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All hail the new king...er, Czar.

Salomon created the Czar to do one thing—rule the mountain. With its rockered tip and full wood core, this ski reigns over unruly terrain and surprises you with agile handling for its length. Open it up in a choppy bowl, and watch the Czar’s long shovel scarf up crud like a fat kid at a pie-eating contest. Take it to hardpack, and Salomon’s stiff Monocoque construction helps you lay down solid arcs, at eyewatering speeds. Trees? Cut ‘em down. Cliffs? Stomp ‘em out. Pow? Float it. In fact, the only thing you probably can’t do with the Czar is slalom race on it. At least, we didn’t try. Fact is, if you’re seeking a pow ski that doesn’t overwhelm you with massive girth underfoot, and won’t leave you in a panic when the snow isn’t perfect, you’ll find the Czar truly worthy of its throne.

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Trying to find a compliment ski to...

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Hello,
Trying to find a compliment ski to this years Mantra, which is a 177. Had the 1080's last year in a 181. Thinking of the 174 Czar or Rossi S7 but unsure of length etc.? I enjoy big open turns but also want to be better in the trees...Conflicted.

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Yes, conflicted... That being said, with the 182 if you're a good skier, it shouldn't be an issue in the trees, and the Czar is a very easy ski, but tell a little bit more about you. What's your size, your weight, are you a strong skier?

I am comparing the Czar to the Obsethed....

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I am comparing the Czar to the Obsethed. I am 63 years old, 162 lbs. I ski powder in trees, groomed and some crud. Have skied only 6 years. In good shape but not the strongest dude in the world. I want to be able to ski for 3-4 hours and have versatility. Which one should I buy? Where should I mount the bindings and what length?

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Personally, I love the ObSethed a ton. YOu can use it as an everyday ripper, or your pow specific, or your A.K. only ski, doesn't matter, it handles it. I ski mostly deep pow tree lines, and I can't get over how much fun I have on it. I have demoed the Czar ski, and don't find it quite as much fun, at least for how I ski, but it does haul some pretty serious ass in the trees, I will give it that. All that said, the K2 weights way more than the Czar, so you might find that a little better for you, and might help extend that 3-4 hours. As for length I think that the 175 Czar or the 179 ObSethed would be good sizes for you, although the K2 will feel long. Bindings, anything in the trad. to +3 is a fun, floaty versatile mount point.

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Check out the Liberty Helix if you can. They are similar in dimension, super light-weight with a bamboo core that is incredibly snappy and fun. So far I've skied them in deep powder, trees, groomers, dropping cornices, crud and chop, and they've been amazing at everything. They come around incredibly quickly for fat skis and are just a blast to ride. And the light weight would definitely keep you feeling strong for 4 hours at least. Plus despite the fact that critics love them, nobody seems to know about them.

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Amazing Ski!

I absolutely love it! I am a female 5'7", 120lbs and I ski the 174. At first I was really nervous b/c I love moguls and i though that would kinda long, but this ski just powered through and over them, even on a pretty hard day. As far performance for what they are made for, powder and dropping cliffs, best I have skied yet! Even on the hardpack getting back to the lift lines, it is a solid ski, hard to carve at slow speeds but if you speed it up, makes beautiful wide turns. I have some Marker Barons on there for touring and they perform in the BC too. Thanks Salomon!

Is 182 enough Ski? I'm looking for a good...

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Is 182 enough Ski? I'm looking for a good powder ski and the reviews for the Czar are great but.... I'm 6-1 and about 220 lbs. I'm advanced at best certainly no expert and not out to impress anyone. Currently I'm on 184 K2 Outlaws. Is the 182 Czar a good fit or should I wait for the 190's ??

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If youre looking for a strictly powder ski it may be worth it to wait for a 190. You are currently on 184s and the 182 Czars are going to ski even shorter dues to the slight tip rocker.

