ski reviews

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Armada Tracer 108 Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a closer look at the 2019 Armada Tracer 108! Has anyone been on these skis? Very fun, super versatile, would make a great AT ski!
  4. GregK

    Just wondering if anyone has the Scoop on the 2019 Nordica Enforcer 104

    Saw a post on Tenton Gravity(2018/19 Gear) on the new Nordica Enforcer 104 that’s going to be coming out and wondering if anyone else has seen or possibly skied it. Sounded like a scaled down 110(more tail rocker/partial twin/free ride style ski) more than a wider 100. Might be a good quiver...
  5. Tricia

    Individual Review Tricia's 2018-19 Ski Tests: 83+mm Skis

    Atomic Vantage 97 C W Dimensions: 128.5-97-117.5 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 156, 164, 172 Size tested: 164 Design: All New This is a new ski for Atomic this year. It shouldn’t turn as quickly as it does and still have the off-piste power that it does. I took it into some moguls off the top of the...
  6. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Head Kore 99 Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a closer look at the new 2019 Head Kore 99. It's definitely a valuable addition to the Kore collection and its performance feels slightly different than the other models. Check out our thoughts and if you've been on a pair, let us know what you think!
  7. Andy Mink

    Individual Review Andy Mink’s Intermediate Look at 2019 Skis

    About me: I am a 54-year-old returning skier into my second season after many years off. I went from sucking wind every few hundred feet on the first day back to 77 days last year. I am 5'10", 225 lb, and an advancing intermediate learning to ski again on equipment that wasn't even thought of...
  8. 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...
  9. dean_spirito

    Comparison Review The Dean's List: 2019 Reviews

    Armada Edollo Dimensions: 133-98-123 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 164, 172, 180 Size tested: 180 Design: All New The 2019 Henrik Harlaut pro model isn’t exactly all new, but a few changes are worth mentioning. The Edollo is still the same 98mm twin tip that we all know and love, but it has been...
  10. 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.
  11. UGASkiDawg

    Individual Review UGASkiDawg's 2018-19 SIA Ski Reviews

    Atomic Vantage 86 C Dimensions: 123-86-106.5 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 157, 165, 173, 181 Size tested: 173 Design: All New This is a great one-ski quiver candidate that turns really well when you want to but leaves you alone if you don’t. It has a nice shape and flex pattern for fun in the...
  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. SkiNurse

    Individual Review SkiNurse's 2018-19 Ski Reviews

    Over the last couple of years, it has been frustrating that the ski manufacturers did not bring skis for the on-the-short-end-of-average ski tester. This year, most did bring skis that were less than 165 cm, and I almost wished that there was another day of on-the-snow testing so I could try...
  14. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Nordica Women's Santa Ana Collection

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a closer look at the 2019 Nordica women's Santa Ana collection and discuss how they differ from the men's Enforcer models. Are there any PugSkiers on Santa Anas? What do you think? Are there any women here that ski the Enforcers? Any men that ski the Santa...
  15. Pugski Test Team

    2019 Liberty

    Liberty V76 Dimensions: 126-76-106 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 165, 172, 179 Construction: All New Doug Briggs (179): Liberty showed me that my conception of them as a freeride company was all wrong. The V76 is an outstanding ski. Easy to ski, ready to go, it handles the piste like a thoroughbred...
  16. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Liberty V-92 Review

    Hopefully you saw our article back in January announcing that we picked up Liberty. If you missed it, we picked up Liberty! They have some exciting stuff happening for 2019, including this V-92. Drastically different construction than we've ever seen from Liberty, and they've never had skis...
  17. ScotsSkier

    Individual Review 2019 K2 Super Charger

    2019 K2 Super Charger Dimensions: 126-76-105; tuned at 1°/2° Radius: [email protected] Size tested: 175 cm Construction: Carryover/NGT At the Pugski Mini-Gathering/Private Demo at Mt Rose last week, I was just pulling my Rossi 190/35 FIS Rossi GS skis out of the truck when Tricia comes over and says...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Ron

    Individual Review Ron's "The Way I Ski It" 2019 Thumbnail Reviews, Sub-85mm Skis

    Head Monster 83 Dimensions: 131-83-110 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 149, 156, 163, 170, 177 Size tested: 177 Design: New Construction For 2019, Head revised the entire line of Monsters. I wish Head would rename the line as "Monster" really isn't accurate. A few iterations back, the Monsters were...