Charlie Roy


Charlie Roy was a great addition to our test team this year. His analysis was very thorough, and we appreciate his technical knowledge. As a ski instructor here at Stowe, Charlie logs about 100 days on snow and sees a lot of different skiers on a lot of different skis. Whether he knows it or not, that’s a huge perspective. He’s a pretty aggressive skier who has been at it for 23 years. Growing up skiing at Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire, he became a fan of skiing bumps and steeps. These days, he’s ripping it up on his Rossignol Pursuit 800’s and lists his most important piece of gear has his Rossignol ZC Plug boots. Other than skiing, Charlie’s an avid mountain biker and tennis player. He draws his ski inspiration from Marcus Caston and if he were any animal he’d be a Pug. Have you ever seen an unhappy Pug?

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Skis Tested

2019 Volkl RTM 79 Skis

2019 Volkl RTM 79 Ski Image
Dimensions: 129/79/109 mm at 170 cm Radius: 15.6 m at 170 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170, 177 cm

2019 Volkl RTM 81 Skis

2019 Volkl RTM 81 Ski Image
Dimensions: 128/81/109 mm at 177 cm Radius: 17.8 m at 177 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170, 177, 182 cm

2019 Volkl RTM 84 Skis

2019 Volkl RTM 84 Ski Image
Dimensions: 131/84/112 mm at 177 cm Radius: 17.9 m at 177 cm Lengths: 162, 167, 172, 177, 182 cm

2019 Volkl 90Eight Skis

2019 Volkl 90Eight Ski Image
Dimensions: 133/98/116 mm at 177 cm Radius: 20.1 m at 177 cm Lengths: 163, 170, 177, 184 cm

2019 Salomon XDR 80 Ti Skis

2019 Salomon XDR 80 Ti Ski Image
Dimensions: 127/80/110 mm at 176 cm Radius: 15 m at 176 cm Lengths: 155, 162, 169, 176, 183 cm

2019 Salomon XDR 84 Ti Skis

2019 Salomon XDR 84 Ti Ski Image
Dimensions: 131/84/114 mm at 179 cm Radius: 15 m at 179 cm Lengths: 165, 172, 179, 186 cm

2019 Rossignol Experience 94 Ti Skis

2019 Rossignol Experience 94 Ti Ski Image
Dimensions: 132/94/122 mm at 187 cm Radius: 19 m at 187 cm Lengths: 159, 166, 173, 180, 187 cm

2019 Nordica Navigator 80 Skis

2019 Nordica Navigator 80 Skis
Dimensions: 117/79/102 mm at 172 cm Radius: 15.5 m at 172 cm Lengths: 158, 165, 172, 179 cm

2019 Liberty V82 Skis

2019 Liberty V-82 Ski Image
Dimensions: 129/82/110 mm at 179 cm Radius: 16.5 m at 179 cm Lengths: 165, 172, 179, 186 cm

2019 Kastle MX 84 Skis

2019 Kastle MX 84 Ski Image
Dimensions: 128/84/112 mm at 180 cm Radius: 16.3 m at 180 cm Lengths: 152, 160, 168, 176, 184 cm

2019 Kastle LX 85 Skis

2019 Kastle LX 85 Ski Image
Dimensions: 126/85/109 mm at 168 cm Radius: 16.5 m at 168 cm Lengths: 144, 152, 160, 168, 176 cm

2019 Head Super Shape i.Rally Skis

2019 Head Supershape i.Rally Ski Image
Dimensions: 135/76/114.1 mm at 170 cm Radius: 13.7 m at 170 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170, 177 cm

2019 Head V-Shape V6 Skis

2019 Head V Shape V6 Ski Image 2
Dimensions: 132/78/113 mm at 170 cm Radius: 13.5 m at 170 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170, 177 cm

2019 Fischer Ranger 98 Ti Skis

2019 Fischer Ranger 98 Ti Ski Image
Dimensions: 132/98/122 mm at 180 cm Radius: 18 m at 180 cm Lengths: 172, 180, 188 cm

2019 Elan Ripstick 86 Skis

2019 Elan Ripstick 86 Ski Image
Dimensions: 128/86/108 mm at 177 cm Radius: 17.6 m at 177 cm Lengths: 163, 170, 177, 184 cm

2019 Dynastar Legend X 84 Skis

2019 Dynastar Legend X 84 Ski Image
Dimensions: 123/84/106 mm at 177 cm Radius: 17 m at 177 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170, 177, 184 cm

2019 Dynastar Legend X 88 Skis

2019 Dynastar Legend X 88 Ski Image
Dimensions: 125/88/109 mm at 180 cm Radius: 18 m at 180 cm Lengths: 166, 173, 180, 186 cm

2019 Blizzard Quattro 8.0 Ti Skis

2019 Blizzard Quattro 80 Ti Skis
Dimensions: 125/80/108 mm at 174 cm Radius: 14.5 m at 174 cm Lengths: 156, 162, 168, 174, 180 cm

2019 Blizzard Quattro 8.4 Ti Skis

2019 Blizzard Quattro 84 Ti Skis
Dimensions: 129/84/113 mm at 174 cm Radius: 16 m at 174 cm Lengths: 167, 174, 181 cm

2019 Blizzard Rustler 10 Skis

2019 Blizzard Rustler 10 Skis
Dimensions: 133/102/122.5 mm at 180 cm Radius: 17.5 m at 180 cm Lengths: 164, 172, 180, 188 cm

2019 Blizzard Bonafide Skis

2019 Blizzard Bonafide Skis
Dimensions: 135/98/119 mm at 180 cm Radius: 18 m at 180 cm Lengths: 166, 173, 180, 187 cm

2019 Blizzard Brahma Skis

2019 Blizzard Brahma Skis
Dimensions: 127/88/111 mm at 180 cm Radius: 17 m at 180 cm Lengths: 166, 173, 180, 187 cm

2019 Atomic Vantage X 86 Ti Skis

2019 Atomic Vantage X 86 Ti Ski Image
Dimensions: 123/86/106.5 mm at 173 cm Radius: 18.2 m at 173 cm Lengths: 165, 173, 181 cm