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Women's Ski Test

Gear

For years, manufacturers paid insulting lip-service, at best, to female buyers. Women's skis—or rather, "ladies' skis," as they continued to be called long after it was appropriate—were usually defined by their graphics only. Finally, that's changing.

VIDEO: <i>SKI</i> Magazine Ski Test 2006

Gear

SKI Magazine tests the best skis for 2007. Check out the video for behind-the-scenes coverage.

Gear: The Right Stuff

Gear

A few stars always shine brighter than the others. Meet the standouts of the 2005 gear tests.

K2 Merlin V

Gear

We skied the Merlin V in three lengths and found three different personalities. At 198 cm, the ski is a pure-bred race sled with an overdrive gear-the piezoelectric modules literally calm the ski down as it gains speed.

SKI Test 2003: Buyer Be Savvy

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Getting a good deal on the wrong gear saves you nothing. Keep these tips in mind.

Boot Test 2003 Roster

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The 2003 Boot Test roster.

Junior Skis 2003: Little Rippers

Features

Once again, former World Cup downhiller Doug Lewis learns that, compared to overseeing a kids ski test, racing in the Hahnenkamm was child's play. But the results are in. Read on.

Test of Time

Features

The ever-accelerating pace of change that infests every corner of modern life has not spared the world of skis. It was only seven years ago that the first, funky-shaped skis appeared on our shores.

SKI Test 2003: Your Ride is Here

Gear

Funny how no one calls them "cheater skis" anymore-proof that the rules have changed for good. But the trend toward shorter and wider continues.

Skis: This Year's Batch of Women's Boards

Gear

This year's batch of women's boards will tempt you.

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