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Powder days are for business and pleasure.

You believe the best powder days are for both business and pleasure; the Salomon Rocker2 122 is an extension of the same school of thought. The subtle Twin Rocker and Full Woodcore make this fat ski super playful and responsive so you can tackle deep powder fields and natural features with clean, fluid lines.

  • The playful Twin Rocker uses a long, low rocker shape at the tip and tail to maximize your ability to surf, spin, pivot, and float like a cork in the deep stuff, and it maintains a long contact zone on edge so you can get back to the lift
  • A Full Woodcore from tail to tip makes this ski super stable and responsive, giving you the necessary confidence to push the envelope
  • The Edgy Monocoque structure provides precision edge grip and efficiently transfers energy from skier to snow, making this ski feel like an extension of your body
  • Honey comb structure in the tip and tail makes the rockered extremities light as a feather so you can spin like a top with less inertia
  • Total Edge Reinforcement incorporates fiber reinforcement directly on the edges for increased durability and edge grip
  • Thicker edges increase shock resistance and durability so you can don't have to worry about hammering your edges when you throw down a park lap at the end of the day
  • Edge Free tip and tail further reduces swing weight and ensures you will never hook a tip again
  • 142mm in the tip, 122mm underfoot, and 132mm at the tail mean this ski has been fattened up to slaughter the deepest days of the season

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any recommendations on bindings to match...

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any recommendations on bindings to match this ski? preferably in the $200-$300 range.

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I love mine on the Salomon STH2 WTR 16 bindings. Depending on the DIN range you want they come in a 13 as well. The STH bindings range is also a great option in 12, 14, and 16. I would lean toward the STH2 WTR bindings because they are wider and help with these wide skis.

I have skied on Markers, Rossignol, Atomic and Look bindings but all three pairs of alpine bindings I own are Salomons. They have better boot contact for more control on big lines. It is all personal preference. Hope mine helps.

Hey, i am a 15 year old, who just started...

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Hey, i am a 15 year old, who just started with freeskiing, i am a good skier, but no pro when it comes to pow. I am going to buy this ski, but i was wondering, 184, or 192? I am 180 cm tall, an weigh about 58 kg.

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I even though you are an accomplished skier I would not go above a 178cm or 184cm for length even in a big mountain ski. I would check out the K2 Hellbent in a 179cm.

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I'm with Michael. Even if you were a pro, you're probably just not heavy enough to throw around a ski that big. I weigh a solid 20 kg more than you do and even for me, the 184 was a little too stiff.

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Unreal amounts of awesome

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This ski is a mind blower. I have been riding aggressively for 18 years. I love shredding the deep and steep, and hitting drops whenever I can. What amazed me so much about this ski was how responsive it is. it is a wide ski that spins better than most park skis I've ridden. I am not a naturally acrobatic person, but on these planks I felt like I was in a ski video any time I got air. It seemed to me like these skis defied physics every time I used them. If you love deep powder and cliffs, this is your ski.

Where are these made? Yeah, it is...

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Where are these made? Yeah, it is important too me. Does it really make a difference? As long as they aren't Chinese made I am good. I tuned skis professionally and where they are made does make a difference in the overall quality and longevity. If people didn't buy Chinese made skis then they wouldn't be made there.

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Thank you. Austrian craftsmanship is awesome. Trying to look on their company website and many others websites trying to find the country of production origin for their products. It just seems weird that they don't show you something that they should be proud to tell you. So when they won't show it to me, it tends to say they are ashamed and they don't want the consumer to know. K2 is a prime example. They come off all patriotic with their advertising while being the biggest Chinese whore of a company.

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I replaced my old S7's

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

And haven't looked back. These are an amazing pow ski and my go to stick when it gets deep.

Dropping into the Crags

Dropping into the Crags

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Fun in the sun at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Photo: Eric Seymour

Powder Fun

Powder Fun

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Surfing pow off of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Photo Credit: Gabe Rogel

I am looking at these for a season in...

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I am looking at these for a season in Japan... I am 164cm tall, 65kg but an experienced skier (work in the industry full time) Would 184 be to big? How much shorter does the rocker make them ski?
I thinking the 180 might be a better option... Any thoughts? tks!

