Ski Gear 2020

Welcome to the home of 2019 - 2020 skis on Newschoolers. We're gathering what we think is the most comprehensive guide to skis for jib skiers you can find anywhere. We already have in-depth Roofbox Reviews of some the best skis out there, and over the course of the season, we've got plenty more coming. Our reviews are completely independent of our advertisers and contain the honest opinions of our team and our members. If you guys want to add your own comments on the products featured, please comment on the skis in here and we will incorporate your words. Oh and if you show promise as a reviewer, you could even find yourself on our review team for the coming season.

[Please note: This page is a work in progress and whole guide will be continually updated over the season.]

4FRNT

The 2019-20 4FRNT Skis Gear Guide And Newschoolers Reviews

This season, 4FRNT Skis continues with their under $599 pricing model. By cutting out the middle man, they're able to offer the everyday skier a new pair of sticks at an affordable price. New this year is an updated Devastator, specs are currently TBD.

686

The 2019 - 2020 Gear Preview for 686

Parker White wearing the MEN'S GLCR GORE-TEXHYDRASTASHSYNC JACKET 686 is a 27-year-old independent brand, something that is pretty rare in our industry. This independence provides 686 the freedom to continually experiment and to be a home for free thinkers that welcome all sorts of experiences, places, people,…

Armada

The 2019-20 Armada Skis Gear Guide And Newschoolers Reviews

After a total overhaul of the ARV series for the 18/19 season, they remain unchanged this time around with the exception of a couple new additions– the ARV 84 & ARW 84, entry-level all mountain freestyle twins. There are lots of changes in the BDOG world, with the BDOG featuring a new construction and shape, …

Atomic

The 2019-2020 Armada Ski Gear and Reviews

For the 2019 / 2020 season from Atomic, the Bent Chetler 100, Shift Binding, Backland 107, and Backland 117 are each back for another year. The Bent Chetler, Atomic's buttery pow ski, is back for it's 11th year. The Bent Chetler 120 comes in a limited edition Grateful Dead graphic.

Black Crows

The 2019-20 Black Crow Skis Gear Guide And Newschoolers Reviews

«Big mountain skis are the soul of the black crows. Big and wide, they are destined for all types of terrain at altitude. If your desire is to attack a good virgin slope, a forest, a summit or take the first bin on a powder day, you are in the right place.»

Coalition Snow

The 2019-20 Coalition Gear Guide And Newschoolers Reviews

Coalition joined the market to bring bomber women's skis to the ladies who need them. This season, they've simplified the line to 4 skis, including the new Rafiki, a 115mm-waisted powder ski. "Coalition Snow is changing the perception of women in sports, business, and society. We’re breaking down walls, stakin…

Crosson Ski

The 2019 - 2020 Gear Guide for Crosson Skis

'Exceptionally strong skis built to dominate descent' From groomers to the steepest, most technical terrain available, skiing demands a platform for control and instant response, all the while minimizing fatigue and damage on your body. All of our skis are comprised of the same DNA; unidirectional carbon fiber prepr…

Dakine

The 2019-20 Dakine Gear Guide

Gear Specifics Coming Soon

Dalbello

The 2019-20 Dalbello Boots Gear Guide

Newest to the Dalbello line this season is the Lupo Air– it comes in both a 130 and 110 flex, and is their newer lightweight touring boot. They also have two additional new Lupos, the Lupo Pro HD (130 flex, 98 mm last) and the Lupo AX HD (110 flex, 100 mm last).

