Skis

2014-2015 Praxis GPO

2014-2015 Praxis GPO

The Praxis GPO is not a straightforward ski, but it’s a ski that offers a blend of liveliness and power that we haven’t seen before.

2014-2015 Fischer Motive 86 Ti

2014-2015 Fischer Motive 86 Ti

The Fischer Motive 86 Ti provides a very nice blend of performance characteristics while showing no significant shortcomings or compromises.

2nd Look: Moment Belafonte

2nd Look: Moment Belafonte

We take a 2nd Look at the Moment Belafonte, and put it up against the Line Supernatural 108.

2014-2015 Blizzard Brahma

2014-2015 Blizzard Brahma

Update: with time now on the 180cm Brahma, we compare it to the 187cm Brahma and the 180cm Blizzard Bonafide.

2014-2015 Whitedot Director

2014-2015 Whitedot Director

After 4 days on snow, the Whitedot Director is quite promising as another entry in the playful charger category.

2nd Look: Moment Bibby

2nd Look: Moment Bibby

If the Blister Pro is THE playful charger, the current Bibby is THE jibby charger.

2nd Look: Blizzard Peacemaker

2nd Look: Blizzard Peacemaker

The Blizzard Peacemaker and Moment PB&J are two of the most stable freestyle all-mountain skis we’ve tested, so we put them head-to-head.

2014-2015 Ski Logik Front Burner

2014-2015 Ski Logik Front Burner

The Ski Logik Front Burner is a specialized frontside tool that’s great for those looking to make lots of short, dynamic turns and high-angle carves.

2nd Look: Armada Invictus

2nd Look: Armada Invictus

We take a 2nd Look at the Armada Invictus, with lots of comparisons to other directional chargers.

Moment Blister Pro

Moment Blister Pro

Christmas came early this year in the form of the Blister Pro. Several of us have been on them now, here are our collective thoughts.

2014-2015 Fischer Progressor 900

2014-2015 Fischer Progressor 900

If you like the sound of a powerful, responsive ski for making aggressive, high-angle carves on groomers (both short and long), you’ll like the Fischer Progressor 900.

2014-2015 Salomon X-Drive 8.0 FS

2014-2015 Salomon X-Drive 8.0 FS

The Salomon X-Drive 8.0 is a very substantial frontside carver that isn’t out of place around the rest of the mountain, particularly when the snow isn’t deep.

DPS Cassiar 85 Hybrid T2

DPS Cassiar 85 Hybrid T2

The DPS Cassiar 85 is a fun, energetic, frontside carver that is quite capable off-piste, too.

Line Supernatural 108 vs. Blizzard Cochise

Line Supernatural 108 vs. Blizzard Cochise

We’ve heaped a lot of praise on both the Supernatural 108 and the Cochise, so we spent several days A / B-ing the two skis at Taos—same runs, same conditions.

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.

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.