The Best Touring Skis of 2016/2017
Touring skis range widely in dimensions, weight, and construction. Manufacturers and experts design touring skis with everything from the side cut to the color in mind. With tenuous thoughts of losing a ski, or even scarier, getting buried, a high-visibility top coat is essential to ensuring your trip in the mountains is as safe as  [...]
2015 Salomon Q-Lab Ski Review
Salomon has been making a push for versatility in their freeski category this year, and the Salomon Q-lab is the best expression of that. This ski is a mash up of characteristics that gives it solid performance across a wide variety of terrain. Fin out more in my review below : Salomon Q-Lab Review Built  [...]
Nordica NRGY Pro 1 Ski Boot Review
Looking for a high performance ski boot, introducing the Nordica NRGY Pro 1 for the 2014/2015 season. This boot is designed to conquer the mountain and drive through turns with ease. The NRGy Pro 1 has a Flex index of 130, which is surprisingly even and feels natural. I tested the Nordica nrgy boots on  [...]
Scarpa Maestrale RS Alpine Touring Ski Boot Review
Since its inception in 2012, the Scarpa Maestrale RS has been lauded as the second coming of the messiah by many big names in the ski industry (I’m looking at you, Lou Dawson). Praised for its relatively low weight, and widely used by guides and patrollers due to its great walking mode paired with the  [...]
Dynafit TLT Speed Turn Review
I have been playing with the Dynafit Speed Turn Binding for about 10 months since it came out for the 2013-2014 season in Europe. In Europe and the US, the price is the cheapest among Dynafit-style tech bindings, making it the obvious choice for first-time tourers looking to drop weight and the budget-minded. Dynafit Speed  [...]
Volkl Katana V-Werks Ski Review
Are you looking for a light weight ski, which your Grandpa can ski? Or are you looking for a hard charger that would make a great touring Ski? The Volkl V-Werks Katana Ski is both light weight, ready to plow through waist deep powder, spray a ski instructors on the groomers and hit the access  [...]
WSD Amalgamates Steering Towards a Custom Ski
WSD sells only customized skis, so take this review as an indicator of the potential of the ski (and the brand) instead of a definitive review. I arranged to test a demo version of the Amalgamate, a stiff, 100 mm underfoot, double rockered model in their line. WSD Custom Skis (renamed from WuBanger) was started  [...]
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