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Scott The Ski - Men's
Scott designed The Ski to be a versatile daily driver that can handle any conditions and terrain, from groomer laps to off-piste exploring to some fresh turns on a quick backcountry tour. The 91-93 millimeter waist adds to the skis do-it-all-nature by providing just the right amount of float in deeper snow without being overwhelming on hardpack. A rockered tip adds to the Ski's aptitude in all conditions, and Scott's 3D sidecut improves edge control, adds stability throughout turns, and delivers an overall playful feel.
The Ski features a full-length paulownia core that keeps the ski light and responsive while also maintaining a smooth, consistent flex. Scott's Elliptic Sandwich construction is responsible for the torsionally stiff, powerful overall feel, which you'll enjoy whether you're ripping East Coast groomers or West Coast fluff.
This is scott the ski it's a brilliant. Super all-round ski for anybody from an. Intermediate level to an advanced level skier reason being the construction of the ski an intermediate level will allow. You to be quite Cruz and very easy. Turning but if you pick up the pace you. Push it a bit more you ski faster you ski more aggressively the ski construction will still allow you to get. Good grip good edge hold good stability. At speed the way this ski shape is made. It has a long tip profile at the front. Here so the contact point with the ground is much further back on piste that gives you the feeling of a more. Agile playful ski but once you ski off. Piece this longer length of ski allows. You to float through the powder it gives you a smooth cruiser feel off-piste. Scott the ski is a brilliant ski for. Anyone who wants a playful fun feeling. Ski whether you're an intermediate level. Skier or higher but the beauty of this ski is it will progress with you and it will help your skiing if you want more information please visit us at. Hillingdon or have a look on our website at ski Bartlett calm.
Nordica Enforcer 100 Ski - Men's
Hop on the Nordica Enforcer 100 Ski before you head to your local hill to provide yourself with versatile carving prowess. The combination of the 100mm waist and rocker-camber-rocker profile can go quickly edge to edge on groomers, power through chop, and float though fresh powder. The rocker in the tail and limited swing weight also helps you break your edge free and pivot on a dime when you find yourself in tight situations. To tie it all together beefy metal and carbon layers laminate a full wood core to create a powerful and stable base that can handle any conditions you come across.
Thanks guys. Hi skiers jeff from ski essentials calm. And we're here today to take a look at another 2020 ski and happens to be. Another 2020 nordic as ski the reason. Why you're seeing some extra nordica content from us this month is January is. The nordica ski happy month in our ski. Happy photo contest so if you remember. From the enforcer 88 review if you caught that nordic is giving away a pair. Of next year's enforcer 88 or Santana 88. So really cool super easy to enter. There's a link to contest details in. This video there's also a link at the. Bottom of the written article so. Definitely encourage you to enter that it's really fun and it's fun kind of. Just looking through other people's photos do there's a link to entries for. The month of January on the contest page so check that out and you could win some. Enforcer 88's which are really cool if. You haven't seen that in for 388 review definitely go take a look at it really. Exciting new ski and very similar theme. As this one oh for free that we're gonna look at today so let's kind of dive. Right into it we kind of touched on the enforcer 104 when we did the 88 review but. Essentially if you missed that kind of. The general theme of the enforcer collection for 2020 has been split into. The enforcers and the enforcer free so. The enforcer collection is basically the. 88 the 90 3 and the 100 and the free is the 104. The 110 and the 15 or 115 which you just. Used to be called the pro so to kind of. Subsections of the enforcer collection. The Easiest way to think about it is the. Enforcer ski is the 88 93 and 100 are. You know kind of more traditional all-mountain skis in terms of their mix. Of performance characteristics and then the free skis are a little bit softer. Snow oriented more playful stuff like. That so really cool i like that they. Kind of differentiated the two collections like