A mid-sized powder hound not to be overlooked.
Middle children have a way of being overlooked, but the Salomon Rocker2 108 isn't content playing second fiddle to its fatty big bro, the Rocker2 122, or its super-versatile little brother, the Rocker2 100. If you have to pick one ski from the Rocker2 series to ski everyday, in power and crud, on groomers and through chop, the 108s are the one. The 108mm waist width offers plenty of float in powder, and an Edgy Monocoque cap construction keeps the swing weight down and the fun factor through the roof. The 108s are built with the same Twin Rocker profile with camber underfoot and rocker in the tip and tail, giving them the ability to edge powerfully when you lay it over on edge and float, surf, and slash through powder.
In addition to being rockered, the tip features a honeycomb construction to reduce vibration and swing weight, and it is tapered to make it easy to carve big, loose powder turns. The tail boasts the same tapered shape, giving the ski a five-point sidecut that's super fun in any depth of soft snow, as well as a smooth and predictable feel in chop and on hardpack. Salomon also stopped the edges at the widest parts of the tip and tail, so there won't be any unexpected catching when you're mobbing through day-old chop at 50mph.
- Twin Rocker profile (rockered tip and tail, camber underfoot)
- Edgy Monocoque cap construction
- Full wood core
- Honeycomb tip and tail
- 108mm waist width
- Hook Free Taper
- Item #SAL00JP
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I got these skis as a gift to my brother for Christmas. He has had the same pair of skis since the early 2000's, so needless to say he was ready for a change. He called me after he just got done skiing a foot of fresh at Solitude and said, "Dude... these skis are incredible. I have never felt so confident in powder." These skis are going to perform extremely well in fresh snow, however, at a 19 meter turning radius the ski is still agile on the hard pack. The point being, the ski will kill it all over the mountain. If you like a wider waisted ski that you want to take everywhere and help you blast through every condition, this is a great option.
Absolute all-mountain ripper
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've skied these from Chamomix steeps to Glacier Paradise in Zermatt, Switzerland. I use these skis all day every day. They rip corduroy, hardpack, snowpark, backcountry and POW. They are most definitely an all-mountain ski as they are advertised! The only thing is the stiffness, but that is a more personal opinion as I like to butter around. Second season on these and I love them! If anyone is looking to ski literally anything and everything, grab a pair!