at the top end of what we consider an all-mountain width, but the Ripstick encouraged us to keep an open mind. This is a sequel and looks and feels familiar: an asymmetric design with dedicated left and right skis, dramatic sidecut shape and a lightweight build. For 2.0, Elan rounded out … More »

Instinct Transcend ski test

Instinct Transcend

 Instinct Skis is a small brand out of Rossland, B.C., but despite its humble roots it uses a high-tech and complex construction in the Transcend, including seven layers of composites (carbon, Kevlar and fibreglass), rubber for damping, carbon nanotubes in the topsheet for durability, basalt in the base, and aspen, spruce and oak in the … More »

Rossignol Blackops Sender Ti ski test

Rossignol Blackops Sender

BEST FOR: Charging the entire mountain in any conditions. One tester loved the Sender Ti so much he didn’t bring it back. Eventually others, hungry for their turn, had to hunt him down. Of the 25 models at test day, the Sender Ti delivered the most curiosity. It’s part of the BlackOps family of skis … More »

Faction Agent 3.0 ski test

In trying to describe this ski, testers let loose with the analogies and metaphors. One WWE fan wrote: “A Rick Flair ski. You wrestle with it to get to the powder and then, Woooo!” We noticed a theme. “Two speeds: fast and faster,” wrote Tim Plante. As the lyrics suggest, this is an aggressive ski. … More »

Völkl Blaze 106 ski test

The Blaze is part of a growing category of skis that blend do-it-all performance with backcountry-capable weight. Reports from the front line suggest the Blaze might be one of the most approachable of the bunch. “Stable at high speeds, playful and turns with ease in the tight trees and bumps,” said Drew Hitchmough from Urban … More »

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