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Reviewer Username: Summitest

Reviewer Height: 5’7″

Reviewer Weight: 130 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I found it to be similar to the 2019 Blizzard Rustler 9. It feels light yet did not get tossed around in chop and crud. Low swing weight and pop made it fun to make short turns. Stiff enough to carve at up to medium speeds without chatter. Stable and forgiving when landing off balance after … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Summitest

Reviewer Height: 5’7″

Reviewer Weight: 130 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I found it to be similar to the 2019 Blizzard Rustler 9. It feels light yet did not get tossed around in chop and crud. Low swing weight and pop made it fun to make short turns. Stiff enough to carve at higher speeds without chatter. Stable and forgiving when landing off balance after taking big … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: LafeMeic

Reviewer Height: 6’2″

Reviewer Weight: 235 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Vermont, Quebec, Western NY, Michigan

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This is my daily driver on the east coast and Midwest. I have had it out in a variety of terrain and conditions and it handles everything very well. It is lightweight, so it requires some agility rather than brute force for chop and crud, but it holds an edge well when needed (triple camber!) while … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: LafeMeic

Reviewer Height: 6’2″

Reviewer Weight: 235 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Hokkaido, Japan

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This was a great Japow ski! Floats well, even in lower-angle terrain, and it’s quite manoeverable for its size. Also managed the traverses, cat tracks, and groomers well on the way back to the lifts. An powder tool, even for folks like me who don’t ski a lot of deeeeeep powder.

Reviewer Username: LafeMeic

Reviewer Height: 6’2″

Reviewer Weight: 235 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 6/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Not sure / Neutral

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This felt like too much ski for me and my skiing style. It was stable to carve on groomers, but not easy to release and slarve around.

Reviewer Username: LafeMeic

Reviewer Height: 6’2″

Reviewer Weight: 235 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I feel like this ski could work well as a resort powder ski for folks that live in areas that get decent amounts of snow. It was a blast in boot-top powder and soft chop.

Reviewer Username: LafeMeic

Reviewer Height: 6’2″

Reviewer Weight: 235 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Had lots of fun on this ski, but I found it to be better in softer snow.

Reviewer Username: Glucia

Reviewer Height: 6’0″

Reviewer Weight: 245 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Intermediate

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

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Reviewer Username: KyleS

Reviewer Height: 5’6″

Reviewer Weight: 145 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte, Vail, Copper, Winterpark, Keystone, Breckenridge, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Beaver Creek, Steamboat

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: The perfect ski to advance your game into Blister’s upper advanced ski ability category. The first word that comes to mind is fun when describing this ski.
To highlight it again, the Ripstick 106 Black is an extremely fun carver in the right conditions. They are an absolute blast to drag your hip in … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Plss22

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 167 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

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Reviewer Username: SamWoodill

Reviewer Height: 6’6″

Reviewer Weight: 210 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

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Reviewer Username: IanCH

Reviewer Height: 6’2″

Reviewer Weight: 180 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: The ultimate ski for the line you cant plan (or see). Pretty awesome in powder too.

Reviewer Username: rsantilli

Reviewer Height: 5’9″

Reviewer Weight: 165 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte Co

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This was the one ski I would buy

Reviewer Username: rsantilli

Reviewer Height: 5’9″

Reviewer Weight: 165 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte Co

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 5/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Unlikely

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Reviewer Username: rsantilli

Reviewer Height: 5’9″

Reviewer Weight: 165 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte Co

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

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Reviewer Username: rsantilli

Reviewer Height: 5’9″

Reviewer Weight: 165 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte Co

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

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Reviewer Username: rsantilli

Reviewer Height: 5’9″

Reviewer Weight: 165 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte Co

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

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Reviewer Username: rsantilli

Reviewer Height: 5’9″

Reviewer Weight: 165 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte Co

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 4/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Unlikely

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Reviewer Username: Dennis C

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte, Keystone, Loveland, Copper, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, Big Sky, A-basin, Winter Park, Crystal

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Moment’s “triple camber” technology really stands out on this ski. It has been my daily driver for a couple years now. When put on edge, the edge hold of this ski is impressive and it holds a carve solidly with lots of energy (although one interesting characteristic is that the triple camber seems … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Dennis C

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte, Keystone, Loveland, Copper, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, Big Sky, A-basin, Winter Park, Crystal

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: What can I say that hasn’t already been said about these skis. They are absolute full suspension monster trucks with a very playful side as well. Will all this stability and dampness comes A LOT of weight, which can make them tiring to ski, but other than that, they are absolutely a hall of fame … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Dennis C