Daymaker Touring

Newschoolers Gear Guide for Daymaker Touring

Created by pro skier Giray Dadali and the original Vishnu ski builder Chris Trunek, Daymakers are a touring binding system designed to adapt to alpine bindings. "Conceived after one too many tours wrecked by inadequate equipment that failed to perform, we set out to build and develop a new alpine touring solution that …

Deviation

The Deviation Works 2019 - 2020 Newschoolers Gear Guide

Deviation offers 100% custom, high-performance skis & snowboards handcrafted in Oregon from locally sourced raw lumber. Our location affords us access to some of the most knowledgeable woodworkers on Earth, allowing us to fine-tune the flex and response of our models with exotic, hand-laminated wood blends. With on…

Dragon Alliance

The 2019 - 2020 Newschoolers Gear Guide Dragon Alliance Preview

"From shared peak experiences and combining the fusion of art and performance, the Dragon Frame of Mind is set on exploring the unknown, while continuing to unite the worlds and personas that make up our alliance. While tapping into the imagination that connects the dots between sport and creativity, we’re compil…

Faction

The 2019-20 Faction Skis Gear Guide And Newschoolers Reviews

Faction's two main lines, The Candide series, and Prodigy series see mostly updates, with the addition of two women's Candide's. Both Candide 3.0 and 4.0s have an updated lightweight Balsa/ Pachaco core, and the CT 5.0 also has an updated core, rocker curves, and construction to revive the original Candide 4.0. For wom…

Fauna Skis

After 10 years of research, with 5 years of developing & testing designs built by our own hands, we have finally launched our line of beautiful, wood finished, factory-produced skis. We got into freeskiing through the park and as such have began with developing a park ski, the Alparka. Taking on known problems in p…

Full Tilt Boots

The 2019-20 Full Tilt Boots Gear Guide And Newschoolers Reviews

Most of Full Tilt's line remains unchanged this year, with an update to the Classic Pro, as well as the addition of three new boots– The Drop Kick Pro, Drop Kick S, and Soul Sister 4. The Classic Pro comes with the Original Shell, and new this year, the Pro Liner. The Classic Pro also sees an upgrade to metal buc…

FW

A new brand from Full Stack Supply Co (who also run Faction).

There's a new brand coming out of the Full Stack Supply Co. umbrella (which also runs Faction Skis) called FW. FW (which stands for Forward) was one of the most impressive launches at this year's OR. With a strong focus on clean design and quality materials the gear really impressed us in person. It's hard to translate…

Harlaut Apparel

Henrik's long anticipated clothing line is here.

Our vision was to start a clothing brand that represents Freeskiing, but not necessarily just made for the slopes. So if you are not even near a ski resort but still want to represent your passion for skiing, you will be able to do so. - Henrik and Oscar Harlaut It's been a long time coming since we were first tease…

Head

The 2019 - 2020 Newschoolers Gear Guide for Head Skis

J skis

The 2019 - 2020 Gear Guide for J Skis.

In 2013, Jason Levinthal left Line Skis and Full Tilt Boots and started this new ski company, J, with a mission to do things differently in skiing. He builds small quantities of limited edition skis, and hand signs and numbers each so you’re riding a one-of-a-kind ski like no one else. He sells them factory direc…

K2 Skis

The 2019-20 K2 Skis Gear Guide And Newschoolers Reviews

For the 19/20 season, K2's Freestyle line remains unchanged once again. Their Freeride collection sees the addition of an all-new line, the Mindbender Series. With a Titanal Y-Beam in the body of the ski and a Carbon Spectral Braid, expect power underfoot, exceptional maneuverability, and premiere flex from this new co…

KULKEA

The 2019 - 2020 Gear Guide for Kulkea

Founded in 2009 by skiers, for skiers. Kulkea specializes in developing technically designed ski boot bags, ski bags and backpacks for those getting onto the mountains. Their products support Hall of Fame and Olympic athletes such as Nick Goepper, and their premium quality stands the test of time. While th…

Lib Tech

The 2019-20 Lib Tech Skis Gear Guide And Newschoolers Reviews

For 2019 - 2020, dreams refined to perfection and brought to life with revolutionary patented Magne-Traction® serrated edge technology. The entire Wreckcreate line has been updated in new widths and sizes (formerly 90, 100, 110 and now 84, 92, 102 waist sizes). The UFO Freestyle line has an updated shape and now co…

Liberty

The 2019-20 Liberty Skis Gear Guide

We saw some major overhauls with Liberty Skis last year, including a redesign of the Origin Series, and the return of the Helix park skis. For 2019 - 2020, Liberty's Freeride and Park skis remain unchanged– if it's not broke, why fix it?

