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- Völkl Revolt 95 Skis · 2023
- K2 Mindbender 89Ti Skis · 2023
- K2 Mindbender 99Ti Skis · 2023
- Nordica Enforcer 100 Skis · 2023
- K2 Mindbender 108Ti Skis · 2022
- K2 Mindbender 98Ti Alliance Skis · Women's · 2022
- Nordica Enforcer 104 Free Skis · 2023
- Line Blade Optic 96 Skis · 2023
- Salomon Stance 90 Skis · 2023
- Rossignol Blackops 98 Open Skis · 2024
Völkl Revolt 95 Skis · 2023
It takes a lot of self-control on my end to not buy the Revolt. With a tip to tail rocker, the Revolt 95's are a very playful ski that combines a multilayer wood core and full sidewalls to create a great a very impressive performance. A high density and molecular polyethylene base are included to give the ski power and energy as you head down the hill, as well as great gliding characteristics that won't disappoint when you're trying to keep up with the pack. They are great for jibbing around the mountain as well as hitting those jumps in the park. Check out the X Games and you'll see a lot of skiers on these bad boys!
With a tip to tail rocker, the Revolt 95's are a very playful ski that combines a multilayer wood core and full sidewalls to create very impressive performance. A high density and molecular polyethylene base are included to give the ski power and energy as you head down the hill, as well as great gliding characteristics that won't disappoint when you're trying to keep up with the pack. They are great for jibbing around the mountain as well as hitting those jumps in the park. Check out the X Games and you'll see a lot of skiers on these bad boys!
K2 Mindbender 89Ti Skis · 2023
K2 Mindbender 99Ti Skis · 2023
Nordica Enforcer 100 Skis · 2023
If you enjoy skiing the trees/bumps and exploring off trail in the mornings and burning groomer runs in the afternoon consider the Nordica Enforcer 100's. These have a layer of titanal combined with wood in the core. These are damp and absorb a lot of energy when jamming. The rocker camber slight tail rocker shape is designed to keep this ski stable. The slight rocker in the tail instead of a full rocker helps the ski remain stable and will have you felling confident on every turn.
K2 Mindbender 108Ti Skis · 2022
They stay true to K2's builds with an energetic frame that will really push into turns and hold an edge on anything. The tip and tail rocker keep you floating on powder and add plenty of maneuverability. Titanium added to the build will ensure that the skis stay stable at any speed. And the cool top sheets don't hurt!
Brand new 2022 model! At 108mm underfoot, these things are made for powder. These are made for hard charging skiers - a bit on the stiffer side with a longer turn radius. All-terrain rocker to help you maneuver through all conditions.
K2 Mindbender 98Ti Alliance Skis · Women's · 2022
People who love to ski groomers as well as play in the woods or shred some bumps, the Mindbender 98 TIs hold their own wherever you point them! The Aspen Veneer Core and PowerWall sidewalls lend themselves to a great turn and Titanal Y-beam keeps the ski damp at speeds. This ski is really great all over the mountain and is wide enough to hold its own when the snow falls!
With a specifically-structured metal layer in the ski, the Mindbender puts the reinforcement where you need it and cuts weight where you don't. These are wide enough for deep days, but not so wide that they're going to be an issue when there's no fresh snow to be found. This is basically a one-ski quiver for 80% of mountain conditions.
Nordica Enforcer 104 Free Skis · 2023
This ski has the most off piste maneuverability and best powder float on this list by a fairly significant margin. It has deeper rocker lines in the tips and has way more tail rocker and splay then the other skis. The deeper rocker lines make this ski feel exceptionally maneuverable and easy to pivot in tight trees and bumps. The wider waist and rocker also make this ski the most capable powder ski by a fairly significant margin (it can handle a foot of pow very well). It also has a more medium turn radius at 18.5m. Finally, this ski has a full metal laminate giving it impressive high speed composure and a very planted feel in sketchy conditions. (dealers choice on 186 or 191cm length, I would personally lean towards 186 because it is fairly hefty)
The Nordica Enforcer is the most popular line of all-mountain skis on the market right now. In fact, they are so popular that Nordica is introducing the 104 this season to bridge between the 100 and 110. Luckily, the 104 Free boasts much of the same materials of its brethren, including a balsa wood core wrapped between two sheet of metal that make this beast stable and damp anywhere, in any conditions. For such a big ski, the Enforcer is an amazing carving ski. But Nordica wants the Enforcer to do it all, so they gave it a generous amount of rocker in the tip and tail that gives it great float in powder and keeps it nimble and maneuverable off piste and in trees
Line Blade Optic 96 Skis · 2023
The Blade Optic is all-new for the 2023 season, and is a bit of an enigma of a ski: it is built with Line's 'Gas Pedal Medal Overdrive", which is unique layers of segmented Titanal metal, which then tapers into the tip in the tail. The result is a ski that is stiff underfoot, but much softer and much more playful in the fore and aft of the ski. This is a ski that can go fast, but it is not a big, heavy, and stiff directional ski like other similarly shaped all-mountain skis. Instead, this ski is ideal for skiers wanting a freeride ride ski with a bit softer and more playful side. Incredibly light!
