Ski Test: Nordica Spitfire RB 72

You can love or dislike karv skiing from Nordika, but it is impossible not to recognize them in skiing as a ski tester. They have always been very characteristic: excellent rail and powerful, but in one narrow range of one turning radius. Personally, I don’t like this kind of skiing because I myself love the variability in rhythm and this is exactly what I expected from the version of skis updated this season. Well, the time has come to check whether my hopes have come true or not. Let's go check.


Ski Review: Nordica Dobermann Spitfire

Of course, Nordica is primarily known for its ski boots, and it is the boots that skiers associate with this brand. But Nordica's skis, although very specific, but more than decent. They are not many in the line, but they are all quite working and understandable. In the 19-20 season, the line of cross-country skiing was significantly updated, although the changes are not obvious and immediately not noticeable, and it makes sense to figure out what's new and how to understand new skis in general. Let's go figure it out.

Ski Review: Head Monster X

The Monster series of alpine skiing from Head is not just not new, but not new at all. They were new in the early 2000s and even then were doubtful and incomprehensible because of their prohibitive longitudinal rigidity. For some time they were not in the catalogue, then they appeared again unclear why because Head had no direct need for this class of skis. As a result, they have been in the lineup for the past few years, and last year a new version of "Monster X" appeared in them, which we deprived of attention, although it did not deserve it at all, and today is the time to pay it back.


Ski Rating: Freeride (under 100mm waist)

Freeride is not only waist-deep in fresh snow. After a snowfall, it is possible to fly out of the track with pleasure to grab fresh snow without giving up the pleasure of driving along velveteen. One hobby does not have to lead to a rejection of another. It is for this combination that there are skis with a waist from 90 to 100 mm. which work perfectly on the track and allow you to enjoy skiing in the fresh snow between the tracks. Such skis are tested in the snow and on the track and have two performance ratings.

Ski Rating: High Performance

Test results of high-performance men's skis on tests according to the Worldskitest program. In this category, skis are collected for experts who are well versed in technology, but not specifically focused on sports skiing, but who are looking for versatility in skiing rhythms in skiing and high efficiency in dynamic skiing on any piste.

Ski Rating: Freeride

Freeride skis with a waist width of more than 100 mm. Skis are tested in virgin conditions and evaluated by the effectiveness of ascent, stability at speed, manoeuvrability and versatility in the quality and structure of snow from hard rolled with crust and crust to soft.

Ski Rating: Race SL

Slalom is the most technical and most dynamic sports discipline in alpine skiing. Upper amateur slalom skiing is tested in this category. Skis from the World Cup (sport workshop) do not fall here, which is not surprising because athletes themselves will perfectly understand what they are to perform, unlike those who prefer short dynamic turns in skiing.


Yourski Special: A perfect ski trip, Mistakes

As if everything went smoothly and perfectly in the previous stages, but there are always moments in which something went wrong: цу didn’t think, didn’t see. They were and will always be upset about them for sure not worth it: it is not only the one who does nothing that is mistaken. It is necessary to note them, analyze them and draw conclusions to correct mistakes so that they do not repeat in the future. Let's analyze the mistakes that we had on this trip, so that we and you would not make them anymore.

Ski Rating: AllMountain

Skis that in the Russian version can be called "Universal" or, more precisely - track universals. Probably the most popular category among average skiers. They are expected from them both an excellent grip on hard, and softness of sliding on broken soft snow, and the dynamics of sports skis. But do they always live up to expectations?


Ski Rating: Allround

These skis are not for any specific turns or skiing styles, but skis that people most often rent at the ski rental for the weekend. Naturally, in good rental and with the understanding that not all skis are the same. Also, skis of this category are perfect for skiers for whom in skiing in the first place rest, travel around the resort, a pleasant pastime in the company of friends or family in a ski resort, and not great sporting achievements.