Product Reviews

2022 Kästle ZX108

Philpug: The ZX108 is very similar to the old BMX skis but with a more modern shape. I was really hoping to spend more time on these back in the...

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2022 Atomic Maven 93 C

Tricia: The minute I started skiing on the Maven, she and I got along really well. Maven is not a carving ski, neither is she a powder ski, but...

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2020 Atomic Bent Chetler 100

Philpug: The marketing guys (and gals) at Atomic are no dummies. They know that when they have something good, they need to build on it. So...

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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 Augment AM108

Philpug: I am late to the party in getting on the AM108, but I can say it was very well worth the wait. I was almost hesitant bordering on afraid...

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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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2020 Liberty V76 W

Tricia: This is one of the skis I had been waiting for ever since skiing the V76 last year in a 172, and the promise of a women’s version in...

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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 K2 Disruption 82Ti

Philpug: Like its racier brothers the MTi and STi, the 82Ti is all new, but this one has some finesse to it. Where the Disruption MTi will take...

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2022 Rossignol Experience 82 Ti W

Tricia: Having skied every rendition of the Experience W (formerly Temptation) lineup, I have to say that this is my favorite by far. The first...

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2022 Renoun Endurance 98

Renoun has grown up as a ski company, and the all-new, fourth-generation Endurance 98 is proof of how far this small boutique ski builder from...

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2022 Elan Ripstick 96 Black Edition

Erik Timmerman: With a name like "Ripstick," you have certain expectations. Ripstick Black Edition? I was expecting giant race ski performance. I...

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2022 Rossignol Black Ops Rallybird Ti

Tricia: I was fortunate to have the Black Ops Rallybird Ti in my long-term test lineup, but unfortunately the weather and early closure of the...

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456
2022 Salomon QST Blank

I was finally able to get on a ski in the 110+ range in conditions that it was designed for and not just one day, but a few, at Steamboat on a...

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2020 Stöckli Laser AR

Philpug: This is the resurrection of a Stöckli letter combo that once was a mainstay in the Laser line. The current AX was previously referred to...

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2021 Völkl Katana 108

Drahtguy Kevin: Sweet mother Mary, what a ride. This new offering doesn’t have a traditional damp feel, but the dampness is there. It has an...

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2021 DPS Pagoda Piste 94 C2

Andy Mink: I took this ski all over the mountain at Mammoth on a warmer day that produced some softer snow along with bullet-proof bumps...

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2021 Salomon S/Max W Blast

Tricia: The key to this review is the word "Blast." In a year that many manufacturers are introducing some amazing sub-80mm frontside skis...

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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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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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