Hans von Briesen


Hans von Bliesen is a ski coach and photographer who draws inspiration from Candide Thovex when he’s ripping the steep slopes of Vermont. He likes long walks in the mountains and has an extensive knowledge of skis and the ski industry. He views his ski boots as his most important piece of gear and puts over 100 days per year on them. Learning to ski in Wintergreen, Virginia, Hans has a unique perspective on the sport of skiing and we are stoked to have him test some skis for us.

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Skis Tested

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 Deacon 76 Skis

2019 Volkl Deacon 76 Ski Image
Dimensions: 122/76/103 mm at 176 cm Radius: 18.3 m at 176 cm Lengths: 171, 176, 181 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 QST 106 Skis

2019 Salomon QST 106 Ski Image
Dimensions: 140/106/126 mm at 181 cm Radius: 20 m at 181 cm Lengths: 167, 174, 181, 188 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 Hero Elite Plus Ti Skis

2019 Rossignol Hero Elite Plus Ti Ski Image
Dimensions: 130/78/110 mm at 174 cm Radius: 14 m at 174 cm Lengths: 160, 167, 174, 181 cm

2019 Rossignol Black Ops 98 Skis

2019 Rossignol Black Ops 89 Ski Image 2
Dimensions: 130/98/120 mm at 182 cm Radius: Unlisted Lengths: 182 cm

2019 Nordica Enforcer 100 Skis

2019 Nordica Enforcer 100 Skis
Dimensions: 133/100/121 mm at 185 cm Radius: 18.5 m at 185 cm Lengths: 169, 177, 185, 193 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 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 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 Fischer Ranger 102 FR Skis

2019 Fischer Ranger 102 FR Ski Image
Dimensions: 136/102/126 mm at 177 cm Radius: 18 m at 177 cm Lengths: 170, 177, 184 cm

2019 DPS Cassiar 79.2 Alchemist Skis

2019 DPS Cassiar 79 Alchemist Ski Image
Dimensions: 123/79/107 mm at 167 cm Radius: 12.5 m at 167 cm Lengths: 161, 167 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 Firebird Comp Skis

2019 Blizzard Firebird Comp Skis
Dimensions: 121.5/70/104 mm at 172 cm Radius: 14.5 m at 172 cm Lengths: 154, 160, 166, 172, 178 cm

2019 Blizzard Firebird SRC Skis

2019 Blizzard Firebird SRC Skis
Dimensions: 121/68/105 mm at 165 cm Radius: 12.5 m at 165 cm Lengths: 155, 160, 165, 170 cm

2019 Blizzard Firebird WRC Skis

2019 Blizzard Firebird WRC Skis
Dimensions: 121.5/70/104 mm at 172 cm Radius: 14.5 m at 172 cm Lengths: 154, 160, 166, 172, 178 cm

2019 Atomic Vantage 107 Ti Skis

2019 Atomic Vantage 107 Ti Ski Image
Dimensions: 137/107/124 mm at 182 cm Radius: 18.4 m at 182 cm Lengths: 175, 182, 189 cm

2019 Atomic Bent Chetler 100 Skis

2019 Atomic Bent Chetler 100 Ski Image
Dimensions: 120/100/120 mm at 180 cm Radius: 19.5 m at 180 cm Lengths: 163, 172, 180, 188 cm

2019 Armada Tracer 108 Skis

2019 Armada Tracer 108 Ski Image
Dimensions: 135/108/126 mm at 180 cm Radius: 19 m at 180 cm Lengths: 164, 172, 180, 188 c

2019 Armada ARV 106 Skis

2019 Armada ARV 106 Ski Image
Dimensions: 134/106/124 mm at 180 cm Radius: 20.5 m at 180 cm Lengths: 172, 180, 188 cm