On-Piste Skiing: Introduction

You want to learn how to ski? Great! Here is a set of our original tutorials which will help you with this noblest endeavour. Firstly, let's talk about crucial stuff, such as setting goals, the importance of exercises, and other things to keep in mind before setting off to the mountain.

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Ski test: Völkl 100Eight 17/18

Testing skis is not easy. Sometimes it seems like you know everything about certain skis, so you don't expect a lot from them. However in reality due to different reasons like snow condition or slope angle, a ski starts to work not as you have expected, making you change your opinion. Völkl 100Eight is a well-known ski, but let's see if this ski can cause such opinion shift.

Ski Test: DPS Foundation Cassiar F82

Everything has its purpose and function. But it is not forbidden to use some things not as they were meant to be used. Sometimes such changes yield exciting and unexpected results. So now, let's see what happens when a manufacturer known for ski-touring skis makes a carving ski model.

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Ski Test: Salomon XDR 88Ti

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Equipment Review: Rossignol Alltrack LT at ISPO 2018

Each new technological solution in the ski industry can be tested by the "Rossi-Test", meaning, that if a technology is implemented by Rossignol after a couple of years, then this is a good technology. This season, the test was successfully passed by the technology of combined alpine and TLT boots. It appeared in the AlTrack LT boot series.

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Ski Collection Review: Head Kore 18/19 at ISPO 2018

Last season Head presented their new freeride collection called Kore. It featured brand new skis and not upgraded old ones. In practice, they have been proven to be interesting and well designed. This season the collection has a couple of changes. Let’s take a look at them.

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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