Line

The 2019-20 Line Skis Gear Guide And Newschoolers Reviews

Line Skis is celebrating their 25 years of skiing the wrong way– and they intend to continue to do so for at least another quarter century. This year, there are no changes to many of the skis we love in the park lineup (Blend, Chronic, Honey Badger, Honey Bee, & TW Pro). Additionally, the Pescado, Sakana, Sic…

LOOK

The 2019-20 LOOK Bindings Gear Guide

This season, the Forza color scheme (as seen in Aspen Extreme) is back in the Pivot 18 and 14. The 18 GW, 14 GW, & 12 GW are all compatible with both Grip Walk and Alpine Boot soles. The Pivots have the shortest mounting zone of any alpine binding available, which provides less swing weight, improved response, …

Marker

The 2019-20 Marker Bindings Gear Guide

Moment Skis

The 2019-20 Moment Skis Gear Guide And Newschoolers Reviews

Built by and for real skiers, Moment Skis are built in Reno, Nevada. By taking into consideration what the skier (you) wants, their 19/20 line comes with a series of updates: "Love to ski fast facing forward? There are now four Commanders waiting for you, whether you need a 98-millimeter ripper or a 124-millimeter s…

Mons Royale

The 2019 - 2020 Gear Guide for Mons Royale

From Lake Wanaka New Zealand, Mons Royale creates versatile merino clothing designed to deliver both technical performance and style. We don’t think you should have to compromise either one of these, which is why we strive to design garments that riders love because they work brilliantly and feel great to wear an…

Nordica

The 2019-20 Nordica Gear Guide And Newschoolers Reviews

For 2020, Nordica expanded their freeride Enforcer line with two new skis, the Enforcer 88, and the Enforcer 104 Free. "Their lightweight, vibration-damping tips make them the lightest, quietest and easiest turning Enforcers ever. With its carbon-reinforced chassis, the 104 Free excels in powder and mixed conditions."

Oakley

The 2019-20 Oakley Gear Guide Preview

Check out the latest from Oakley's 2019 - 2020 line, featuring the MOD1, and the Fall Line XM & Fall Line XL goggles with Prizm technology. Head to Oakley to learn more. Oakley MOD1 Helmet Taking inspiration from classic freestyle skate helmets, the timeless and iconic shape of the Oakley MOD1 Helmet is infus…

ON3P

The 2019-2020 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for ON3P Ski Co.

There are a few changes to the ON3P lineup for the 2019-2020 season. The Kartel line has been rebranded as the Jeffreys, (the line of skis that originally inspired the Kartels). The Wrenegade, their popular all-mountain charger, now comes in two Titanal Layups (98 Ti & 108 Ti). Lastly, and perhaps the most exci…

Planks Clothing

UK based and skier owned, Planks clothing have some clean offerings for '19-20.

Planks weren't at Outdoor Retailer this year but came through with some shots of the goodies for '19-20 for us from ISPO in Munich instead. Yeti-Hunter Jackets and Cloud Nine insulators Woodsy's Pro Model Suit New 10k/10k Ladies Overstoke Pullover Jacket and a 10k Coaches Jacket A …

Pret Helmets

The 2019 - 2020 Newschoolers Gear Guide for Pret Helmets

Founded in 2010, Pret is a Park City-based company creating high-quality helmets for the most performance-demanding athletes in our sport. Supporting freeriders such as Giray Didali, Kyle Smaine, and Rob Aseltine–– Pret helmets are proven to protect your noggin during the most demanding falls. Cynic X…

Quiksilver

The Newschoolers 2019 - 2020 Gear Preview for Quiksilver.

