Tester Quick Takes: Gear Test Week 2018

It’s Gear Test Week 2018, and as the sun blazes down on Powder Mountain, Utah, testers charge through the latest and greatest skis, boots and bindings for this coming season. To get a preview of some of the exciting sticks and kicks for winter 2018, we will be catching up with testers slope-side to hear about their daily gear selects.

First off, we take a run with testers Dana Allen and Meg Shultz to learn what flames their powder fever.

Tester: Dana Allen

Dana Allen thinks about his favorite characteristics of the Völkl VTA 98 [Photo] Matt Kiedaisch

Ski Tested: Völkl VTA 98 (184)

Allen clicks in to the Völkl VTA 98 [Photo] Matt Kiedaisch

“Definitely a quick ski to turn, super light with good edge hold on firm conditions and surprisingly dampened in refrozen chunder. Generally a good ski mountaineering ski.” —Dana Allen

Tester: Meg Shultz

Meg Shultz is stoked on the Voile Superchargers. [Photo] Matt Kiedaisch

Ski Tested: Voile Supercharger 164

Shultz gets ready for some tele turns. {Photo] Matt Kiedaisch


Shultz frees the heel. [Photo] Matt Kiedaisch

What she thinks: “A quality one quiver ski. Great for powder, groomers and uphill. Pretty much great for everything.”

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