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte, Keystone, Loveland, Copper, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, Big Sky, A-basin, Winter Park, Backcountry

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I have these skis set up as a 50/50 setup with Shift bindings and primarily use them on fresh snow in the backcountry and deep resort powder days. If the powder is not that deep or will be chopped up fairly quickly I prefer a heavier ski like the Rossignol Black Ops 118 which does a much better job … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Dennis C

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 6/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: The Countach absolutely smashes through anything you throw at it. It is a crud buster with exceptional suspension and dampness. It does come in fairly heavy, as does the Black Ops 118 mentioned above, but I felt less inclined to get playful or get the Countach airborne. While I did have fun smashing … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Dennis C

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

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Reviewer Username: Dennis C

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Overall the QST Blank met my preferences fairly well. There were a couple of instances in very steep terrain where I got back seat and could tell the ski did not want me there at all but also didn’t necessarily punish me either. As far as personal preference, the QST X aligned a bit more with my … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Dennis C

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 5/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Not sure / Neutral

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Not going to lie, big Moment fan, but this was way too much ski for me. The tails were extremely stiff and once locked in did not like to release early. I am used to skiing with a fairly centered playful stance and charging when I need to. While I did have some fun with these skis, especially … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Dennis C

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This is not my typical type of ski and I do not come from a traditional ski racing background. That being said I felt this ski very intuitive to get on and start making some super fun short radius high edge angel carves. The day that I demoed these skis I was also trying the carv ski coaching system … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Dennis C

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This ski encouraged my to charge around and play with the mountain. Taking a carve from groomer straight into nasty cut up chop and then arching back into the groomer felt easy, natural, and damp. I had a ton of fun with this ski in challenging terrain and snow conditions as it seemed to gobble … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Dennis C

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I had an absolute blast on this ski and it was in the top two skis I demoed at the blister summit (the other being the Dynastar M Free 108). It would charge and get very serious when I wanted it too, decently carved on groomers and especially in chop, and could immediately loosen up and get playful … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Dennis C

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Not sure / Neutral

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This ski felt like a park ski that could truly be taken all over the mountain. While it did not excel in the steeps or trees it managed to hold its own and did not feel out of place. It did not wow me in any particular area but it also did not disappoint in any of the conditions I rode it in.

Reviewer Username: Dennis C

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 6/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Not sure / Neutral

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: While I felt this ski was very competent both on piste and in moguls, its lack of playfulness and pizzazz left me wanting. I almost felt as if I was being punished any time I hit a side hit or roller and the ski came down with an audible “p-tannggg” which reverberated through my boots.

Reviewer Username: Dennis C

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 6/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Unlikely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This ski was an absolute blast to try. I was encouraged to take it out for a demo even though the length was pretty far beyond what I usually ski. At slow speeds and in tight terrain the length was definitely noticeable and the ski felt fairly clunky and sluggish. However, once you got this ski over … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: EmMeszaros

Reviewer Height: 5’4″

Reviewer Weight: 155 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

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Reviewer Username: Isaac Westland

Reviewer Height: 6’3″

Reviewer Weight: 210 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 5/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Unlikely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This ski felt a bit unwieldy on groomers and in crud. I imagine it does better with some fresh snow but would not recommend for low tide conditions.

Reviewer Username: EmMeszaros

Reviewer Height: 5’4″

Reviewer Weight: 155 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

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Reviewer Username: Isaac Westland

Reviewer Height: 6’3″

Reviewer Weight: 210 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

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Reviewer Username: EmMeszaros

Reviewer Height: 5’4″

Reviewer Weight: 155 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 5/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Unlikely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I felt like there was too much ski behind me that was difficult to navigate in steeper trees.

Reviewer Username: EmMeszaros

Reviewer Height: 5’4″

Reviewer Weight: 155 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Unlikely

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Reviewer Username: sdhoover

Reviewer Height: 6’5″

Reviewer Weight: 185 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Kirkwood, Sugar Bowl, Eldora, Steamboat Springs, Rocky Mountain National Park, Deer Valley, Brighton, Grand Targhee

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This ski is on the stronger and heavier end of the touring category, which makes it great for a hybrid setup. That is how I use it: currently running it with the CAST system. I use it for shorter tours and truly love it for that. I think a stronger AT binding would work really well too (e.g., ATK … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: sdhoover

Reviewer Height: 6’5″

Reviewer Weight: 185 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Telluride, Sugarbush, Killington

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 5/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Not sure / Neutral

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I would say that this is a straightforward, easygoing ski for moderate conditions and moderate terrain.