that i think it makes more sense which we'll get to at the end of this video I'm going to compare this ski the 104 to the 110 and to also to the 100 which i think is just a natural. Comparison because it's width falls between those two skis so that's kind of. A bit of a summary of the 20/20 enforcer collection we've skied this 104 for like. Over a month now a lot of our different a lot of different staff members of skeeted we've gotten some different perspectives from different people i personally have had it in a lot of different snow conditions so really I've been able to put it to the test and let's kind of just summarize some changes as we mentioned in the 88. Review the 88 and the 104 as the two new. Skis of the collection they get some construction updates so the first is. There are true tip technology if you. Remember they removed some abs plastic. Material and extended the lightweight wood core further into the tip i really. Like that i think a decrease swing weight we're going to talk about that a little bit more but i think that was a valuable change to this 104 and then the. Other is their carbon reinforced chassis so basically the fiberglass mock-up of the ski now has full-length carbon. Strips through it and that's as well. Lighter it's 35% lighter than. Traditional fiberglass mock-ups or layups so and it's also increasing. Power it's kind of how nordica put it to. Me it's maybe it is powerful but i felt. An energetic responsive feel that. Might not be all there in the 110 the one times a great ski but there are some differences between these skis so that's. Kind of the new construction techniques that true tip and the carbon reinforced chassis really cool the shape. Of the 104 free is basically the same. As the 110 so going back to the. Difference between the 88 93 100 and the. 104 110 115 basically the three narrower. Skis share a shape cheryl would core two and then the three. Wider skis also share a shape there is. Some slight differences because the length breakdown is different on these. 70 to 79 186 and then 191 which is a. Little bit different than what we've seen in the traditional or classic. And forester models but really the key here is the 104 has quite a lot of tail. Rocker just like the 110 and the free. Nice long tip rocker — that's kind of. Trait of vol enforcer skis but the. Difference is that tail shape quite a. But different than the 100 and the flex patterns a little bit softer — but we'll we'll touch on that at the very end of this video but yeah what do we think so. I've skied the 110 a lot so it was. Really fun for me to get to ski the 104. I'm gonna start with soft snow performance because i think that's more their focus then than anything else. Although the 104 it's starting to feel. Pretty versatile which we'll get to so. We've gotten a lot of snow this year in Vermont we've had a lot of good days to test both these skis i skied it on a really deep day I've skied it on. Multiple kind of not so deep but still. Soft days. The 110 feels more like a true powder. Ski so there were a couple days when i. Had both pairs with me the 110 and the 104 we got like a 20-inch storm recently. And i did kind of want to take my. One tens but what i was finding is i. Wasn't losing too much float on the 104. Right away there is a little bit you. Lose a little bit of float between the 110 and the 104 but not a huge amount so. Those first couple runs like imagine the. First run of a powder day maybe even the second run of a big powder day i. Preferred skiing the 110 in most. Scenarios but pretty much right away after that i preferred being on the 104. And again it's not really losing too. Much float on the 104 and what you get. Is a lot of versatility so when the. Snow got choppy kind of what i was. Saying in the written portion of the article too is here at stowe things get tracked out really quickly so if you want to keep skiing fresh lines and. You're kind of forced to go into tight trees whether i was skiing chopped up. Snow or whether i was getting into tight. Trees the 104 was an absolute blast i. Think the lighter the weight that. They took out of the 104 if you were to. Compare it to the 110 it's more noticeable the difference between the 110 and the 104 then the 93 to the 88. Which i think makes sense because the 88. When you're on a ski like that you spend more time kind of like driving the ski down the fall line you're not as likely. To like flick it around and pivot it as. A ski like the 104 with the turned up tail and i think because