Ski test: Armada Tracer 98

Since the last year, Armada Tracer 98 didn't change at all, so this year it was interesting for us to see how this ski performs on a piste. Such freeride and ski-tour ski with a waist narrower than 100mm is bought mainly for frontside freeride - the combination of on- and off-piste riding. However, most of those who test it do this off-piste. Let's fix this mistake and test the ski in on-piste conditions.

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Ski test: Atomic Vantage 97 Ti 18/19

The idea of a ski that would be equally effective both on- and off-piste has been developing for quite a while. Many skiers want to own such a ski, so many manufacturers want to make such a ski. Some people dream, some people make money off such dreamers. We in our turn are going to test one of such skis - Atomic Vantage 97 Ti.

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Ski collection review: Scott Slight 18/19

At first, there was no apparent reason for Scott to issue Slight series, at the end of the day, they already had Black Majic which was quite popular at the time. But after two seasons everything became pretty clear.

Ski test: Dynastar Legend X106

Today we're testing the new ski from Dynastar in the freeride category - Dynastar Legend X106, checking if our expectations on ISPO and the reality of the skis. On the exhibition, the Legend series seemed too stiff for speedy skiing. Theoretically, the skis possess everything for stable carving at an uneven slope. But reality can't be more different than what appeared after the tests.

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Ski review: Dynastar PRoto 18/19

Dynastar's marketing strategy is working so well because the company can utilise its contracts with famous riders to the max. Not much time has passed since Richard Permis has become an ambassador of Dynastar and the company has already made this new pro-model - PRoto. Let's take a closer look.

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Ski test: Blizzard Quattro RX 18/19

As the all-mountain skis developed over time, we forgot, that initially there were just broad on-piste skis. This time we test a very nostalgic ski model from Blizzard - Quattro RX. Let's see how it was in the past.

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Ski collection review: Blizzard Firebird 18/19

Brand new ski collections by Blizzard have never been simple, compact, and transparent. There always were many models, but it was unclear what exactly is the difference between them. This season the new Firebird Collection is in contrast quite understandable. Let's take a look at the collection and see what it offers.

Ski rating: Top 3 17/18 Skis in eight categories

Selecting skis has always been demanding and complicated for all skiers. It is safe to say that it is not possible to ever finish this process, one can merely pause it. Because of the diversity of skis, it is not simple to find one’s bearings. We at Yourkimagazine decided to make your life much easier and chose the best skis in each category according to our opinion. The skis were rated according to the specific criteria for each skiing style; because, what is good for one style is not always good for another. All the skis that make up this rating were tested by the Yourski Team. This means that these skis are the best of the tested. Please note that there could be other very good skis that did not make it to this rating, as we could not test them. It would be unfair for our part to include there something that we did not examine ourselves..

Ski rating: GS/RC/XT 2017-18

This category includes skis for on-piste skiing with medium to large curves. Such skis should be stable at a high speed and be grasping on an icy piste. They must also be controllable on a bumpy and a soft piste, as well as have the variability of turn radius.

3. Atomic Redster G9

Third place for high effectiveness at carving turns.

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Ski rating: Freeski 2017-18

This category refers to the skis that are made for those who prefer on-piste skiing with an occasional deviation from a piste, which does not extend to pure freeride. This means no technique limits, fast carving, sliding manoeuvres, a bit of jumping, and snow park riding. Such skis should be controllable, responsive, and frisky. They must be reliable and predictable, but simultaneously “provoke” a skier to have a crazy, fun ride.

3. Faction CT4.0

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