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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.

This time, this season, skiing was not simple, but interesting and fairly standard for real skiing conditions: a little frosty fresh snow and fog with snowfall. In such conditions, testers really wanted control on small moves and tenacity so as not to fly away on the crust. Naturally, skis that have shown effectiveness in just such circumstances are at the top of the ranking.

1. The winner – Blizzard Rustler 11

The result:
Long turn: 8,4
Short turn: 8,5
Grip: 8,5
Smoothness: 8,1
Overall impression: 8,0

Uniformity of testers' ratings: very goodbr />
Rating:
41,5

Ski characteristics:
Length: 188 cm
Turn radius: 21 m
Geometry:143-116-123
Possible lengths: 164, 172, 180, 188, 192
Recommended at a price of: € 650 including bindings

2. Elan Ripstick 106

The result:
Long turn: 8,1
Short turn: 8,0
Grip: 8,3
Smoothness: 8,0
Overall impression: 8,5

Uniformity of testers' ratings: excellent
Rating:
40,9

Ski characteristics:
Length: 188 cm
Turn radius: 20,4 m
Geometry: 140-106-122
Possible lengths: 167, 174, 181, 188
Recommended at a price of: € 699,95 including bindings

3. Kästle FX 106 HP

The results:
Long turn: 8,3
Short turn: 8,3
Grip: 7,8
Smoothness: 8,4
Overall impression: 7,5

Uniformity of testers’ rating: excellent
Average score:
40,0

Ski characteristics:
Length: 184 cm
Turn radius: 20,4 m
Geometry: 137-106-125
Possible lengths: 168, 176, 184, 192
Recommended at a price of:: € 1.049 including bindings

Nordica Enforcer Free 110

The results:
Long turn: 7,6
Short turn: 7,7
Grip: 7,7
Smoothness: 7,6
Overall impression: 7,9

Uniformity of testers’ rating: good
Average score:
38,5

Ski characteristics:
Length: 185 cm
Turn radius: 18,5 m
Geometry: 140-110-129
Possible lengths: 169, 177, 185, 191
Recommended at a price of:: € 649,99 including bindings

Head Kore 105

The results:
Long turn: 7,5
Short turn: 7,5
Grip: 7,6
Smoothness: 7,4
Overall impression: 7,7

Uniformity of testers’ rating: excellent
Average score:
37,7

Ski characteristics:
Length: 189 cm
Turn radius: 19,6 m
Geometry: 138-107-127
Possible lengths: 171, 180, 189

Salomon QST 106

The results:
Long turn: 8,0
Short turn: 7,3
Grip: 6,9
Smoothness: 7,9
Overall impression: 7,2

Uniformity of testers’ rating: good
Average score:
37,3

Ski characteristics:
Length: 188 cm
Turn radius: 20 m
Geometry: 140-106-126
Possible lengths: 167, 174, 181, 188
Recommended at a price of:: € 649,99 including bindings

Völkl Katana V-Werks

The results:
Long turn: 8,0
Short turn: 7,0
Grip: 7,6
Smoothness: 7,5
Overall impression: 7,1

Uniformity of testers’ rating: good
Average score:
37,2

Ski characteristics:
Length: 184 cm
Turn radius: 23,5 m
Geometry: 143-112-132
Possible lengths: 177, 184, 191
Recommended at a price of:: € 1000 including bindings

Rossignol Soul 7 HD

The results:
Long turn: 7,5
Short turn: 7,4
Grip: 7,4
Smoothness: 7,3
Overall impression: 7,5

Uniformity of testers’ rating: good
Average score:
37,1

Ski characteristics:
Length: 188 cm
Turn radius: 22 m
Geometry: 136-106-126
Possible lengths: 164, 172, 180, 188
Recommended at a price of:: € 649,99 including bindings

Fischer Ranger 107 TI

The results:
Long turn: 7,5
Short turn: 6,7
Grip: 6,7
Smoothness: 7,7
Overall impression: 6,8

Rating: good
Average score:
35,4

Ski characteristics:
Length: 189 cm
Turn radius: 19 m
Geometry: 141-109-133
Possible lengths: 175, 182, 189
Recommended at a price of:: € 649,95
including bindings

Atomic Backland 107

The results:
Long turn: 6,8
Short turn: 6,9
Grip: 6,9
Smoothness: 5,4
Overall impression: 7,0

Rating: good
Average score:
33,0

Ski characteristics:
Length: 189 cm
Turn radius: 19,5 m
Geometry: 138-107-125
Possible lengths: 175, 182
Recommended at a price of:: € 699,99 including bindings

Line Sick Day 104

The results:
Long turn: 6,2
Short turn: 6,7
Grip: 7,0
Smoothness: 5,9
Overall impression: 5,8

Uniformity of testers’ rating: good
Average score:
31,6

Ski characteristics:
Length: 186 cm
Turn radius: 19,3 m
Geometry: 137-104-121
Possible lengths: 172, 179, 186
Recommended at a price of:: € 549,95 including bindings

Dynastar Legend X106

The results:
Long turn: 6,9
Short turn: 6,3
Grip: 6,0
Smoothness: 6,0
Overall impression: 6,0

Uniformity of testers’ rating: good
Average score:
31,2

Ski characteristics:
Length: 188 cm
Turn radius: 17 m
Geometry: 139-106-123
Possible lengths: 173, 182, 188
Recommended at a price of:: € 649,99 including bindings

Stöckli Stormrider 105

The results:
Long turn: 6,1
Short turn: 5,1
Grip: 5,0
Smoothness: 6,2
Overall impression: 5,7

Rating: satisfactory
Average score:
28,1

Ski characteristics:
Length: 188 cm
Turn radius: 22,5 m
Geometry: 137-105-130
Possible lengths: 170, 179, 188
Recommended at a price of: € 899
including bindings

K2 Mindbender 108 Ti

The results:
Long turn: 5,5
Short turn: 5,4
Grip: 4,9
Smoothness: 5,5
Overall impression: 6,0

Rating: satisfactory
Average score:
27,3

Ski characteristics:
Length: 186 cm
Turn radius: 22,9 m
Geometry: 136-108-125
Possible lengths: 172, 179, 186, 193
Recommended at a price of:: € 699,95 including bindings

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