of that what. You want to do on a ski like the 104 or the 110 you notice that lighter swing weight so it's also a little quicker. Edge to edge so when i was getting into trees i really valued the perform. Of the 104 i have a blast skiing the 110. — but i did find that the 104 was a little bit quicker kind of i mean it's what you'd expect they took weight out of the tips and tails they lighten the swing weight and it's narrower so of course it's quicker. But i think that's an important thing to consider when you're when you're going through these skis the 110 is it. Blast through crud really well i think. It stays a little bit more stable than the 104 if you're kind of like straight. Lining through choppy snow but the 104. Does it really well too so that was. Really fun for me and then i think on. Infirm snow so that was kind of we kind. Of just compared it to the 110 and on. Firm snow the natural comparison is to. The 100 and i think going back a moment. Something that nordica says with in this. Free collection you can pretty much just. Like kind of focus on how deep the snow. Is that you normally ski like if you're if you live in british columbia and you're constantly skiing like super deep tis the extra width is valuable but here. On the east i mean this could easily be your kind of dedicated powder ski so you. Kind of just pick and choose based on how much snow you're skiing there's more. Of a difference between the 100 and the. 104 than the 104 to the 110 in my. Opinion i mean that comes from the shape and between these skis you can really. Focus more on your skiing style so. Can the 104 carve turns on groomers. Absolutely omit it actually does it. Really well it like i said it's noticeably quicker than the 110 edge-to-edge the difference there is you. Get not quite as much power in the 104. As the 1/100 but you also get a softer. Flexing platform that's a little bit more forgiving and more playful so for me if you're say you're looking at an. All-mountain ski in the enforcer collection and you want to do a little bit of everything on this all-mountain ski and. You want to be around 100 underfoot your two choices are the enforcer 100 and the. Enforcer of 100 for free and between the. Two to me you just focus on your skiing. Style so if you're a more down the fall. Line charging type skier really likes to. Drive your ski the 100 is probably going. To be a little bit more up your alley. The tail is stiffer there's not as much rocker in the tail so you get a little bit more power like finishing a carving turn but if you're more the playful. Freebie type guy i don't think the. Enforcer 104 is gonna lack any edge grip any carving ability especially for. Skiers that the kind of ski in that style so i think it really just positions itself as its filling a. Gap in the line that like i didn't even. Realize existed until they made this ski. But there is there's there's a void. Between that and force or 100 and the. 110 if you want that more playful. Freebie freestyle inspired feel but you. Don't want to go all the way up to a width that really feels like a powder. Ski a full-on powder ski that's 104 is a. Great new choice and i think a lot of. Skiers are going to at least consider it. As their new kind of do everything all-mountain ski you know i don't want. To take anything away from either of these skis the 110 certainly has its place and the 100 certainly has its place and also the 100 it's its not a. Slouch in soft snow conditions by any means we took this ski up to the top of the. Chin here in stowe so kind of above treeline groomed side country. Backcountry terrain and i was on these. And there were a couple people on 100s. The people on the 102 they weren't like. Struggling i think this ski just allowed. Me to be a little bit more playful i think gave. Me a little bit more confidence because it was easier to kick that tail out i think that's that's definitely a. Noticeable difference between this ski and the 100 is the ability to release the tail edge especially in soft snow conditions so yeah definitely a valuable. Addition to this line you know like i. Was saying it pretties many offers there pretty many presents it's not a whole new level of performance it's its still. Very enforcer desk you can tell like we. Said about the 88 — you can tell that you have an enforcer on your feet but it. Gives you the option to get that playfulness in a ski that's quicker edge to edge a little bit easier to throw around and say arguably more. (Maneuverable) than the 110 