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Combining traditional sidecut, girthy dimensions, and a huge dose of tip rocker, the Salomon Czar floats pow, rips crud, and slices chutes into ribbons from first chair to last. Wide as it is, it's versatile enough to take on anything short of East Coast boilerplate with relative ease. It's a perfect expert one-ski quiver for regions that see over 400 inches, and a superb powder ski for almost anywhere else.

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What bindings are best for Czar 182's? No...

What bindings are best for Czar 182's? No chance Marker Jester 110's will fit right?

mounted mine with marker baron 110s and they fit perfectly. no bending of the brakes necessary.

I am 6'2", 165 lbs and am a pretty decent...

I am 6'2", 165 lbs and am a pretty decent skier. Nothing extreme but I do ski everything in-bounds (always ski blacks, trees, and bowls) and like to push myself. I'll be in WA for the next 5 yrs for school and I was wondering if the 182's would be too short. Thanks.

Also, how much difference do a few cm's really make?

The 182 will probably be just right for you right now... but next year might be a different story. If you think you'll be hitting some cliffs and skiing fast and agressively, you may want to go for the 190. 182 will be easier and probably more fun right out of the gate though... as its the more popular size they would be easy to resell if you want something longer...

A few cm s can make a big difference. I remember the difference being pretty big between the 190 & 182. Hope that helps, solid skis either way!

Can these be used well for touring? Any...

Can these be used well for touring? Any specific skin that should be used with the Czar? Thanks!

These will work just fine for touring. They are a heavier ski, but you can get up the hill just fine. No specific skin necessary, but i would recommend a Black Diamond Ascension and some lightweight bindings. Hope this helps.

I have an opportunity to pick up the 182's...

I have an opportunity to pick up the 182's for cheap, I am 5'8" and 150 lbs. Would that be too much ski for me? I live in the North west and ski lots of trees and am worried that this will be a bit long

I'm 5'9" 155 and that's the ski I use. Should be a good fit for you!

I am wondering whether I should get these...

I am wondering whether I should get these or Live Lifes, how do these ride away switch in powder?

Hi there, by boy friend rides the Czar and really likes them!

Not even a question, the live lifes are 10 times better! I've had both. The carzs are sweet, but if the snow is hard, they blow. You can ski the live lifes in any conditions, and they have rocker in the front and rear.

Would 174 be too small for me. 5' 10"...

Would 174 be too small for me. 5' 10" 170. Ski out west in Pow and some groomers. Also do a lot of BC in the trees. Some bowls and chutes but most stuff isn't too steep. Not overly aggressive just like to find pow and make turns.

I am 5'10" and ski the 182cms. Love them. They like to make bigger turns, epic ski.

174 is too small, go 182 for sure! They are a blast, fun and easy to ski!

What Binding/Boot combo would work or be...

What Binding/Boot combo would work or be the best match for these skis?

Salomon Sth12 driver, Sth14 driver, or Sth16 driver, depending on the your weight, style, and ability. Salomon shogun or ghost for boots. Check those out I think they will make your season better than ever!

I got a pair of marker jesters on my czar's i bought last year. STH also good recommendation....just remember the binds gotta fit the fat underfoot. Most stock brakes are around 70 or 80 mm and these skis are 111mm underfoot!

Im 6ft 5, 200lb fairly advanced skier. I...

Im 6ft 5, 200lb fairly advanced skier. I fell in love with backcountry/big mountain skiing last season, and will be doing a ton of it this year. I am trying to decide between the Atomic Access 191, and the Czar 182 (I know this is a bit short, but I found a great deal on em. Plus I skied 184 Atomic Snoops last season and liked them fine). Would going with the 182 Czars just be too short? I dont plan on hucking any big cliffs, just want a solid playful pow ski.

I think it will be a little short, but because it is standard camber underfoot with traditional tail it will be pretty stable just a little short in the tip. If you can find a 190 I think it would be perfect. The czar is very solid ski... wood core, a great big mountain ski,

Sup y'all question about the Czar vs the...

Sup y'all question about the Czar vs the Rocker 2 here. Torn between the two of them, demo'd some 190 Czars last year at Tahoe and they were amazing. I'm ready to mothball my Pocket Rockets for now, need something stiffer than can handle speed better and especially bumps. Seems like both are going to rip pow pretty solid, what is better all mountain ski? I'm an intermediate/advanced skier who always likes a ski that helps me turn better. Thanks for reading.

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Ok, tough call for sure. I'm inclined to recommend the 190 czar as it is a little narrower underfoot and would be maybe a little better all mountain and in the bumps, plus it is a good size for you. The Rocker2 is so much fun, but it is wider so it will be worse in the bumps, and be more of a powder ski. If you were a smaller skier I would really say 180 Rocker2 (because its 115 underfoot and turns so easily), but for you its really between the 190 Czar and 192 Rocker2 and I think the Czar will be a little better... or maybe the 191 Shogun?

