Allz 94cm are classics…

People tend to shy away from shorter skiboards these days and I find its really a shame. There is a lot of top notch shredding to be had on shorter sticks. Allz 94 are the perfect example of mid-small skiboards that feels more like bigger mid sized alternatives.Allz 94 have a shape reminiscent of the late great Canon M7s but with a few centimeters off the top, giving a pretty big tunring radius of 6.5 meters, one of the biggest in the sub 100 sized skiboards. Combine that with a medium stiffness, and these feel and ride more like bigger skiboards compared to other shorter skiboards on the market.The 94s would rather you stitch your lines wide if you want to avoid tail scrappage. At 12.5 cm wide at the top and bottom, and 10.5 at the waist, they won’t keep heavier cargo sitting a top the soft snow, but small to medium sized riders should get some lift in not-so-deep snow with help from some pretty long and smooth tips. Setback feels less awkward on the bigger turning radius of these sticks on groomed runs, so you can allow yourself to set these back a bit if you’re going to be both plowing soft snow and riding groomed runs.

The width of these boards compliments the larger turning radius and stiffness, giving quick a quick edge to edge transfer for maximum edge handling of those wide turns. Keep the edges tuned and the 94s will cut through ice like skates, and the stiffness helps keep their mid-wide profile holding their edge.

The mediocre stiffness of the 94 boosts popping power off lips and on those tail/nose press/butters. Some might find them a little too small for big airs, but the wider radius keeps landings stiff and straight, and not twirly whirly. On rails they feel a little less solid than wider boards, but they are quick and nimble because of their size.

These classic skiboards are really going to please those looking for a different riding experience. Today’s skiboards tend to be wider, longer and with a super tighter radius. These offer up a different theory; mid-wide, shorter with a wider radius. East coast, icy mountain shredder would really enjoy the Allz, as well and those who like doing wider carves on groomed runs. For those looking for a ”back in the days” feel to their sticks might need to pick these up! Skier convert looking to go short will find the Allz an easy transition.

Rider – Jason Roussel – Expert Skiboarder Co-founder

Allz 94cm boards made this first timer extremely happy…

I’ll mention a few facts before I start. These are my first skiboards, I’ve never used snowblades/skiblades before because I found it pointless. I am 5’9″, 170lbs. I have 5 years of experience of snowboarding, and 3/4 skiing before that.
After finally convincing my parents to let me buy some skiboards, they still seemed pretty hesitant about how I would hold up, especially because my dad wants to take me to Whistler during the 2nd week of March.

It took me about 3 runs to get used to the feeling of 2 small boards under me, unlike the 1 board I’m used to. I went down the hill keeping up with my friend who has many years, roughly 9/10, of skiing. I had no problems, and soon learned how to turn properly, hockey stop, etc. My biggest fear was small lumps made by beginner snowboarders and skiers. I leaned forward to keep my certain of balance and, according to my friend, I was jumping off of them like a “Mexican Jumping Bean” because I had crouched down for speed.

Next I tried them in the powdery sections to the side of the runs. I had non-release certain mount bindings, Snowjam Extreme II’s to be exact, and had no problem. It was easy to keep my balance a bit back to make sure I didn’t fall forward.

My next experiment was riding switch, a.k.a. backwards. I am quite hesitant in doing this but know what to do. My friend taught me, and now it seems just as easy as riding forwards.

And did I mention I like the stiffness of these? They give me the good flex I like, and after watching a few skiers I was carving down the hill no problem.

I am extremely happy with my purchase of these, and I can’t wait to hit the slopes again.

I read all the warnings of not pushing yourself too far because you will get hurt. After reading these, I decided to not do anything in the park expect for 1 hip jump, and hitting up the super pipes. No they did not have any regular half pipes.
Rider – Pawel – Beginning Skiboarder

Allz 94cm boards

I purchased these as I was looking for a shorter pair of boards for other people in my family to use, but I wanted to ride them myself at first. Initial experiences were on a indoor slope, but I managed to take them outdoors to Villares, Switzerland a couple of days ago.

The shorter length caught me out twice. I fell on my back twice when riding the tails, but the second time I did actually push it to see how far I could ride on tails alone. I also think the shorter length contributes to the boards being slow starters, but I did manage to build up quite a bit of speed. Speed control was easy and so was stopping at the end of the runs. I did notice that the glided very well coming into the lift – better than Summit Nomads (another pair that I own). There were some “out-of-control” moments at speed, but they were easy to correct as the Elailas just responded very quickly.

For a number of rides I followed a snowboarder down. He was riding a good line and it was a good exercise chasing his line or going across the wake he created. He was faster than I was, but I caught up when I rode off my tails, keeping the tips a bit up.

I did upset one instructor because I slalomed through the poles he set up for some pupils. But hey-ho, it was a piece of cake, given the turning radius of the Elaila. I did not even break a sweat and was still riding upright!

It was outdoors that I really wanted to ride and I never realized what a test that would be. There has been no decent snow in the two weeks leading up to my visit, so snow conditions were terrible. Lots of icy sections in the shadows, followed by lots of slush in sections exposed to the sun. Definitely not ideal conditions, but very good for a review of how these boards would perform.

Carving was excellent, even using non-release bindings. I managed to get finger-dragging turns going without an issue. Skating the flats was easy, so was riding fakie.

The only place where the boards struggled was hitting the slush. I spun out a couple of times, and I would think this is partially due to the low tips. Higher tips on these boards would not be impractical though as it would reduce the running length.

I never had a chance to test them in powder, so no opinion on this. Park is not my thing, so no review here, although I must say I have seen guys do some sick tricks using these, so I suspect they are really well suited to the park.

Personally, as I am 179cm, I felt they were a bit short for me as a goto board, but for a shorter person they would be ideal. Martins might not like me calling his boards feminine, but I think given their beautiful artwork, they would definite suit a lady wanting to make a statement on the slopes. Seriously, these boards have an excellent top-side graphic, some of the best I have seen. Compared to the RVL8 boards which tend to have extravagant graphics, the ’11 model has a much more relaxing, mellow design.

I can recommend these boards anytime to anyone looking for a sub-99 board. Beautiful, top-performer, high quality construction, and reasonably priced they are a worthwhile investment and will provide hours of tireless riding.

Rider – Schalk W. Cronjé – Intermediate Skiboarder