just because they lighten that swing weight up and because the quicker edge to edge feel so definitely a really cool ski i. Said at the beginning that we'd kind of do a little bit of a flex comparison so. It's not super soft but what i like. About the enforcer 104 and the 110 — it's one of the things that that makes that ski a lot of fun for me is its a pretty even flex from tip to tail it's. Not like super soft but it's not super firm either and then the 100 is not a. Crazy stiff ski but i feel like. It's its definitely stiffer when i flex it and when i ski it and again. You feel a difference out of that tail shape too so that's it. Really exciting to present this new enforcer 100 for free like i said we've. We've tested it in a wide range of snow. Conditions a wide range of terrain so. Let us know if you have any questions I'm more than happy to talk more about this ski i could spend i could probably. Spend the rest of the afternoon just talking about this ski and in kind of the subtleties and differences in performance between this existing nordica ski is used from other collections but let us know if you have. Any questions, and we'll do our best to answer in the comments I'm sure they're. Going to be a lot of skis that people want to compare this to i can think of a lot of off the top of my head if you remember when we. Release the fisher ranger 102 f our. Review and kind of compared that to the 98 this feels like a pretty similar. Comparison so if you know is the ranger. 102 f r is to the ranger 98 i think. It's a very similar comparison to compare the 104 to the 100 here so. Hopefully I'll have some more opportunities to ski them nordica kind. Of left us with this pair and as far as i know they're not gonna come take them from us, so we'll keep skiing them still. Only January here and snow, so we're gonna have a bunch of more bunch of more. Powder days or whatever kind of conditions plenty of more. Opportunities to test this ski the rest of the season, so we'll let you know if anything changes or if our opinion changes or if we have anything to add to this review we will certainly let you. Now but i encourage you to check them. Our si a or outdoor retailer the trade show is next week chances are you're. Gonna start seeing a lot more content about them after that's usually the. Week where companies start releasing more information so you'll see. More about them definitely a cool ski. Like we said about the 88 it's definitely a valuable addition to the line in general and i think no more. Than ever it's its easier to look at. The enforcer collection and really. Really choose the ski that's. Specifically tailored to how you like to. Ski and the snow conditions that you ski you know so say you're more of that down. The fall lines directional skier you like. To drive your ski you basically pick the. Width that makes more sense to you between the 88 to 93 and the 100 and. Then say you're more of a playful skier or you're really looking for a powder ski you can kind of do the same with the. 104 110 and 115 so that's it let us know. If you have any questions we will be out at si a lor next week so follow us on social media. If you don't already we'll be updating. You throughout the show with exciting stuff that word that we're seeing we were actually down at piko yesterday for a non snow demo so ski skied some more. 20 20 skis so we will continue to. Release reviews should have at least one. A week for the rest of the season so. Keep checking back, and we will see you on the slopes.
Rossignol Black Ops 118 Ski - Men's
Prepare yourself for your next deep snow mission by clicking into the Rossignol Black Ops 118 Ski. These powder specific skis boast a 118mm waist that can handle even the deepest days and situates them as Rossignol's widest freestyle oriented powder ski. The top secret turn radius (believed to be medium length) is centered on the ski giving the Black Ops incredible pivoting control and freestyle prowess for big tricks and switch landings in deep snow. When you find yourself riding them forward, the rocker-camber-rocker profile will keep you floating over deep snow, turning on a dime, and even providing excellent edge hold on firm snow thanks to a surprising 5mm of camber. All of these attributes are wrapped up with a beefy construction centered around a full wood core that creates one of the heavier skis on the market. This added weight may limit your touring options but will give you peace of mind while you are going 100mph through chopped up snow.
