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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. The final rating is based on the sum of the average ratings on the highway and in the snow.

This time the testing took place on the GrossGlockner glacier and the weather was not the most interesting for skiing, but interesting for testing: a crusty crust under a small layer of light snow and very limited visibility - I want to ride, but I want to control the skis at the same time because nothing is visible, and so that they do not break through the crust. Here is what happened in the end.

1. The winner - Blizzard Bonafide

The Result On-Piste Off-Piste
Long Turn 8,7 8,5
Short turn 8,2 8,6
Grip 8,5  
Upfloat Off-Piste   8,7
Smootheness 8,0 8,5
Overall impression 7,8 8,4
The end Result 41,2 42,7

Average score: 83,9

Ski characteristics:
Length: 187 cm
Turn radius: 20 m
Geometry: 135,5-98-119,5
Possible lengths: 166, 173, 180, 187

2. Fischer Ranger 99 Ti

The Result On-Piste Off-Piste
Long Turn 8,3 8,4
Short turn 7,8 7,9
Grip 8,2  
Upfloat Off-Piste   8,0
Smootheness 7,4 8,3
Overall impression 7,6 7,6
The endResult 39,3 40,2

Average score: 79,5

Ski characteristics:
Length: 188 cm
Turn radius: 19 m
Geometry: 132-99-123
Possible lengths: 174, 181, 188

3. Nordica Enforcer 100

The Result On-Piste Off-Piste
Long Turn 7,7 8,1
Short turn 7,9 8,3
Grip 7,7  
Upfloat Off-Piste   8,4
Smootheness 7,8 7,7
Overall impression 8,1 7,6
The endResult 39,2 40,1

Average score: 79,3

Ski characteristics:
Length: 185 cm
Turn radius: 18,5 m
Geometry: 133-100-121
Possible lengths: 169, 177, 185, 193

Völkl MANTRA M5

The Result On-Piste Off-Piste
Long Turn 7,7 8,1
Short turn 7,7 7,6
Grip 8,1  
Upfloat Off-Piste   7,8
Smootheness 7,6 7,6
Overall impression 7,8 7,7
The endResult 38,9 38,8

Average score: 77,7

Ski characteristics:
Length: 184 cm
Turn radius: 21,2 m
Geometry: 134-96-117
Possible lengths: 170, 177, 184, 191

K2 Mindbender 99 Ti

The Result On-Piste Off-Piste
Long Turn 7,5 7,6
Short turn 7,7 7,6
Grip 7,5  
Upfloat Off-Piste   7,5
Smootheness 7,4 7,6
Overall impression 7,5 7,6
The endResult 37,6 37,9

Average score: 75,5

Ski characteristics:
Length: 184 cm
Turn radius: 18,5 m
Geometry: 138-99-123
Possible lengths: 170, 177, 184, 191

Elan Ripstick 96

The Result On-Piste Off-Piste
Long Turn 7,5 7,5
Short turn 7,5 7,9
Grip 7,4  
Upfloat Off-Piste   7,6
Smootheness 7,0 7,6
Overall impression 7,5 7,1
The endResult 36,9 37,7

Average score: 74,6

Ski characteristics:
Length: 19,5 m
Turn radius: 19,2 m
Geometry: 134-96-113
Possible lengths: 167, 174, 181, 188

Salomon QST 99

The Result On-Piste Off-Piste
Long Turn 7,2 7,8
Short turn 7,0 7,4
Grip 7,3  
Upfloat Off-Piste   7,0
Smootheness 7,5 7,5
Overall impression 6,6 7,3
The endResult 35,6 37,0

Average score: 72,6

Ski characteristics:
Length: 188 cm
Turn radius: 20 m
Geometry: 140-99-122
Possible lengths: 167, 174, 181, 188

Atomic Bent Chetler 100

The Result On-Piste Off-Piste
Long Turn 6,9 7,5
Short turn 7,2 7,6
Grip 6,9/td>  
Upfloat Off-Piste   7,7
Smootheness 7,2 6,8
Overall impression 7,0 7,3
The endResult 35,2 36,9

Average score: 72,1

Ski characteristics:
Length: 188 cm
Turn radius: 21 m
Geometry: 130,5-100-121
Possible lengths: 164, 172, 180

Rossignol Experience 94 Ti

The Result On-Piste Off-Piste
Long Turn 7,0 7,4
Short turn 7,1 7,3
Grip 6,9  
Upfloat Off-Piste   7,5
Smootheness 6,6 7,4
Overall impression 7,2 7,5
The endResult 34,8 37,1

Average score: 71,9

Ski characteristics:
Length: 187 cm
Turn radius: 18,5 m
Geometry: 132-94-122
Possible lengths: 173, 180, 187

Line Sick Day 94

The Result On-Piste Off-Piste
Long Turn 7,0 7,2
Short turn 7,1 7,2
Grip 6,6  
Upfloat Off-Piste   7,4
Smootheness 6,9 6,7
Overall impression 7,0 7,0
The endResult 34,6 35,5

Average score: 70,1

Ski characteristics:
Length: 186 cm
Turn radius: 19,2 m
Geometry: 131-94-117
Possible lengths: 172, 179, 186

Stöckli Stormrider 95

The Result On-Piste Off-Piste
Long Turn 7,4 7,0
Short turn 7,1 6,5
Grip 6,9  
Upfloat Off-Piste   6,4
Smootheness 6,7 6,6
Overall impression 7,0 6,5
The endResult 35,1 33,0

Average score: 68,1

Ski characteristics:
Length: 184 cm
Turn radius: 19 m
Geometry: 131-95-123
Possible lengths: 166, 175, 184, 193

Head Kore 99

The Result On-Piste Off-Piste
Long Turn 6,7 7,5
Short turn 6,0 7,0
Grip 6,1  
Upfloat Off-Piste   6,7
Smootheness 6,6 7,0
Overall impression 6,1 6,9
The endResult 31,5 35,1

Average score: 66,6

Ski characteristics:
Length: 189 cm
Turn radius: 19,1 m
Geometry: 137-101-122
Possible lengths: 153, 162, 171, 180, 189

Dynastar Legend X96

The Result On-Piste Off-Piste
Long Turn 5,1 5,4
Short turn 5,6 5,7
Grip 5,1  
Upfloat Off-Piste   5,6
Smootheness 4,5 4,7
Overall impression 5,0 5,2
The endResult 25,3 26,6

Average score: 51,9

Ski characteristics:
Length: 186 cm
Turn radius: 17 m
Geometry: 132-96-112
Possible lengths: 171, 178, 186