Matt McGinnis


Matt McGinnis is a web designer and content creator for SkiEssentials.com. Matt learned to ski in New York at Song Mountain and Toggenburg. He has a background in freestyle and park skiing, although today his preferred terrain as “steep, fast, powder, and bumps.” He describes himself as “an aggressive skier who’s more interested in seeking transitions than perfect form.” His current ski of choice is the Blizzard Gunsmoke, and describes his ideal ski as “110-115 mm underfoot with a rocker/camber/rocker profile and a twin tip,” an obvious nod to his terrain park background. Matt brought a uniquely valuable perspective to our test and we had fun slapping carving skis on his feet and removing him from his element.

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Skis Tested

2018 Atomic Vantage X 83 CTI Skis

2018 Atomic Vantage X 83 CTI
Radius: 16.4 m at 175 cm Lengths: 161, 168, 175, 182 cm

2018 Blizzard Brahma Skis

2018 Blizzard Brahma
Dimensions: 127/88/111 mm at 180 cm Radius: 17 m at 180 cm Lengths: 166, 173, 180, 187 cm

2018 Blizzard Brahma Ca Skis

2018 Blizzard Brahma Ca
Dimensions: 127/88/111 mm at 180 cm Radius: 17 m at 180 cm Lengths: 166, 173, 180, 187 cm

2018 Blizzard Quattro 8.4 Ti Skis

2018 Blizzard Quattro 8.4 Ti
Dimensions: 129/84/113 mm at 174 cm Radius: 16 m at 174 cm Lengths: 167, 174, 181 cm

2018 Blizzard Rustler 10 Skis

2018 Blizzard Rustler 10
Dimensions: 133/102/122.5 mm at 180 cm Radius: 17.5 m at 180 cm Lengths: 164, 172, 180, 188 cm

2018 Head Supershape i.Titan Skis

2018 Head Supershape i.Titan Skis
Dimensions: 137/80/117 mm at 170 cm Radius: 14.1 m at 170 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170, 177 cm

2018 K2 Marksman Skis

2018 K2 Marksman
Dimensions: 132/106/126 mm Radius: 20 m at 184 cm Lengths: 170, 177, 184 cm

2018 Kastle FX 85 HP Skis

2018 Kastle FX 85 HP Skis
Dimensions: 119/85/108 mm Radius: 17 m at 173 cm Lengths: 157, 165, 173, 181 cm

2018 Kastle MX 84 Skis

2018 Kastle MX 84 Skis
Dimensions: 128/84/112 mm Radius: 14.6 m at 168 cm Lengths: 152, 160, 168, 176, 184 cm

2018 Rossignol Experience 84 HD Skis

2018 Rossignol Experience 84 HD Skis
Dimensions: 133/84/120 mm Radius: 16 m at 178 cm Lengths: 146, 154, 162, 170, 178, 186 cm

2018 Rossignol Experience 88 HD Skis

2018 Rossignol Experience 88 HD Skis
Dimensions: 135/88/124 mm Radius: 17 m at 180 cm Lengths: 156, 164, 172, 180, 188 cm

2018 Volkl RTM 81 Skis

2018 Volkl RTM 81 Skis
Dimensions: 128/81/109 mm Radius: 16.3 m at 170 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170, 177, 182 cm

2018 Volkl RTM 84 Skis

2018 Volkl RTM 84 Skis
Dimensions: 131/84/112 mm Radius: 16.8 m at 172 cm Lengths: 162, 167, 172, 177, 182 cm

2018 Volkl RTM 86 Skis

2018 Volkl RTM 86 Skis
Dimensions: 132/86/114 mm Radius: 18.1 m at 177 cm Lengths: 167, 172, 177, 182 cm

2018 Volkl Transfer 89 Skis

2018 Volkl Transfer 89 Skis
Dimensions: 122/89/112 mm Radius: 21.3 m at 171 cm Lengths: 155, 163, 171, 179 cm

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