2023-2024 Moment Commander 102

Ski: 2023-2024 Moment Commander 102, 182 cm

Available Lengths: 176, 182, 188 cm

Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length (straight-tape pull): 180.7 cm

Stated Weight per Ski: 2250 grams

Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 2220 & 2224 grams

Stated Dimensions: 141-102-123 mm

Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 140.5-102-123 mm

Stated Sidecut Radius (182 cm): 18 meters

Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 50.5 mm / 20 mm

Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 7 mm

Core Materials: poplar/beech + titanal (2 layers) + carbon fiber composite

Base: carbon infused sintered UHMWPE

Factory Recommended Mount Point: -9.9 cm from center; 80.5 cm from tail

Blister reviews the Moment Commander 102
Moment Commander 102: 23/24 Top Sheet
Review Navigation:  Specs //  First Look //  Rocker Pics

[Editor’s Note: In the interest of getting you information sooner on some of the products we’re reviewing, we’re posting here some of our measured specs and manufacturer details, and will update in the future. Take a look, and let us know in the Comments Section below what questions you’d like us to answer.]

What Moment says about the Commander 102

The Commander 102 offers the best characteristics of its freeride-comp lineage: a directional profile with a flat, supportive tail, incredible confidence and composure at speed, race-worthy power and edge hold, and plenty of rope to hang yourself as high off the deck as you want. But because we have high insurance deductibles, we dialed things back just enough to make it—in the right length, mind you—surprisingly easy to dump speed in a fit of panic or pilot through tight spaces when need be.

An all-new ski, inside and out, it boasts a completely new shape and profile for faster engagement and intuitive driveability. Inside, it’s packing our most substantial construction to date, and a round, supportive flex profile for optimal support and composure in adverse conditions. On the outside, a brand new, meticulously refined sidecut for an even longer, more accessible effective edge provides unshakable edge hold. A bit deeper tail rise complements the sidecut to make it more docile when you’ve bitten off more than you can chew or you’re skiing at half speed, running on fumes.

The Commander 102 drives harder and carves faster while staying calmer in the clutch than any of its predecessors. Hearing that, we know some of you get big-headed and think you need the biggest and baddest, so here’s your disclaimer: If all you’re after is a big stick to pose with in the tram line—this ain’t it. Unless you’ve got the skills to pay the bills we strongly suggest sizing down from where your ego steers you. It’s still plenty supportive, not to mention more fun to ski. Believe us—we didn’t even bother testing big sizes until we had things dialed in.

So here’s what you’re getting: First and foremost a ski designed to excel in punchy, chunky, and choppy conditions, built to ski fast, carve hard, and expand your comfort zone. For those of you who decide to go big, you’ll find a big-mountain ski that pushes the limits of your envelope and puts pucker airs to bolts—poor conditions be damned. That’s not a threat, for the record. It’s just a promise.

Flex Pattern

Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the Commander 102:

Tips: 8-8.5
Shovels: 9
In Front of Toe Piece: 9.5-10
Underfoot: 10
Behind the Heel Piece: 10-9.5
Tails: 9-8.5

The Commander 102 is a very stiff ski from tip to tail.

Stay Tuned…

We received the Commander 102 for testing this season. Stay tuned for updates, and let us know of any questions you have regarding this new all-mountain ski.

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6 comments on “2023-2024 Moment Commander 102”

  1. At the stated weight I’d consider touring on these. At the measured weight… not so much. I wonder how representative your review model will be of whatever pair I can grab off the shelf. If 2035g is the average but real models can swing +/- 10%, that’s like different skis entirely when you compare the top of the range to the bottom.

    • Just talked to Moment about this — apparently they had an incorrect stated weight previously listed on their site. They just weighed a bunch of production Commander 102’s and the average for the 182 cm length came out to 2250 grams per ski, so our test pair should definitely be representative of the production versions.

  2. I am desperately looking for more info on new Commander 102 (especially regarding the size and comparison to Bonafide 97 & 2022/23 Commander 98). Can this be considered a potential daily driver for the Rockies? Cheers!

  3. The new Commander looks like it has “Pro Rider level” camber, but couples it with a notably stiffer flex. That combination of stiffness and camber is going to distribute a lot of pressure out to the contact points even when running flat, and that would go some way to explain Luke’s observations about [lack of] looseness. It’s also consistent with Moment’s advice not to size up – Distributing pressure that aggressively to the ends will make it ski even longer than its rocker/taper profiles would suggest.

    To be blunt, this looks like my kind of ski. I already have 193 Pro Riders and Ranger 107Ti, though, so I can’t give another charger a home right now.

    • That’s a pity, would have been keen to hear your take on it Patrick. Would love to try it though clearly beyond my capabilities

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