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Fischer RC4 The Curv DTX – Test 2022

Fischer RC4 The Curv Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 FISCHER RC4 THE CURV DTX * ON-PISTE * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Corduroy adrenaline hits, experts only  “Grip it and rip it,” summed up Steve Acciaroli of both the DTX and the slightly more approachable DTI that were tested. They have almost identical construction: a wood core with a carbon wrap … More »

Dynastar Speed 963 – Test 2022

Dynastar Speed 963 - Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 DYNASTAR SPEED 963 * ON-PISTE BEST FOR: Making fast, tight turns in firm snow. Judge this book by its cover. A deep sidecut, short stature and hefty weight suggested a tight-turning speed demon that can crush through anything. That’s just what testers found. “What a fun little firecracker,” wrote Steve Acciaroli. … More »

Blizzard Thunderbird R15 WB – Test 2022

Blizzard Thunderbird Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 BLIZZARD THUNDERBIRD R15 WB * ON-PISTE BEST FOR: A ripper at home on the frontside. To create a carving ski that’s not too demanding of its driver, Blizzard gave the Thunderbird the works. The wood core is a complex blend of beech and poplar to create a progressive flex: stiff under … More »

Volkl Blaze 86W – Test 2022

Volkl Blaze 86 - Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL BLAZE 86W * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Skiing bell to bell, any day, any conditions “Ten points!” “I love this ski.” “Sold…to me.” These were the kinds of effusive comments the Blaze brought out of our usually straight-faced testers. Whether it was wiggling through tight … More »

Atomic Maven 93C – Test 2022

Atomic Maven - Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ATOMIC MAVEN C93 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Advanced all-mountain skiing.  The women’s equivalent of the Maverick, the Maven, proved to be a more versatile machine than its unisex colleague. Testers found its poplar core with carbon inserts (rather than the Maverick’s two titanium sheets) smoothly … More »

Rossignol Experience 82 Basalt – Test 2022

Rossignol Experience Basalt

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ROSSIGNOL EXPERIENCE 82 BASALT * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Intermediate and advanced skiers wanting to push to the next level. This is the same ski as the 86 Ti reviewed on page 60 but without the sheets of metal. It still has the Drive Tip technology that gives the ski a … More »

Head Kore 85 X – Test 2022

Head Kore 85 X

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 HEAD KORE 85 X * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Versatility—and value. Some skis elicit unanimous opinions. Others, like the Kore 85 X, are all about dissent. For every comment about this ski wanting to be pushed to perform, we had one saying how easy it was to ski. Head’s description leans … More »

Volkl Blaze 94 – Test 2022

Volkl Blaze test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL BLAZE 94 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: The skier who plans to do it all by adding a Marker Duke AT binding.  In our opinion, the ultimate travel ski would have a mid-90s width, be relatively lightweight in your bag, have enough performance to ski hardpack (but not be so … More »

Nordica Wild Belle DC84 – Test 2022

Nordica Wild Belle Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 NORDICA WILD BELLE DC84 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN BEST FOR: A smooth all-mountain skier from the Laurentiansto the Rockies. A lot of brands develop a unisex ski before tweaking the idea into a women-specific version. Not Nordica. The Wild Belle was independently developed for women and it’s making a big … More »

Elan Ripstick Black Edition – Test 2022

Elan Ripstick Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ELAN RIPSTICK BLACK EDITION 96 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: An all-mountain quiver killer.  This was one of the most popular skis on test day. “Solid, easygoing crud buster. I would buy it,” said Chris Grover. “Favourite test ski. It’s responsive in all conditions,” wrote Paul Laperrière. It … More »

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Fischer RC4 The Curv DTX – Test 2022

Fischer RC4 The Curv Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 FISCHER RC4 THE CURV DTX * ON-PISTE * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Corduroy adrenaline hits, experts only  “Grip it and rip it,” summed up Steve Acciaroli of both the DTX and the slightly more approachable DTI that were tested. They have almost identical construction: a wood core with a carbon wrap … More »

Dynastar Speed 963 – Test 2022

Dynastar Speed 963 - Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 DYNASTAR SPEED 963 * ON-PISTE BEST FOR: Making fast, tight turns in firm snow. Judge this book by its cover. A deep sidecut, short stature and hefty weight suggested a tight-turning speed demon that can crush through anything. That’s just what testers found. “What a fun little firecracker,” wrote Steve Acciaroli. … More »

Blizzard Thunderbird R15 WB – Test 2022

Blizzard Thunderbird Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 BLIZZARD THUNDERBIRD R15 WB * ON-PISTE BEST FOR: A ripper at home on the frontside. To create a carving ski that’s not too demanding of its driver, Blizzard gave the Thunderbird the works. The wood core is a complex blend of beech and poplar to create a progressive flex: stiff under … More »

Volkl Blaze 86W – Test 2022

Volkl Blaze 86 - Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL BLAZE 86W * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Skiing bell to bell, any day, any conditions “Ten points!” “I love this ski.” “Sold…to me.” These were the kinds of effusive comments the Blaze brought out of our usually straight-faced testers. Whether it was wiggling through tight … More »

Atomic Maven 93C – Test 2022

Atomic Maven - Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ATOMIC MAVEN C93 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Advanced all-mountain skiing.  The women’s equivalent of the Maverick, the Maven, proved to be a more versatile machine than its unisex colleague. Testers found its poplar core with carbon inserts (rather than the Maverick’s two titanium sheets) smoothly … More »

Rossignol Experience 82 Basalt – Test 2022

Rossignol Experience Basalt

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ROSSIGNOL EXPERIENCE 82 BASALT * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Intermediate and advanced skiers wanting to push to the next level. This is the same ski as the 86 Ti reviewed on page 60 but without the sheets of metal. It still has the Drive Tip technology that gives the ski a … More »

Head Kore 85 X – Test 2022

Head Kore 85 X

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 HEAD KORE 85 X * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Versatility—and value. Some skis elicit unanimous opinions. Others, like the Kore 85 X, are all about dissent. For every comment about this ski wanting to be pushed to perform, we had one saying how easy it was to ski. Head’s description leans … More »

Volkl Blaze 94 – Test 2022

Volkl Blaze test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL BLAZE 94 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: The skier who plans to do it all by adding a Marker Duke AT binding.  In our opinion, the ultimate travel ski would have a mid-90s width, be relatively lightweight in your bag, have enough performance to ski hardpack (but not be so … More »

Nordica Wild Belle DC84 – Test 2022

Nordica Wild Belle Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 NORDICA WILD BELLE DC84 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN BEST FOR: A smooth all-mountain skier from the Laurentiansto the Rockies. A lot of brands develop a unisex ski before tweaking the idea into a women-specific version. Not Nordica. The Wild Belle was independently developed for women and it’s making a big … More »

Elan Ripstick Black Edition – Test 2022

Elan Ripstick Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ELAN RIPSTICK BLACK EDITION 96 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: An all-mountain quiver killer.  This was one of the most popular skis on test day. “Solid, easygoing crud buster. I would buy it,” said Chris Grover. “Favourite test ski. It’s responsive in all conditions,” wrote Paul Laperrière. It … More »

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