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Far from an anemic skinny stick, the mid-fat Salomon Rocker2 108 Ski delivers fat-ski surf and all-mountain versatility. Its full twin rocker profile keeps the tip and tail alive and floaty in deep, soft snow, and the 108-millimeter waist goes like butter from edge to edge. Its tapered tip and tail prevent hooking for smooth, big, high-speed arcs. Edge-free extremities, cap construction, and a honeycomb tip keep the weight down without sacrificing durability or performance. Wide, thick edges and total edge reinforcement add to this already bomber construction. The full-length wood core gives you that stable, consistent feel that only wood can. This is the middle child in Salomon's Freeski Powder line.
- Full Twin Rocker profile
- 40% flat-ski Carve Zone
- Edgy Monocoque cap construction
- Full wood core
- 108-millimeter waist
- Hook-free tapered tip and tail
- Honeycomb tip
- Edge-free extremities
- Wide edges
- Total edge fiber reinforcement
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Does anyone have much experience with these...
Does anyone have much experience with these in the 190cm size? I just picked up a pair of these used, 190, for way too cheap to pass up. I'm 145lbs, 5'11'' and wondering whether or not they'll be too big for me.
This is the most in-depth review of this model ski available on the web...hope this helps!
After skidding around on very lightweight (kinda touring-oriented), directional skis for most of this season and having a pretty lame time on everything other than pow and the groomiest of groomers, these have injected the fun back into skiing basically any type of terrain. Loved them on their maiden voyage for a storm day in February, and I'm loving 'em now in the soft March snow. Super fun, definitely nimble through the trees and surfy in turns. I'm a 6' female and I'm on the 182s.
How do these handle in the trees and...
How do these handle in the trees and cliffs?
I was on these skis for a week this year at Powder Mountain, Utah. We had about 36" of fresh powder during the week. They handled fantastic. Skiied them everywhere bumps, trees,and low cliffs. A little playful but I liked that. Probably comes from the rockers. I currently ski on volkl mantras and have for years they are a little stiffer and are not rockered. I like the Solomon's better.
the perfect ski
These skis have already seen nearly every type of snow/weather imaginable and they rip no matter what. From the powder to the crud, Salomon has created a monster! The honeycomb tip really helps keep the chatter to a minimum as well. If you're looking for that powder ski that can do it all, stop, cause you found it.
Review to Come - These things rip
I want to get some more quality time in on these babies before I write an in-depth review, but so far I LOVE THEM.
Extremely stable at speed, stomp landings hard, but extremely versatile. I used to ride the JJ and wanted something stiffer and longer and fatter - I found those specs in the Magic J - but now I find myself riding this ski a TON because it surfs almost as well as the Magic J (which is over 20mm fatter) but it is much more versatile. A lot stiffer than the JJ (on par with the magic J), and the longer length is a welcome addition.
Lastly - the honeycomb tip in these skis makes them feel extremely lightweight. Very fun to spin with.
Watch the video below and I'll post a full review with more video soon!
Just a note on the video: We had just gotten to the top of this run (on Christmas Eve) when Ski Patrol dropped the rope. The patroller let me go first and said "Merry Christmas". One of the best Christmas Presents I have ever received.
Would these be good for an AT set up ? I...
Would these be good for an AT set up ? I am using K2 Coombacks in 174 cm, but would like a size shorter for playing in the trees in deep pow here in So.West Colorado.
Absolutely! I have guardians on them and they are awesome, except for the fact that they are heavy. I ski near silverton a lot and they are great in the trees, even in the 190
Rocker 2 108
The Funnest Ski of All Time?
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Is it? Yes it is. So nimble, so quick, so light, so versatile. I used to often grab a ski like a shogun to go to the hill on any given day. It was solid, skied hard and held an edge. The 108 completely changed my viewpoint on a everyday ski and my habits.
Instead of trying to get a ski up to speed to carve, the 108 carves at any speed on any steepness groomer. It turns so easy it's almost automatic. Instead of laying gnarly 11's through crud fields, the 108 pops, flies and bounces down the hill making you feel like a happy rabbit bounding through a field of carrots. Instead of a ski being too long for the trees and then too short for pow, the 108's rocker profile makes it so nimble in tight situations yet floaty and fast through the pow.
I absolutely love this ski. It's one of my, "If I had two pair of skis on a desert (snow covered) island" skis.