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Men's All-Mountain back ski reviews 2019


In the 'All-mountain back' category, we select and review the best skis on the market for a one-ski piste/freeride tool. The qualities required include piste performance (initiation, turn performance, grip, stability, rebound, etc.), comfort, overall versatility and off-piste behaviour (flotation in powder, rotation, fluidity in challenging snow conditions, etc.). The skis usually have between 92 and 100 mm underfoot, a distinctive tip, a large rocker and a relatively straight shape.

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.
Reviewers' score
16.6
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Head Kore 93 reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > All-Mountain back

BEST SKI

BEST SKI

Best ski 2019

Already scoring well last year, the Kore 93 came first this year in softer spring snow conditions, which means it's made a well-deserved entry among the top-performing benchmarks in this All Mountain freeride segment like the Stormrider 95, the Mantra or the Enforcer 100.

The ski is extremely versatile. It's a true all-mountain ski that’s as happy on freshly groomed trails as on deep or crusty... Read on

Reviewers' score
15.5
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Völkl M5 Mantra reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > All-Mountain back

AWARD

AWARD

Best performance!

The new (5th) generation Mantra from Völkl has been entirely redesigned. The structure has changed with the inclusion of a Titanal frame all round the ski instead of the traditional plates inserted in the core.

Given the large number of questions we get about this, we'd like to remind you that Titanal is the trade name given to an aluminium based alloy with excellent mechanical properties. It has nothing... Read on

Reviewers' score
15.2
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Stöckli Stormrider 95 reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > All-Mountain back

AWARD

AWARD

Best Accessibility/Performance!

Voted "Best ski" last year, the Stormrider 95 lost a few slots this season in the milder snow conditions. It nonetheless remains a reference in this market segment.

The ski has effectively retained all of its qualities. Its behavior is remarkably reassuring both on and off the runs, and it is predictable and surprise free. It's incredibly easy to control and extremely simple to use.

Relatively... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.7
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Rossignol Experience 94 TI reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > All-Mountain back

AWARD

AWARD

Best Accessibility!

We've been reviewing Rossignol's Experience for many years now... Our reviewers have frequently criticized the skis for being too focused on the world of the groomers, with strongly shaped designs and radical tips.

In January 2018, Rossignol told us it had taken our comments into account (and no doubt those of other reviews too) when it presented us with the new Experience line with straighter shapes... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.5
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Nordica Enforcer 100 reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > All-Mountain back

Another legendary ski, the PROSKILAB 2016 reviewers were extremely impressed by the Enforcer 100 from Nordica which has won a "Best ski" dist-pinction in the past.

The ski is frequently selected in the PROSKILAB review and continually does well but it lost a few places this year due to the arrival of new rivals (especially the Expérience 94 Ti) and softer snow conditions.

The trail/off-trail mix is still very well-balanced. The ski performs well on the groomers. With good flex distribution, the reviewers noted... Read on

Reviewers' score
9.5
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Zag H-95 reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > All-Mountain back

Selected for the PROSKILAB review for several seasons now, the H-95 from ZAG is one of the best skis in this market segment. Unfortunately, the reviewers detected erratic behavior that was probably due to a technical preparation problem: unpredictable initiation, temperamental turn control, unreliable 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 hasn't changed, and we suggest that our readers check out the PROSKILAB 2018 review and other 2019 reviews on... Read on