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Czar - versatile wasatch midfat

Bought the Czar in December and have been very stoked with this ski. I'm 5'11" 150 lbs and I went with the 182. I mounted BD O1's on them and ski them with T1's. I bought this as my midfat and as a ski to tour with. In comparison to my Prophet 130's they are obviously a lot lighter and easier to tour with, but not as much float. So for the big days I still prefer my 130's but for everything else, I'll take the Czars. The tip rocker performs as advertised and give you good float and the ability to turn on a dime, but these skis aren't afraid of making super G turns either. They do their job on the groomers. The conventional camber and sidecut makes them ski fine on the groomers, although the tip will flap around a bit. But I didn't buy them so I could ski groomers. Overall, I'm happy with this ski. It does exactly what I wanted it to do - skis the powder and crud well and is a lot more pleasant to tour with than my 130's.

i am 5 3 120 pounds could i ski the 166...

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i am 5 3 120 pounds could i ski the 166 czar and i am an expert skier

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Yeah you could definitely handle the 166 cm Czar.

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no ski the 174 mofo

Write your question here...i am 5'10" 200...

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Write your question here...i am 5'10" 200 lbs looking at the Solomon Cszar what length is recomended for my hieght weight?

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You could get away with either the 174cm if you are not very aggressive, but I recommend the 182cm.

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Sweet Snow Ski

Love this ski for big turns, lots of powder, and big terrain. These skis ski more specific for me then an all mountain ski but are amazing in performance on a big snow or crud day. I am 5'8 female and have the 174s, which are the perfect fit. The skis allow you to bust through most anything and also fly on top of and off things at higher speeds. They are graceful under pressure, and extremely stable. Took these skis to Silverton & also use them for snow days on and off area in Telluride- they are high performance and leave your legs lasting longer due to their glide and power capabilities. Highly recommend for a quiver for your snowier days. The Czars are stiffer, and a bit heavier/less playful then the Guns, and so ski quite differently but are still very responsive.

i ski on a pair of salomon guns and am...

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i ski on a pair of salomon guns and am ready to advance to a bigger powder ski for touring. I like the flexibility of my guns and need something to perform well in the trees. i am 5'6 166lbs and am wondering if the czars 174 are a good fit

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Seeing as the rockered tip will make these ski a little bit shorter, the 174 would be a good fit for you and will handle the bc powder well.

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Czar in The North East

I was lucky to hit Stowe, VT right after 10-12" (a lot by our standards) and decided to take the Czars out. They were awesome in the trees in the morning; super nimble and quick; and held a much better edge than I expected once everything was tracked out and we were back on hard to icy groomers. Really good in the bumps, too, if that's your thing.

Czar/Rossi S6/Bacon/K2 Seth??Just moved...

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Czar/Rossi S6/Bacon/K2 Seth??Just moved to Colorado and I am looking for an every day ski that i can use in the Vail back bowls on those powder days but can also use on the groomers and front side in the ice and crud when it hasn't snowed in a while. At this point I am only an intermediate skier so looking for something that won't be too difficult to control or make turns on. Any advice???

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This ski is alright, but it's really unforgiving and not for someone trying to advance, in my opinion. It definitely is MY least favourite of the bunch you listed. The S6 is an awesome ski, good for tons of stuff, same with the SFB. But in this, I love the K2 like a fat kid loves cake. It handles all sorts of nasty snow conditions, and is super nice to you. Just make sure that with any of these, you need to control the ski, or else it tends to control you, which is usually not a good thing.

Could somebody please compare the czar,...

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Could somebody please compare the czar, sir francis bacon, obsethed and gotama. They all seem like very similar skis, but I don't know which is right for me. I'm 5'7", 140 lbs. I ski aggressively all over mountain but always look for powder. I like a soft playful ski, but I have to get from stash to stash on the crud. Suggestions, comments, advice?

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The czar,obseth and goats are similar, the bacons are fatter and softer then the other three and more of a playful powder ski then a big mountain charger. If you love softer playful skis the bacon is the best, it also just happens to carve very well on groomers and does real well in the crud, its my all-mountain ski.

