Bob St.Pierre


Ski Ability (1-3+): 3+
Aggressiveness (1-11): 7
Ski Testing Experience: 3 Years
Occupation: Editorial Manager at SkiEssentials
Ski Origins: Nashoba Valley, MA
Preferred Terrain: Steeps, Bumps, and Trees (Preferably all at the same time)
Current Ski(s) of Choice: Nordica Soul Rider 87 185
Other Hobbies/Sports: MTB, Softball
Favorite Skier: Andy Kaplan, Loon Freestyle
Most Important Gear: Boots
Spirit Animal: Black Panther

Skis Tested

2020 Atomic Backland 107

Dimensions: 137/107/124 mm at 182 cm Radius: 18.5 m at 182 cm Lengths: 175, 182, 189 cm

2020 Atomic Vantage 86 C

Dimensions: 123/86/106.5 mm at 173 cm Radius: 18.2 m at 173 cm Lengths: 157, 165, 173, 181 cm

2020 Atomic Vantage 90 Ti

Dimensions: 127.5/90/114 mm at 176 cm Radius: 18.4 m at 176 cm Lengths: 161, 169, 176, 184 cm

2020 Black Crows Captis

Dimensions: 120/90/111 mm at 178.3 cm Radius: 18 m at 178.3 cm Lengths: 171.1, 178.3, 184.2 cm

2020 Black Crows Navis

Dimensions: 133/102/116 mm at 179.4 cm Radius: 19 m at 179.4 cm Lengths: 169.4, 179.4, 185.4 cm

2020 Blizzard Bushwacker

Dimensions: 127/88/111 mm at 187 cm Radius: 19 m at 187 cm Lengths: 166, 173, 180, 187 cm

2020 Blizzard Rustler 10

Dimensions: 135.5/104/125.5 mm at 188 cm Radius: 19 m at 188 cm Lengths: 164, 172, 180, 188 cm

2020 DPS Cassiar A87 C2

Dimensions: 126/87/107 mm at 178 cm Radius: 18 m at 178 cm Lengths: 165, 171, 178, 184, 189 cm

2020 DPS Wailer 100 RP Alchemist

Dimensions: 132/100/117 mm at 179 cm Radius: 15 m at 179 cm Lengths: 171, 179, 184, 189 cm

2020 Dynastar Menace 98

Dimensions: 132/98/120 mm Radius: 23 m Lengths: 169, 175, 181, 187 cm

2020 Elan Wingman 86 CTI

Dimensions: 130/86/115 mm Radius: 15.6 m at 172 cm Lengths: 160, 166, 172, 178, 184 cm

2020 Fischer Ranger 102 FR

Dimensions: 136/102/126 mm Radius: 18 m at 177 cm Lengths: 170, 177, 184 cm

2020 Fischer Ranger 92 Ti

Dimensions: 12/91/116 mm Radius: 17 m at 178 cm Lengths: 171, 178, 185 cm

2020 Fischer Ranger 99 Ti

Dimensions: 130/97/121 mm Radius: 18 m at 181 cm Lengths: 174, 181, 188 cm

2020 Fischer RC One 86 GT

Dimensions: 130/86/116 mm Radius: 17 m at 175 cm Lengths: 161, 168, 175, 182 cm

2020 Head Kore 105

Dimensions: 135/105/125 mm at 180 cm Radius: 17.8 m at 180 cm Lengths: 162, 171, 180, 189 cm

2020 Head V-Shape V10

Dimensions: 139/85/121 mm at 170 cm Radius: 13.6 m at 170 cm Lengths: 163, 170, 177, 184 cm

2020 Head V-Shape V6

Dimensions: 132/78/113 mm at 170 cm Radius: 13.5 m at 170 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170, 177 cm

2020 K2 Mindbender 90C

Dimensions: 127/90/113 mm Radius: 17.5 m at 177 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170, 177 cm

2020 K2 Mindbender 90Ti

Dimensions: 127/90/114 mm Radius: 17.9 m at 177 cm Lengths: 163, 170, 177, 184 cm

2020 Kastle FX 86

Dimensions: 123/86/114 mm Radius: 13.9 m at 169 cm Lengths: 153, 161, 169, 177, 185 cm

2020 Liberty Evolv90

Dimensions: 132/90/114 mm at 179 cm Radius: 18.5 m at 179 cm Lengths: 165, 172, 179, 186 cm

2020 Liberty Origin 106

Dimensions: 138/106/128 mm at 182 cm Radius: 20 m at 182 cm Lengths: 171, 176, 182, 187 cm

2020 Liberty V 92

Dimensions: 133/92/120 mm at 179 cm Radius: 17.5 m at 179 cm Lengths: 172, 179, 186 cm

2020 Line Sick Day 88

Dimensions: 127/88/113 mm Radius: 17.4 m Lengths: 165, 172, 179 cm

2020 Line Sir Francis Bacon

Dimensions: 143/107/139 mm Radius: 16 m Lengths: 176, 184, 190 cm

2020 Nordica Enforcer 104 FR

Dimensions: 135/104/124 mm at 186 cm Radius: 18.5 m at 186 cm Lengths: 172, 179, 186, 191 cm

2020 Nordica Enforcer 88

Dimensions: 122/88/110 mm at 186 cm Radius: 17.5 m at 186 cm Lengths: 165, 172, 179, 186 cm

