Head Kore 93 :26 | Stockli Stormrider 88 1:17 | Rossignol Experience 88 Ti 2:00 |
Nordica Enforcer 93 3:16
Hey it’s Matt and Matt here at Powder7 with our top picks for 2019 all-mountain frontside skis. This is a very popular category, including skis with waist widths between in the 80s and low 90s that excel on groomers and through bumps. Many of them are strong carvers with solid all-mountain versatility. These are the ones we’re most excited to ski this season.
Stockli Stormrider 88:
This ski really blew me away this past season. I knew Stockli made killer racing skis, and I figured this ski would be stable with strong edge hold on the groomers which it definitely was, but it was actually way more fun in the trees and in the slushy back bowls I was riding it in than I had ever expected. The Titanal topsheet makes this ski look like would be extremely stiff, but it actually has a moderate flex and it’s overall construction and camber profile make it more playful than For me, a skier who likes to rip groomers from time to time but mostly stays off the front side, this might be my new favorite narrower waisted ski.
Nordica Enforcer 93
I know I’m not shocking anyone by picking the Enforcer 93 as one of my favorite skis, because it wins magazine awards every year, but it truly is one of the best narrower waisted all-mountain skis. Nordica nailed the turn radius of this ski, so it is confident holding an edge with big sweeping turns, but it still lets me switch it up and make quick hop turns in the trees when I want to. The Titanal in the core makes it stable, but the flex isn’t overpowering, and with the rocker in the tip it really does have a playful side that I think many people overlook.
Head Kore 93
Head introduced the Kore lineup in 2018 to rave reviews. The Kore 93 is the skinniest ski in the lineup, built to rail on groomers and handle hardpack, with enough versatility to be applicable across the whole mountain. Graphene plus Karuba and Carbon keep the weight down in this light, stiff ski. Great edge hold and strength at a weight that isn’t overly demanding.
Rossignol Experience 88 Ti
Rossignol redesigns its popular Experience line for 2019, and the new versions take things to the next level. They still carve quick and strong like the old Experiences, but Line Control Technology, which Rossi borrowed from their race lineup, means more strength at high speeds. More tapered tips, borrowed from the 7 series, translates to better all-around performance, especially in powder and variable conditions.