Every year ski brands introduce new technologies or make improvements to models they already have in production. Here is a rundown of some the new and or improved 2020 skis we saw at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Tradeshow in Denver, Colorado. We’ll have an updated article with more Outdoor Show 2020 skis soon.
Armada revamped several models in their line up and introduced a ski with Wood Edges designed for Rails and Street Skiing.
In the ARV line up the revamped the ARV 84 in both the Men’s and Women’s models, and speaking of the ladies they brought back a new and improved VJJ the women’s version of the classic JJ.
The Tracer line from Armada was revamped slightly adding more Carbon to the ski under the foot for increased stability and torsional rigidity.
The Armada Zero Series has the most changed with the Declivity X, they brought back the ARG with the ARG 2, and the new BDOG Edgeless.
Now that Armada is owned by AMER Sports which owns Atomic and Salomon as well as Bike and other outdoors bands, now Armada offers their version on the SHIFT Binding. It is all black and looks Steazy.
Atomic revamped their ski line last year, so they are not changing up much this year other than graphics.
The Bent Chetler 100 got a slightly different Carbon layup giving the ski more stability in the tail of the ski. The Bent Chetler 120 the signature model of Chris Benchetler got a limited edition Grateful Dead Collaboration, Rumor has it only 250 pairs will be made. Definitely, the hot ski to have.
Black Crows have been on fire since they hit the North America Market 3 years ago. Their skis are known of stability with a lively energetic quality to them.
They Changed up the Camox and rumor is they took Carbon out of the ski, I am curious if that changed up the feel of the ski.
Blizzard revamped their Zero G line, their lightweight touring skis.
They also introduced a new women Black Pearl 82MM model of their Black Pearl and men’s Black Pearl 82 MM Bushwhacker model.
For 2020 the Dynastar Menace is going to be a hit with 98MM underfoot, twin tip and plenty of Camber. This ski also has a cool Miami Vice Graphic.
Elan added to their family of skis this year with the Wingman, a narrower little brother to the Ripstick.
Head has been Turing heads with their lightweight Head KORE Ski Model for Men the past couple of years, they are introducing a Women’s version for 2020.
They also revamped their popular JOY line for the ladies as well. The JOY family is where head first introduced Graphene into skis making them ultra-lightweight.
Faction has been on everyone’s radar due to Candide Thovex and his ridiculous skills on skis.
Truth is they make great skis and they are winning over people each season, for 2020 they introduced a women’s version of the Candide Models, called the Mademoiselle.
The Faction Dictator is a great ski as well hopefully the nickname “ Chicktator” will take off.
2020 Icelantic Skis
Icelantic has been crushing it and this year was no exception, for 2020 they are introducing a few new models. They Revamped the popular Icelantic NOMAD Ski model slightly.
New for 2020 for the Ladies is the Icelantic Mystic Ski 97 mm a lightweight touring ski, also available in 107MM underfoot. They also introduced the Icelantic Oracle Ski 78 MM underfoot and the new Women’s Riveter Ski 85MM and 95MM which are a women’s version of the Pioneer Ski.
For the Guys the Natural 111 Lightweight Touring Ski and the New Pioneer 86.
K2 launched the new Mindbender Family of skis both for Men and Women, the best part is you don’t have to wait until next year, the Mindbenders are available now. Well played K2.
The Mindbender line up comes 85MM, 90MM (Carbon) for both Men and Women. 88MM and 98MM Ti (Titanium) for the Ladies, and 90MM Ti and 99MM Ti for the Men. 106MM and 115MM Carbon for the Ladies and 108MM TI and 116 Carbon for the Guys.
The new Line Vision Ski for 2020 it comes in a 98MM and 108MM size. These new Vision Skis use Carbon, Wood and interesting design giving the ski different turn radius depending on the leverage point of the ski.
Also new from Line is the new and improved Sir Francis Bacon, now 107MM Underfoot and CoConvexvex Base technology. Also the Wider version of this shape the Outline.
Also, the Enforcer and Santa Ana Family and now welcoming the Enforcer Free line which already includes the Nordica Enforcer Pro Ski 115MM under for and the Enforcer 110MM, joining the family is the new Nordica Enforcer 104MM. The Freeline has rocker in the tail and is more free rider oriented, which the Enforcer 100MM, 93MM and 88MM have a more traditional tail.
The Rossignol Black Ops Skis are finally going to hit the market for 2020 coming in 98MM and 118MM underfoot, as well as 98MM one for the ladies. These skis are already available on EVO.
Salomon revamped their popular QST line up for 2020 with better turn initiation and more versatility. This is noticeable and Salomon took an already great ski and made it better.
Volkl introduced the Mantra M5 last year and it was a very popular ski across the country. This year they are adding that same technology into the Volk Kendo Ski in an 88MM version and into a 102MM version as well.
They are also introducing the Volkl Revolt 121 mm Ski which will be a Pow Slayer!
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