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One word: versatility. At home on hardpack yet still wide enough to float in the soft stuff.

Description

The Endurance 98 (v3), completely redesigned in 2019, is our most iconic ski and versatile model. At home on the hardpack, its subtle rocker-camber-rocker profile give it the versatility to deftly navigate tight trees and back bowls. A new semi-cap design also means an even more durable construction. At 98mm underfoot, it’s a perfect "do everything" kind of ski — there’s a reason why 98mm is the best selling waist width in the world. If you can’t say your favorite type of terrain because you “ski everywhere”, then this is the ski for you.

Awards

Blister Recommended

ISPO Gold

Backcountry Select

PugSki Tester’s Choice

Specs

Waist:98mm waist

Dimensions:127-98-121mm

Radius:20m (191cm), 19m (184cm), 18m (178cm), 17m (169cm), 16m (160cm)

Lengths:191, 184, 178, 169, 160cm

Weight:1,900g/ski (191cm), 1,850g/ski (185cm), 1,825g/ski (178cm), 1,775g/ski (169cm), 1,750g/ski (160cm)

Construction

Technology:8 inlays of HDT™ (14-16% core volume)

Core:Aspen with HDT™ inlays & titanal binding retention plate.

Reinforcement:Carbon fiber and tri-axial fiberglass

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  • Versatile
    At home on the hardpack, trees, bumps, bowls and anything else you come across.
  • Moneyback Guarantee
    If you don’t absolutely love them, send them back for a full refund. . . seriously.
  • 98mm waist
    Narrow enough for the groomers, yet wide enough for surfing powder. There’s a reason why 98mm is the best-selling waist width worldwide.
  • Non-Newtonian
    We embed channels of a non-newtonian polymer that literally adapts to snow conditions and ski style. When exposed to higher speeds and vibrations, the polymer hardens actively damping the ski. It sounds too good to be true, right?

HDT™

We embed channels of a non-newtonian polymer called HDT™ into every ski we make. When exposed to vibrations, the polymer hardens actively damping the ski. It literally adapts to snow conditions and ski style. It’s the first of its kind, sounds too good to be true, right?!

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300%

HDT™ decreases chatter & vibrations by over 300%.

More grip

Less chatter means better grip for more control — let it rip.

Lab tested

Our performance claims are from the lab, not the marketing department.

A breakthrough technology
you’ll only find in a Renoun.

State-of-the-art materials work together for a feeling you've never had before.

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Customer Reviews

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01/13/2019
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John

Like nothing I've ever skiied before

Had my first session with these today. Skiing in the lower northeast can be a tough battle with ice at times. These skis adapt to your aggression and take whatever you want to throw at them. See a spot up ahead that looks skiied off and choppy? Just turn into it hard and you get good bite and no choppy vibrations. Higher frequency vibrations are nearly non existant. Lower frequency vibrations are also greatly reduced. It feels like the harder you ski them the better they preform. The only limiting factor today was my own legs. Excited to keep pushing them as the season progresses. Truly a fantastic ski, well done everyone.

03/12/2018
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William B.

One Badass Pair of Skis

You have created one hell of a ski to be on. I had the Z-90s delivered just before the thanksgiving week and was able to ski on them for 5 days straight and am at a loss for words as to how smooth and stable they are across all the ever changing conditions of opening week at the face. Quick and light in the moguls, planted at high speeds, great grip on ice, and can push their way through all the crud. The only thing I can really compare them to is a strange mix of the stiffness/smoothness of my GS skis with the quick turns of my slalom skis, and the lightness/float of my Kendos. They will definitely get used and abused this season teaching skiing.

03/06/2018
AR
Alastair R.

A serious do-it-all quiver killer

TLDR: They do everything, and they do it all extremely well. You will not regret buying a pair. At the end of the 16/17 season I was looking for something a bit burlier in the upper 90s/low 100s range and came across these. I was intrigued by the design and immediately loved the graphics so got to looking at reviews. With nothing bad to hear from anyone anywhere besides gripes about the price I took the plunge... ...and holy hell these things rock! When people ask me about them I explain it like this: They're as light as a dedicated touring ski, that's as damp as a park ski, but can still rip down the mountain like the most monstrous all mountain ski you can think of. To give you an idea of their versatility; in my quiver right now I also have MTN Explore 95s with G3 Ion 12s and Rossi S7s with Marker Barons and I have not touched either pair yet this season in 37 days of skiing everything from icy groomers on Whiteface, tight trees in the ADK backcountry, and deep powder in the Chic-Chocs. If you want a ski that can do it all, without sacrificing seemingly anything, then this is your ski. Background info: Me - 5'9', 190 lbs, around 25% Resort/75% Backcountry. The Skis - 178s, with Tecton 12s at the factory suggested mounting point.

02/19/2018
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Ryan T.