Salomon Stance 90 Skis · 2023
If you want to ski moguls one run, then hit a fast groomer the next and lap your favorite tree run after lunch then this is the ski for you. Salomon does it again and packs versatility, stability and responsiveness all into a ski that will go bell to bell no matter the conditions. A polar core adds durability and is light with a poppy nature. Titaial and carbon in the ski smooth out the ride and have a forgiving nature. A middle of the road flex adds to the versatility. Load up the ski and get some pop then lean them over and crack and they will remain stiff enough through hard turns.
The Salomon Stance is the anti-thesis to Salomon's popular QST line: Whereas the QST is playful and nimble, the Stance is built more for driving trenches down the fall line on groomed runs and hardpack. The Stance sports two layers of metal to give it extra strength and stability, but Salomon milled out the metal in the front and rear of the ski to keep it lighter and a bit more approachable. The Stance is a daily driver for skiers looking for a confident ski that can rip up groomed runs at high speed.
Rossignol Blackops 98 Open Skis · 2024
This is a super fun ski from Rossignol. With a partial twin tip design, the Black Ops 98 is built to be the ultimate jack-of-all-trades ski for the discerning skier looking for a freeride, all-mountain, epic ski. Thanks to a lively wood core that keeps it popping, but Titanal metal layers that give it stability at high speed, the Black Ops can do it. Hit jumps in the park? Check. Rail high speed turns on groomers? Check. Rip through trees and steeps off-piste? Check. Many brands claim to have finally built the quiver-killer ski, but this ski is as close as anyone has actually come.
Nordica Santa Ana 93 Skis · Women's · 2023
A combination of a damp construction and a freeride shape makes for a ski that you can push when you want to, without demanding expert level skiing 24/7. Featuring Nordica's Terrain Specific Metal, the 93 has plenty of metal to dampen the skis for a smoother and more consistent ride in variable conditions, but has targeted zones of less metal for greater flexibility. This makes for a more energetic ride, and keeps things a little more fun and playful when you do get some softer snow or want to dip off trail. 93mm underfoot means the ski is quick edge to edge and easy to maneuver in bumps or trees.
K2 Sight Skis · 2022
An amazing all mountain twin tip ski for a great value. You can shred the park, groomers, trees, moguls and anywhere else on the mountain with these. With an 88mm waist width these skis are narrower park skis that are perfect for the icy east coast but can still take on variable snow and crud with ease making them ideal for occasional trips out west. This ski will do a bit better than the Volkl in Colorado but won't be as easy to maneuver the ski edge to edge when skiing the icy east coast.
The Sight is a great all mountain ski with big park ambitions. The flex pattern of the Sight keeps it stable on landings and flexible in the tips so you aren't limited when trying to progress in the terrain park. Carbon fiber added to the core gives this ski plenty of strength and keeps things damp and due to K2's all terrain rocker, the sight will perform beautifully where ever you decide to take them.
With an aspen wood core and carbon stringers, these skis have a ton of energy and pop to them with some added stability built in that other twin tips sometimes lack. Great for trees, bumps, and making the mountain your playground, the Sight skis are incredibly versatile.
Salomon Stance W 94 Skis · Women's · 2023
Brand new for 2021 the stance is one of the most reactive skis in it's class. This ski is a wood core with a titanal metal sheet over the top giving it incredible responsiveness and edge to edge ability. This ski handles crud like a queen and is much lighter than most others at this width.