Reviewer Username: Patrick

Reviewer Height: 5’7″

Reviewer Weight: 135 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: A great ski for bumps and trees. Playful and quick to turn and pivot. As I usually find, this type of ski is not the most engaging on groomers. The length felt right although I would personally like a shorter length.

Reviewer Username: BenYYC

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I had a great time on this ski at Crested Butte on our powder day. Anywhere that was soft snow to deep snow this ski was epic. I was a bit worried about the length but it was perfect for this powder day during blister summit 2024. We got into third bowl, which was steep techy terrain with great … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Hailey H

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 165 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Intermediate

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This is the only ski I’ve ever felt like I’m in love with. Both days that I demoed the hot mess I had to force myself to stop skiing and turn it back on the moment reps/CEO. Such a fun ski that I hope to add to my collection

Reviewer Username: BenYYC

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Really enjoyed riding this ski in the powder at crested Butte in the morning of blister summit 2024. Awesome in powder and the choppy powder. I found these skis very intuitive for me style and Forgiving. Fun sending 5′ drops into the powder. Great stability.

Reviewer Username: BenYYC

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I had fun skiing a lap on these during the blister summit 2024. It was a powder day but was beginning to be pretty chopy. I found that I wanted more stability from my ski in these conditions. Legs really had to work to keep the si stable in the crib. Fun in the soft bumba. Nice and poppy.

Reviewer Username: BreNek

Reviewer Height: 5’10”

Reviewer Weight: 210 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: A good all around ski. I remember thinking the Harfang 96 was more stable and had better edge hold. But this ski was easy to get on edge and quite playful! I could easily move from short quick turns to wide GS turns. Wish I would have had time/energy to test the Slap 104.

Reviewer Username: BreNek

Reviewer Height: 5’10”

Reviewer Weight: 210 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: It was really forgiving and easy to get on edge. I wish I would have had more time on it.

Reviewer Username: lsdjr67

Reviewer Height: 5’7″

Reviewer Weight: 190 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Unlikely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Does everything but needed to stay pretty centered or tails wash. Likes speed. Tails kept me from attacking steeps. Fun but touchy.

Reviewer Username: lsdjr67

Reviewer Height: 5’7″

Reviewer Weight: 190 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Created Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Easy to ski in any fresh. A bit rougher on chop and you definitely feel it. In the 2” of fresh it was a hero ski for hero snow. Interesting palm tree graphic that certainly makes it distinctive.

Reviewer Username: BenYYC

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Very fun ski and I could be very happy with this ski. Skis well on the groomers when at speed. Good swing weight and maneuverability. I found I could really trust this ski under my feet. Only skied a couple runs at the blister summit 2024. Definitely would recommend this ski if looking for an … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: BreNek

Reviewer Height: 5’10”

Reviewer Weight: 210 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 5/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Unlikely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: The tips of these skis chattered so severely that it was really disconcerting. Any kind of speed it was chatter city. One of my fave skis from the past were Dynastar Omeglass and intuitive 69c’s. At speed those old skis perform much better!

Reviewer Username: BreNek

Reviewer Height: 5’10”

Reviewer Weight: 210 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

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Reviewer Username: BenYYC

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 3/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Unlikely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I skied this ski for basically 1 run at blister summit 2024. I found the ski very heavy and damp and hard to get edge to edge. It was a lot of work for me to ski it. I almost lost it skiing through the trees of headwall. Pretty damp and stable but I did not get along well with this ski.

Reviewer Username: BenYYC

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Very fun ski on the mountain. Crested Butte had about 1 inch overnight and this ski was a blast to ski off the north face t-bar. Surprisingly easy to get edge to edge given the 112 underfoot. I found it didn’t grip the groomers quite as well as my moment deathwish skis. I would buy this ski given my … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: BreNek

Reviewer Height: 5’10”

Reviewer Weight: 210 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I was all smiles skiing the Shaman 99.