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Test on skis but it was exciting. It was strange the first ride. The second yoke just get into it a little. You came to the ski. It was. Easy to go into the swing though it is difficult it does not really feel. Fair to. as my mounting. Of. Riders were difficult to assess it but it went into the turn fast. It was stiff the stiffer and the. i wanted to play was playful. Wants. Well out at the edge and jump at it. Here, team. What may you for rating. It gets. There it is still a four. i could imagine having a bullet. Had you fitted them in. The middle and everyone cheered red a bit further back. Not really that much. But maybe. Stands jonas from Rosendo. You also have this year, a light clothing selected. Has. You still warm socks. That's right. Have worked just as well this year. That project is the same pair warm socks this year. That's right. Good. Well, it's not just a matter of struggle and throw even if you work in. Industry. What is this for which our skaters have tested. This is black ops 98 and that is a new ski that came last year. Can you say that has been a limited product that we only have. Tried to build a shark around that just circles in social media so. There have been no facts about them. The only thing we all know knows which one. Lengths and which waist measurement it has. then it was for construction. And so on. it's only secretly simply so that it is. Made with our team skaters in the united states who wanted something special. To go on so based on their wishes. i know the best run on them. Also. That's right. he is our Swedish. Skaters so that's right. I've heard very well from him. he is very positive. But I'm not really up to it. is this a new width for i year or when he came last year. What was. The same waist size then. It is the same waist size a new one design and construction. Don't know about it. Not updated but it's a new one design. Available in a hundred years 1992. and. Then what's new is that we have a black op 98 ladies then. 160 272. Our skaters almost feel like that you were mine mounted. Now we look. A little closer to it. it is not completely mounted but. What makes it. Is mounted a little further ahead than most other skis. Do it. Something for the ride. What would you say. First of all it is. More this kind of ski more than vc jobs but still a real one. Good skis there because there are opportunity to have it and jump. And spin and so on ends up in my fitting run a bit. Later on. and it is well off the reason it should be one. Very. Versatile ski. But just for that. off-piste skiing so there. Well, no one is right. You have after all, rocker both type and tails. It is. Well more for the park rider maybe who want a wider ski. So. You are now waiting. What do you think about the commercial impact of this. The shark that now comes rushing and sell end or whatever. What do you think. Will go home. It's taken but i think so that it is still. 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Dalbello Sports Menace 2 Ski Boot - Boys'
Set your budding ripper loose in the Dalbello Kids' Menace 2 Ski Boot and watch the magic happen. The three-piece Cabrio shell has a tongue that pivots at the base, making the Menace easy to get on and off, and the top ratchet buckle lets him learn how to fine-tune his own fit. Flex indexed for lightweight skiers, the Menace can take the abuse of a steep learning curve, and the replaceable Dura-Grip heel and toe lugs mean he won't permanently ruin his boots tramping back and forth to the snack counter. Add a soft and comfy kid-specific Super Comfort Jr. liner, and your grom will be begging to stay after the sun sets.
Bern Camino Zipmold Helmet - Boys'
When he's flying through the air on his board, the Bern Boys' Camino Zipmold Helmet keeps his noggin safe from potential spills, and it does so with a lightweight, comfortable design. Zipmold hard foam is lightweight without sacrificing protective functionality, and the slim shell uses a tapered construction for a better fit. The micro-fleece lined ear flaps help his ears stay warm when the north wind blows, while the adjustable chin strap prevents this lid from coming loose when he needs it the most.
Salomon QST Max JR Ski + EZY7 B80 Binding - Boys'
Designed to help young beginners progress into confident blue-square aficionados and finally into little all-over-the-mountain rippers, the Salomon Kids' Q-Max JR Ski + EZY7 Binding offers the versatile performance necessary to accommodate a variety of skill levels. This ski features a subtle All-Terrain Rocker 2.0 profile, making it easy to turn and able to glide over uneven snow like a flying squirrel glides between trees. Nothing else about the Q-Max is squirrely, though, as it's built with a solid composite core that's light and forgiving and a monocoque cap construction that makes skiing comfortable and easy. Your aspiring shredder is bound to hit some bumps along the way, so Salomon gave the Q-Max a reinforced structured topsheet to keep it looking good and skiing like new for as long as you need it to.
An adjustable Salomon EZY7 binding comes with the ski, so you don't have to fuss and worry about buying the right binding. It sits on a track, making adjustment as simple as flicking a switch, sliding the heel and toe pieces to fit the boot, and flicking the switch back down—no fuss, no stress, no worries about growing feet.
DPS Skis Powderworks Wailer 100 C2 Ski - Men's
Carve through frontside terrain with power and confidence on the DPS Powderworks Wailer 100 C2 Ski. This ski boasts a 100mm waist that is quick edge to edge and can offer decent float in powder when new snow blankets your go to resort. The C2 profile blends rocker in the tip and tail that eases turn transition and further enhances float in powder, while the camber underfoot provides good edge grip on firm snow and is long enough to provide solid leverage throughout the arc of the turn.
