Ski Gear 2021

Welcome to the home of 2020 - 2021 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.]


The 2020-2021 Newschoolers Gear Preview for 686 Outerwear.

Gear Preview: Lots of new outerwear from 686, featuring the HydraStash technology in vests, bibs, and jackets, temperature changing hoodies, and more.


The 2020 - 2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Armada Skis.

Arguably the most exciting addition to Armada's line this season is the Whitewalker– Sammy C's promodel. The ski features the same shape as the JJ, but comes in a bit stiffer and lighter, designed to be the perfect charger in the backcountry. Also new is the Stranger, an everyday freeride carving ski, and the Dec…


The 2020 - 2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide for Atomic Skis

For 2021, Atomic have updated the Backland series in the men's & women's line: the 117 got lighter thanks to Sage Catabriga-Alosa's input and the women's 98 & 107 are a welcome addition for the ladies' who don't want to be stuck in a 102. L to R: Bent Chetler 120 & 100, Mini 133-143, Junior 110-130, …

Coalition Snow

The 2020 - 2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide for Coalition Snow

Coalition joined the market to bring bomber women's skis to the ladies who need them. This season, they're continuing on with their 4 main skis. "Coalition Snow is changing the perception of women in sports, business, and society. We’re breaking down walls, staking our claim, making our own rules, and carving …


The 2020 / 2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide for Dalbello Boots.

Dalbello's freestyle and freeride boots remain unchanged from last year. They've added a new touring line, the QUantum, coming in at 950g in the Quantum Asolo Factory model.


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…


The 2021 Newschoolers' Gear Guide for Dynastar

Faction Skis

The 2020 - 2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Faction Skis

New for 2020/2021, Faction has updated the Prodigy 3.0/x & 4.0, as well as the Candide 1.0 & 2.0/x. The Prodigy 3.0 & 4.0 come in at slightly wider dimensions and updated sizes. The Candide 1.0 has been completely redesigned with stiffer tips and Titanal and rubber in the core, the 2.0/x also comes revam…

Full Tilt Boots

The 2020/2021 Newschoolers' Gear Guide for Full Tilt Boots

New for 2020/ 2021, Full Tilt has changed their flex rating system to the industry standard– ie. 70-130 rather than their past system. With the addition of Sammy C to the team, Full Tilt expanded their touring line to the Ascendant Sammy C and the Ascendant Approach– two uphill options that are distinguisha…


The 2020-2021 Gear Preview for Giro Ski Gear

Giro was founded over thirty years ago with a mission to design better gear and to answer the unmet needs of athletes. We are and always will be a product brand. We argue for weeks about the difference of less than a millimeter in a footwear last, of a head form or the chamfered edge of a vent. We are the brand that sw…


For 2021, Head has remained unchanged in their park line, the Framewall, Caddy, and The Show as well as the all-mountain range, Kore 117, 105, 99. L to R: Framewall, Caddy, The Show L to R: Kore 117, 105, 99

K2 Skis

The 2020 - 2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for K2 Skis.

K2's line is mostly familiar, with the addition of the Reckoner series– big mountain slayers with a directional twin shape that's built to charge through snow, yet still play. The Reckoner comes in a 122, 112, and 102 waist. The Lineup The all-new Reckoner line Empress, Missconduct, Press, Sigh…


The 2020 - 2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide for Kulkea Ski and Boot Bags

Kulkea is back with a fresh lineup of bags this year, featuring new colorways and an all-new travel backpack. The Boot Trekker and Kantaja Double Roller ski bag are favorites among industry skiers such as Lupe Hagearty and Nick Goepper. Their all-new Kayda Travel Backpack is both fresh in style and functionality&nda…

Line Skis

The 2020 - 2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide and reviews for Line Skis.

There are a couple of small changes, and a few new skis introduced to Line Skis this year. The Blend had its tip blunted, its sidecut extended for quicker turning, and both the tip and tail widened to maximize surface area for butters. Another update came to the Tom Wallisch Pro, with increased durability, added st…


Besides a new Jester 18 Pro binding, Marker has unveiled their all new Duke PT 16. "The New Duke PT is much like the CAST system, as parts of the toe piece are removable and stowable in your backpack for the uphill tour. The brakes lock down, and also much like the CAST system, the heel piece is far enough back to b…


The 2020-2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide for Nordica Skis and Boots

New for 2020/21 from Nordica Skis are the Enforcer 100 and 94, a complete overhaul of the Santa Ana line and a new Strider boot– the Strider Elite 130. The Enforcer 100 gets Nordica’s True Tip Technology, successfully introduced on the Enforcer 88 and 104 Free this year. Trimming the amount of heavy ABS pla…


The 2020-2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide for Oakley.

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The 2020 - 2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for ON3P skis.

ON3P was born, in part at least, right here on Newschoolers. Handbuilding skis out of their factory in Portland, Oregon, ON3P are a true, core freeskiing brand. Bossman Scott Andrus is a longtime Newschoolers member and a regular contributor to the forums. This year, they return with some exciting new skis for the 2021…

Pret Helmets

The 2020-2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide for Pret Helmets

New for 2020/2021, the entire Pret lineup now features MIPS at all price points. New tuned ventilation is featured on the new Fury X model, which controls all front and top venting with a single lever for the most ventilation control possible in any helmet. The Cynic X / AT / Lyric X is new with the same style, but an …


The 2020-2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Rossignol Skis

Rossignol has a completely redesigned line this year. The Soul 7 line has been discontinued, and they have expanded their offerings with the Black Ops.


The 2020-2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide for Salomon Gear

Salomons 2021 gear features a slight update to the QST 116, and the addition of a 10-din Salomon Shift. Gear Preview:

Smith Optics

The 2020-2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Previews for Smith Optics

In addition to fresh new colorways in their classic models, Smith introduced the Squad Mag for 2020-2021. A classic frame, now magnetic! Gear Preview:


Skier-owned brand SunGod have set themselves apart from the multitude of upstart goggle brands the industry has seen in recent years thanks. They've done so, both by offering high-quality custom products and providing proper support for athletes like James Woods, Colline Ballet-Baz, Margaux Hackett, and Carl Renvall. T…


The 2020-2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide for Tyrolia Bindings

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. Gear Preview:


The 2020 - 2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Vishnu skis.

Discover the full 2021 Vishnu skis collection, including reviews, specs and pictures.


The 2020/2021 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Volkl Skis

For 2020/2021, Volkl added the Revolt 104 to their freestyle lineup, accompanying the Revolt 121, 95, and 87. They're also back with the Bash 86, 86w and 81 for strictly park skiing. Bash Lineup + Revolt 87/95 Revolt 121, Revolt 104, Revolt 95