Reviewer Username: ergelo

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 200 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

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Reviewer Username: ergelo

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 200 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

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Reviewer Username: Total Recall

Reviewer Height: 5’10”

Reviewer Weight: 180 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: CBMR

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Absolutely love the wildcat 108. If I had to pick one ski to ski the entire season it would be either the wildcat 108 or the Dynastar M free.
Another surprising characteristic of the wildcat was how easy it was to maneuver in tight, very steep terrain. You can turn it or jump turn it in a very tight … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: BenYYC

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Unlikely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This ski was pretty fun skiing around Crested Butte as part of the Blister Summit 2024. We went up both t-bars doing 2 laps on north face t-bar. Overall pretty fun ski but confirmed that I don’t like the flat tail more traditional skis. I found it hard to release the tail at times when I needed to … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Total Recall

Reviewer Height: 5’10”

Reviewer Weight: 180 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: CBMR

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW:

Reviewer Username: ergelo

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 200 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW:

Reviewer Username: ergelo

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 200 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 6/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Not sure / Neutral

OPEN ENDED REVIEW:

Reviewer Username: ergelo

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 200 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

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Reviewer Username: BreNek

Reviewer Height: 5’10”

Reviewer Weight: 210 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I liked the speed I could easily attain and I felt I could trust the ski at high speed. It gave me a smooth ride.

Reviewer Username: lsdjr67

Reviewer Height: 5’7″

Reviewer Weight: 190 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

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Reviewer Username: BenYYC

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Decently fun ski. Good suspension and playfulness. Didn’t find they went edge to edge on groomers very easily though. Only skied 1 run at the end of the day when the light went flat so didn’t get a full feel for them

Reviewer Username: BenYYC

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 3/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Unlikely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: 100% a charger ski. I found this ski to be very demanding on the hill. Does not like to carve on groomers at all. Lost it once in tight steep techy tree run. This ski would rip on wide open charging terrain.

Reviewer Username: zachwoodill

Reviewer Height: 6’5″

Reviewer Weight: 170 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: So stoked on these. Definitely my kind of “do all” ski. Really walks a perfect line between stability and playfulness – which is where my preference.

Reviewer Username: BenYYC

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 6/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Unlikely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I found the length in the bumps a bit long with my tips bumping into each other at times. Decent turns on grippy groomers but found it hard to get get grip with more buffed out groomers.
Only rode 2 laps at blister summit 2024.

Reviewer Username: BenYYC

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Very damp ski with great stability. Rails turns on groomers that have grip and good rebound at the end of the turn, good energy. Found it easy to flick the tail out to scrub speed. I found these a bit long for me in the tight trees though. Nice playfulness.

Reviewer Username: lsdjr67

Reviewer Height: 5’7″

Reviewer Weight: 190 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW:

Reviewer Username: BreNek

Reviewer Height: 5’10”

Reviewer Weight: 210 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: It was nice to get on a narrow waist ski. I’ve been skiing 94 mm waist and these were excellent!

Reviewer Username: Total Recall

Reviewer Height: 5’10”

Reviewer Weight: 180 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Cbmr

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Gets knocked around a bit in firm moguls and firm chop. Tips bang together in tight moguls. Surprisingly stable and edge hold at high speeds (50 mph+)

Reviewer Username: BenYYC

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Kicking Horse, Revelstoke, Fernie, Grand Targhee

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Love the suspension and the playfulness of this ski. I find it very confidence inspiring on powder and crud. Also inspiring for drops. Suspension is awesome.

Reviewer Username: Krakski

Reviewer Height: 6’5″

Reviewer Weight: 179 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Professional Skier / Competition Skier

Test Locations: Palisades Tahoe, Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mt, Sun Valley, Zermatt

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: My overall impression is 9 but would be 10 if they offered a 190ish length or if I was a couple inches shorter!
I am 6’5” and as such can impart a lot of leverage, with my mount point at 1.5cm forward I can over flex the forebody of the 186 length ski in very firm snow, the 186 length is great in … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: dylanwood

Reviewer Height: 5’10”

Reviewer Weight: 160 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Powder Mountain, Utah

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I think this one will be a crowd-pleaser, its directional but not very demanding. It’s pretty nimble and loose, but still stable enough to ski hard through chop. Really want to spend more time on this one, and I’m also really curious about the 193 cm length.

Reviewer Username: LukeKoppa

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 155 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte Mountain Resort, CO

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Really impressed so far. The Stormrider 95 offers a rare combination of off-piste quickness / maneuverability, on-piste edge hold and energy, and suspension-to-weight ratio.

Reviewer Username: LukeKoppa

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 155 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte Mountain Resort, CO

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This is a strong, precise, damp, and stable all-mountain ski. It’s an excellent carver and stands out at high speeds. It’s not very quick, maneuverable, or forgiving, but is very promising so far for directional skiers who value those former traits.

