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I Skied The Peak 98’s By Bode Miller For 100+ Runs | This Is My Overview


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Mar 22, 2024
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When Bode Miller stepped into the ski design area together with his Peak Skis, expectations had been excessive. After snowboarding the 88s and loving them, we actually needed to click on right into a pair of the Peak 98s (the ski model’s reply to the one-quiver resolution aimed on the Western snowboarding populace). So we requested Peak to ship us out a pair so we may give them a shake-down on a ski safari throughout Utah and Idaho.

Throughout my two-week journey, I completely examined the Peak 98 skis. From charging groomers at Snowbasin to backcountry cat-skiing at Soldier Mountain and powder runs at Solar Valley, I tried to place these skis by means of their paces. The decision? Preserve Studying or watch the video beneath.


The notion of a “one-quiver ski” usually carries with it the implication of compromise—good at many issues however grasp of none. The Peak 98 skis problem this notion head-on. Their efficiency throughout a spectrum of circumstances—from the onerous, icy groomers at Snowbasin to recent powder in Solar Valley—was nothing in need of spectacular. The 98mm width, in addition to the flex sample and mixture of camber and tip rocker, allowed this ski to really feel very stable on a variety of terrain and circumstances.


Edge Grip and Stability

Bode Miller’s design philosophy shines brightest in terms of the ski’s edge grip and stability. On the hardpack surfaces, the Peak 98s had been unflappable, carving with precision and confidence that belied the various circumstances underfoot. This may be attributed to their meticulous development, combining simply the correct quantity of rocker and camber to make sure grip with out sacrificing the power to pivot and play when the terrain requires it. I cannot overstate simply how a lot edge grip these skis have. It’s preposterous how onerous you may push into these skis and not using a fear on the planet that they are going to slide out on you.

Powder Efficiency

The true take a look at of any all-mountain ski is the way it transitions from groomed runs to the unpredictable nature of off-piste terrain and powder circumstances. Using cat entry off the again of Soldier Mountain in Idaho, the Peak 98s had been subjected to a variety of ungroomed circumstances they usually dealt with every with aplomb. Their damp, stable really feel, a minor caveat for some, translated into an asset within the backcountry, offering stability and dampening vibrations on uneven descents. In Solar Valley’s powder-laden tree runs, the skis floated effortlessly, proving that they’re greater than able to delivering pleasure on these days when the snow is flying.


The Peak 98s Ship

After 100+ runs on numerous terrain in every kind of various circumstances, it’s clear that Bode Miller’s Peak 98 skis are a outstanding achievement. They marry stability and edge grip with the sort of versatility that makes them a wonderful on a regular basis choice for Western skiers. Whether or not you’re carving groomers, navigating the backcountry, or floating by means of powder, these skis appear to really feel good.

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