Skis

2014-2015 Salomon X-Drive 8.8 FS

2014-2015 Salomon X-Drive 8.8 FS

The new Salomon X-Drive 8.8 FS is a relatively narrow, super stable ski that shines at speed and in demanding terrain or conditions.

2014-2015 Moment Governor

2014-2015 Moment Governor

The Governor and the Blizzard Bodacious are two of our favorite substantial, directional pow skis. Time for a ‘Vs.’ review. (And we throw in comparisons to a number of other skis, too.)

2014-2015 Atomic Theory

2014-2015 Atomic Theory

We’ve put more time on the Atomic Theory on groomers, and its blend of stability, predictability, forgiveness – and price – continues to impress.

2014-2015 Dynastar Powertrack 89

2014-2015 Dynastar Powertrack 89

Dynastar calls their new Powertrack 89 a “one-ski quiver with a huge sweet spot.” They’re right. It’s also really quick.

Moment Blister Pro

Moment Blister Pro

The Moment Blister Pro is starting to arrive, and we’ve begun getting them on snow. So here are a few initial impressions and some rocker profile pics.

2014-2015 Line Pandora

2014-2015 Line Pandora

This season, Line messed with a good thing and overhauled the Pandora. It’s arguably even better now.

2014-2015 4FRNT Devastator

2014-2015 4FRNT Devastator

Update: The 4FRNT Devastator is one of the most stable, predictable skis we’ve tested in crud and variable conditions, and we’ve now put more time on it in soft chop and fresh powder.

2014-2015 Whitedot Director

2014-2015 Whitedot Director

We take a first look at the Director, one of Whitedot’s most playful, versatile, and best selling skis.

2014-2015 Scott Rock’Air

2014-2015 Scott Rock’Air

The SCOTT Rock’Air is a lightweight ski that is very predictable—a great combination for ski touring and ski mountaineering.

2014-2015 SkiLogik Powderball

2014-2015 SkiLogik Powderball

The SkiLogik Powderball is a dead easy ski that’s a great choice for those who are new to pow skiing, or those who ski trees a lot on deeper days.

Blister ‘Best Of’ Awards

Blister ‘Best Of’ Awards

In the next round of Blister’s ‘Best Of’ Awards, we talk about some of the best snowboards out there.

2014-2015 One-Ski Quiver: Reviewers’ Choices

2014-2015 One-Ski Quiver: Reviewers’ Choices

East Coast? All-Mountain? Park? What is the single best ski for handling all of the above? Our next reviewer weighs in.

2014-2015 Blizzard Sheeva

2014-2015 Blizzard Sheeva

Update: After spending time on more skis in New Zealand, we compare the Blizzard Sheeva to some other skis in its class.

2014-2015 Two-Ski Quiver: Reviewers’ Choices

2014-2015 Two-Ski Quiver: Reviewers’ Choices

Another round of Two-Ski Quiver Selections, from AK to NZ and Japan.

Tecnica R9.8 130

Tecnica R9.8 130

Your search for the perfect alpine boot might be over.

2014-2015 Three-Ski Quiver: Reviewers’ Choices

2014-2015 Three-Ski Quiver: Reviewers’ Choices

In our next round of three-ski quiver selections, our reviewer on the East Coast weighs in.

2014-2015 K2 Shreditor 102

2014-2015 K2 Shreditor 102

The new K2 Shreditor 102 is playful, yet does surprisingly well in variable conditions. It’s right up there with some of our favorite freestyle-oriented all-mountain skis.

2014-2015 LINE Supernatural 108

2014-2015 LINE Supernatural 108

Update: we’ve detailed the specific differences between the prototype & production models of this impressive, playful charger.

2014-2015 Lange RS 120 S.C.

2014-2015 Lange RS 120 S.C.

The Lange RS 120 S.C. is a solid boot that can be driven hard in all conditions, but is also really comfortable.

2014-2015 Volkl V-Werks Katana

2014-2015 Volkl V-Werks Katana

Of all the skis we’ve reviewed, the Volkl V-Werks Katana stands out as certainly the most surprising and one of the most impressive.