Reviewer Username: sdhoover

Reviewer Height: 6’5″

Reviewer Weight: 185 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Alta, Solitude, Brighton

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I am a fairly traditional, directional skier. I’m also pretty tall and strong. I started at the recommended line and felt myself continuously on the verge of going over the handlebars, even in a relatively centered stance. I knocked the demo bindings back 2 cm and got along much better. However, I … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: sdhoover

Reviewer Height: 6’5″

Reviewer Weight: 185 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, Brighton

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This thing will play around, pop off hits, smear and slash with ease, and can be somewhat easy going if you want. Then, tip it on edge and it’ll lay down a really clean carved turn. It comes across the fall line nicely and is definitely able to make tighter turns than its on-paper radius would … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: LukeKoppa

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 155 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte Mountain Resort, CO

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: After my first day, this just strikes me as a carving ski that’s really easy to get along with. It didn’t feel excessively eager to cut across the fall line, but was still pretty engaging on moderate-angle slopes. It offers very nice suspension, is pretty stable, and seems like it provides good edge … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: LukeKoppa

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 155 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte Mountain Resort, CO

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: While the previous Commanders felt like new, modern takes on what directional, metal-laminate skis can be, this new Commander 102 feels more traditional overall. It rewards solid technique with impressive composure and precision, but it’s not very forgiving nor particularly playful.

Reviewer Username: Abcdethan

Reviewer Height: 5’9″

Reviewer Weight: 174 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: San Gorgonio Wilderness, San Gabriel Mountains, Selkirk Mountains, Roger’s Pass, Tahoe Backcountry

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Unlikely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This is not a powder ski, but a versatile all-mountain touring ski. It has a stiff flex throughout the tip and tail and is very damp for 1550 grams. It likes to make bigger turns and go fast. It has enough tip and tail rocker to float well in untracked snow. It’s not the ideal tool for refrozen … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: LukeKoppa

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 155 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte Mountain Resort, CO

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Overall, my first day on the ARG II UL was really fun. It’s incredibly loose and easy to slash in soft snow, and its flotation is exceptional. It’s also more intuitive than I expected — I actually got along with it quite well in soft chop and even just slightly soft moguls. On groomers, it requires … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: LukeKoppa

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 155 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte Mountain Resort, CO

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Overall, it feels like a very well-executed take on a strong, damp, and stable all-mountain ski that’s still quite versatile. I think many more people could get along with the Enforcer 99 than the previous (v2) Enforcer 100, which was more demanding and punishing but not much more stable.

Reviewer Username: LukeKoppa

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 155 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte Mountain Resort, CO

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Really impressed overall. Offers a rare blend of traits when it comes to heavy, strong, wide skis. Fits nicely between the very directional and very freestyle-oriented ends of the spectrum.

Reviewer Username: Wrigglery

Reviewer Height: 6’0″

Reviewer Weight: 192 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Telluride, Crested Butte, Mt Buller AUS, Mt Hotham AUS, Thredbo AUS, Mt Buller AUS, Methven Heli NZ

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This is a fun, confidence inspiring ski. Nimble and lightweight but with enough stability to charge pretty hard in cruddy conditions. Size up if you want to ski pow as I struggled to keep the tips up when mounted 1cm back from recommended.

Reviewer Username: Wrigglery

Reviewer Height: 6’0″

Reviewer Weight: 192 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Mt Buller AUS, Mt Hutt NZ

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 6/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: The suspension of this ski is one of it’s best attributes. Smooth with a powerful, rubbery-feeling rebound out of the turn when pushed hard. The shape of the ski makes it quite versatile and able to handle a variety of off piste conditions except deep pow. Their swing weight flex pattern makes them … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Thomas Whowell

Reviewer Height: 6’2″

Reviewer Weight: 190 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Mt. Bachelor, Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, various small midwest hills

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Not really sure how to organize this, so I’m going to break it down into different use cases.
Groomers:
These skis are surprisingly good on groomers for being 108 wide and quite rockered. Edge hold on firm groomers is not the best (as expected), but it’s nothing super detrimental. On softer groomers … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Vera Undertow

Reviewer Height: 5’7″

Reviewer Weight: 137 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Loveland, Monarch, Powder Mountain, Beaver Mountain, Sunlight, Arapahoe Basin

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Definitely recommend sizing up on this ski if you are between sizes as the tip and tail taper make it ski shorter than it is. I am only 5’7 and an advanced/expert skier (not a category, c’mon Luke). I generally ski around a 174 (touring)-184 (120mm powder) ski depending on the use case so the 182 … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Frank Weber

