Armada ARV 106

2019 Skis

Newschoolers Quick Review: The ARV 106 has been one of my favorites since it dropped a couple of years back and the new version is even better. When I'm not sure what conditions the trip I'm going on is going to throw at me (and I don't have something else I have to review). Perhaps the old ski was a touch (though t…

  • Sizes: 172, 180, 188
  • Dimensions: 136 / 106 / 126 @ 180

Armada ARV 116 JJ

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Quick Review: The 116 is tons of fun. It's a fairly solid ski but still plenty playful. It isn't necessarily one for the big lines, but it'd be a great great choice for the park kid who wants to get jibby in the pow like THall or the dad who wants to have a more surfy style to their skiing in deep snow. …

  • Sizes: 175, 185, 192
  • Dimensions: 139 - 116 - 135 - 185

Armada B-Dog

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Quick Review: The Armada BDog is basically what I always hoped the T-Hall ski would evolve into. It feels like a wide ski, but without the compromises of a fatter ski. Many of you will be considering the new ARV skis, but for the more jibby among you, I would take a closer look at the BDog. As an…

  • Sizes: 165, 172, 179
  • Dimensions: 125 / 90 / 119 @ 179

Deviation Ballistic

2019 Skis

Manufacturer's Description: Designed with freestyle progression in mind, the all-new Ballistic is primed to throw down everywhere from sidecountry lines to side hits to spring park laps. Light enough to spin and wide and damp enough to huck into powder, this model features the most tip and tail rocker of any ski ot…

  • Sizes: 165, 174, 182
  • Dimensions: 125 / 99 / 122

Atomic Bent Chetler 120

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Quick Review: The Bent Chetler is an icon of a ski. They're extremely surfy, float great and are very playful offering infinite buttery fun! They carve well, but they do chatter a more than other skis in the same bracket (ON3P Jeffrey 116, Volkl Bash 116.. even the Magnum Opus) however the new, lig…

  • Sizes: 176, 184, 192
  • Dimensions: 143 / 120 / 134

Line Blend

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Quick Review: The Blends are light for the size, have a low swingweight and are super soft in the tips and tails. They aren't that poppy but they are easy to ollie thanks to that super soft flex. If you like soft skis, like to play around in the park and all over the hill at less than mach 10, th…

  • Sizes: 171, 178, 185
  • Dimensions: 132 / 100 / 122

Faction Candide 2.0

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Review: The ski of choice for most of the Faction Squad and with good reason, these things are loads of fun. The Candide 2.0 has evolved over recent years, what was a fairly stiff ski, is now the softest its been, especially in the tip. They are buttery and playful, but stillery skiable all over th…

  • Sizes: 158, 166, 172, 178, 184, 188
  • Dimensions: 135 / 102 / 135

4FRNT Devastator

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Quick Review: Typically, I ride stiff skis like the ON3P Kartel and had reservations about how the softer Devastators would accommodate my skiing style. As a softer ski, the Devastators still provided plenty of pop & rebound that made jibbing off of the natural features I encountered very enjoy…

  • Sizes: 164, 174, 184, 194
  • Dimensions: 136 / 108 / 131 @ 184cm

Armada EDollo

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Quick Review: The new iteration of the Dollo is... almost exactly like the old one to be honest. A softer tail means the skis feel slightly more balanced despite the rockered nose and cambered tail. And they still have a decent degree of torsional stiffness compared to other jib noodles like the Line B…

  • Sizes: 164, 172, 180
  • Dimensions: 133 / 98 / 123

Line Honey Badger

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Quick Review: In terms of value, these skis are right up there. They will work incredibly well for some but not for others. I couldn’t personally ski these as my daily park driver because on an average day I tend to rail around the mountain, ski some cruddy bump runs and high speed all mountain j…

  • Sizes: 155, 166, 172, 177
  • Dimensions: 120 / 92 / 116

Line Honey Bee

2019 Skis

Manufacturer's Description: Based off of the tough as nails Honey Badger Chassis, the Honey Bee offers durable park performance in an affordable package thanks to the Aspenlite Core and Cap Construction.

  • Sizes: 144, 155, 166
  • Dimensions: 120 / 92 / 116

4FRNT Inthayne

2019 Skis

Manufacturer's Description: Pro skier, Thayne Rich known for his award winning backcountry freestyle video segments in Level 1 has completely re-designed his ski for this year. Imagine the snow is stacked up outside, and you’re on a mission to build a booter and land in bottomless powder. You don’t…

  • Sizes: 181, 188
  • Dimensions: 138 / 117 / 129 @ 181cm

Line Magnum Opus

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Quick Review: The Line Magnum Opus is an (almost) versatile superfat ski. So who actually needs such a thing? Well jibby skiers who live somewhere it snows a fuckload couldn't do much better. Less than super-gifted pow skiers who want to land switch and surf in fresh snow and need some help (AKA me) …

  • Sizes: 188
  • Dimensions: 148 / 124 / 146

Line Sir Francis Bacon

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Quick Review: The Bacon has a medium / stiff flex that is pretty consistent throughout. It skied very well on the hardback and the variable spring crud as well. Not as jibby as older versions of this ski, (unchanged this year) this would be the ski I would ride everyday when I’m too old to be fo…

  • Sizes: 178, 184, 190
  • Dimensions: 135 / 104 / 131