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March 1, 2013
SKI testers start pounding the snow today as part of the week-long evaluation of next year's skis in the industry's toughest test. And eight inches of fresh doesn't hurt a bit...
January 3, 2010
Given the conditions (hardpack), the Gotamas, Mantras and Katanas and Kikus mostly stayed in the rack. Folks were more interested in the narrower waists. We had some racers in the house, as evidenced by the cards we got on the Racetiger competition boards. But the ACs (AC50 and AC30) were the most popular test models, followed by the narrower, racier Tigersharks(11 Foot, 10 Foot and 8 Foot). On the women’s side, the Fuego and Aurora were the most-tested. If citizen testers vote with their feet—testing the brands they think they like best—then Volkl was the top vote-getter. Among skis that got enough test runs for a valid result, here are the rankings:
January 1, 2010
The Phantoms and SASes didn’t see much action, given the early-season Eastern conditions, but testers beat a path to the midfats. The Classic series (Classic 70 Ti, Classic 80 Ti) and the Avengers (82 Ti, 82 Carbon) were popular with the men, while the women headed for the Attraxion 12 and AttraxionEcho. Among skis that got enough test runs for a valid result, here are the rankings:
January 1, 2010
No surprise—the Supershape, an unabashed carver, was Head’s most-requested model. New Englanders still like to set an edge, and aren’t embarrassed to admit it. The Peak 76, a little wider and a little less demanding, also garnered interest—and enough test runs to earn a rating.