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 170 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Intermediate

Test Locations: Boreal Mountain – Tahoe

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Everything you’ve heard about Stockli’s is correct. They are super damp and stable in any condition, and this Montero AX is also really approachable. Whatever the reason (construction, shape, etc…) they are super easy to ski and are not demanding at all. They are even fun on low angle beginner … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Rainy

Reviewer Height: 5’4″

Reviewer Weight: 155 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Mt Bachelor, Oregon

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This is my everyday ski this year in the Pacific NW. With a -8 mount-point was hoping to ski this with a more upright stance but finding it is working best when ridden with a forward stance. Worked great in 4-6” of Cascade Concrete (great base builder) doing medium fall line turns. Was easy to slash … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: dlira

Reviewer Height: 5’7″

Reviewer Weight: 165 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: NY/VT/NH backcountry

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Ski does not feel heavy or wide, very stable, nimble, pivots like a charm, floaty. Used primarily as touring ski with G3 Zed and Atomic Backland boots and Dynafit Radical Pro (significantly more maneuverable with the beefier boot).

Reviewer Username: 5-Cents

Reviewer Height: 5’11”

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Mt. Hood Meadows

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: My brain works best when I format my thoughts into bullet points, so here you go…
Overview:
– The park detune given by ON3P makes the ski sketchy in firmer conditions.
– Detune enhances ease in jibs, landings, and general maneuvering.
– Recommended mounting point is at -1cm. Definitely a … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: LukeKoppa

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 155 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte Mountain Resort

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Solid first few days. Very playful 50/50 ski on the lighter end of that category. Seems like it’ll be a ton of fun once I get it in the backcountry, and has already been quite capable for soft days at the resort.

Reviewer Username: ACR

Reviewer Height: 5’9″

Reviewer Weight: 185 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Alta, Snowbird, Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Snowbasin, Telluride, Silverton, Vail, Steamboat, Big Sky, Mammoth

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I recommend sizing up if you are in between sizes. Especially if you, like me, typically favor a more directional style. I mounted my first pair on the recommended line and they were great. I have my latest pair 1 cm back from the recommended mount point and LOVE IT. You should consider the same … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Joe Humphries

Reviewer Height: 5’9″

Reviewer Weight: 160 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: British Columbia

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 5/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Unlikely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This ski was fine, but not outstanding in any way. I had a hard time making it do what I wanted to at times and it wasn’t playful enough for me. Overall I thought it felt a bit bland.

Reviewer Username: Joe Humphries

Reviewer Height: 5’9″

Reviewer Weight: 160 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: British Columbia

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Incredibly easy ski to pivot. Felt immediately intuitive. Can’t drive it super hard through the shovels on firm snow but loves to be thrown sideways. Accepting of a variety of stances.

Reviewer Username: Peter

Reviewer Height: 5’10”

Reviewer Weight: 162 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Tahoe backcountry, BC backcountry

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW:

Reviewer Username: Mark Danielson

Reviewer Height: 6’2″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 5/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Unlikely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: After only 1 day, this ski was just OK to me. I was a bit surprised that such a long ski was better suited for shorter and medium turns, and not for longer turns. Also, the recommended mount point felt a bit forward for my tastes. But it has its strengths — I gave it 8/10 for edge hold and 7/10 for … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: bsavery

Reviewer Height: 5’9″

Reviewer Weight: 180 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Whistler, Mt Baker, Northern Idaho

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW:

Reviewer Username: Joe Humphries

Reviewer Height: 5’9″

Reviewer Weight: 160 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Whistler BC

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: The ski was stiffer and stronger than I was expecting based on brand reputation and hand-flex, especially through the back half of the ski. Really good mogul ski because it provides a supportive tail so you don’t wash out but light enough to maneuver quickly. Not a noodle. Also not outstanding in … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Dan

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Whistler-Blackcomb, Cypress Mountajn

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I have also skied the 182 and 192 M-Free 108. Although the 185 M-Free 99 measures the same tip to tail as the 182 M-Free 108, the 99 feels like more ski, though much less substantial than the 192 M-Free 108.

Reviewer Username: Mark Danielson

Reviewer Height: 6’2″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 6/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Not sure / Neutral

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: My take is this ski is an all-around, versatile, all-mountain ski with a touch of that solid feel of metal with vertical sidewalls. Plus, I’d say its Edge Hold is the one aspect that is significantly better than just “all-around” performance.