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Hey Stu,
The rocker will make them ski slightly shorter,. It depends a lot on what terrain you will be skiing as well, and since you will be in the fluffy Japow I would go with the 184s.
I personally always go with the longer skis, and being an experienced skier like yourself, the 184s will be more fun on your feet.
Enjoy that pow!

Glenn Huber: I'm 6'0", 210 lbs, 45 yo but...

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Glenn Huber: I'm 6'0", 210 lbs, 45 yo but still ski very aggressively at Mammoth Mtn, CA. Debating whether to go with the Rocker 108's or 122's and not sure if I should go with 184cm or longer. I have a pair of 177 cm Kendo's which are 89 under foot and a pair of AC 30's. Just trying to complete my collection for all conditions! Please advise. Thanks

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Hi Glenn,
For a powder crusher like these skis I would go with something at least 184. You will have more float in the pow and more control while skiing at speed.

I'm 5' 10 weighing at 165 and fairly good...

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I'm 5' 10 weighing at 165 and fairly good skier. What's should be a good length ski?

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Depending on how and where you like to ride any size except the 192 will probably work really well for you. Also, since this Ski is fully rockered you can get away with shorting your sticks a little to use in powder. Personally, if I were in your shoes I would probably be in the 180. But hit up our customer service and let us know how you really like to ride that way we can get this really figured out for you.

im 5'11 160 pounds and am a fairly good...

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im 5'11 160 pounds and am a fairly good skier. Should i go with the 180s or the 184s

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These are fairly rockered skis, so keep in mind they will ski as if they were a much shorter pair of sticks. Remember that 4 centimeters is less than 2 inches longer, so the difference won't be very drastic between these two. When it comes to rockered skis, I usually advise sizing up, especially if you are a more confident aggressive skier. You will get slightly more stability at speed and better flotation with the longer pair.

Keep in mind that the 184cm size actually has a waist of 122mm, whereas the 180cm length is 115mm underfoot. The shorter ski will be a bit more nimble moving from edge to edge when initiating turns. The 184 also has a much bigger turn radius, so your skiing style is also going to come into play here.
If you like to point it and go straight, 184 is your gun. If you prefer more nimble turns in the trees go 180.

Rubens Butter

Rubens Butter

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Chris Rubens showing the fun you can have on this ski, butter in Norway

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Pure powder pleasure

My favorite deep powder ski. With twin rocker, on big snow days, this ski is a ton of fun. I'm 5'8, 140lbs, and the 184 is the perfect length..Honey comb, edge free tip and tail to reduce swing weight and keep the ski agile and fast moving. It's an all mountain charger that carves and absorbs but it really shines on powder days. The flotation is incredible, excellent stability under foot, and the ski is nothing but pure pleasure in powder.

Does anyone have any insight on how the...

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Does anyone have any insight on how the 180's ride like? I noticed they are a 115mm waist with a 20.3m turn radius. Do these compare to the JJ's at all? Automatics? Ride short? How would the 115 hold up on some hardpack? Trees? Thanks!

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These will ride more like the Atomic bent chetlers. If you are looking for a ski to ski it all in the rocker 2 line up, a better choice would be the rocker 2 115 as they are a little narrower but will still provide the float that you want. The only difference between the 122 and 115 is that the 115 has a flatter stiffer tail. Compared to the JJ, they are completely different as the JJ has tapered tips and tails making the effective edge much shorter than what the ski actually is. Also the JJ's turning radius is much shorter making it easier to ski tight trees. The JJ would be a better resort ski in my opinion.

hey guys, i got my 192's mounted at the...

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hey guys, i got my 192's mounted at the recommended Salomon line and they ride great there, its always weird looking at them tho because they seem like theres so little shovel for a 192... im 6' and 175 and love the way they feel but wonder if it would have been a better charger mounted a little further back... and also im not sure where that recommended line is in regard to cm forward or back.

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I'm pretty sure the recommended line is -3 but not positive and mounting position is mainly preference. If you are more into freestyle with switch skiing and spins then center mounting it would be a good idea but if you are more of a hard charger then -3 to -4 would be appropriate for what you ski. If you do both then -1 to -2 would be ideal for that.

Hi i Just bought Rocker 2 122 184cm and i...