Size help. I'm 5'10, 180 pounds. I want...

Size help.

I'm 5'10, 180 pounds. I want either the 182 or 190.

I'm a good skier, I love the long gs turns but want to be in control in tight spaces as well.

Go with the 182. It's only 3" difference and I think the 182 will work better for your size.

Hey Fil,

I'd say go with the 190 because although it's only 3'' in difference, you're gonna be more upset getting soething too small than if you got something with a little bit more meat! I am bigger than you in height and weight but mounted mine more progressive (forward) and love them. THis was a favorite ski in my quiver (until the Rocker2 came out)

You'd be surprised how many smaller people use the 182, so I say get the 190, mount'em forward and slay.

hope this helps,

Decide what you plan on skiing more. And your type of skiing. If you like to make long turns, go fast, and just charge, then go 190. If you want a ski that is more playful in the powder, then go 182.

Hi! When I have 178cm it ?s good for me...

When I have 178cm it ´s good for me 184 Rocker 2 or 192 ? I really really don ´t know which one :( if 184 will not short or 194 too long for example backcountry.... i really don t know... thanks for your opinions

If you're on 178s right now with regular camber, 184 sounds like a good size for you in a rockered ski. Depending on how much rocker the ski has 5 to 10 cm is the usual sizing jump switching to rockered skis

wait, wait, i don t know if you understand me, or i don t understand to you, sorry :)... My height is 178 cm (5´8")not my skis. So you say that 184 is the best choice for me?

I think the 184 will be good for you.

czars at 20k in Bolivia

czars at 20k in Bolivia

variable conditions on the French route of Huayana Potosi but czars got'er done- stable platform, good agility with great edging

I might....keyword interested...

I might....keyword interested in getting a pair of pow skis for college at CU Boulder next year. Keyword might. Should I go czars or rocker 2?

What up Colin, tough call! Especially if you are thinking of the 170 or 180 Rocker2, since they are 115 underfoot and therefore close in size to the Czars. I would go with Czar if you want to save some money and like a traditional camber tail. Rocker2 if you want the latest release Salomon pow ski with rockered tip & tail. So far I've skied the Rocker2 in 192, 184, & 180 and loved them all.

Hey Colin,

CU Boulder, huh? That's where I went and I'm glad to see you are already thinking about how much you're going to ski.

I own both of them and agree with Jamey that it is a tough choice. I love my Czars and used them as my daily ski...until the Rocker2 came out. With that being said, I was using the 190 Czar and a lot of people had trouble skiing it in conditions other than powder (groomers) I seemed to be the minority who was okay with it.

When the Rocker2 came out, it changed the game. For a ski with rockered tip and tail, it's edge hold on groomers far surpasses the Czar which would lead me to recommend the Rocker2

Enjoy Boulder homie, it's so much fun and keep us posted on what you end up choosing.


haha thanks you guys, solid advice. and yea dude the skiing is definitely....I wanna say either reason #1 or #2 for me going out there... Anyways. yea i'm def gonna be skiing a lot. (hopefully all goes well). just a matter of if i'll have the money by then to shell out. but thanks yo, i'll letcha know!

Yo Colin,
I go to CU (Senior next year) and I'm riding the Czars right now. They are a great play ski in the pow and for all mountain but have a little too much flex when the crud gets frozen. Don't know too much about the rocker 2 but I hear good things. Either way if you go with the Czar it will treat you well in any condition and is very easily maneuvered in the trees.

I am 5 foot 6, 145 pounds ... wondering...

I am 5 foot 6, 145 pounds ... wondering if the CZAR 174 will fit me or shall I get the CZAR 182? I am an advanced intermediate skier ... i want to use them in all types of side and backcountry conditions from big mountain to trees ... will the 174 be too short since they are rockered skis? thanks!

Best Answer

It is debatable.... If you are a good skier I would say the 182's but with your height and weight you may be alright with just the 174.... It does have quite a bit of tip rocker, which will make the ski, ski about 4 to 6 cm shorter. If you like skis that go fast go with the 182 but if you like something really responsive in trees then the 174. hope this helps!

Elyse Saugstad boots up with her czars

Elyse Saugstad boots up with her czars

hiking up in the Esplande range Canada for a 1st descent- 182s progressive mount

the czars at work in the Esplanade range of the Selkirks

the czars at work in the Esplanade range of the Selkirks

Dan Hehir skis the 3rd descent? of the Hidden O, Ophir on his czars

Dan Hehir skis the 3rd descent? of the Hidden O, Ophir on his czars