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2020 Faction Skis Preview

Playful, poppy, prodigies. Faction knows why they’re rad. Their boards are poppy and built to stomp. They’re connoisseurs of energetic and lively skis.  In 2020, Faction doubles down on what they do best — making the best even better. 2020 Faction Skis Highlights Faction beefs up the Prodigy 2.0 from a 96mm waist to a Continue reading…

2020 K2 Skis Preview

2020 K2: pushing lines, bending minds. K2 brings a hot take to their freeride design with their new, built-to-shred Mindbender series.  For four seasons, the Pinnacle line was the essence — the lifeblood — of K2. But in 2020, the Pinnacle reign will come to a halt. The Mindbender is here. The hype is real. Continue reading…

2020 DPS Skis Preview

DPS dreams up new ski shapes in 2020. DPS brings back their three top-of-the-line constructions: the premium Alchemists, the lightweight Tour1s, and the high-performance Foundations. The Tour1s will be back unchanged in 2020, but DPS will change the shapes on many of their Alchemist and Foundations skis. Now, Alchemist and Foundation skis will be designated Continue reading…

2020 Elan Skis Preview

Elan Skis, Back in Black. 2020 is coming in hot with Elan’s new lineup. Over the past few seasons, the Ripsticks have been a wild success, and Elan harnesses that momentum in 2020 with some big advances. We’re most excited for Elan’s carbon-driven Black Edition skis and their brand new Wingman Series. Check out what’s Continue reading…

2020 Liberty Skis Preview

Liberty Skis: poppy, playful, evolving. Liberty has enjoyed massive success with their playful, lively, freeride series: the Origins. For years, these do-it-all skis have made a flawless one-ski quiver for western skiers. With the Origins well-established on the freeride scene, Liberty looks to grow their all-mountain/frontside presence with their built-to-rip V Series and the new Continue reading…

2020 Dalbello Ski Boots Preview

Alpine Soles Get the Boot Over the past few seasons, boot and binding technology has rapidly evolved. With the rise and fall of Walk-to-Ride, it’s been a unclear what direction boot soles would take. In 2020, Dalbello makes waves by establishing GripWalk soles as the new norm. For the first time ever, all Lupo and Continue reading…

2020 Tecnica Ski Boots Preview

Bullish About Boots When we think of boots here at Powder7, the Tecnica Cochise comes front-of-mind. It’s been one of our shop favorites over the past few seasons. So we’re pretty stoked to see the Cochise expanding. In the lineup of 2020 Tecnica ski boots, the Cochise comes with tech fittings in more flex models Continue reading…

2020 Volkl Skis Preview

Innovation is the Mantra In 2019, the completely redesigned M5 Mantra hit the hill hard. Featuring Volkl’s innovative Titanal Frame, the M5 was livelier, lighter, and zippier than a YKK. It took off with advanced and expert skiers alike, so for 2020, Volkl will double down on their Titanal Frame construction. This year, Volkl has Continue reading…

2020 Majesty Skis Preview

Your Majesty Wood cores and woodgrain topsheets. Handcrafted skis. Sick topsheets. A vibe that feels both premium and niche. Majesty profiles as one of those smallish brands that freeride skiers love. And the lineup of 2020 Majesty skis certainly gets us hot ‘n bothered. The Dirty Bear has been probably the most recognized ski in Continue reading…