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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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2024 4FRNT MSP 91

Philpug: The MSP 91 is an all new ski for 4FRNT and it is not just a MSP 99 with a narrower waist. While it drops 8 mm underfoot, the 91 is the...

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2024 Atomic X9S

Philpug Size tested: 175cm Location tested: Snowbasin, Ut Conditions tested in: Groomed old snow “Crabcakes and Football — that’s what Maryland...

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2023 Völkl Deacon 76 Master

Philpug: Upper 70mm frontside skis seem to be all the rage, and Völkl is tossing its tirolerhut into the ring with the stellar Deacon 76 Master...

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2024 Head Supershape E-Original

Philpug Size tested: 170cm Location tested: Snowbasin Conditions tested in: Groomer, well manicured zoomers Head bills the E-Original as “the one...

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2023 Head Worldcup Rebels e-Race Pro

Philpug: This is the first ski in a while that made me think I wanted to don a race suit and get into a Thursday night beer league. It just wants...

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2024 Völkl Deacon 84

Philpug: The Deacon goes back to its roots à la the old 724 Pro and AC50. This is a no-compromise ski, very powerful and precise. Of all the skis...

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2023 K2 Mindbender W 89Ti

Tricia Size tested: 164 Location tested: Loveland, CO Conditions: Packed powder If you've read my reviews in the past few years, you know I'm a...

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2023 Salomon Stance 90

Philpug: While Salomon did make the QST 92 a little more stout at the end of it's life, it still was not the powerhouse the new Stance 90 is. Two...

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2021 Kästle MX83

Philpug: The outgoing MX83 and MX84 were the gold standard for many of our readers as well as sales leaders in the MX collection, so the new MX83...

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2023 Völkl Blaze 86

Philpug: Remember the very first Völkl Yumi? The Blaze 86 is the modern incarnation of that ski. Light, playful, easy -- and all with a bargain...

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2023 Blossom Pure 99

Updated from previous season ... Philpug: Like many of Blossoms other offerings the Pure 99’s numbers and specs are really pretty average when...

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2024 Peak 88 by Bode

Tricia: Length tested: 168 cm Sizing Scaled Location tested: Aspen Snowmass/Alpine Meadows Conditions: Cold chalky snow/boot top powder This is...

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2024 Kästle RX11

Andy Mink: Size tested: 178 Location tested: Mammoth Mountain, CA Conditions tested in: Early morning groomers YEEHAW! Let 'r rip! At 68mm...

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2023 Augment AM108

12/12/22 Mod note: With no change to the 2023 model, this thread was updated in title. Philpug: I am late to the party in getting on the AM108...

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2022 Blizzard Bonafide 97

Philpug: I have owned every generation of Bonafide since it was introduced; each had its own, slightly different personality, but the Bonafide 97...

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2024 4FRNT MSP CC

Test Team Note: Even with a slight construction change, we expect the 2024 model to ski on par with the outgoing core. We will update review when...

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2024 Salomon Stance 84

Philpug Size tested: 177, 185 Location tested: Snowbasin, UT Conditions tested in: Groomed old snow Two years ago Salomon expanded their Stance...

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2020 Nordica Astral 84

AmyPJ: The Astral 84 was a very, very fun ski: stable, turny, light, and playful, and also easy to get into and hold a turn. The tip shape favors...

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2023 K2 Mindbender 89Ti

Philpug Size tested: 182 Location tested: Loveland Conditions tested in: Late day cut up chop. I will start this review in a way that will make...

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