Its lightweight construction makes it quick and reactive on varying terrain but this ski also likes to rip! Charging groomers and going fast is in its makeup! Although it has a very stable build, the ski is very capable in the bumps and trees with the right driver!
Mellow groomers, POWDER, and all around good times!
Völkl Secret 96 Skis · Women's · 2023
The Secret pairs a 3D sidecut with a Titanal frame to reduce chatter and prevent deflection away from your active edge. The 3D sidecut places different radii along different parts of the edge so you get instant bite when initiating your turn while retaining the ability to carve longer turns at speed.
Völkl Blaze 106 Skis · 2023
Salomon QST Blank Skis · 2023
This is a phenomenal big mountain ski for powder performance! Fun and playful. Light but can still charge the crud and chop between powder stashes.
Line Blade Optic 104 Skis · 2023
A great option that is a bit more of a freeride all mountain ski but can easily hit the park with ease with their extra durable bases and thicker edges. These are a directional twin so they can easily be skied in either direction but sacrifice nothing when it comes to skiing and carving hard out on the rest of the mountain. Lastly, one of my favorite features on these is the 5 cut side radius allowing for a variety of small and large turns without skipping a beat in between!
Nordica Santa Ana 98 Skis · Women's · 2023
These Santa Anas have that more neutral stance with a more tapered and lifted tail, a progressive sidecut with a 14.5mm turn radius, and dynamic flex pattern. The big difference is in stiffness and stability. These have more metal in the build. It will feel a bit heavier and take more effort to drive, but will reward a strong skier with edge hold on anything (makes them one of the most popular East Coast skis, where you see sheets of ice on runs). The lowered length at 158cm would keep them on the maneuverable side for you, but you may still find them less stable at speed due to not having as much board in front of you / behind you.
K2 Mindbender 106C Alliance Skis · Women's · 2022
A 15 meter radius translates to the ski's capacity to turn on a dime. Furthermore, the carbon construction of these skis ensures they are very lightweight and oriented towards the skier that needs something to point in whatever direction they please without much force. The all terrain rocker allows these skis to float well in fresh snow while maintaining an edge balance on harder conditions.
Absolutely rips in every condition with it’s mid-fat waist, lightweight Aspen Veneer wood core and carbon stringers woven into it which’s adds pop and rebound. This is a lively ski that can handle it all. The all terrain rockers has a gradual rise to the tip allowing it a lot of versatility and with the short, low rise in the tail it has added control in the variable snow.
Excellent handling in a variety of conditions from big powder days to softer snow on the frontside. No metal in these skis makes them playful and surfy, leading to excellent float when you need it. But with K2's carbon fiber weave, these remain torsionally rigid enough to get on edge when the conditions are not perfect or at the end of a day when everything is tracked out.
Fischer Ranger 102 Skis · 2024
Fischer redesigned the Ranger series for 2023, aiming to combine the best traits of the old Ti Rangers-stability and dampness- with those of the Ranger FR- playfulness and nimbleness. Each Ranger has a sheet of metal underfoot, but with each iteration of the Ranger, the layer of metal gets shorter as the ski gets wider. So the metal in the Ranger 102 makes up only about half of the ski, resulting in a much softer and playful ski overall. The 102 is built for days when soft snow is plentiful and skiers are looking to romp through trees and off-piste without an overly demanding ski asking too much of them of punishing them for bad form. But the metal underfoot gives the ski plenty of stability when you are racing down your favorite groomer back to the lift.
Armada Reliance 92 Ti Skis · Women's · 2023
These Reliance 92ti Women's Skis are an excellent resort performance ski from Armada. They have a titanal beam layer that helps maintain a consistent flex throughout the ski. Great all over the resorts, from bumps to groomers to skiing the trees, these will be a blast.
Armada Declivity 102 Ti Skis · 2023
Armadas lightest caruba wood core paired with a powerful titanal layer gives you all the power you could need at a more manageable weight, especially in tighter spots when you're weaving through trees. The free ride rocker shape gives a bit more rise in the tips for better float while the positive camber underfoot lets you carve with ease on even the iciest days! Really just a very well rounded ski that you can take anywhere without worrying about the conditions!
