We compare the Ripstick 106 to the previous Ripstick 106, Ripstick 106 Black Edition, Line Sick Day 104, Head Kore 105, Wagner Summit 106, Fischer Ranger 102 FR, Black Crows Atris, Blizzard Rustler 10, Liberty Origin 106, Volkl Blaze 106, Armada Tracer 108, Sego Condor 108, J Skis Slacker, 4FRNT MSP 107, Whitedot Altum 104, Moment Wildcat 108, & Faction Dictator 3.0.
Our managing editor was in the market for a new bike this year and has opted for Commencal’s “Trail” bike, the Meta TR 29. Check out our First Look & Flash Review for more on why he went with this particular bike and build, how it compares to the rest of the market, and our initial on-trail impressions.
We compare the Maverick 95 Ti to the Atomic Maverick 88 Ti, Atomic Maverick 100 Ti, Atomic Vantage 90 Ti, Atomic Vantage 97 Ti, Armada Declivity 92 Ti, Salomon Stance 96, Atomic Bent Chetler 100, Volkl M6 Mantra, Salomon QST 98, 4FRNT MSP 99, Salomon QST 99, Blizzard Bonafide 97, Moment Commander 98, Fischer Ranger 94 FR, Nordica Enforcer 94, Dynastar M-Pro 99, K2 Mindbender 99Ti, Black Crows Camox, Liberty Origin 96, Blizzard Rustler 9, & J Skis Masterblaster.
The Salomon QST 99 was one of the most versatile skis we’ve reviewed in the past few years, and for 21/22, Salomon is replacing it with the new QST 98. While they’re pretty different, we think Salomon has once again made a ski that could work for a lot of people, but you should check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons to see if the new QST 98 is the ski for you.
We compare the QST 98 to the Salomon QST 99, Salomon Stance 96, Salomon QST 106, 4FRNT MSP 99, Volkl M6 Mantra, Blizzard Bonafide 97, Nordica Enforcer 100, Moment Commander 98, Fischer Ranger 102 FR, Dynastar M-Pro 99, K2 Mindbender 99Ti, Black Crows Camox, Black Crows Justis, Liberty Origin 96, Blizzard Rustler 10, Nordica Soul Rider 97, Dynastar Menace 98, & J Skis Masterblaster.