2020 Rossignol Experience 84 AI

Dimensions: 126/84/116 mm Radius: 15 m at 176 cm Lengths: 152, 160, 168, 176, 184 cm

2020 Rossignol Experience 94 Ti

Dimensions: 132/94/122 mm Radius: 19 m at 187 cm Lengths: 173, 180, 187 cm

2020 Rossignol React R8 HP

Dimensions: 127/73/111 mm Radius: 14 m at 177 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170, 177 cm

2020 Rossignol React R8 Ti

Dimensions: 124/73/110 mm Radius: 14 m at 176 cm Lengths: 160, 168, 176, 182 cm

2020 Salomon QST 85

Dimensions: 122/85/107 mm at 177 cm Radius: 17 m at 177 cm Lengths: 153, 161, 169, 177, 185 cm

2020 Salomon QST 92

Dimensions: 128/92/111 mm at 177 cm Radius: 18 m at 177 cm Lengths: 153, 161, 169, 177, 185 cm

2020 Salomon QST 99

Dimensions: 134/99/116 mm at 181 cm Radius: 19.4 m at 181 cm Lengths: 167, 174, 181, 188 cm

2020 Salomon S Force 9

Dimensions: 126/80/109 mm at 170 cm Radius: 16 m at 170 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170, 177 cm

2020 Salomon S Force Bold

Dimensions: 132/84/116 mm at 177 cm Radius: 16 m at 177 cm Lengths: 170, 177, 184 cm

2020 Salomon XDR 84 Ti

Dimensions: 129/84/112 mm at 179 cm Radius: 15 m at 179 cm Lengths: 165, 172, 179, 186 cm

2020 Stockli Stormrider 88

Dimensions: 128/88/114 mm at 177 cm Radius: 19 m at 177 cm Lengths: 168, 177, 186 cm

2020 Volkl 90Eight

Dimensions: 133/98/116 mm Radius: 20.1 m at 177 cm Lengths: 163, 170, 177, 184 cm

2020 Volkl Deacon 76

Dimensions: 122/76/103 mm Radius: 18.3 m at 176 cm Lengths: 171, 176, 181 cm

2020 Volkl Deacon 79

Dimensions: 129/79/109 mm Radius: 15.6 m at 170 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170, 177 cm

2020 Volkl Deacon 84

Dimensions: 132/84/115 mm Radius: 16.9 m at 177 cm Lengths: 162, 167, 172, 177, 182 cm

2020 Volkl Kendo 88

Dimensions: 129/88/111 Radius: 18.6 m at 177 cm Lengths: 163, 170, 177, 184 cm

2020 Volkl Mantra 102

Dimensions: 140/102/123 mm Radius: 21.4 m at 184 cm Lengths: 170, 177, 184, 191 cm

4 Comments on the “Bob St.Pierre”

  1. BOB ST.PIERRE, I really need some feedback on your testing of the 2020 DPS WAILER 100 RP ALCHEMIST 179 cm
    I am your size probably a less skilled . quickness is paramount to me as I enjoy tight off piste lines. Will I overwhelm the 179cm?

    insight appreciated regards Greg

    1. Hi Greg!
      Tight turns and lines are right up the Wailer 100’s alley. The RP shape really accentuates the quick-turning nature of the ski, and the dual-carbon laminates make it pretty stiff. I wish I tried the 184 for a bit of extra stability at speed, as the 179 did feel a bit short. But if you’re looking for quickness, the 179 will be a great size. If you’re skiing fast and aggressive and you’re my size, you might overwhelm the 179–there’s a bit of a learning curve to the shape and style of the ski. Hope that helps!
      Bob

  2. Hi Bob!

    I’d love your feedback on what all-mountain skis I should consider. I’m a mogul-loving, ~25 season skier (some groomers with friends and 4-5 hours of moguls a day if I can take it). I’m 6’1, 180 lbs, 35 years old, and I spend a few days out east plus 1-2 weeks out west every year. I’ve been skiing a k2 public enemy 2007 for 12 seasons. What should be top on my list? I’m trying to find the perfect blend of playful vs stable – this is intended to be a 1-ski quiver (although perhaps I should have a normal ski plus something really fat for powder).

    1. HI Andrew!
      I’m always going to recommend multiple skis! Do you like the PE for bumps and all mountain and if so, are you looking for another twin tip? I’ve been on a Nordica Soul Rider 87 for the past few seasons and love it. Yes, it’s a bit soft for higher speeds, but I always justify it by stating that the skis aren’t stable, but I am, so I can deal with it. My only knock on them is that the tails are pretty aggressively turned-up, so I do catch them from time to time in the bumps, but I’ve kind of learned to deal with it. A bit wider, but also more stable, the K2 Poacher is a great choice. We see them in the X-Games in the park, but also all over the mountain. One of the most stable twins out there, and at 96 mm underfoot, makes for great versatility. Not quite as quick as the 87’s but pretty darn good still. In the non-twin category, take a look at the Elan Ripstick 88 or the Head Kore 87. Still narrow enough to justify the wider ski down the road, while remaining versatile and quick for bumps and groomers. Between those four skis, depending on if you’re in the market for a twin or not, you’re going to get what you want, and I’d look to the low to mid-180’s for length. Have fun!
      SE/Bob

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