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Hi i Just bought Rocker 2 122 184cm and i would like to know how i can mount the bindings.. I just moved from rocker 2 115 wchich i bought too short i think. I have mounted bindings in recommended -6 cm and sometimes like wet snow i had to balance the weight to back to avoid divingto front. That ski have different tail shape but still i dont know is recommended -3cm in rocker2 122 right position for me. I am 178cm height (5,8) and 85kg weight. I will mont guardian 16 bindings. Dont land switch and dont ski in woods to much.

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Hey Piotr, i would go with the reccomendation and mount them at -3cm.

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pretty good

I am 6' 150lb. I bought the 180, but i probably should have gone longer. This ski does extremely well in untouched snow. you can make almost any turn shape you want, and you never have to worry about sinking in. I have used them for touring, and even if they aren't ideal, they work. they are definatly much lighter than most skis of this width. i only wish these were stiffer. In chopped up snow they aren't very stable due to the softer tail. they can ski big mountain terrain very well, and you can ski fast, but they can feel a little unstable at speed. all in all, they are a great powder ski, and there are no real problems with it.

I'm an advanced skier. I'm 5'11, 200 pounds...

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I'm an advanced skier. I'm 5'11, 200 pounds and 54 years old. Live in Winter Park part time. Looking for some good powder skis for the area. Are the Salomon Rockers the right ones for me and the area? What length would you recommend? What bindings would work with these?

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Hey kdtp402725,

Thanks for the question. Knowing Winter Park and it's layout you could make it happen with the Rocker2 122 skis from Salomon as it is a good example of a powder niche ski, but the Rocker2 115 skis would be an option as well as it is a bit more directional and can run in a few more snow conditions other than pow.

If you go with the Rocker2 122, I'd say to go with either the 180cm or 184cm size. Choose the 180cm size if you love your shorter turns and the 184cm size will be a bit more versatile in the turn shape.

When it comes to bindings, just find a binding that has a DIN range where your personal DIN setting falls close to the middle of (example, if you're personal setting is an 8, you'll want a DIN range around 4-12). Also, make sure you find a binding with a 130mm brake width so that it'll fit on the ski.

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See my comment below. I recommend the 192 and would never ski it in any shorter length. It swings like a 180 with the stability of a 192 at speed.

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powder tool

I have been riding the 184 for a while now and it is my go to for the deep days. This is a very supportable and stable ski. The reduced swing weight in the tip and tail make it ideal for doing tricks in the deep stuff. A tapered tip allows for effortless butters and new school moves. Forward , backward, sideways and upside down this is the ski of the future...now!

Sizing questions again. I am 6' and 190#,...

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Sizing questions again. I am 6' and 190#, ski aggressive, airs, trees, no switch. Two years ago on Bentchetler 184, skied way to short for me, Last year Super 7 195, OK but not a playful, a bit heavy. Going Rocker 2 122. I don't need the big length for my ego (192) but I'm scared to get the 184 after my experience with the Bent's and having that rocker ski so much shorter. Thoughts. I'll mount 2.5 cm back as a like a traditional mounting.

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If it was the flex and weight of the Super 7 that made it less fun for you, the Rocker 2 will ride like a totally different ski. It's softer underfoot than the Super and lighter as well, so I think you're safe going 192. If you ski enough trees that you really want to be able to whip your ski around in tight spots, the 184 Rocker2 will still float for you and will be more maneuverable. Based on your description though, I think you'll end up preferring the extra stability of the 192 as I wouldn't want to get aggressive or airborne on the 184 very often unless you are doing lots of spinny things in the air.

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I'm 5'10 150 lbs. I just got the Rocker 122 in the 192 length and I would never recommend anything shorter in this ski. Out west in deep pow it soared at high speed with NO issues. I just skiid it at Killington, Vt in tight woods and this ski turns on a dime...better than my K2 Revivals and Recoils at 174 cm or My Obseths at 178 cm. I'm so glad I got the 192's. I am thoroughly impressed at how easy this ski is to ski. I never got tired. They have such a light swing weight that the feel like nothing is on your feet but even in the chopped crud on edge they were incredibly stably at high speed. The soft tip and tail also made them easy to rip through bumps....This is an extremely forgiving ski.

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