Fischer Ranger 96 Skis · 2024
The new fully unisex Fisher Ranger Line is breaking boundaries on a lightweight and powerful ski - fun at any speed and any snow condition, these skis are ready for you to have a great day!
All-mountain skiing. This is a great carving ski that will be fun in a variety of conditions all over the mountain.
K2 Mindbender 116C Skis · 2022
Super wide for float, but still stout and stable for firm days, or just bombing the cat tracks back to the lift. While a bit wide for true all mountain skiing, the 116 is a fantastic freeride choice for the playful skier. Best suited for deep, wide, and fast skiing, the 116 loves to be pointed down the fall line and ripped around the biggest lines and pillows on the hill.
These have SUPREME flotation in powder, but with plenty of edge hold, you'll still be able to have a fun time rippin down some groomers! These have a maple and paulownia core for the ideal blend of power, energy, and lightweight performance. Not to mention the DOOOPE graphic!!
Salomon Stance 96 Skis · 2023
Amazing powerful turns on groomed terrain, and at 96mm underfoot this ski can hack the cruddy and the soft when the skies open up. This ski has a double sheet of metal, so it really grabs those groomers for an incredible turn. It is surprisingly light and can hack pretty much anything you throw at it!
Moment Deathwish 104 Skis · 2023
Want skis that float like a true powder ski but grip and rip like your edge is a serrated knife? Do you want skis that are playful like your favorite rocker ski but will pop you up onto any rail with ease? These are your sticks. The triple camber makes sure that these skis come preloaded with energy and have twice the initial points of contact when initiating your edge. As you power into it, the rest of the edge grips in with even pressure ensuring that you don't slow down on your turn and actually accelerate you out of it. The rocker in the tip and tail is super playful and opens the whole mountain up to look like a playground. If there is one ski that changes the entire way you look at and ride a mountain, this is it.
Elan Ripstick 106 Skis · 2024
Wood tube lite core with carbon rods along the side cut. These are ideal for the skier that spends time on and off the trails. Unique right and left ski from Elan these even at 106mm wide in the waist are easy edge to edge. The inner edges have more camber for holding edge on variable terrain. Where the outer edges have more rocker and help these smear pow turns. With less carbon rods than the Black Edition these will be softer and more forgiving. A great choice for a slightly wider all mountain ski.
K2 Mindbender 89Ti Skis · Women's · 2023
Groomers, Hard Pack, Low-tide Tree and Mogul Skiing, A Modicum of New Snow. One of the narrowest of the Mindbender line, the Titinal Y-Beam construction and All-Terrain Rocker construction of the Women's Mindbender 89TI will give you stability at speed; easy turn initiation; and a low-chatter ride that makes this a perfect low-tide/groomer driver that will feel at home on and off piste.
Best for ladies who prefer the groomers, this ski is a great daily driver! This ski offers a damp and stable ride at high speeds and on variable terrain. The Powerwall sidewall construction and Titanaly Y-Beam provide confidence inspiring stability and a high speed edge hold. They also feature an all-terrain rocker to keep the tips up in soft and variable snow.
Völkl Secret 102 Skis · Women's · 2022
These are the widest model in Völkl's All-Mountain Freeride women's collection. The Völkl Secret 102 are built with the same materials and construction as the more firm-snow-focused Kenja 88. Metal runs along the edges of the ski in both the tip and tail, however, the metal does not connect underfoot in order to provide a strong, stable feel on edge- it lightens the ski as well! They have implemented a 3D Radius sidecut which uses a longer radius in the tips and tails, and a tighter radius underfoot to allow for different turn shapes dependent on how you're shifting weight.
Atomic Backland 98 W Skis · Women's · 2023
The Atomic Backland 98 is made to be a women's backcountry ski that can do it all. With a 98 mm waist and Atomic's HRZN tech tip, it can easily float in powder, but with lightweight wood core reinforced by a carbon backbone, it is stiff and responsive enough for steep descents where you need to trust in your ski. It is also deliciously lightweight, weighing in at just 1200 grams per ski in the 164 cm length. this is a serious touring ski that makes the uphill a delight and the downhill whatever you want it to be.
Lightweight touring with wood core performance + a carbon backbone for stability descents.
Intermediate to advanced skiers looking for a lightweight ski that can do it all!
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