David Raybould


David Raybould was a great addition to the test team this year. As a ski coach here at Stowe, David logs about 125 days per year. He’s got a huge ski quiver and an extensive knowledge about skis and ski related information. When he’s not showing the skiers of tomorrow how to shred the front four, he’s mountain biking or fawning over Audis and Volkswagens. He lists his boots and goggles as his most important pieces of gear. If he could be any animal, he’d be a big cat and who could blame him, big cats have amazing lives. David wrote some very analytical and poignant reviews and that helped us out big time when writing out the test results.

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Skis Tested

2019 Volkl RTM 86 Skis

2019 Volkl RTM 86 Ski Image
Dimensions: 132/86/114 mm at 177 cm Radius: 18.1 m at 177 cm Lengths: 167, 172, 177, 182 cm

2019 Volkl 100Eight Skis

2019 Volkl 100Eight Ski Image
Dimensions: 141/108/124 mm at 181 cm Radius: 22m at 181 cm Lengths: 173, 181, 189 cm

2019 Volkl Kanjo Skis

2019 Volkl Kanjo Ski Image
Dimensions: 123/84/104 mm at 175 cm Radius: 19.6 m at 175 cm Lengths: 154, 161, 168, 175, 182 cm

2019 Volkl Kendo Skis

2019 Volkl Kendo Ski Image
Dimensions: 127/90/110 mm at 177 cm Radius: 20.8 m at 177 cm Lengths: 163, 170, 177, 184 cm

2019 Volkl M5 Mantra Skis

2019 Volkl M5 Mantra Ski Image
Dimensions: 134/96/117 mm at 184 cm Radius: 21.2 m at 184 cm Lengths: 170, 177, 184, 191 cm

2019 Salomon XDR 88 Ti Skis

2019 Salomon XDR 88 Ti Ski Image
Dimensions: 131/88/114 mm at 179 cm Radius: 17 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 85 Skis

2019 Nordica Navigator 85 Skis
Dimensions: 124/85/109 mm at 179 cm Radius: 16.5 m at 179 cm Lengths: 165, 172, 179, 186 cm

2019 Nordica Navigator 90 Skis

2019 Nordica Navigator 90 Skis
Dimensions: 129/90/114 mm at 179 cm Radius: 16.5 m at 179 cm Lengths: 165, 172, 179, 186 cm

2019 Liberty Origin 106 Skis

2019 Liberty Origin 106 Ski Image
Dimensions: 138/106/128 mm at 182 cm Radius: 20 m at 182 cm Lengths: 171, 176, 182, 187 cm

2019 Kastle BMX 105 Skis

2019 Kastle BMX 105 Ski Image
Dimensions: 134/105/123 mm at 181 cm Radius: 21 m at 181 cm Lengths: 165, 173, 181, 189 cm

2019 Kastle FX 85 HP Skis

2019 Kastle FX 85 Ski Image
Dimensions: 119/85/108 mm at 173 cm Radius: 17 m at 173 cm Lengths: 157, 165, 173, 181 cm

2019 DPS Cassiar 87.2 Alchemist Skis

2019 DPS Cassiar 87 Alchemist Ski Image
Dimensions: 127/87/108 mm at 189 cm Radius: 19 m at 189 cm Lengths: 165, 171, 178, 184, 189 cm

2019 DPS Cassiar 94.2 Alchemist Skis

2019 DPS Cassiar 94 Alchemist Ski Image
Dimensions: 133/94/113 mm at 191 cm Radius: 20 m at 191 cm Lengths: 165, 171, 178, 185, 191 cm

2019 DPS Wailer 99 Alchemist Skis

2019 DPS Wailer 99 Alchemist Ski Image
Dimensions: 125/99/111 mm at 184 cm Radius: 16-19 m at 184 cm Lengths: 168, 176, 184 cm

2019 DPS Wailer 106 Alchemist Skis

2019 DPS Wailer 106 Alchemist Ski Image
Dimensions: 135/106/124 mm at 185 cm Radius: 18 m at 185 cm Lengths: 168, 178, 185, 189 cm

2019 Blizzard Quattro RS Skis

2019 Blizzard Quattro RS Skis
Dimensions: 122/69/106 mm at 167 cm Radius: 12 m at 167 cm Lengths: 153, 160, 167, 174, 181 cm

2019 Blizzard Quattro RX Skis

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

2019 Atomic Backland 107 Skis

2019 Atomic Backland 107 Ski Image 2
Dimensions: 137/107/124 mm at 182 cm Radius: 18.5 m at 182 cm Lengths: 175, 182, 189 cm

2019 Atomic Vantage 86 C Skis

2019 Atomic Vantage 86 C Ski Image
Dimensions: 123/86/108.6 mm at 173 cm Radius: 18.2 m at 173 cm Lengths: 157, 165, 173, 181 cm

2019 Atomic Vantage 90 Ti Skis

2019 Atomic Vantage 90 Ti Ski Image
Dimensions: 127.5/90/114 mm at 176 cm Radius: 18.4 m at 176 cm Lengths: 161, 169, 176, 184 cm

2019 Atomic Vantage X 80 CTI Skis

2019 Atomic Vantage X 80 CTI Ski Image
Dimensions: 124/80/108.5 mm at 166 cm Radius: 14.4 m at 166 cm Lengths: 159, 166, 173, 180 cm