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What is YOUR Ski of the year!

post #1 of 11
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We are all starting to the magazines (Freeskier, Ski Mag, Powder Mag, etc) come out with their Ski of the year.... if it were up to you which would you pick and which changes or reasons why you would pick it... for argument sake let's stick with an All-Mountain do It all type Ski!


Mine.... Call me crazy... The Salomon QST series is coming in hot this year guys! They've combined the Rocker2 and MOUNTAIN LAB series into one big bad pow chopping, LIGHTWEIGHT (60% lighter than fiberglass) ski...

Can't wait to demo all the 2017 models!!
post #2 of 11
Stockli SR88. Not new this year but it is lighter than last year's that I love for everything between hard pack super quick slalom turns & chest deep powder!
post #3 of 11
I love it. Keep the reviews coming, especially the 88 range skis. I'm looking to demo this year so the more options the better. 😀
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by lott42 View Post

I love it. Keep the reviews coming, especially the 88 range skis. I'm looking to demo this year so the more options the better. 😀
Check out the Blizzard Brahma, I've yet to find a better 88 waist width ski!
post #5 of 11

Decided to buy new planks so this year I demo'd-

Atomic Automatic 102

K2 Shredditor 102

Salomon Rocker 2 100

Skevik Sevrin

Rossignol Soul 7

Volkl 100eight

 

Tried them in that order and bought the Volkl 100eight's. Brilliant in anything fresh and surprisingly good on groomers and hard pack for a wide ski. They are really confidence inspiring and make you want to charge it. Brilliant skis.

post #6 of 11

Ask  me at the END of the season when I've actually skied the darn things!

post #7 of 11
QSTs were too light for my taste.... but I love the QLabs. I'm going to say new Head Rally.
post #8 of 11

This was my demo list from mid-July.

 

To give you an idea of the snow quality, conditions got progressively worse over the weekend and I spent a lot of time being very careful not to hit rocks with someone else’s skis.

 

** Kastle MX84 (176)

* Kastle FX95 HP (181)

** Kastle MX89 (180)

** ID One Freeride 89 (176)

* Fischer Pro MTN 95 (178)

** Head World Cup Rebels iSpeed (180)

** Head World Cup Rebels iRace (175)

* Head Supershape Rally (177)

Head ProtoStellar (177) ... lightweight, side country ski

 

Icelantic Pioneer (182)

** Dynastar Speed Zone 12ti (181)

Fischer Night Stick (180) ... center-mounted, park ski

* Elan Amphibio 88Xti (176)

Icelantic Nomad (181)

** Dynastar Cham 97 (178)

 

Hardly a bad pair in that lot.  I’d be more than happy to own any of the skis with one star.  Those with two stars were the standouts on each day. 

 

The ID One was the surprise packet for the weekend.

 

Somehow I need to find myself a pair of Cham 97 2.0.  I feel like I can do anything on that ski, although I'd go one size longer.

 

For me the ski of the year is the Kastle MX84 ... I'm just an MX fan.

post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Escotia View Post

Decided to buy new planks so this year I demo'd-
Atomic Automatic 102
K2 Shredditor 102
Salomon Rocker 2 100
Skevik Sevrin
Rossignol Soul 7
Volkl 100eight

Tried them in that order and bought the Volkl 100eight's. Brilliant in anything fresh and surprisingly good on groomers and hard pack for a wide ski. They are really confidence inspiring and make you want to charge it. Brilliant skis. Very good Ski you went with, I own the Rocker 2 100, hence my name haha, and I'm in love with it fits my skiing type well, either way you went with a great ski!
post #10 of 11

Bought the Blizzard Zero G 108 last Spring.   Really look forward to skiing it this year.

post #11 of 11
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You have fun!!
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