Reviewer Username: Mark Danielson

Reviewer Height: 6’2″

Reviewer Weight: 220 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Palisades Tahoe, Alpine Meadows, Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I am very, very impressed with the Countach 110. My main takeaway is that it enables a special blend of both playful fun skiing styles as well as some serious forceful skiing styles, across an exceptionally wide range of speeds. I’ve skied many ski models that deliver impressive versatility, but the … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Phil H

Reviewer Height: 6’0″

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: White Pass, WA

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This is an exceptional ski for most conditions in the backcountry (mine are mounted with ATK Raider 12’s) and for the resort when the conditions are soft…think tree skiing and skiing on-piste before the snow gets chopped up. It is easy to turn but not squirrely at higher speeds, and it is damp for … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Christopher Newman

Reviewer Height: 5’9″

Reviewer Weight: 140 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Winter Park, Steamboat

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This ski helped me go from intermediate to advanced (per blister definition). If I got into terrain that was above my ability, I could just poke my way down. But as I got more comfortable, the ski rewarded my improved technique. I mounted shifts and use these for in resort uphill when the lift lines … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Mark Danielson

Reviewer Height: 6’2″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: The Professor 121 is a surprisingly great ski that is not getting talked about enough. On snow, I felt some very impressive subtleties in the shaping & flex that lead me to believe that the RMU ski designers have refined their craft A TON since the first time I tried an RMU ski back in … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Bwalkskis

Reviewer Height: 5’9″

Reviewer Weight: 170 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Snoqualmie Pass, Washington Cascades

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW:

Reviewer Username: Erinb

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 152 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Kicking horse, Lake Louise, Sunshine

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I have compared the 171 vs 177, and I am 175 cm tall. The 177 definitely is a better carver for my height, with longer effective edge, excellent edge hold. But its more demanding off piste, eg skiing bumps, you really don’t want to get back seat. The 171 lacks the strength thru crud, but because … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: sdhoover

Reviewer Height: 6’5″

Reviewer Weight: 185 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Killington, Sugarbush, Steamboat Springs, Eldora, Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: There were a few of situations in which I did not get along with the ski. This is just nitpicking, as, overall, the ski is very easy to get along with.
1. The minimal taper coupled with a mild flex pattern means the tips felt very eager to engage the turn in the presence of even low edge angles. … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: James Meadlock

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 170 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Telluride, Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: It’s a snappy and predictable carver in really soft snow; It’s like you think about a turn and it’s already done it: https://youtu.be/XFHFTJ2dXmI?si=kFTe8uQIFtwGAfUM&t=12
It’s very capable on steep terrain even if I’m not. It’s a reassuring strong platform to stand on: … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Abcdethan

Reviewer Height: 5’9″

Reviewer Weight: 173 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Eastern Sierras Backcountry, San Gorgonio Wilderness Backcountry, San Gabriel Mountains Backcountry

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Its smooth and stiff flex pattern instills confidence in steep couloirs and excels on extended 6k corn runs. It performs admirably in various snow conditions, including corn, windboard, chalk, refrozen snow, and suncups. Its moderate weight allows it to be driven with confidence, particularly with a … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Mark Danielson

Reviewer Height: 6’2″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 4/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Unlikely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: It seems that this ski has a narrow range of high performance, but is not very versatile outside of that range — and that led to deflated ratings from me in many of the 0-10 metrics in this review. However, if your skiing style is a close match for this ski’s narrow range of high performance (see … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: leojtonozzi

Reviewer Height: 5’10”

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Aspen, Bridger Bowl, Big Sky

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 6/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This ski has good damping characteristics and is able to mute out the harshest and grossest snow I was able to ski in a single Colorado season.
The stability in deep chop is surprisingly poor and the tips have a tendency to dive in untracked powder. These negative traits make me feel as though the … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Rainy

Reviewer Height: 5’4″

Reviewer Weight: 155 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Mt Bachelor backcountry

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: At 172cm the ski weighs in at about 1250g/ski, so on the lighter side and as expected it’s great on the uphill. It’s also capable on the downhill. For my first touring ski I was really floored on how light it was on the downhill. I gave it a rating of 10 on the quickness/low swing weight and that’s … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Ben

Reviewer Height: 6’1″

Reviewer Weight: 195 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Silver star mountain resort, revelstoke

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Unlikely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: This ski feels backwards with regards to flex as the tails are softer than the tips but I think this helps landing in soft snow as the ski will sink behind your heals as the tips stay about the snow. On hard pack however this causes the ski to not push you back upright if you get backseat on hard … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Skier-IKL

Reviewer Height: 5’10”

Reviewer Weight: 170 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Park City, Canyons, Deer Valley, Snow Basin, Vail

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW:

Reviewer Username: Mark Danielson

Reviewer Height: 6’2″

Reviewer Weight: 205 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Mammoth, Palisades Tahoe, Alpine Meadows

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I did not expect this ski to handle the highest speeds smoothly, but it sure does. It also delivers impressive forgiveness and loose playful maneuverability, all of which make this ski a decent choice for some advanced and expert skiers in areas that get a lot of soft snow days.

