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Which Skis Should I Buy? Comparing All Mountain Skis in the 100mm Range - 2019 Edition

Next up in our ongoing "Which Skis Should I Buy?" series, is a comparison of Men's skis in the 100mm range! Despite being what many would consider a "fat" ski, there's actually quite a bit of variation in this category, with a number of different construction techniques resulting in some very different "ski feels." With skis like the Kastle MX 99, Volkl M5 Mantra, Salomon QST 99, Fischer Ranger 102 FR, and plenty more, this category has tons of great options, and one that's sure to fit your style. Click through to learn more and find out which ski is right for you!

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DPS Phantom 2.0 Permanent Base Glide System

After bringing their revolutionary Phantom permanent ski "wax" (it's actually a base treatment, but we'll get into that), to market last year, the team at DPS is already back with an upgraded version that they're calling the Phantom 2.0 Permanent Base Glide System. Rather than simply applying a topical coat of wax to the base of skis, as is tradition, the DPS Phantom 2.0 base treatment actually penetrates into the base material, providing a substantially longer life. To get the full scoop, and to learn how to apply it to your skis, click through!

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How To Try on Ski Boots

10/30/2018 1:21 PM

How to Try on Ski Boots: Finding the Proper Fit

It's no industry secret that ski boot fitting is one of the trickiest parts of dialing in your setup. Paradoxically, it's also one of the most important parts of your setup as a proper fitting ski boot will most effectively translate you movements to your skis, giving you ultimate control. Still, knowing the difference between when a boot is the right fit vs. when it's actually too small can be a bit tricky. That's why we've put together this helpful guide to trying on ski boots, so you can tell the difference. Click through to learn the tricks of the trade!

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Which Skis Should I Buy? Comparing All Mountain Skis in the 90mm Range - 2019 Edition

Here at SkiEssentials, we're big subscribers to the philosophy that there's a perfect ski for everyone, and that there really aren't any bad skis anymore. Instead, skis have stronger personalities, meaning each one is right for a certain type of skier. Of course with so many great options available, it can also make it harder to choose the ski that's right for you, which is why we've put together the first of several comparison guides. If you're in the market for a 90mm Men's All Mountain ski, click through to see which one best suits your style!

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