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Men's All-Mountain ski reviews 2018


In the ‘All-mountain' category, we select skis designed for 70% piste, 30% freeride. The qualities we look for are piste performance (initiation, turn performance, grip, stability, rebound, etc.), comfort, overall versatility and good freeride behaviour (float in powder, rotation, performance in challenging snow conditions). These skis generally have between 85 mm and 92 mm at waist, feature a large tip and rocker, and are relatively straight.

They're designed for good to excellent riders looking for a highly efficient ski for the groomers (at times performing better than some traditional piste skis), while able to go off-piste when the conditions are right. They're well-adapted to freeride, but less effective than the wider skis from the All Mountain/ Freeride category, especially in deep powder and crud snow.
Reviewers' score
18.3
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Stöckli Stormrider 88 reviews 2018

Men's skis 2018 > All-Mountain

BEST SKI

BEST SKI

Best ski 2018

Unanimous favourite with the PROSKILAB reviewers, Stöckli’s Stormrider 88 placed the bar just that little bit higher, becoming a market benchmark. On piste, it does its job well. It’s a very well balanced, globally efficient ski, with good grip that holds astonishingly well in turns for an all mountain ski. When we step up the pace, turns are still remarkably clean and the ski remains exceptionally stable.... Read on

Reviewers' score
16.8
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Völkl Kendo reviews 2018

Men's skis 2018 > All-Mountain

AWARD

AWARD

Best performance!

The Kendo from Völkl is a benchmark in this segment, always getting high scores from the PROSKILAB reviewers and loved by the ski community. On piste, it’s a high-strung and stiff tool with exceptional qualities for a ski in this category. The Kendo loves speed and is happy in dynamic turns, on hard pack and steep slopes. Good grip, turn precision, stability and rebound... the cocktail is always just as astonishing.... Read on

Reviewers' score
16.4
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Rossignol Experience 88 HD reviews 2018

Men's skis 2018 > All-Mountain

The Experience 88 HD is an amazing all-rounder on the piste with great turn initiation, performance, grip and rebound. It's reassuring and well-balanced, and exceptionally enjoyable. The ski is very versatile and alternates carving and skid turns, and small and long turns with ease. Accessibility is remarkable in skid turns. Once aligned, you just need to lean to enter the turn. Happy cruising, and especially enjoyable on soft snow, the Experience 88 HD can step up the pace and is responsive when you “give it all you’ve got".... Read on

Reviewers' score
16.3
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K2 Pinnacle 85 reviews 2018

Men's skis 2018 > All-Mountain

AWARD

AWARD

Best Accessibility!

The Pinnacle 85 from K2 performs well and easily overall, and scores high for its agility and playfulness. Behaviour on the piste is globally good, with very responsive turn initiation and good grip. The ski is very comfortable, needs little engagement and cushions the terrain well. Off-piste, the ski is remarkably easy. It’s a shame that the tip is a bit damp so tends to float and chatter at high speed on piste... Read on

Reviewers' score
13.3
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Elan Ripstick 86 reviews 2018

Men's skis 2018 > All-Mountain

Elan’s Ripstick 86 puts the focus on accessibility. Overall behaviour is consistent and reassuring. The ski behaves well on the piste, is happy in both skid turns and carving until you reach intermediary speeds. It's easy, user-friendly and extremely forgiving. Off-piste, the Ripstick 86 will go anywhere and adores soft snow and powder. However, it's a little too flexible, hampering behaviour at high speed on groomed runs and through choppy snow off-piste. This model is recommended for intermediary to good riders looking for an easy,... Read on