The Powderworks Wailer boasts DPS's alchemist construction which is their damper and slightly heavier, full carbon lay up that offers excellent dampness and smooths out frontside riding. The carbon laminates are squeezed around a damp and responsive aspen core and placed on top of a high speed sintered base.
K2 Ikonic 80TI Ski with MXCell 12 TCX Light Quikclik Binding - Men's
Positioning itself as K2's purest carving performance system ski, the K2 Ikonic 80TI Ski with MXCell 12 TCX Light Quikclik Binding will get you from the top of the lift to the lodge at the bottom quickly and in control. The 80mm waist is designed to tear up groomers and firm snow conditions by transitioning quickly edge to edge and all but eliminating chatter at high speeds. The Speed rocker profile further enhances on piste control by offering a large camber section that drives power to your edges, mixed with a short rocker section in the tip that helps you transition between turns effortlessly. Those effortless turns can vary in length and power thanks to the versatile 17.5m turn radius that can handle any variations you throw at it. This combination allows you to paint your own lines down fresh corduroy and encourages fun riding between storms.
Dynastar Slicer Factory Ski - Men's
Slice and dice through fresh snow, frontside groomers, and off of natural take offs by clicking in to the Dynastar Slicer Factory Ski. This jib friendly all-mountain ski boasts a nimble but stable 98mm waist, maneuverable and floaty rocker in tip and tail, and a medium turn radius that encourages hard charging.
The 98mm waist can quickly go edge to edge on hard pack while still providing ample float in deep snow so that you can enjoy slashing that foot of snow you got overnight. The rocker in the tip and tail with camber underfoot creates a platform for riding all kinds of snow. The camber section underfoot can hold a mean edge on firm snow while the rocker in the tip and tail helps you float in deep powder, skip through crud, and break the edge free for quick manuevering in tight areas. To counteract this nimble feeling a medium length turn radius provides the stability and confidence you need to go fast in wide open areas.
The slicer from dynastar so skis got. Full wood core which is beefed up underfoot to give you the power stability where you need it especially when you charge in hitting big kickers anything like that but with the spring fall or spring blade technology it mills. Out into the tip and the tail which makes it really nice and playful really soft and really nice and buttery easy to get so this ski is definitely someone. Who wants to be on a freestyler and take. It skis but wants to be skiing the whole mountain not limiting yourself to the park and pipe you can scare in the park cause it's light enough and swing weights really low so you can still do that but it's really nice all around the. Mountain yeah definitely more freestyle orientated around all mountain ski. Summary this ski is really good. Fun surprisingly good fun all around the mountain loads of playing it really buttery and fun super rad You.
Kastle BMX 105 HP Ski - Men's
When it comes to snow, the Kastle BMX 105 HP Ski isn't picky. Whether
you're cutting first tracks into a few fresh feet or hunting through chopped up crud to find some hidden powder fields, it'll give you a smooth and stable ride thanks to its innovative construction and high quality materials. The HP in its name stands for "High Performance" and it takes that queue from the quality of the materials used in its construction. From the base to the sidewalls to the core, you'll find nothing but the best, including a lightweight woodcore made of silver fir and beech, surrounded by dual titanal layers for added dampening characteristics that really smooth out your ride through even the most variable conditions.
This ski's got a 105mm waist width that's definitely at home getting first tracks on a powder day, but has enough versatility to not be relegated to a deep-days-only role. Its camber underfoot ensures edge grip when new snow starts to flatten out into harder packed surfaces, while the rockered tip and tail provide playful float when the deep stuff returns in a couple of days. You've also got Hollowtech technology in the tip reducing swing weight, enhancing stability, and delivering a more powerful edge grip as you soar down the mountain. Tack on a semi-cap sidewall construction for added durability, and you've got a ski that doesn't wait for the conditions to dictate when it gets to charge.