Looking to get off the beaten track and knee-deep into powder snow? If you're longing to explore the untouched mountain ranges, the freeride models over 100 mm are your best choice. An excellent stability at speed paired with exceptional boost make for the perfect powder day.
The 100+ mm freeride models are the ideal companion for all those who can't get enough of deep powder snow. With a waist width of 100 to 120 mm, they provide enough boost to smoothly ski even on steep terrain at high speed.
The skis in this category are not suitable for groomed runs and were therefore only tested in the back-country. One day of fresh snow and one day of sunshine provided ideal conditions for our thorough tests in the East Tyrol ski area of Kals.
Target group: 100% back-country skiers
If you're looking for freeride skis suitable for groomed runs, check out our "freeride under 100 mm" models.
Test winner: Blizzard Rustler 11
The Blizzard Rustler 11 jumps up from second to first place this year, convincing our testers in every category. With a score of 41.5 points, the model reaches an "excellent" grade. A waist of 116 mm makes it suitable for every back-country slope.
|Long turn||8.4 / 10|
|Short turn||8.5 / 10|
|Maneuverability||8.5 / 10|
|Stability at speed||8.1 / 10|
|Physical effort||8.0 / 10|
|Final score||41.5 / 50|
Second place: Elan Ripstick 106
Last year's winner reaches the top three again, scoring 40.9 points and an "excellent" grade. The Elan Ripstick 106 showed outstanding results in all tested categories. The ski provide excellent maneuverability while saving the skier a great amount of energy at the same time - perfect for some amazing powder days.
|Long turn||8.1 / 10|
|Short turn||8.0 / 10|
|Maneuverability||8.3 / 10|
|Stability at speed||8.0 / 10|
|Physical effort||8.5 / 10|
|Final score||40.9 / 50|
Third place: Kästle FX 106 HP
Our third-placed model reaches the grade "excellent" as well. Impressive results, especially in the long turn category, win the Kästle FX 106 HP a well-deserved bronze medal. Its hard structure allows skiing at high levels of speed without losing too much stability.
|Long turn||8.3 / 10|
|Short turn||8.0 / 10|
|Maneuverability||7.8 / 10|
|Stability at speed||8.4 / 10|
|Physical effort||7.5 / 10|
|Final score||40.0 / 50|
All test results for the freeride models over 100 mm
>> Follow the link of each model for detailed test results