Kristi Brown


While we had a lot of advanced and expert skiers at our ski test, Kristi arguably brought the most experience and an impeccable ski style to the table. When asked to describe her ski ability Kristi responded with “follow me and see.” That might sound cocky, but seriously, try to follow her. Kristi skis with a distinctly energetic style and her turns are made with great precision. She’s the type of skier that doesn’t miss a beat through changes in terrain, maintaining a balanced, smooth approach even through tricky spots. Kristi is also a strong competitor in our local “Ski Bum” race league, where she typically finishes as the fastest woman and is often nipping on the heels of the fastest men!

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Skis Tested

2018 Atomic Vantage 85 W Women’s Skis

2018 Atomic Vantage 85 W Women's Skis
Radius: 15 m at 157 cm Lengths: 149, 157, 165 cm

2018 Atomic Vantage 90 CTI W Women’s Skis

2018 Atomic Vantage 90 CTI W Women's Skis
Radius: 16 m at 169 cm Lengths: 154, 162, 170 cm

2018 Blizzard Sheeva 10 Women’s Skis

2018 Blizzard Sheeva 10 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 131.5/102/121.5 mm at 164 cm Radius: 14.5 m at 164 cm Lengths: 156, 164, 172 cm

2018 Dynastar Legend W 84 Women’s Skis

2018 Dynastar Legend W 84 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 123/84/106 mm Radius: 17 m at 177 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170, 177 cm

2018 Elan Ripstick 86W Women’s Skis

2018 Elan Ripstick 86W Women's Skis
Dimensions: 123/86/112 mm at 158 cm Radius: 15 m at 158 cm Lengths: 142, 150, 158, 166, 174 cm

2018 Head Absolut Joy Women’s Skis

2018 Head Absolut Joy Women's Skis
Dimensions: 129/79/109 mm Radius: 13.5 m at 163 cm Lengths: 143, 148, 153, 158, 163, 168 cm

2018 Head Supershape i.Rally Skis

2018 Head Supershape i.Rally Skis
Dimensions: 135/76/114 mm Radius: 13.7 m at 170 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170, 177 cm

2018 Head Wild Joy Women’s Skis

2018 Head Wild Joy Women's Skis
Dimensions: 139/90/119 mm at 168 cm Radius: 14.4 m at 168 cm Lengths: 153, 158, 163, 173 cm

2018 K2 OooLaLuv 85 Ti Women’s Skis

2018 K2 Ooolaluv 85 Ti Women's Skis
Dimensions: 126/85/114 mm Radius: 14 m at 163 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170 cm

2018 K2 Thrilluvit 85 Women’s Skis

2018 K2 Thrilluvit 85 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 128/85/112 mm Radius: 13.5 m at 170 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170 cm

2018 Nordica Astral 84 Women’s Skis

2018 Nordica Astral 84 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 120/84/105 mm at 165 cm Radius: 15 m at 165 cm Lengths: 144, 151, 158, 165, 172 cm

2018 Nordica Enforcer 93 Skis

2018 Nordica Enforcer 93
Dimensions: 126/93/114 mm Radius: 18.5 m at 185 cm Lengths: 169, 177, 185, 193 cm

2018 Nordica Santa Ana 93 Women’s Skis

2018 Nordica Santa Ana 93 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 124/93/112 mm at 169 cm Radius: 15.5 m at 169 cm Lengths: 153, 161, 169, 177 cm

2018 Nordica Santa Ana 100 Women’s Skis

2018 Nordica Santa Ana 100 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 131/100/119 mm at 169 cm Radius: 15.5 m 169 cm Lengths: 153, 161, 169, 177 cm

2018 Rossignol Temptation 84 HD Women’s Skis

2018 Rossignol Temptation 84 HD Women's Skis
Dimensions: 133/84/120 mm Radius: 13 m at 162 cm Lengths: 146, 154, 162, 170

2018 Salomon QST Lux 92 Women’s Skis

2018 Salomon QST Lux 92 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 128/92/111 mm at 161 cm Radius: 16 m at 161 cm Lengths: 153, 161, 169 cm

2018 Volkl 90Eight W Women’s Skis

2018 Volkl 90Eight W Women's Skis
Dimensions: 133/98/116 mm Radius: 15.9 m at 163 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170 cm

2018 Volkl Confession Skis

2018 Volkl Confession Skis
Dimensions: 144/117/133 mm Radius: 23.8 m at 186 cm Lengths: 179, 186, 193 cm

2018 Volkl Kenja Women’s Skis

2018 Volkl Kenja Women's Skis
Dimensions: 127/90/110 mm Radius: 16.8 m at 163 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170 cm

2018 Volkl Yumi Women’s Skis

2018 Volkl Yumi Women's Skis
Dimensions: 123/84/104 mm Radius: 15.8 m at 161 cm Lengths: 147, 154, 161, 168 cm

2 Comments on the “Kristi Brown”

  1. Hi Kristi,
    I have to replace my beloved Victory skis. Which Nordica ski most resembles this ski? I’m 66, 5’2″ 135 lbs. I like to ski smooth groomers fast while making smooth aggressive turns. I tend to turn a lot, and like to ski pretty. Don’t do bumps, my knees can’t do it.

    1. Hi Chris!

      Last I knew Kristi was out west testing skis, so I thought I would add my thoughts. The new Nordica Astral 84 would be a great choice. Carves really well, feels great on groomers, but will handle softer snow conditions better than your current skis. I know you say you don’t go into the bumps, but sometimes there’s soft snow on the groomers and I think the Astral 84 does great in those conditions.

      SE

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