15 Nordica FireAffow 76Ti 176,
Head SuperShape Rally 177: I still stand by my long term test of the Rally, it is a damn fine ski and the best balance of the Magnum and the Titan from the Supershape series. If you want a hard snow biased ski that won't constantly demand your attention 100% of the time, get on the Rally.
Head Instict 83 ProTi 177: A new ski for 2016. The Impact series replaces the narrower Rev's of the last season. The 83 Pro Ti is the strongest and most versatile of the series best for the more powerful of the bunch
Head Monster 88 178: Like the Impact, this is a new ski/series for 2016. Oh My. If you desire a MX88 but it is out of your budget, the new Monster 88 needs to be at the top of your shopping list. Powerful and oh so smooth.
Head Monster 98: (from my SIA test) No more Rev85, 90, 98 and 108. Don’t bother shedding a tear, don't bother looking back, just be happy that Head got back to their roots and made an honest to goodness Monster series. The Monster 98 is the ski most skis can only dream of being. It moves to the front of the pack in being the ever so slight frontside biased big mountain ski. Power ski for sure.
Scott The Ski Sagebrush 178: Fun fun. Scott has nailed the shape of their skis both in the profile and the sidecut. My disappointment in this ski is the graphics, bring the multi colored blocks to these like on the regular The Ski.
Nordica Enforcer 177: Read long term test HERE.
K2 Pinnacle 95 177 & 184: From SIA test...With K2 replacing the popular Annix 98 with the completely new Pinnacle 95, we knew there would be a big difference in on snow feel. The Pinnacle 95 is a playful new design that enters the turn with ease as long as you pressure the front of the boot. As you come though the turn the balanced flex allows the ski to hold well and the little bit of rise in the tail lets the ski be worked with ease. If the soft snow in bumps, the ski was, as Draughtguy would say, “Was a hoot”. I skied the 177cm at Copper then the 184, the next day at Vail, more extensive review HERE. The Pinnacle is on the finesse side of the scale.
K2 Pinnacle 105 184: One of THE most PLAYFUL over 100mm wide skis for next season. Should be named the "Tree Frog" for it's numbleness and playfulness in the trees. Limitations are the hardest of snow but I have other skis for that.
Blizzard Cochise 185: New and improved for 2015. The addition of carbon to the tip and tail and a bit of camber makes the Cochise just a better ski all around.
Fischer Ranger 108 188: I didn't get on these at A-Basin, @Drahtguy wouldn't get off of them. Check out his review.
Edited by Philpug - 5/13/15 at 2:58am