Product Reviews

2022 Blossom AM85

Phil: Even those who are in the know are still somewhat familiar with Blossom and the AM77 (formal the White Out), the reference ski in the Turbo...

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2020 Salomon QST 99

Philpug: It is tough to change the image of a ski, once it is labeled finesse ... or power, or easy, or demanding, or whatever. Why do I say this...

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2022 Völkl Deacon 72 Master

Philpug: On paper, the Deacon 72 Master looks like a super-aggressive, hyper-demanding ski -- but that is just not the case. Sure, it checks all...

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2022 Nordica Enforcer 94

Philpug: Nordica took the one shortcoming of the Enforcer and fixed it by making the ski much more proportionate. One of the weaknesses of the...

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2022 Blossom Numero Uno N°1 RC

Philpug: The Blossom Numero Uno N*1 RC is an old soul and very well could be one of the oldest ski molds that is currently on the market but don't...

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2022 Blossom Numero Uno N°1 SC

Philpug: Compared to its stouter brother the Numero Uno N°1 RC, the N°1 SC is a lighter and softer version in the proven 121-71-106 shape. It is a...

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2021 K2 Mindbender 98Ti Alliance

Tricia: Big sister to the Mindbender 88Ti Alliance, the 98 brings a wider, stronger experience to the slopes for the woman who wants to charge the...

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2022 Nordica Navigator 85

Philpug: A few years ago, Nordica released a ski early under its “Proto Project,” which gets out a key model to influencers in order to create...

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2022 Nordica Santa Ana 84

AmyPJ: Nordica is going to the Santa Ana well one more time by renaming the old Astral 84 the Santa Ana 84. The Santa Ana 84 was a very, very fun...

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2022 Blizzard Rustler 11

Philpug: I could see the pride in Blizzard’s product manager when he talks about the effort and time put into this new collection of skis; when we...

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2022 Augment All Mountain 88 Carving

**Without editing the whole review, the All Mountain 88 Ti, for 2022 is now called the All Mountain 88 Carving ** Philpug: With the new name for...

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2022 Dynastar M-Pro 90 W

Tricia: Dynastar is in its second year of the M-Pro series, taking over where the Legend left off. The M-Pro 90 is nimble, playful, and stable...

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2022 Blossom Numero Uno N*1 SL

Ron: The Blossom SL is a non-FIS slalom ski that has the shape of an SL but comes in a user-friendly and more versatile package. I wanted a narrow...

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2022 Salomon QST 98

Philpug: With the addition of the Stance 96 and 102, some questioned the need for the QST 99. I am sure Salomon did too, hence the redirection of...

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2022 Kästle ZX100

As soon as I skied the ZX108, I thought, We are going to see a ZX98 in 3, 2, 1…. Sure enough, here is a ZX100. This is not the narrow ZX I...

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2022 Augment All Mountain 98 Ti

Philpug: When I first heard about the all-new AM98, I have to admit I was a bit scared. I had just skied the AM88 for a couple of days prior and I...

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2022 Line Blade

Philpug: Line is no stranger to throwing a design against the wall to see if it sticks, Hell, it's the company's founding philosophy, back to when...

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2022 Liberty Evolv 90 W

Tricia: Pinch me! Can a ski look this good and ski this good? Yes it can! This is one of the two Evolv skis that Liberty brought to the women’s...

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2022 Blizzard Brahma 82

Philpug: Thin is in, and Blizzard is aware of the trend by offering a narrower Brahma (and Black Pearl) in an 82mm width. Sure you say, Phil...

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2022 Line Blade W

Tricia: This ski is quite the diversion for Line Skis, so it piqued my interest. With this width, I would probably try it in a different length...

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