I'm 5-11, 175 lbs and I primarily ski...

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I'm 5-11, 175 lbs and I primarily ski trees. Right now I'm on some 174 cm Snoop Daddy's (love 'em) and I like their ability to turn better than my 184 cm 10:EX's. I'm leaning towards getting the Czars in the 174 cm length. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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If you ski 174s and like them, then that is probably a pretty good size in this ski for you. Just remember, it may ski slightly shorter due to its rockered tip.

Has anybody out there tried a Czar next...

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Has anybody out there tried a Czar next to an Obsethed? There are a lot of Obsethed reviews but not many Czar reviews.

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the obsethed has rocker in tip and tail where as the czar is just the tip. on firm snow, the contact point extends to the tail of the czar but only to 20 cm from the tail of the obsethed, so your stance is very centered on the k2 and more back on the czar. the tail releases more easily at the end of the turn on the k2 (nice going slower but a little squirly at speed). much shorted radius sidecut on the k2 than the czar, which is very noticeable on both soft and firm snow. persponally I like a shorter radius side cut on hard snow and a longer radius on soft & variable snow.

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Best of both worlds

Rocker is the new big thing in skiing today. It is the wave of the future and it is here to stay. A lot of people are hesitant to get a rockered ski, as there only ski, because they feel it may negatively impact there performance when it is not a deep powder day. Salomon has taken that concern and has thrown it out the window. The rocker on this ski is very subtle. It starts relatively close to the tip, and the rise is very subtle and gradual. What this does is gives you a ski that still skis on the groomers and hard stuff the way a traditionally cambered ski does. But when you get into pow and crud, the rockered tip helps keep your tips up and allows you to float over it all. Now that Salomon dropped its World Cup/Race department, they have a ton of resources to pour into their Freeride line, and the benefits are being seen already with skis like this. Salomon is now using wood cores again in the freeride line and the difference is noticeable for sure. Much more durable and stable skis that those in recent years.

Salomon nailed it with this ski. Anyone looking for one ski to ride everyday regardless of conditions this is it. This ski will float better than any other similarly shaped ski thanks to its rocker. If you are searching for a versatile ski, don't overlook this one.

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Finally!

I'm still waiting for a short-enough spatula-esque ski (any leads?!?! --s.o. pls make some quick) --but the czar 166's are the BEST I've found so far, for my 5'5" & 115lb bod. I won't touch girls-specific skis --been there, done that...crap! These are stable & playful...and, so far, pretty rad! ~ Love, from the PNW!

Would you recommend this ski as a BC/touring...

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Would you recommend this ski as a BC/touring ski with Duke bindings? (more slack-country than anything) Could you put skins on these?

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yes, they work well for skinning. as the czars are only rockered in the tip and 110 mm under foot, you get plenty of ski/skin contact with the skin track, and therefore great climbing traction.

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I have the Baron's on these guys, being 120lbs and 5'7" I have no need for the super high DIN on the Duke's, and I love it. Solid combo - a responsive stable wood core with a stiff alpine/touring binding. Doesn exactly what I want when I want!

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i used my bros czars with dukes in cham 3 weeks ago - sick set up, skins real nice

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the Czar

the czars are a great ski. the wood core makes them feel incredibly stable without overdoing the stiffness. I skied these alot last year so I know they are built to last. I think that makes them a great value too. I live the rockered tip, it lets me smear turns whenever and whereever I want. you feel like a kid in candy store in average chopped up conditions. Five stars for sure!

My height is 170cm. Is the Czar of 174cm...

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My height is 170cm. Is the Czar of 174cm too short?

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there are many things to take into acount when choosing a ski size. most of all though is your ability and style. at your height the 174cm will be good for an advanced skier.

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If you suck ski the 174's but if you have any balls be a man and ski the 182's.

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man up bro - 182s