Amazing

I have been skiing Volkl Mantras as a one ski quiver for several years. Coming off the current Mantra version to the 98’s I was beyond impressed. I just got 3 days in CO on powder, crud, groomers, trees, bumps, and wind blown icy ridges. At all times in every condition I felt in more control and confident than I ever have. The skis just did everything I asked them to do with a freedom that is hard for me to describe. An amazing combination of performance and fun! These are in my opinion the “Holy Grail” I have been searching for.

12/14/2017
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Benjamin t.

Wow!

What can I say about the Renoun Endurance skis that hasn't already been said. Without a doubt one of the most amazing skis I have had attached to my feet. I have been skiing the east coast my entire life and as anyone knows we get quiet a bit of ice, mixed in with our few powder days. These skis have been unlike anything else I've skied. They transition so beautifully from ice to hard packed to powder. The harder I ski the more stable I feel on these bad boys. I was honestly a little worried at first because the skis do not weigh very much and I have always skied pretty aggressively so I was worried they would not feel as stable at higher speed and mid turns, but they have absolutely out performed the expectations. All I can say is that you have to try these skis for yourself. They are truly AMAZING! Great job Cyrus and the Renoun Team and keep up the great work! Best wishes, and Merry Christmas everyone!

12/03/2017
JJ
Jeff J.

Weight to Damp Ratio Perfection Achieved......

Received my 98's in 184 just a week prior to the Killington Cup. I mounted Salomon STH2-13's on the 0. There was limited terrain open at Killington for the World Cup this Thanksgiving weekend but I had to get on these skis and this was a good chance to put the 98 through some east coast challenges. Trails got skied out and bumped up quick especially down low where everything funneled into just a couple runs to get down. The first thing that struck me was the sense that while skiing I didn't even know they were there. Confidence on the skis came quick and they rapidly became an extension of my will. I bombed some good runs with lots of rollers, lots of side pitch, mixed boiler plate, soft snow, and man made piles of sugar 24" deep. Nailed it. They never bucked, they never twisted, they never chattered. They edged, pivoted, rolled over and plowed through any line I chose (or was unable to hold due to early season legs). I skied lines that I've never skied before on the Renouns with a level of confidence in tactical icy terrain that I've not had before. Mouse trap is a short steep pitch of icy bumps that normally I would avoid and I had no problem cutting the diagonal trough line or simply stivoting around them or turning down the backsides. Any turn shape I chose in any condition, as well as I could drive the 98's, they delivered. The weight to damp ratio is perfection. The flex profile is variable and adapts instantly. I can't wait to get these out West.

02/18/2017
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Law K.

Life Altering...

As a PSIA Certified Instructor and Coach, Renoun has changed everything in my skiing. Last year I was so lucky to be the first Vermonter to purchase a pair, and after a full season on them- teaching dynamic skiers, they have lived up to every expectation and exceeded my wildest dreams of what a ski should or could be. With over 4000 days of skiing Killington alone, these skis have redefined everything I do on snow. I feel very fortunate to be one of the first 100 people to ski Renoun. Thank you Cyrus! You are a genius. And thank you for "Friending" me on FB. You're a visionary and a life-changer...

10/13/2016
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Ron From PugSki.com

The Endurance 98 dethroned the much lauded Nordica Enforcer.

The Endurance 98 is a pretty incredible ski! For my 6', the 184 ski's a bit short but is super stable and it dances in powder, trucks in crud/wind load and even had great stability and edge hold in icy wind buffed. Loved it in the bumps too! The ski just didn't get phased or deflected. The Renoun feels very much like my Stockli 107 in that its super damp but still remains very light, lively and playful. Its super flickable in the trees and bumps. In a very short period of time I totally trusted the ski. Our snow that day (Steamboat) was a mix of deep powder all the way to wind buffed in near white out conditions (when not in the trees) You really don't know what you would be skiing on your next turn (not kidding here ) and I totally trusted the 98; it just handled anything you ran into. I sold my Nordica Enforcers and bought a pair.

02/07/2016
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sebs.lad

I fell in love with this ski and its technology

I've skied Head Magnum i.supershape '15 a newer ski with a "chip" for torsion. My ski is a heavy ski! but easily manageable. I was very, very impressed with both models of Renoun. Both pairs were very quick to respond, especially their carving groomed ski, as well, they were very light, which meant i could throw them around with very much ease. Their powder wider ski responded with such ease even on a mid afternoon, groomed hard pack rain filled frozen snow in Vermont '2016, that I can't wait to try this pair in powder. I've noticed that they make a different noise than my skies on the snow. These skies are so different from ALL THE REST!

01/21/2016
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Tom

The Ultimate All Mountain Ski

The Endurance can do it all. Incredibly playful in powder and softer conditions yet stiff and stable at speed. The hype around the ski is real and can only truly be proven when skied. It only took one day for me to realize that the technology in the ski is the real deal. It was a classic east coast 'powder day' AKA dust on crust. At times I was skiing in 10 inches of powder and then transitioning to rock hard groomers. The Endurance handled it all with with playfulness in the soft stuff and then carving high speed GS turns on the groomers. There is not much more you can ask for out of a ski. I highly recommend RENOUN skis to anyone - they do it all.

