ski comparisons

  1. T

    Rustler 10, Enforcer 104, Enforcer 100

    Hey everyone, After spending too much time trying to make a decision about these skis, I thought I would ask for a few more inputs... I skied the Faction Dictator 3.0's this last season, and enjoyed them when I was really pushing it, but am looking for something that is a little more playful...
  2. Philpug

    Comparison Review Ultra-Premium Ski Reviews: Kästle Supra and Bomber Pro Terrain

    When Kästles, Stöcklis, and Renouns become commonplace, it is time to elevate your options. I was invited to the Mudroom at Caldera House in Jackson Hole to test out Kästle’s Limited Edition 93mm Supra and Bomber’s new 84mm 50/50 ski, the Pro Terrain. The Mudroom’s manager, Gov Carrigan, made...
  3. R

    Cage Match Request: M5 Mantra vs. Stormrider 95

    Please and thank you :)
  4. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Men's 90 mm All-Mountain Ski Comparison

    This week on Chairlift Chat we compare 15 different men's all-mountain skis in the 90 mm waist width range and discuss what type of skier they would be best for. Don't forget we have a whole heap of more information on these skis in our 2019 Ski Test results as well as our full length ski...
  5. Spaztic

    Dynastar FIS SL skis?

    Hello all. I'm in the market for new FIS SL skis for shits and giggles. I've scoured the forums (and the web, in general), and can't find much about Dynastar's FIS SLs. Lots of info and feedback about other brands, though. There are still new 2017-2018 pairs floating around out there for a...
  6. martyg

    Kore 93 Verses Stormrider 95

    The vast majority of my skis are Stockli Lazer series - some with Marker WC piston race plate. I love the way that they ski. My everyday work ski to teach on is a Lazer AX. Looking for an in-bounds powder ski. Looking for something a bit more playful than Stockli Lazer's vibe. I've never had...
  7. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison Head Monster 83 vs Liberty VMT V82

    @Superbman asked for this one, and even though I really like both of these skis, is this really a viable Cage Match? The whole premise of the Cage Matches is that they are usually between two skis that are commonly compared; at first I thought these two would not be on the same radar, but the...
  8. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison 2019 Nordica Enforcer 93 vs 2019 Blizzard Rustler 9

    For being in the same family, Blizzard and Nordica are really going after each other. I don’t get it. Guys, you are the same company, globally speaking. Does it matter if a customer buys the orange one or the red one? Does it matter if the money goes in the right pocket or the left pocket? I am...
  9. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison 2019 Head Supershape iTitan vs 2019 Fischer The Curv GT

    The two hard-snow skis that go Head to ... umm ... up against each other here are the Head Supershape iTitan and Fischer's Curv GT. These two skis deserve a throwdown that the majority of readers will be interested in. They define what Cage Matches are all about: both are designed for the same...
  10. FairToMiddlin

    Comparison Review A Layman's Look at 2019 Skis from SIA Copper

    While looking toward SIA this year, many of us had a feeling of impending doom, thanks to an uncooperative gulfstream (or whatever was keeping snow away from Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico…). Would we be able to do justice to any review of wider, off-piste skis? Pleeeeease? Yes, just. Copper...
  11. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison 2019 Cage Match Requests

    I have some in my mind but the idea of the Cage Match is what two skis the consumer will be comparing when they walk into a ski shop. So, please let us know what two skis you want to get compared for this coming season. Post em here.
  12. Doug Briggs

    Comparison Review Doug Briggs' 2019 Thumbnail Reviews: 75-95mm Frontside Skis

    Atomic Vantage 86 C Dimensions: *123-86-106.5 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 157, 165, 173, 181 Size tested: 181 Design: All New *scaled sizing The Vantage 86 C has great grip and is a fun ski to rip on. It does have a tendency to want to finish turns sooner than I intend, so stay on top of these to...
  13. MattD

    Stockli Laser AX vs Renoun Z-77

    Have any of you been lucky enough to ski both of these? Would like to hear comments/comparisons. Thanks!
  14. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Rossignol Experience 94 Ti Review

    Here's our review of the new 2019 Rossignol Experience 94 Ti! This is the widest and stiffest ski in the completely redesigned Experience collection. It's also a new contender in the growing low-mid-90-mm all mountain category. We'll continue to release 2019 ski review through the spring and...
  15. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Nordica Enforcer 93 Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a closer look at the Nordica Enforcer 93. While the ski remains unchanged for the 2019 season, except for a graphics update, we expect it to remain among the most popular all mountain skis on the market. It has arguably helped inspire more emphasis on the...
  16. F

    mogul skis

    Hi I did a quick search and I've found a couple of threads similar to this but none with the range of skis I'm looking specifically. So anyway, I'm looking for mogul skis but not MOGUL SKIS per se (ie idone, hart, etc) for next season. I'd like to do other stuff on them when I take them out for...
  17. L

    What ski is similar to the Nordica Patron's?

    First of all I want to say thank you to those of you who recommended to us to go to Big Sky the first week in April! We Skied powder 4 out of 6 days! We'll definitely be going back! While I was there I was able to rent Nordica Patrons. This is the 2nd time I've had them and they are by far the...
  18. P

    Blizzard Magnum 8.7ti

    Anyone familiar with these skis and found a comparable replacement? Not so sure about the short radius or tail rise of the current Blizzards. I can compare specs but wondered if anyone had any real life experience. I realize the Magnum was not super popular on the west coast but its been my...
  19. N

    Gear anguish - Kästle FX85HP or Renoun Z-90?????

    East coaster here. I love my Stöckli Laser SC's, but I need a second pair of skiis for less than perfect groomer days. This became clear yesterday as I was trying out my friends Rossi's Experience 88's; really enjoyable ski for mid-speed runs, but I did lack a bit of grip on the icy parts. I...
  20. kayco53

    New skis for spring skiing and icy conditions

    Looking for some skis for spring and icy conditions. Like my cham97's for all round conditions and powder but they leave a lot to e desired when its icy. Need a good groomer ski that likes some ice. Mornings like this weekend we started at at -15c and were right around freezing by lunch. Had a...
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