ski reviews

  1. Philpug

    Comparison Review Philpug's 2019 Reviews, 80-90mm All-Mountain Skis

    Atomic Vantage X 86 Ti Dimensions: 123-86-106.5* Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 165, 173, 181 Size tested: 181 Design: All New *scaled The Vantage 86 Ti is a bit of a throwback, back to the days of original Nomad Crimson Ti and Völkl AC50, a burly mid-80mm-waisted charger but now with a modern...
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    Individual Review 2019 Rossignol Experience 88 Ti

    Rossignol Experience 88 Ti Dimensions: 127-88-117 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 159, 166, 173, 180, 187 Size tested: 180cm Design: All New Rossignol is offering the biggest change to the Experience collection since its introduction almost a decade ago. The Experience 88 has been the focal model of...
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    2019 Völkl

    Völkl Deacon 74 Dimensions: 125-74-104 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 163, 168, 173, 178 Size tested: 178 Design: All New Drahtguy Kevin: Volkl introduced these new skis with a big online campaign. I was excited to see what the big deal was. Both models have the same damp, quiet ride that is solid...
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    2019 Stöckli

    Stöckli Laser AX Dimensions: 123-78-110 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 159, 167, 175, 183 Size tested: 175 Design: Carryover/NGT Ron: (from last year) The new AX represents the new class of narrow all-mountain skis. It has a very unique build with softish, slightly rockered tips but is quite stiff...
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    2019 Salomon

    Salomon S/Max 12 Dimensions: 121-70-106 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 160, 165, 170, 175, 180 Size tested: 175 Design: All New Ron: For 2019, we are seeing an influx of hard-snow carvers. Salomon has revised its X-Max line, and the new S/Max ski is a welcome addition. At 72 underfoot, this ski likes...
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    2019 Renoun

    Renoun Z-77 Dimensions: 123-77-111 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 157, 165, 174, 180 Design: Carryover Ron (from last year): On the groomed, it didn't take long to figure this ski out, although it was just fine skiing some slow ride-the-arc turns, it loves speed and even at the shorter length, it...
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    2019 Rossignol

    Rossignol Hero Elite ST Ti Dimensions: 122-68-104 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 157, 162, 167, 172 Size tested: 172 Design: New Construction Rossignol Hero Elite LT Ti Dimensions: 119-71-101 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 167, 172, 177, 182 Size tested: 177 Design: New Construction Philpug: Well yes...
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    2019 Nordica

    Nordica Dobermann Spitfire RB FTD Dimensions:122-72-102 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 156, 162, 168, 174, 180 Size tested: 174 Design: All New Drahtguy Kevin: The timid need not apply. I’m certain "RB" doesn’t stand for Rippin’ Bastard, but it should. The RB is a true slalom ski with a super tip...
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    2019 Line

    Line Blend Dimensions: 132-100-122 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 171, 178, 186 Size tested: 178 Design: Carryover/NGT dean_spirito: (from last year) The Line Blend is a ski I’ve wanted to get on for a long time, and this year I finally got the chance. As its name suggests, it blends characteristics...
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    2019 K2

    K2 Turbo Charger Dimensions: 129-72-107 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 158, 165, 172 Size tested: 165 Design: Carryover/NGT Drahtguy Kevin: (from last year) This K2 offering is easier to ski than a race-oriented slalom ski. Turn initiation is a tad slower and the ski isn’t as quick across the fall...
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    2019 Kästle

    Kästle LX73 Dimensions: 115-73-99 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 140, 148, 156, 164, 172 Size tested: 164 Design: Carryover Tricia: (from last season) Kästle has changed its LX lineup; it added a sidewall construction, making this ski completely different from past versions other than the LX in the...
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    2019 Icelantic

    Icelantic Sabre 89 Dimensions:130-89-115 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 164, 174, 184 Size tested: 184 Design: New Construction Philpug: The 15 mm of taper in the Sabre can really be felt. With its trademark Icelantic dampening and solid feel, the Sabre needs just a bit of ankle roll to come into a...
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    2019 Head

    Head Supershape iMagnum Dimensions: 131-72-110 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 149, 156, 163, 170, 177 Size tested: 170 Design: Carryover/NGT Philpug: The Supershape i.Magnum unfortunately suffers from middle-child syndrome. When there was just the Supershape i.Speed, it had a following. Then Head...
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    2019 Fischer

    RC4 The Curv DTX Dimensions: 121-72-106 Radius: [email protected] Size tested: 178 Sizes: 157, 164, 171, 178 Design: Carryover Philpug: The Curv GT is getting the lion’s share of the attention in the Curv collection, but the DTX is the sleeper. At 72 mm underfoot, Fischer’s magnificent construction...
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    2019 Faction

    Faction Candide 1.0 Dimensions: 121-90-121 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 164, 170, 176, 182 Size tested: 182 Design: Carryover dean_spirito: (from last year) When the greatest freeskier on the planet designs a ski, people should probably stop what they are doing and take notice. While many brands...
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    2019 Elan

    Elan SLX SL Dimensions: 121-68-104 Radius: 14/[email protected] Sizes: 155, 160, 165, 170 Size tested: 165 Design: Carryover/NGT Drahtguy Kevin: (From last year) A dual-radius ski (14/12m) with tons of personality, the Elan SLX was super easy to turn with energy to burn in about any shape you want...
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    2019 Dynastar

    Dynastar Speed Zone 12 Dimensions: 121-72-106 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 158, 166, 174, 182 Size tested: 174 Design: Carryover/NGT Drahtguy Kevin: (from last year) The Speed Zone 12 is an easily engaging ski with confidence-inspiring stability. It crosses the fall line quickly in a calm fashion...
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    2019 DPS

    DPS Cassiar Alchemist 79 "The Trainer" Dimensions: 123-79-106 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 160, 167 Sizes tested: 160, 167 Design: All New Weight: 1380g/[email protected], 1445g/[email protected] Philpug: This is a ski that I did not expect from DPS; in fact, just looking at it, neither would you. Not so much...
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    2019 Blizzard

    Blizzard Firebird Competition Dimensions: 121.5-70-104 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 154, 160, 166, 172, 178 Size tested: 172 Design: All New Drahtguy Kevin: A quick hookup and exponential energy from turn to turn make this ski an exciting and rewarding ride. Power and precision are attributes...
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    2019 Atomic

    Atomic Redster S9 Dimensions: 119.5-68-97.5 Radius: [email protected], [email protected] Sizes: 153, 159, 165, 171 Size tested: 171 Design: Carryover Drahtguy Kevin: (from last year) Click in and hang on. This ski exudes power and speed. At 68mm underfoot and a 13.3m radius, the ride is quick but stable...
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