What Ski Should I Buy? Comparing 2018 Men’s Freeride Skis

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Rossignol Soul 7 HD

Ski Test Results: http://www.skiessentials.com/2018-ski-test?skis=rossignol-soul-7-hd
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Head Kore 105

Ski Test Results: http://www.skiessentials.com/2018-ski-test?skis=head-kore-105
Buy It Now: http://www.skiessentials.com/nsearch?q=Head%20Kore%20105

Salomon QST 106

Ski Test Results: http://www.skiessentials.com/2018-ski-test?skis=salomon-qst-106
Buy It Now: http://www.skiessentials.com/nsearch?q=Salomon%20QST%20106

K2 Marksman

Ski Test Results: http://www.skiessentials.com/2018-ski-test?skis=k2-marksman
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Atomic Backland FR 109

Buy It Now: http://www.skiessentials.com/nsearch?q=Atomic%20Backland%20109

Blizzard Rustler 11
Ski Test Results: http://www.skiessentials.com/2018-ski-test?skis=blizzard-rustler-11
Buy It Now: http://www.skiessentials.com/nsearch?q=Blizzard%20Rustler%2011

Fischer Ranger 108 TI

Ski Test Results: http://www.skiessentials.com/2018-ski-test?skis=fischer-ranger-108-ti
Buy It Now: http://www.skiessentials.com/nsearch?q=Fischer%20Ranger%20108

Volkl 100Eight

Ski Test Results: http://www.skiessentials.com/2018-ski-test?skis=volkl-100eight
Buy It Now: http://www.skiessentials.com/nsearch?q=Volkl%20100%20Eight

DPS Wailer 112 Alchemist

Ski Test Results: http://www.skiessentials.com/2018-ski-test?skis=dps-alchemist-wailer-112
Buy It Now: http://www.skiessentials.com/nsearch?q=DPS%20Wailer%20112%20Alchemist

Nordica Enforcer 100

Ski Test Results: http://www.skiessentials.com/2018-ski-test?skis=nordica-enforcer-110
Buy It Now: http://www.skiessentials.com/nsearch?q=Nordica%20Enforcer%20110

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Comments

Zhihao Li says:

Great review, do you think the line sick day 104 falls in this category, and how it compares? Thanks

Michael Perez says:

Thanks Jeff! Well rounded review. Great selection for what I love in a ski. The only skis missing would be a Blizzard Cochise but I guess that’s just about where you stopped. Lol great stuff though. Keep em coming!

Connor Erhardt says:

Are you going to be continuing the series for park skis as well?

Bryan DeFabio says:

Between this in the 180cm 112 waist or the Head Kore 117 in 180cm with 115mm waist? What was better all mountain performance to pair in between a 100mm enforcer and a 124mm moment night train?

Stuart MacMillan says:

Great review!  Thank you!

Ture says:

i would like to see a proper review on the black crows daemon, and maybe a comparison between it and the nordica 100

Dirk B says:

Simply the best ski review and comparison series out there … great job (like always)

Oscar Sanz Querol says:

awesome reviews. How comw there is no armadas in any of your reviews??? me no comprende !!

David Snyder says:

where the black crows at?

Big Haus says:

Easily the best video reviews out there. Everyone else just reads the manufacturer card for the ski construction and says how the ski should feel… Lame! I’m in the market for an All-Mountain ski and I’m going to be watching ALL these videos. Super happy I found this channel!

I’m 6’3 190 lbs, just had my first season skiing (transitioned over from snowboarding the last 15 years due to injury and job requirements) so any suggestions would be awesome!

Starting my researching looking at Soul 7 HD, Nordica Enforcer 100 ….

Fer Zapata says:

Solid Review! I was looking to get a pair of Soul 7 HDs, I’m a 6ft, 175lb dude. I was wondering whether getting the 180 or the 188. I don’t think I’m an aggressive skier but I do like skiing all the mountain (from groomers to deep snow) and going fast. Hope you can help!

Dave Hoover says:

Really great review – nice to hear from someone that really knows their stuff and can get it out in plain English! Love to see you add Stockli Stormrider, Black Crows and the DPS Wailer 106 Alchemist.

Ilya Aksenov says:

how about g3?

Nicholas Fadial says:

I’d like to see some more skis from line in these videos. Specifically the Sick Day series.

Moritz Hoock says:

I want a freeski, which is very good in powder and offpist, but i also want it to be ok or good onpist (no allmountain). I heard a lot good stuff about the rossignol Soul 7 HD and about the Atomic Backland fr. Which one would you recommend me more?

David Nadal says:

Really good reviews although I’d like to see the tails a bit more cause sometimes you leave them out of frame and I like to see the rocker, taper, etc. Thanks!!

sean shan says:

tell me more bat the rustler plz

Paul Harenberg says:

I know it’s a tough ask for any ski… But is there a ski in this category suitable for a backcountry trip to japan aswell as everyday skiing in the european alps (occasional groomers/ big mountain)? Thankful for any insight 🙂

Liam Casey says:

How’s the marksman in corduroy and glade could I use it for kind of everything

Fabian Herr says:

what about the Elan Ripstick 96/105

Martin Guglietti says:

First of all thanks for a very informative review! Secondly, I would like to ask which one you consider the best deal on quality/price/performance skis. I mostly ski powder but like to ski on groomed as well. Also which binding would you recommend? I am 5.7″ tall and weight 154 pounds. Thanks a lot!

Martin Abrahamsson says:

Thanks for a nice review. Keep up the good work. I’m looking for a ski in this segment as a “one ski quiver” ski and on top of my list at the moment is the Völkl Katana V-Werks. How does it compare to the skis in this test?

Dag Petter Talleraas Hollekim says:

I have the Rossi Soul 7 13/14 (first model) and thinking it is time to switch it out. Partly cause I’m running it on a pair of Marker Tour bindings which are getting worn. I mainly go touring (like 90% of my days). Considering buying the Kore 105, would you think of this as an upgrade or a sidegrade?
I love the Rossi for its playfulness and agility.
Thanks for the good video.

03stefanh07 says:

A very good review but the amplid multiplayer is missing

vladiinsky says:

25:10 nice breaking 🙂 thorough review!

Nikolai Vasilev says:

I would like to hear more about the backland

L. Schröder says:

Awesome review and comparison! I’m looking for an all mountain orientated freeride ski, so I get more float in the powder compared to an classic all mountain ski. Since I’m living in Europe and the conditions are not that powdery all the time and Im skiing a lot on piste with my family , I’m looking for a ski with a relatively good carving performance and edge hold on groomers. Which ski would you say fits the most out of the three- Soul7,kore105, QST106-. Or would you recommend a totally different ski?
Thanks a lot!

Doug Whiting says:

How about a vid review of the 101 to 109 range. At my mountain KH that seems to be the ticket. Wide enough for pow in chutes but not wide enough to be a pain on groomers on way back to the lift.

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