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Ski Review 2021/2022: Freeride models under 100 mm

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last update on Dec 11, 2021

Not every day can be a perfect powder day. That's why you need a ski that can get the best out of all conditions. The freeride models with up to 100 millimeters under foot promise a great downhill experience in the backcountry with enough floatation in soft deep snow. Nevertheless, they are agile enough to still cut a good figure on-piste.

Versatile freerider with potential for the slopes

The new skis in the "Freeride up to 100 millimeters" category are all-round models for the backcountry. They are ideal for fast and long turns, but at the same time maneuverable enough for classic "wedlers". With their waist of 90 to 100 millimeters, they provide sufficient floatation in deep snow, but can still be used on-piste without any problems.

That's why the freeride models up to 100 millimeters were tested both in the terrain and on the slopes at the 2021 WorldSkitest on the Mölltal Glacier. So unlike the other categories, there were two runs for each model.

Target group: off-piste and piste fans

Those looking for real big mountain models should take a closer look at the ski test for freeride models over 100 millimeters.

Test winner: Fischer Ranger 99 Ti

Fischer Ranger 99 Ti
© Fischer Sports GmbH Fischer Ranger 99 Ti

The winner in the category "Freeride up to 100mm" is the Fischer Ranger 99 Ti. The versatile freerider cuts a good figure both in the terrain and on the slopes, earning the test grade "very good" in both areas. The Ranger is smooth-running and offers great floatation in deep snow without demanding too much power from the skier. This makes it an ideal ski for casual freeride adventures.

RRP: 629,99 €

 On-PisteTerrain
Long turns7.5 / 108.3 / 10
Short turns7.3 / 107.8 / 10
Edge grip (slope)7.2 / 10-
Maneuverability (terrain)-7.6 / 10
Buoyancy (terrain)-7.8 / 10
Stability at speed7.2 / 107.7 / 10
Physical effort7.6 / 107.9 / 10
Final score36.8 / 50
very good
47.1 / 60
very good
83.9 / 110
very good


>> More info about the Fischer Ranger 99 Ti

2nd place: Elan Ripstick 96

Elan Ripstick 96
© Elan Elan Ripstick 96

The Elan Ripstick 96 snatches the silver medal just behind first place. If it was only about performance in the terrain, it would even have been the test winner. The Ripstick cuts a good figure in both long and short turns. With its excellent turning ability and easy handling, the Ripstick makes for a lot of fun.

RRP: 649,95 €

 On-PisteTerrain
Long turns7.3 / 108.0 / 10
Short turns7.5 / 107.9 / 10
Edge grip (slope)7.1 / 10-
Maneuverability (terrain)-8.3 / 10
Buoyancy (terrain)-7.8 / 10
Stability at speed6.9 / 107.2 / 10
Physical effort7.6 / 108.1 / 10
Final score36.4 / 50
very good
47.3 / 60
very good
83.7 / 110
very good


>> More info about the Elan Ripstick 96

3rd place: Nordica Enforcer 94

Nordica Enforcer 94
© Nordica Nordica Enforcer 94

The third place on the podium goes to the Nordica Enforcer 94. With a waist of 94 millimeters, it is the narrowest ski in this category, but with very good values for long turns, smoothness and lift, it offers everything a freerider needs to be able to do. In addition, the design of the Enforcer was also convincing. Its cool look brings it the gold medal in SnowStyle!

RRP: 599,99 €

 On-PisteTerrain
Long turns7.6 / 107.9 / 10
Short turns7.1 / 107.3 / 10
Edge grip (slope)7.6 / 10-
Maneuverability (terrain)-7.1 / 10
Buoyancy (terrain)-7.7 / 10
Stability at speed7.5 / 107.6 / 10
Physical effort7.2 / 107.5 / 10
Final score37.0 / 50
very good
45.1 / 60
very good
82.1 / 110
very good


>> More info about the Nordica Enforcer 94

Test result Freeride up to 100 mm in the overview

RankSkiRating
Slope | Terrain
Rating
Total
Price (RRP)
1Fischer Ranger 99 Ti36.8 / 50  | 47.1 / 6083.9 / 110629,99 €
2Elan Ripstick 9636.4 / 50 | 47.3 / 6083.7 / 110649,95 €
3Nordica Enforcer 9437.0 / 50 | 45.1 / 6082.1 / 110
SnowStyle Gold
599,99 €
4Stöckli Stormrider 9537.3 / 50 | 44.5 / 6081.8 / 110
SnowStyle Bronze
1229,00 €
5Völkl M6 Mantra38.2 / 50 | 43.5 / 6081.7 / 110750,00 €
6Kästle FX96 Ti35.7 / 50 | 43.5 / 6079.2 / 1101.049,00 €
7Blizzard Bonafide 9735.3 / 50 | 42.2 / 6077.5 / 110700,00 €
8Salomon Stance 9634.5 / 50 | 41.8 / 6076,3 / 110649,99 €
9Atomic Maverick 100 Ti33.1 / 50 | 41.7 / 6074.8 / 110979,99 €
10Rossignol Blackops Escaper32.1 / 50 | 42.6 / 6074.7 / 110
SnowStyle Silver
670,00 €
11Dynastar M-Free 9926.5 / 50 | 38.5 / 6065 / 110700,00 €


>> Detailed skitest results can be found at the linked ski model

>> Review: The results of the ski test 2019/2020
(Due to Corona unfortunately no ski test could take place for the season 2020/2021)

You want to know how the ski models are tested at the WorldSkitest?
>> To the video
>> To the photo gallery

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