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REVIEW: Renoun Endurance 98 Skis

Adam Jaber January 24, 2024

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REVIEW: Renoun Endurance 98 Skis

The first time I skied something from Renoun was about 5 years ago. I couldn’t tell you what ski it was, it just wasn’t memorable. Fast-forward to 2024, my second Renoun experience isn’t one I’ll be forgetting anytime soon.

Endurance 98 

Price: $899

Sizes: 163cm, 170cm, 177cm, 184cm 

Weight: 1,859g/ski

Size Tested: 184cm

Tester Dimensions: 6ft 210lbs


The Endurance series is the core of Renoun’s line. I tested the 98-underfoot option, but the Vermont-based brand also makes an 88-waisted version. This all-mountain category is so stacked with great skis, so the standard for a quality ski is high.

The first thing I noticed was how smooth it was, but not in the way a ski boasting two sheets of titanal usually is. Skis like the Mantra, Bonafide, or Enforcer feel powerful, almost intimidating to some. This was a very quiet confidence. If I wanted to put the gas down a bit, I did, but at no point, even when skiing lazily in the backseat as I tend to do, did I feel pressure. Sometimes skis need to go fast to feel at home, that was actually the feedback we had on some Blizzard Rustlers last spring.

Renoun Vibestop

Part of the “smooth” factor certainly comes from Renoun’s patented “VibeStop” technology, which is kind of like fancy silly putty. The ski is laid up with a sheet of titanal on top and on bottom, with VibeStop sandwiched in between. This works well so that all three dampeners, the metal and rubber, aren’t stacked on top of each other making the final product feel dead.

I did feel like at high speed it was a little twitchy, but there wasn’t ever a point when it washed out at all. Honestly, that feeling could just as easily come from the less-than-ideal snow quality, but it’s worth the mention.

This is a fantastic ski for someone looking for the elusive combination of playful and powerful. The ski felt at home on the crusty groomers and even handled some really thin glades (sorry, Renoun). I also think that this is probably a solid option for skiers out there who are maybe a little shy of a ski with two sheets of metal. Those skis have fairly high standards on who can and can’t hang out with them. The Endurance welcomes everyone.

Gun to my head score: 8.8/10.

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