2022-2023 WNDR Alpine Intention 108

Sidecut Radius

WNDR Alpine shortened the sidecut radius of the Intention by a bit, with the new 188 cm Intention 108’s stated sidecut radius being 21.5 meters, whereas the old 185 cm Intention 110’s was 22.6 meters. The goal of that change was to make the ski a bit more responsive and agile, without seriously hampering high-speed stability and maneuverability in deep snow.

Mount Point

Not much change here — the Intention 108 has a slightly more forward than average recommended mount point of about -7.5 cm from true center.

Length

This is one notable change from the previous Intention 110. The new Intention 108 is available in 164, 170, 176, 182, 188, and 194 cm lengths. WNDR Alpine said that they were specifically getting requests for lengths at the low and high end of the 180’s, with some folks feeling caught between lengths with the old 178, 185, 191 cm length options. What hasn’t changed is that the new Intention 108 is still available in a huge range of lengths that should give plenty of skiers a size that works for them.

Weight

Despite the tweaks to its construction, the Intention 108’s weight has stayed pretty much the same, and may have dropped some weight relative to its size. Our pair of the 188 cm Intention 108 weighs about 2000 grams per ski, which is pretty much the same as our measured weight for the old 185 cm Intention 110. So this ski is still on the heavier end when compared to dedicated touring skis of a similar size, but it’s still lighter than many resort-oriented skis around the same width.

For reference, here are a number of our measured weights (per ski in grams) for some notable skis. Keep in mind the length differences to try to keep things apples-to-apples.

1820 & 1821 Majesty Havoc Carbon, 186 cm (20/21–22/23)
1833 & 1894 Head Kore 111, 184 cm (22/23)
1863 & 1872 Atomic Bent 110, 188 cm (22/23)
1875 & 1881 Line Sir Francis Bacon, 184 cm (19/20–22/23)
1895 & 1906 Folsom Trophy Carbon, 188 cm (18/19–21/22)
1905 & 1919 J Skis Slacker, 188 cm (20/21–21/22)
1920 & 2006 RMU North Shore YLE 110, 186 cm (21/22–22/23)
1947 & 2011 4FRNT Devastator, 186 cm (20/21–22/23)
1951 & 1953 Elan Ripstick 106, 188 cm (20/21–22/23)
1964 & 1972 Moment Deathwish, 184 cm (19/20–20/21)
1970 & 1973 4FRNT Renegade, 184 cm (20/21–22/23)
1970 & 1993 Moment Deathwish 104, 184 cm (21/22–22/23)
1973 & 2005 WNDR Alpine Intention 110, 185 cm (21/22)
1993 & 2026 Black Crows Atris, 184.2 cm (19/20–21/22)
1997 & 2003 WNDR Alpine Intention 108, 188 cm (22/23)
2008 & 2065 Wagner Summit 106, 186 cm (20/21–22/23)
2011 & 2028 Moment Wildcat 108, 184 cm (19/20–20/21)
2011 & 2046 Elan Ripstick 106 Black Edition, 188 cm (21/22–22/23)
2027 & 2052 K2 Reckoner 112, 184 cm (20/21–22/23)
2034 & 2052 Blizzard Rustler 11, 188 cm (17/18–21/22)
2046 & 2120 Black Crows Corvus, 188 cm (18/19–22/23)
2060 & 2075 4FRNT Hoji, 184 cm (21/22–22/23)
2096 & 2100 Salomon QST 106, 181 cm (19/20–21/22)
2110 & 2119 Moment Wildcat 108, 190 cm (19/20–20/21)
2112 & 2125 4FRNT MSP 107, 187 cm (18/19–22/23)
2116 & 2181 Faction Dictator 3.0, 188 cm (19/20–21/22)
2145 & 2167 Sego Big Horn 106, 187 cm (20/21–21/22)
2153 & 2184 Rossignol BLACKOPS Sender Ti, 187 cm (20/21–21/22)
2165 & 2211 K2 Mindbender 108Ti, 186 cm (19/20–21/22)
2165 & 2219 Icelantic Nomad 105, 191 cm (19/20–20/21)
2170 & 2180 Dynastar M-Free 108, 182 cm (20/21–22/23)
2171 & 2191 Wagner Summit 109, 186 cm (22/23)
2182 & 2218 Nordica Enforcer 110 Free, 185 cm (17/18–22/23)
2228 & 2270 Sego Comp 110, 187 cm (20/21–21/22)
2232 & 2242 Blizzard Cochise 106, 185 cm (20/21–22/23)
2243 & 2287 Salomon QST Blank, 186 cm (21/22–22/23)
2258 & 2303 Wagner Summit 107, 186 cm (21/22–22/23)
2295 & 2344 J Skis Hotshot, 183 cm (20/21–21/22)
2302 & 2342 Dynastar M-Free 108, 192 cm (20/21–22/23)
2312 & 2386 Prior Husume, 188 cm (17/18–21/22)
2353 & 2360 Volkl Katana 108, 184 cm (20/21–22/23)
2449 & 2493 J Skis Hotshot, 189 cm (20/21–21/22)

Flash Review

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Bottom Line (For Now)

The new WNDR Alpine Intention 108 looks like it maintains much of what we liked about the previous Intention 110, while managing to be built in a less environmentally harmful way. We’ll be spending more time on the new ski next season, so stay tuned for updates.