Check out Quiksilver's previews of their 2019 - 2020 Snow Gear, and stay tuned for the full line dropping November 1st, 2019 at Quiksilver.com. Ambition Snow Jacket ($ 239.95 MSRP) Warm, dry and stacked with features, our-entry level Travis Rice Ambition snow jacket won't cost the earth. Crafted from our eco-frie…

Ridge Merino

Some of you may know me in real life, but most of you probably don’t. I am a big fan of the phrase ‘work hard, play hard,’ which has led me to some pretty interesting situations this winter, the bulk of which I spent freezing in Canada. However in March, after realizing I only had $120 in my bank …

Rossignol

The 2019-20 Rossignol Skis Gear Guide And Newschoolers Reviews

For the 2019/2020 season, Rossignol has focused primarily on two lines of skis: the 7 Series Freeride (featuring Soul 7, Super 7, etc), and the more noteworthy Black Ops collection. They still have yet to release much on the Black Ops (even the release date is TBD), but what we do know is there are a couple new models …

Salomon

The 2019-20 Salomon Skis Gear Guide

"The QST line is all new for 2019. A full-length poplar wood core teams up with a Ti Power Platform in the full sandwich construction. Then we added a tip-to-tail blend of carbon fiber and basalt for increased power and edge grip. A pure flax laminate was placed directly underfoot and we added Cork Damplifier technolog…

Scott Sports

The Newschoolers 2019 - 2020 Gear Guide for Scott Sports.

"Our pro freeride athletes have come to rely on the Scrapper line tackling big lines and endless charging in and out of the resort. SCOTT brings the philosophy of lightweight performance to the Scrapper family with the use of carbon fiber and progressive ski designs to offer athletes a weapon to attack the mountain and…

Spyder

The 2019 - 2020 Gear Preview for Spyder Freeski

Newly launched by Spyder is Spyder Freeski, new technical gear for freeriders. "We focus on the athletes, people, and culture that make freeskiing special. We cover up the logo because it's not about the brand, it's about building a quality product for a passionate community." Spyder Freeski is working with so…

SunGod

The 2019 - 20 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews

UK-Based optics company supporting pro skiers such as James Woodsy.

Switch Designs

After being dissatisfied with the ski boot bags on the market, Switch Designs founder James Poss took his Business Degree, design experience, and passion for skiing into his own hands. Although he plans to expand into a full luggage line, he first created the Switch ski boot bag to change the way we transport our ski g…

Truck Gloves

"Having spent over 75 combined years outside, in the mountains, on the trails, over the peaks, and through the woods, we at TRUCK know what good quality gear is. We know good design because we use it. We know good materials because we benefit from them. We know excellent durability because we need it. If we can create …

Tyrolia Bindings

The 2019-20 Tyrolia Bindings Gear Guide And Newschoolers Reviews

Tyrolia has been around since the 1950s, and they continue to provide a wide range of reliable bindings for every type of skier. Now featuring Multi Boot Standard (MBS) and Grip Walk, there's a binding out there to match your every boot.

Virtika Outerwear

The 2019 - 2020 Gear Guide for Virtika Outerwear

New for Virtika in 2019 includes updated designs in familiar and favorite styles, as well as the addition of a brand new line of goggles. Enjoy the preview of their new line, and head to their website to learn more! Jackets + Apparel Vir-Tek Shells Puffy…

Vishnu

The 2019 - 2020 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Vishnu Skis

Vishnu is back with their same solid two ski lineup– the WET and the WIDE. We put both of them through the wringer, so check out his Roofbox Reviews, all out now.

Volkl

The 2019-20 Volkl Skis Gear Guide

The athletes at Volkl are heavily integrated in every step of the design process. Their riders traveled to several test camps to dial in every aspect of the new Revolt 121– from width to camber profile, to sidecut, flex, and graphics, no aspect of the ski design was left to chance. The Revolt 121 has a slightly s…

Wells Lamont

The 2019 - 2020 Gear Guide for Wells Lamont Gloves

"Wilson Orson Wells (known as W.O.) launched the Wells Glove Company in 1907 with $500, five sewing machines and a handful of cotton cloth in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He initially decided to make buggy whips as well, but wisely observed that those might have a limited future. By 1910, his company was focusing exclusivel…