Reviewer Username: Rainy

Reviewer Height: 5’4″

Reviewer Weight: 155 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Mt Hood

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: On the day that I demo’d the Nordica Enforcer 94 I also checked out the Line Blade Optic 96, Blizzard Rustler 9 and K2 Mindbender 89ti. The conditions were firm and setup for great carving. Probably a better comparison would have been the Volkl Mantra M6 as the Enforcer 94 was by far the most stable … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: KQ Skier

Reviewer Height: 6’1″

Reviewer Weight: 210 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 6/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Unlikely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I like the ski. The only problem is there are so many other skis out there, and I like many other skis even more. My main points to get across about the 2020-2021 Volkl Mantra 102 191 cm might be:

1) Good for medium speeds and fast speeds.

2) Especially good on edge…and has great edge hold for … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Rainy

Reviewer Height: 5’4″

Reviewer Weight: 155 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Mt Hood, Mt Bachelor

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: For me the outstanding characteristic is the plushness of the suspension when down-weighting into 3D snow, it has a Cadillac suspension with just a touch of rebound to get you into the next turn. You can ski it with a forward stance without worrying about tip dive.

Reviewer Username: Skiwald

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 145 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Mt Rose, NV

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: Highlights:
Great edge hold in firm snow.
Fairly damp in cut up groomers.
Can easily vary turn shape from small to large radius turns(but medium is the sweet spot).
Still easy to pivot and break free from its edge in bumps and off piste for a carving focused ski.

Reviewer Username: GoodSkiTimes67

Reviewer Height: 6’1″

Reviewer Weight: 200 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Treble Cone (NZ), Mount Buller (Australia)

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 9/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: The Montero AX is quite a bit more expensive than many other options out there, so it won’t be in everyone’s budget. If you can afford it you won’t be disappointed.

Reviewer Username: Vito L.

Reviewer Height: 5’9″

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Everwhere East and West for the past 3+ seasons

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I just love this ski and it fits my style and skill level perfectly. If you can still find one, buy it right away. Then sell it to me.

Reviewer Username: Adam St. Ours

Reviewer Height: 6’0″

Reviewer Weight: 230 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Advanced

Test Locations: Pennsylvania, New England, Colorado, Mt. Washington (NH)

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: The Pagoda 94 C2 is the epitome of a one quiver ski. A generalist to a fault; you get pretty good, but not best-in-class, performance in just about every category. The C2 construction favors the fall line, so if you’re willing to commit to bigger turns and some speed, you’re rewarded with a ski … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: LukeKoppa

Reviewer Height: 5’8″

Reviewer Weight: 155 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Somewhat Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I found this ski very intuitive from the start. Standout traits were its maneuverability and low swing weight. Need more time to decipher its resort capabilities in very firm, cruddy conditions. I suspect it’ll be a bit light for some folks to use very frequently in rough inbounds conditions, and … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: dylanwood

Reviewer Height: 5’10”

Reviewer Weight: 160 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte Mountain Resort, CB Backcountry

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: For such a unique shape, this ski is surprisingly intuitive in powder. It’s so easy to turn, carve, slarve, and slash through deep powder at a variety of speeds. On the flip side, it feels very foreign on firm snow. It simply does not want to carve, and you have to sort of “skate” your way around … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: Jonathan Ellsworth

Reviewer Height: 5’10”

Reviewer Weight: 175 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte Mountain Resort

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Very Likely

OPEN ENDED REVIEW: I understand why this ski is so well liked. Strong ski with an easy-to-maneuver front half, but a powerful tail provides good edge grip when carving hard. It’s name is a bit ironic – this is certainly not the best ~102mm-wide ski out there for powder skiing (or “storm riding”), but it’s a very good … Read Full Review

Reviewer Username: KDub

Reviewer Height: 5’9″

Reviewer Weight: 170 lbs

Reviewer Experience Level: Expert

Test Locations: Crested Butte

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO BUY / RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?: Not sure / Neutral

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