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Freeride Skitest Kaunertal 2018

The ”Freeride Skitest” is an annual event organized by the magazines Bergstolz Ski & Bike Magazin, freeskiers.net, powder-magazin.com and Prime Skiing. With 36 companies ski brands participating, it is the biggest freeride ski test in the world. For five years publishers have been welcoming industries to visit the Kaunertal Glacier, where they can test the latest equipment under differing conditions for three days. The test team consists of 70 people, including opinion makers and the staff of ski and publishing industries. The Freeride Skitest focuses on the skis’ properties and their individual evaluation: The test is neither about ranking nor comparing the skis, but rather about identifying their strengths and weaknesses.

The „Testers Choice Award“

The skis available at the Freeride Skitest are divided into different categories: Powdergirls, All-In-One, Going Big and Freetour.

Testers Choice AwardThe results of the Freeride Skitest are presented in the magazines Bergstolz Ski & Bike Magazin, freeskiers.net, powder-magazin.com and Prime Skiing. The contributions don’t include any ski competitions or an election of the best ski. However, skis convincing all testers, standing out from the entire equipment, considered the ‘hot shit’ of the test, receives the “Testers Choice Award”.

THE SKIS AWARDED AT THE FREERIDE SKITEST KAUNERTAL 2018

ALL-IN-ONE
BLIZZARD Rustler 10

BLIZZARD Rustler 10

The Rustler 10 convinces testers with its versatile usage range: a true all-round ski that enables playful rides as well as those focused on the sport.

“You don’t need any more than that! A great ski to go full speed all day long.”

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Powdergirls
FISCHER Ranger 98 TI

FISCHER Ranger 98 TI

his unisex ski model represents a versatile powder buddy for all skiers focused on sports, which can be used very well for speeding too.

“The freeride ski focused on the sport is fun to ride, no matter thel conditions.”

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Going Big
K2 Catamaran

K2 Catamaran

In spite of its size, the Catamaran allows impressively agile riding and shines with its harmonic flex coordination. Its superpower? Powder snow, of course!

“Riding down backcountry routes, the Catamaran always puts a smile on your face.”

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Freetour
MAJESTY Supernova SL

MAJESTY Supernova SL

The Supernova SL combines the qualities you need for freetouring without any limitation: It allows easy ascents and sturdy descents.

“The new benchmark in freetouring. Truly Her Majesty of its own!”

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Going Big
NORDICA Enforcer Pro

NORDICA Enforcer Pro

It’s this ski that emerged from the Freeride Skitest as the one for blasting away and big-mountain lines. It is also well adapted to tall and stout skiers.

“A true big-mountain ski. Our advice: leg press in summer!”

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ALL-IN-ONE
SCOTT Slight 100

SCOTT Slight 100

A less playful ski, not necessarily meant for beginners. However, testers of the Slight 100 were very enthusiastic about its stability and its big-mountain skills at high speed.

“A weapon for big turns and high speed. You’ll want to keep it right away!”

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ALL SKI OF THE FREERIDE SKIEST KAUNERTAL 2018

freeskiers.net |  Powder Magazin No. 36 |  Bergstolz No. 78 |  Bergstolz No. 79

“The large number of backcountry routes, the high level of difficulty as well as its snow-safe characteristic make the Kaunertal Glacier the ideal place to host this event. In terms of its organization, the test has been one of the best freeride events in the Alps for years.”
Christoph Kellner, marketing promotions coordinator of Fischer Sports GmbH (Germany)
“The days for sports industries to test the equipment is the perfect benchmark tool for us as a small independent ski brand to immediately get honest feedback from professionals. Each year the Kaunertal Glacier covers the whole range of conditions: from perfectly prepared slopes to powder snow to high-level and heavily tracked backcountry routes.”
Stefan Schmitt, sales manager of Faction Ski Germany and Austria