01/09/2016
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Émile C.

Amazing

They actually do it all. Groomers, powder, slush, name it ! This is by far the most stable ski I've had the chance to try. Stiff at high speed and playful when you need it. And they are so damn light. Genius work.

12/14/2015
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'- Eric Edelstein: ExoticSkis.com

Reports are true - Renoun has something exciting happening in the ski world.

…Playful, agile and all-mountain spunky at slow and moderate speeds with great feel underfoot and easy manners, yet they lay down crisp, accurate GS-like arcs at race-pace when asked…almost like two different skis. An important observation: The faster you go, the quieter they get….very unusual and seductive. Cyrus has something serious going on here….

11/01/2015
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Margot E.

SO MUCH MORE FUN THAN I WAS EXPECTING!!

I was curious about the technology and the idea of putting the HDT material in skis but was hesitant to believe that it would actually make a difference in the way the ski felt. I was SO wrong!! I had a chance to demo these skis in the Spring of 2015 and they were fun. I skied them on groomers and on some choppy stuff and was amazed that when I put pressure on the skis to carve a turn, it felt like the skis were getting sucked into the snow - that's how stable they felt! I hadn't ever skied on a wide ski that felt so good in both choppy snow and on groomers. I liked these so much that I just ordered a pair. Living in a ski town, there are always great "deals" to be found - these are the first pair of skis that I've ever bought retail, that's how fun they were!

10/27/2015
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Chris

slush slayers

Took a pair out late season in the 3 Valleys, France and they were amazing. We didn't have epic powder, but every day was hot so plenty of slush to get through. I was teaching my little boy so lots of slow speed messing around, and they were totally fine, and then for an hour or so blast each day I whipped straight to the top of Mt Vallon and booted these things through the pistes and just-off around the mountain. I'd love to take them out in proper cold snow because through the slush they were just epic. Light, sliced through everything and felt as solid as anything I've ever been on. And for a ski with a 108mm (of whatever it is exactly) waist they carved so so well. Does the dampening work? Hard to tell in the snow I was on (I'd have liked to have hit more ice or crud but it wasn't to be) but what I did really like was the different sound these skis made as they sliced through the sun-melted corn off-piste. They kinda 'zipped' across, which sounded so cool. What I can say was that it was a conversation piece for pretty much every lift I went on, so if you like a social on your day on the hill, then these amazing skis are gonna be hard to beat.

10/24/2015
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Harrison G.

Get after it...everywhere and in anything

I skied the Endurance for 10 days in Vermont last winter. I used them in a variety of conditions, from early season man-made to deep trees and everything in between. I was impressed with how well the skis handled the variety of settings and conditions I explored. The skis were very easy to control at any speed. They are nimble and playful but also solid and completely stable at speed. They are a lightweight ski by most standards, but not at the level of a dorked-out pair of DPS touring skis (which makes sense because they are not designed to be a super-light, dedicated touring ski). What they really are is one of the best one-ski quiver options on the market now. I would mount any type of binding to them and feel comfortable. The biggest question of course is: “Does the HDT actually DO anything?” I thought so. To me, HDT helped the ski adapt and changed how I experienced the slope. HDT enabled the skis have a more forgiving flex pattern without feeling sloppy or noodley at higher speeds or in variable conditions. Lastly, I understand that 1100 bones is a lot for a pair of skis, but its right in the range of similar, high-end skis from other companies. This can be the one single ski that you need all season long without a compromise.

10/20/2015
JA
Jeff A.

Fast edge-to-edge

I was most impressed with the weight of the ski for it's size. I was able to throw them around in the woods and moguls no problem. Fast edge-to-edge and no chatter at higher speeds. Wish I had more time to ski in powder where I think these would excel even more.

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Endurance Size Chart

Height (in) Height (cm) Relaxed skiing style Aggressive skiing style
5’2” 157cm n/a 160cm
5’3” 160cm 160cm 160cm
5’4” 163cm 160cm 160cm
5’5” 165cm 160cm 160cm
5’6” 168cm 160cm 169cm
5’7” 170cm 169cm 169cm
5’8” 173cm 169cm 169cm
5’9” 175cm 169cm 169cm
5’10” 178cm 169cm 178cm
5’11” 180cm 178cm 178cm
6’0” 183cm 178cm 178cm
6’1” 185cm 178cm 184cm
6’2” 188cm 184cm 184cm
6’3” 190cm 184cm 184cm
6’4” 193cm 184cm 191cm
6’5” 195cm 191cm 191cm
6’6” 198cm 191cm 191cm
Relaxed: A more typical skiing style.
Aggressive: Higher speeds, powerful skiing style.
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