Testing skis so you don't have to.
- Mar 5, 2017
This is one of the skis that caught me by surprise because playful resort powder skis usually don’t raise my temps; typically I would lean toward the M-Free 99’s brother, the M-Pro 99. The M-Free 99 is no tweenager or park rat’s party ski -- although it will do that juuust fine, the M-Free has more of the M-Pro DNA than I expected. In fact, I actually preferred the M-Free over the M-Pro, 99 to 99. Sure, the M-Free has the typical tip and tail flap that you expect from a ski with this much rise, but you shouldn't be looking at your tips and tails anyway; you really do not feel the flap at all. I think it is the slightly shorter turn radius that is steering me to the Free over the Pro.
Insider tip: Err on the long side.
- Who is it for?
- Free thinkers. Yes, that quip is too easy, but someone who is open enough to realize Pros can be Free.
- Who is it not for?
- These ski short, so with a 185 being the longest, bigger skiers will need to either step up to the M-Free 108 or, more on the power side, the M-Pro.
- Skier ability
- Ski category
- All Mountain
- Ski attributes
- Off Piste