Men's All-Mountain back ski reviews 2019
The best skis in this category are great performers both on the piste and in freeride. They're designed with experienced riders in mind who want a tool that will adapt to all types of snow and all terrains.
Already scoring well in 2018, this year the Kore 93 snagged the “Best Ski 2019” award in softer snow conditions. So, it has made a well-deserved debut into the big leagues, along with the top-performing skis in the All-Mountain Back category (the Stormrider 95, the Mantra and the Enforcer 100).
This ski is extremely versatile - a true all-mountain ski that is at ease on freshly groomed slopes... Read on
The new 5th generation Mantra from Völkl has been entirely redesigned. The structure has changed with the inclusion of a Titanal frame that goes around the ski instead of the traditional plates that were inserted in the core.
Given the large number of questions we get about this, we would like to remind you that Titanal is the trade name given to an aluminum-based alloy that has excellent mechanical properties.... Read on
Voted "Best Ski" last year, the Stormrider 95 dropped a few spots in the rankings this season when the skis were tested in softer snow conditions. Nonetheless, it remains a leader in this market segment.
In fact, the ski has the same characteristics as last year. Its performance is very solid, predictable, and surprise-free both on groomed runs and in softer snow. It is incredibly easy to control... Read on
We have been testing Rossignol's Experience line for many years now. Our testers have frequently criticized the skis for being too focused on skiing the frontside, having oversized tips and a lot of shape.
In January 2018, Rossignol told us it had taken our comments into account (and no doubt those of other reviews as well). They showed us the skis in the new Experience range, which had straighter shapes... Read on
Another legendary ski, the Nordica Enforcer 100 has always impressed the PROSKILAB testers and has won a "Best Ski" award in the past.
Since then, the ski has frequently been chosen for the PROSKILAB review. It continues to do well, but it fell a few places in the rankings this year due to softer snow conditions and to the arrival of new competitors (in particular, the Experience 94 Ti).
There is a good balance between on-piste and off-piste performance. The ski performs well on the groomers. It has good flex distribution,... Read on
Selected for the PROSKILAB review for several seasons now, the H-95 from ZAG is one of the best skis in this segment of the market. Unfortunately, the testers detected erratic behavior that was probably due to how the skis were tuned: unpredictable turn initiation, inconsistent control in the turns, irregular pressure...
As a result, we decided not to review the ski this year and to try again next year. As far as we know, the ski has not changed, and we suggest that our readers check out the PROSKILAB 2018 review and other 2019 reviews... Read on