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Like its cousin, the Salomon Rocker, the Salomon Rocker 2 Ski features a beefy 122mm-underfoot, pow-devouring rocker, and a stiff, big-mountain flex. Unlike its flat-tail cousin, though, the Rocker 2 features a freeride-friendly twin-tip profile that loves to play almost as much as it loves to charge. Not for the weak or those seeking an all-mountain, single-ski quiver, the Rocker 2 is big, stiff, and, like the name implies, massively rockered at the tip and tail.

  • Powder Rocker profile features raised tips and tails for enhanced flotation and a playful, maneuverable feel in deep snow
  • Full wood core lends stable, predictable performance at any speed
  • Edgy Monocoque construction blends a capped top with more vertical sidewalls for precise edge grip and efficient energy transfer from skier to ski
  • Honeycomb tip and tale structure provides a light, durable frame with an exceptionally low swing weight
  • Total Edge Reinforcement adds a layer of fiberglass directly on the edges for added durability
  • Pulse Pad elastomer layer along the edges reduces shocks and vibrations
  • Edge Armor tech links the ski's left and right edges with a strong polyethylene cord for added durability
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Amazing Powder Ski

    These skis are so much fun to ski and handle everything from the deep pow, tight trees and easy groomers. I have the 192's and I am 6' 190 lbs. I would recommend these to any skier looking for a great time on the entire mountain.

    Homerun!

      Phenomenal powder skis. Floats effortlessly. Incredibly smooth ride. Nothing that has not been said before. The point I want to make is about the mounting location. Salomon provides two lines. One is at the center for progressive riders. The rear line, which is 6cm back, is for freeriders. This is where I originally mounted my skis. At this location, there was way too much ski in front of the binding. It made the skis feel cumbersome and clumsy. I saw the video by Mike Douglas who recommended mounting about one inch behind the center line. I remounted the skis 4cm forward of the rear line at the +4 mark (which is also 2cm behind the center line). All awkwardness resolved. These skis came to life for me. These skis were magic on the powder. No nose dive despite the forward mounting. They floated over pristine and not so pristine powder with ease. The skis were very agile and nimble. Needless to say, I have found my powder skis. Thank you Salomon.

      Best ski ever!

        These skis are amazing! A fat powder ski that skis like its skinny brothers. Soft in the tip, solid under foot. They don't flop like most skis this big. They hold a turn well and don't get hung up! And they look sickk

        I mount mine 2cm back from center.

        Best ski ever!

        Salomon Rocker 2...I'm in love!

          These skis are my new favorites. Can't give them enough praise. Of course they kill it in the powder, but are also stable in the skied up crud. The ski doesn't feel too big and is easy to maneuver. My new go to skis for any new snow days!

          sweet!!

            I have skied these for one day, but i think i have a pretty good idea of how this ski goes.

            Powder: its really good, but you already know that. even center mounted skiing in the front of the boot, these float really nicely.

            Park: It didnt do to bad. I didnt do any rails, but i hit some jumps and they were a pretty solid landing platform. i hit a canon box, and it worked really well, but i wouldnt recamend this because you will rip your edges out eventualy.

            Moguls: This is where it really surprised me. after one run of working out the kinks, i could ski the bumps very well, i just couldnt really zipperline for very long.

            Groomers: it was fine. a little wobbly at first, but you dont even notice that unless you look down.

            Trees: with the super light tips these did really well in the trees. you can turn super fast, and so the trees where really fun.

            Basically, i loved these skis, and they are now my everyday ski in telluride CO. I skied the 180, im 5'9" and 130lb. These are much more versatile than they are given credit for. If you can figure out how to ski them (which only took me one run) these can be your everyday ski. these work really well all over, i couldnt find anything the couldnt do just as well as a pair of all mountain skis. you should deffinatly consider buying a pair.

            sweet!!

              I have skied these for one day, but i think i have a pretty good idea of how this ski goes.

              Powder: its really good, but you already know that. even center mounted skiing in the front of the boot, these float really nicely.

