2021 Renoun Earhart 88

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Tricia: Renoun brings its award-winning technology to the Earhart 88, a ski that is the namesake of a female pioneer and designed just for women. I was one of the lucky few to get on this ski early and put her through her paces. My first day out on the Earhart 88 was a bluebird day at Mt Rose, which served up a variety of conditions from groomers to moguls, steeps, and mellow terrain. The Earhart delivers some of the smoothness you expect from Renoun’s VibeStop (HDT™) but still offers some feedback from the snow so you can enjoy nuances during your ski day. When warming up on groomers, the Earhart performs as expected, but when I get her in the moguls, well, that’s where she really shines.

Insider tip: If you need something longer, go for the Renoun Endurance 88.​
 
Who is it for?
A skier looking for a great daily driver that will make you the talk of the chairlift.
Who is it not for?
A skier who is not willing to take chances.
Skier ability
Intermediate, Advanced
Ski category
Frontside, All Mountain
Ski attributes
Groomers, Moguls, Off Piste
Segment
Women

Specifications

HighFives
Available sizes
149, 156, 163, 170
Dimensions
127-88-111
Rocker profile
Camber with tip and tail rocker
Construction design
All new
Binding options
Flat
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Tricia

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Long Term Update: This has been a season of hard snow skis so I really haven't ventured out on anything over 80mm very much, but I was itching to get back on this ski. In a sea of 88 mm waisted skis Renoun's Erhart 88 rises to the top in finish and weight. I spent the entire day on the Erhart, dabbled in some firm moguls but mostly stayed on groomers. This ski's light weight design doesn't have the same dampness that the predicessor Z-90 has, but it has a nimbleness that may just inspire you to go off piste a bit more.
 

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I’m currently on the Z-90s, and love them. However I’m wondering if the Endurance 88’s might be a bit more versatile for hitting bumps and trees.
 

Philpug

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I’m currently on the Z-90s, and love them. However I’m wondering if the Endurance 88’s might be a bit more versatile for hitting bumps and trees.
It absolutely will be and when put on edge still carves quite well.
 

mikelrv

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It absolutely will be and when put on edge still carves quite well.
thanks, Since these skis are fairly light, I was wondering about the weight of difference between bindings. Would you go Pivot 15's or 14's on the endurance? or is the answer always 15's :)
 

Philpug

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thanks, Since these skis are fairly light, I was wondering about the weight of difference between bindings. Would you go Pivot 15's or 14's on the endurance? or is the answer always 15's :)
Always 15
 

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