Kristi Brown


Ski Ability (1-3+): 3+
Aggressiveness (1-11): Define Aggressive
Ski Testing Experience: Since 1996 Snow Country Magazine
Occupation: Mountain Sports Ambassador
Ski Origins: High Pond VT
Preferred Terrain: All
Current Ski(s) of Choice: Volkl Kenja and Secret 102
Other Hobbies/Sports: MTB, Family time
Favorite Skier:
Most Important Gear:
Spirit Animal: Fox

Skis Tested

2020 Armada Victa 87 Ti

Dimensions: 128/86/118.5 mm at 163 cm Radius: 16.5 m at 163 cm Lengths: 155, 163, 171 cm

2020 Atomic Cloud 12

Dimensions: 112/70/97 mm at 161 cm Radius: 15.3 m at 161 cm Lengths: 147, 154, 161, 168 cm

2020 Atomic Vantage 90 Ti W

Dimensions: 124.5/90/111 mm at 161 cm Radius: 16.5 m at 161 cm Lengths: 153, 161, 169 cm

2020 Blizzard Alight 8.2 Ti

Dimensions: 126/82/108 mm at 168 cm Radius: 14 m at 168 cm Lengths: 144, 150, 156, 162, 168 cm

2020 Blizzard Black Pearl 98

Dimensions: 135.5/98/119.5 mm at 173 cm Radius: 16.5 m at 173 cm Lengths: 152, 159, 166, 173 cm

2020 DPS Yvette A100 RP

Dimensions: 130/100/115 mm at 163 cm Radius: 15 m at 163 cm Lengths: 153, 163, 171 cm

2020 DPS Yvette A112 RP

Dimensions: 139/112/124 mm at 168 cm Radius: 15 m at 168 cm Lengths: 158, 168, 178 cm

2020 Dynastar Intense 4×4 78

Dimensions: 122/78/106 mm Radius: 15 m at 164 cm Lengths: 150, 158, 164 cm

2020 Fischer My Ranger 102

Dimensions: 135/101/125 mm Radius: 17 m at 168 cm Lengths: 159, 168, 176 cm

2020 Fischer My Ranger 90 Ti

Dimensions: 125/90/116 mm Radius: 16 m at 171 cm Lengths: 155, 163, 171 cm

2020 Fischer My Ranger 96 Ti

Dimensions: 128/95/120 mm Radius: 17 m at 174 cm Lengths: 158, 166, 174 cm

2020 Head Kore 99 W

Dimensions: 131/97/118 mm at 171 cm Radius: 15.1 m at 171 cm Lengths: 153, 162, 171 cm

2020 Head Super Joy

Dimensions: 129/75/108 mm at 163 cm Radius: 12.2 m at 163 cm Lengths: 143, 148, 153, 158, 163, 168 cm

2020 K2 Anthem 72 Ti HS

Dimensions: 125/72/104 mm Radius: 13 m at 160 cm Lengths: 146, 153, 160, 167 cm

2020 K2 Mindbender 115C Alliance

Dimensions: 140/115/129 mm Radius: 20.4 m at 172 cm Lengths: 165, 172, 179 cm

2020 K2 Mindbender 88Ti Alliance

Dimensions: 125/88/112 mm Radius: 14.7 m at 163 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170 cm

2020 K2 Mindbender 90C Alliance

Dimensions: 127/90/113 mm Radius: 14.5 m at 163 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170 cm

2020 Liberty Genesis 96

Dimensions: 130/96/117 mm at 158 cm Radius: 14 m at 158 cm Lengths: 151, 158, 165, 171 cm

2020 Liberty V 76 W

Dimensions: 126/76/106 mm at 158 cm Radius: 12 m at 158 cm Lengths: 151, 158, 165 cm

2020 Nordica Santa Ana 100

Dimensions: 131/100/119 mm at 169 cm Radius: 15.5 m at 169 cm Lengths: 153, 161, 169, 177 cm

2020 Nordica Santa Ana 88

Dimensions: 119/88/107 mm at 165 cm Radius: 15 m at 165 cm Lengths: 151, 158, 165, 172 cm

2020 Rossignol Experience 88 Ti W

Dimensions: 127/88/117 mm Radius: 14 m at 166 cm Lengths: 152, 159, 166, 173 cm

2020 Rossignol Nova 10 Ti

Dimensions: 123/74/109 mm Radius: 12 m at 160 cm Lengths: 153, 160, 167 cm

2020 Rossignol Nova 14 Ti

Dimensions: 123/74/109 mm Radius: 12 m at 160 cm Lengths: 153, 160, 167 cm

2020 Rossignol Sky 7 HD

Dimensions: 128/98/118 mm Radius: 18 m at 180 cm Lengths: 156, 164, 172, 180, 188 cm

2020 Salomon QST Lumen 99

Dimensions: 130/99/112 mm at 174 cm Radius: 19 m at 174 cm Lengths: 153, 159, 167, 174, 181 cm

2020 Salomon QST Lux 92

Dimensions: 128/92/111 mm at 169 cm Radius: 17 m at 169 cm Lengths: 153, 161, 169, 177 cm

2020 Volkl 100Eight W

Dimensions: 141/108/124 mm Radius: 16.7 m at 165 cm Lengths: 157, 165, 173 cm

2020 Volkl Flair SC

Dimensions: 123/70/103 mm Radius: 12.1 m at 160 cm Lengths: 150, 155, 160, 165 cm

2020 Volkl Kenja 88

Dimensions: 129/88/111 mm Radius: 15 m at 163 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170 cm

2020 Volkl Secret 92

Dimensions: 130/92/113 mm Radius: 16 m at 163 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170 cm

4 Comments on the “Kristi Brown”

  1. Hi Kristi Brown! would love your thoughts/insight. I’m an advanced skier with your height and weight, and same age : )
    I ski mainly in the northeast (VT and Western MA) and get out to CO every so often. I love a good groomer but enjoy skiiing anything hard. Not into skiing in the woods or things that are too gnarly. Skiing my old K2 Lotta Luvs, length 163, and just wanting more- more hold, more carve, more aggressive I guess. I keep hearing about the Black Pearls and while they sound great- I am concerned about everyone saying they are “light”… I don’t want light- well, maybe when I am walking to the parking lot end of day! And I see you ski the Kenjas which I have been reading about. And others are telling me to consider the Head Super Joys. Help! Now leaning towards the Kenjas due to your reviews. Would welcome any guidance. AND, wondering about length as thinking I want longer then I have.

    Thoughts? Thank you!

    1. HI Emily!
      On behalf of Kristi, I know she loves those Kenjas! Definitely a different animal from the Black Pearl, and if you don’t want light, then I’d go a different route. I’d also say that the super Joy is quite light as well, as Head uses a material called graphene to get the stiffness and performance while Volkl uses metal. If you’re looking for more hold and more carve, the Kenja is going to get where you want to go. Kristi is on the 170, and I think that’s the way to go. I’d also recommend taking a look at the Salomon Stance 90 and the Rossignol Experience 88 for some competing models, if you wish, but overall, I think you’re going to love the Kenja!
      SE

        1. Hi Emily!
          We have the 2021 skis paired with the Tyrolia Attack 11, but the 13 in that binding and the Marker Griffon would be great choices as well.
          SE

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