              Park: It didnt do to bad. I didnt do any rails, but i hit some jumps and they were a pretty solid landing platform. i hit a canon box, and it worked really well, but i wouldnt recamend this because you will rip your edges out eventualy.

              Moguls: This is where it really surprised me. after one run of working out the kinks, i could ski the bumps very well, i just couldnt really zipperline for very long.

              Groomers: it was fine. a little wobbly at first, but you dont even notice that unless you look down.

              Trees: with the super light tips these did really well in the trees. you can turn super fast, and so the trees where really fun.

              Basically, i loved these skis, and they are now my everyday ski in telluride CO. I skied the 180, im 5'9" and 130lb. These are much more versatile than they are given credit for. If you can figure out how to ski them (which only took me one run) these can be your everyday ski. these work really well all over, i couldnt find anything the couldnt do just as well as a pair of all mountain skis. you should deffinatly consider buying a pair.

              sweet!!

                I have skied these for one day, but i think i have a pretty good idea of how this ski goes.

                Powder: its really good, but you already know that. even center mounted skiing in the front of the boot, these float really nicely.

                Park: It didnt do to bad. I didnt do any rails, but i hit some jumps and they were a pretty solid landing platform. i hit a canon box, and it worked really well, but i wouldnt recamend this because you will rip your edges out eventualy.

                Moguls: This is where it really surprised me. after one run of working out the kinks, i could ski the bumps very well, i just couldnt really zipperline for very long.

                Groomers: it was fine. a little wobbly at first, but you dont even notice that unless you look down.

                Trees: with the super light tips these did really well in the trees. you can turn super fast, and so the trees where really fun.

                Basically, i loved these skis, and they are now my everyday ski in telluride CO. I skied the 180, im 5'9" and 130lb. These are much more versatile than they are given credit for. If you can figure out how to ski them (which only took me one run) these can be your everyday ski. these work really well all over, i couldnt find anything the couldnt do just as well as a pair of all mountain skis. you should deffinatly consider buying a pair.

                Best Powder ski I have ever owned

                  These skis will not disappoint. I have been on a lot of different skis over the years and all of them have left me with a want for more. That is until I got these. I have the 192's and mounted them 3cm back from boot center with Salomon STH 16's. Skied on them in 3ft of fresh in Alaska's backcountry on Saturday and they are the best powder ski I have ever used. I have owned Thugs, Hellbents, Obsetheds, ARGs, and S7s. All of those skis are good, but they didn't possess the smooth transitions from fast to slow or soft to hard like the Rocker 2's. I also skied on them one day on the resort with variable snow and some groomers early season. I personally wouldn't want them as my only pair of skis, but they actually held their own carving groomers. They are just too wide. If you had a pair of these and a ski that was about 103mm at the waist their wouldn't be a day wasted up or down. Buy them before they are gone.

                  So friggin fun.

                    I started skiing these last year and wow oh wow did they change the way I look at the mountain. After spending numerous years on 2x4's with bases, the Rocker 2's showed me how much fun it is to have a ski that pops off of any little bump in site, turns on a dime, is effortlessly predictable and skis with a ton of energy. I pretty much skied them 98% of my days last year. So dang fun!

                    pros and cons

                      hey there, i got a pair of salomon rocker 2's, love the way they ski. you can prettymuch get them to do anything you want, rip, surf, smear, spin and charge. they ski amazing. but the construction is crap. i have only been on mine ten days and the topsheet is falling apart. no delamination, but there are holes in the sidewalls in the underfoot cap construction. no idea what us causing this problem ir how to fix/prevent it. please give feedback.

                      Ski 'em and Weep.

                        Don’t hate the Salomon Rocker 2 because they are beautiful. It’s not their fault. Blame Salomon’s design team for building a ski that I can find nothing negative to say about.

                        Let me explain. After the very first run, I decided that I hate the Salomon Rocker 2. I hate them like a teenage girl hates the prom queen because that crowned floozy is so damned perfect.

