ski reviews

  1. Philpug

    Individual Review Long-Term Review: 2020 Augment All Mountain 77 Ti-Carbon

    Augment All Mountain 77 Ti-Carbon Dimensions: 121.5-77-107.5 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 159, 167, 175 Size tested: 175 Design: New Graphics Technology You might have heard of Augment, but chances are you haven’t. How about this name: Croc? Not the soft squooshy clogs that seniors wear with...
  2. Philpug

    Individual Review Long-Term Review: 2020 Fischer RC One GT 86

    Fischer RC One GT 86 Dimensions: 130-86-116 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 161, 168, 175, 182 Size tested: 175 Design: All New The Fischer RC One GT 86 has a mouthful of a name; an accomplished skier could make it down the better part of some ski trails before saying the whole thing. There is no...
  3. Eric Edelstein

    Individual Review 2019-20 Parlor Warbird

    Parlor Warbird (2019-2020) 125-78-106 r=16.0 +- @ 164cm 125-78-106 r=16.0 +- @ 171cm 125-78-106 r=16.9 +- @ 185cm Manufacturer Info: Parlor Skis 175 William F. McClellan Hwy East Boston, MA 02128 USA (617) 918-7308 [email protected] Suggested Retail Price...
  4. Eric Edelstein

    Individual Review 2018-19 Liberty Helix 98

    Liberty Helix 98 2018-2019 133-98-121 @179cm Manufacturer Info: Liberty Skis P.O. Box 4555 Avon, CO 81620 Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): $600 usd Usage Class: All mountain twin Rating (with comments): (1="get me off these things"->10="I have to own a...
  5. 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...
  6. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2020 K2 Mindbender 90 Ti Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a look at the new 2020 K2 Mindbender 90 Ti! Easily one of the most versatile skis in this width range. We're pretty stoked on the new collection as a whole! This thing made me feel like I actually know how to ski bumps...
  7. Tricia

    Individual Review Long-Term Review: K2 Mindbender 88Ti Alliance

    Dimensions: 125-88-112 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 149, 156, 163, 170 Size tested: 170 Design: All New I am one of the women fortunate enough to get an early look at a K2 Mindbender Alliance ski. First, let's talk about the name "Alliance." The K2 Alliance program was started more than 20 years...
  8. Philpug

    1-22-19 Introduction of 2019-20 Liberty V-Series V76w and V82w skis

    Check out's Facebook Live video of the worldwide introduction of the 2019-20 Liberty Skis V-Series women's line. Tune in on 1/22/19 at 10 AM PST ( 1PM EST) and ask our host @Tricia about this all-new collection of skis. #rideliberty #pugskireviews Link to Pugski's Facebook page...
  9. Alexzn

    Individual Review Renoun Z90 180 cm

    So, overt the break I finally got to ski the famed Z90 for a couple of days in a length that was appropriate. The snow ranged from baked glop to icy "when is the next snow coming" grommers and scratched-up off piste. I am not Usually a carving ski fan, I tend to rely more on the all-mountain...
  10. FairToMiddlin

    Individual Review 2019 Atomic Backland 107 & Shift MNC 13

    Atomic Backland 107 Dimensions: 138-107-125 Radius: [email protected] Size tested: 189 Design: All New I wasn’t looking forward to testing this. I had a rough intro to Atomic’s revamped all-mountain Vantage series, and was concerned that that they had taken what was basically a descendant of the...
  11. Eleeski

    Scott Slight 100

    Interesting skis. I got them for a lightweight traveling ski for powder and our trip to Japan. I got them a little too short for my size in 168. But they are cambered for much of the ski - no rocker. There's also not much sidecut. So the short ski might compensate for that - and be a bit easier...
  12. DoryBreaux

    Individual Review Long term review: Atomic Vantage 97 Ti

    Full disclosure; I have a bias toward Atomic and have worked with the local rep off and on for about 7 years. There is a reason though; I love what they do. I don't get free stuff or anything for praising them. Size tested: 188 I'll start off by saying I never fell in love with the Vantage...
  13. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Blizzard Cochise Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat our Utah correspondent, Drew, checks in with his review of the 2019 Blizzard Cochise!
  14. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison Time Machine Cage Match: The Völkl Mantra

    Which one? That is the question I have to ask whenever someone inquires about a Mantra, the new M5 in particular. "I owned" "My buddy owned" "I read about" ... the Mantra. I always have to answer, "Which one?" The reply is usually, “What do you mean, 'Which one?'" There have been several...
  15. Ron

    Individual Review Long-Term Review: Liberty V92

    Liberty V92 Dimensions: 133-92-110 Radius: [email protected] Size tested: 179 Design: All New The V92 might be the most fun, most forgiving, most capable ski I have had the pleasure to click into. At the same time, it is a high performer that does many things extremely well. Simply stated, it's a...
  16. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Men's Freeride Ski Comparison

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a closer look at 15 different men's freeride skis and discuss the similarities and differences between them.
  17. Tricia

    Cage Match Comparison 2019 Liberty V76 vs 2019 Blizzard Black Pearl 78 vs 2019 DPS Alchemist Cassiar 79

    Ah, 76, 78, 79. This seems to be the sweet spot for a ski that can carve up the groomers, rip a zipper line, or help someone work on technique. For me, it is the sweet spot for a ski that puts a smile on my face. I was fortunate enough to be able to ski all three of them early in their lives...
  18. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison 2019 Blizzard Brahma vs2019 Rossignol Experience 88 Ti

    In all its wisdom, Blizzard played it safe when redesigning the Brahma. It had a good thing going and decided to tweak things rather than start over. So, the new Brahma got a slightly more rounded shovel, a slightly more aggressive sidecut, and a slightly more balanced flex compared to the model...
  19. Philpug

    Individual Review Long-Term Review: 2019 Salomon S/Max Blast

    Salomon knows how to make hard-snow skis; we just wish it would offer them on a more consistent basis. Since wishing is not a good business plan, we are going to light a fire under the consumer's ass and create some awareness of the all-new S/Max collection from Salomon, specifically its halo...
  20. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison 2019 Liberty V-Series V76 vs 2019 Head Supershape iRally

    The Liberty V-Series V76 takes on the Head Supershape iRally. Am I really going there? Am I really going to put the all-new, relatively unknown, mostly unproven Liberty up against the reference ski in the segment? Hell yeah. Because this very good Liberty has everything to gain and nothing to...