The best skis of 2012 made by skiing’s Microbrew brands
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#1. High Society — FR Rocker
The FR Rocker has much in common with High Society’s tried-and-true flagship FR ski. Add early rise in the tip, subtract some camber underfoot, pair it with a 122mm waist width and voilà, the FR Rocker. Click for full review and scores.
#2. Goode — Fire
Handmade with lightweight carbon fiber technology, Goode skis are making a name for themselves out of the gate. This all-mountain tool earned much praise from our test team. Click for full review and scores.
#3. Ski Logik — Bomb Squad
The Bomb Squad is SkiLogik’s ultimate big-mountain weapon. Featuring a rocker profile and a 122mm waist, it’s built for deep snow adventures. Click for full review and scores.
#4. Icelantic — Gypsy
Have a blast all over the mountain with the Gypsy. Reverse camber and a soft fl ex pattern make this ski all about playfulness while also managing to deliver stability and carve well. Click for full review and scores.
#5. Folsom Custom — Gambit
Boulder, Colorado–based Folsom Custom Skis does exactly what you’d expect: make custom skis. As a basis for your custom design, Folsom offers a couple of models to get you started, one of which is the Gambit. Click for full review and scores.
#6. Movement — Sluff
For those of you seeking a one-ski quiver, check out the Sluff. At 99mm-wide underfoot, it handles pow, groomers and everything in between. Click for full review and scores.
#7. DPS — Wailer 112 RP Hybrid
Combining the exceptional float of a rockered ski with a lot of sidecut and slight camber underfoot, the Wailer 112 RP is able to handle anything. Click for full review and scores.
#8. Ski Logik — Howitzer
The Howitzer is a lightweight, energetic ski equipped to tackle anything in your path. One tester said, “It’s super fun in pow. It floats like a dream. It’s smooth and easy to turn. It’s quick through the trees, and it’s very stable.” Click for full review and scores.
#9. Lib Tech — NAS Powder
The NAS Powder’s reCURVE (rocker/camber/rocker) profile provides solid float in the deep stuff and edge hold on the hardpack. Click for full review and scores.
#10. Goode — Kachina
The Kachina is a beastly offering from Goode. Featuring substantial rocker and a wide 128mm waist, it’s equipped to handle the steep and deep. Click for full review and scores.
#1. Amplid — Virtue
To ensure that your pow days are lived to the fullest, Amplid gives you the Virtue. The early rise in the tip and tail provides solid float when you’re shredding in the white room, and camber underfoot guarantees edge hold when you’re rocking. Click for full review and scores.
#2. Surface — My Life
Surface Skis says of the My Life: “It’s the Pat Benetar of freeride skiing.” Click for full review and scores.
#3. Ellison — She Rocks
“The She Rocks feels like my X-Terra on a snow day; I can confidently cruise through the deep stuff,” noted one of our testers. High rise in the tip and tail and a 115mm-wide footprint make this offering from Ellison a solid option for powder-hungry females. Click for full review and scores.
About the author:
Henrik Lampert loves hot dogs, backflips, the Boston Bruins and Norway. Twenty-seven years old and a Massachusetts native, he's the Editor of Freeskier Magazine and Freeskier.com—a proud staffer since 2010.