Ski Review: Line Sr.Fr.Bacon and Outline

Line doesn’t often pamper us with new models, and the company’s line of skis is not large, but this year Line directly started to upgrade and not only did it release a new series of skis, it also updated a couple of quite successful old models. Well, let's see what and in what direction has changed.


Ski Review: Nordica Enforcer

Nordics among the Russians are primarily shoes - excellent and correct shoes. But, it is, rather, the specifics of the Russian ski market. In Europe, Nordica has long been associated with skiing, and although the company does not have more models and they do not become conceptually newer, there are new products every year. Yes, for the most part these novelties were felt only in words and were not noticeable in skating, but this year they promise us that the novelties will be really new and this is even outwardly noticeable.


Equipment Review: Fritchi Tecton Bindings

In total, last year we announced Tecton mounts from Fritschi, and already this season they not only occupy a well-deserved leading place in their category of TLT mounts with Alpine-heel leading positions, but also survived the first stage of modification. Not significant, but significant because the modification touched on the problem identified by a sufficiently large number of users.

Ski Test: Nordica Enforcer 88

In the last couple of years, a category of skis that previously was difficult to cram into the standard category - skis with a waist of 90-100 that are not carvies, and not park skis, and not skis, has received special development both in terms of production and in terms of demand. Freeride because the waist is 90-100. Now we can definitely say that such skis have formed a new category of skis for free-skiing within the resort. And today we test one of these skis.


Equipment Rewiev: Roxa R-Fit

Roxa, for me personally, but I’m sure for many alpine skiing lovers who are familiar with their boots, this is primarily a park-freerad company. It is the boots for the park and for freeride that make up the main backbone of the product line. But, time does not stand still and in the new season the company begins an attack on the segment of track boots in the classic catalytic format. The first to launch an offensive is the new R-Fit boot series.

Equipment Review: Roxa Boots

The theatre begins with a coat rack, and alpine skiing begins with ski boots. In my opinion, boots are the most important part of the ammunition: you won’t be able to ride in bad or inappropriate boots regardless of the quality of the skis, clothes, preparedness of the tracks or the weather - bad boots will spoil the whole ride. Roxa is not the most famous, but noteworthy, brand, because recently it has been extremely actively popularized and certainly worth at least a little dive into the product line of this brand.

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.