2009 Backcountry Ski Review
The holidays are upon us and it seems everyone is shopping for skis - at least given the requests for copies of our annual ski review. Well, here it is the 2009 Off-Piste Mag Ski Review.
We have been doing an annual ski review for ten years. After looking over our current review and the reviews from other mags, we are working on a new approach to ski reviews for next season. Most reviews offer so little information and so little touring-specific detail. We hope to change this for next season. In the meantime, check out what we have to say about this year's boards and don't forget to support grassroots ski media....subscribe or get yourself some Off-Piste schwag...Voile straps, organic cotton ball caps, organic cotton hoodies, stickers...
A new look to your ski review is very heartening news! This year's review was the briefest I've seen in the last few. I do realize that there is a lot to reveiw and skis are changing fast. Dedicating a full issue to the subject would be very valuable... and unique. Thank you!
thanks for the ski reviews. I read all the reviews from the various mags and try to hone in on what will work for me. I am in the market for dedicated touring boards. Manaslu? Drifter? Tonic? How to decide?
They are definitely worth a try. All of the women's specific ski programs I know of are developed by a group of experienced female skiers. Women's specific skis offer a couple of advantages: shorter lengths and softer flexes for lighter weight skiers. That said, if you are not a feather weight and/or have an aggressive skiing style, the women's specific designs become less specific to you.