                        Therefore, I hate the Rocker 2 because they too, are perfect. How can anybody like a ski that has no flaws, no blemishes, and nothing to complain about? What fun can be found in skiing something that reacts just the way you ask, when you ask. Is it possible to love skis that have no surprises? Can you commit to skis that float too well, turn too smoothly, and crush the hard mountain while remaining light weight and stable?

                        Such is the Rocker 2. The honeycombed rocker tips seek the top of the snow, and the soft flex makes them a joy to land off rock jumps and play with natural features. Considering how big these skis are, I was surprised at how versatile, quick, and maneuverable they could be. Salomon managed this by reducing weight in the tip and tails, thereby reducing the “swing weight” when you turn. Those honeycomb, edgeless tips are responsible, and they work.

                        Ski 'em and weep.

                        Rocker 2's vs JJ Armardas

                          Im Torn between the JJ Armamda's and the Rocker 2 's. I demoed the Rocker 2 last season at Whistler and had the best day of my skiing life floating and surfing through turns at mach 10, through crud, trees and Pow, although a bit slippy on the groomed stuff. Looking at the dimensions of both, the Rocker 2 has more underfoot at 122 in the 185's or 192's compared with the JJ Armadas with 115 underfoot in the 185's and up. I appreciate the JJ is probably better when one has to ride on the groomers. Has anyone tried both ? how do they compare?

                          You're right, the jj is a little better on the groomers. I thought the Rocker2s was more fun everywhere else. Light and lively. They were able to save weight in tip and tail, which equals lighter swing weight AND lighter overall, making them a great backcountry option for all the freeriders out there.

                          Cheers Jamey. Rockers 2's it is. Would you recommend the 180's or 184's? I quite fancy the 122 underfoot. Im 5'8 and 138 lbs. Im an advanced/expert skier and Ski Whistler/ Blackcombe as my local mountain and plan to do some back country touring this winter too. I cannot recall if I demoed the 180's or 184'2 last time. Damn good fun though.

                          Little Sup. on Rocker2

                          Yep, a little sluff can turn into a lot of snow as it all starts to move. I was aware of the speed of the sluff as well as its path on the skiers right flank. Had things been moving faster I might have pointed it through the choke or skied up higher on the opposing wall.

                          Best fat ski out there!

                            I love these Rocker2s! Skied it last season as my all round skis. They are wide under foot but are very quick and nimble on the groomer, trees, and very light swing weight because of the honeycomb tip and tail.
                            I'm 5 foot, 120 pounds, and skied 184cm all last season.

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzS-GGPnmLI&feature=player_embedded

                            Fun Pow w/ Rocker 2

                            Here are some of the days i was on these beasts. Shot at Alta, UT with my GoPro.

                            Wanna have fun?

                              I had about 10 days on the 184's last season from January through April. My specs are 5'11" and 175lbs. I was able to test them in every condition from waist deep pow, cement, manky crud, to icy groomers and trees. Lets start with the most fun aspect of skiing.

                              Pow: If you're looking at this ski, you already know that its made for crushing the deep. The early taper and gradual rocker make this ski rise in an instant and it won't hook...ever. Instant face shots are applied to the face. This ski is the funnest ski ive ridden in pow and it makes skiing so much easier.

                              Cement: This year we happened to have a lot of wet snow. All this ski did was over come the challenge and turn the cement into fluff.

                              Crud: Crud is where the ski almost scared me. But then after five seconds I understood that this ski loves crud too! Just ski like normal and it takes care of the rest. With the weightless tips and sturdiness underfoot, all you had to do was point and shoot.

                              Icy Groomers: As many would expect, this ski doesn't "kill" it on the groomers. BUT with the camber underfoot and a bit forward stance, it was just like riding a normal ski on groomers. It was actually pretty fun :)

                              Cliffs: Another fun part is the cliffs. These skis stomp stomp stomp! I swear there are some little guardians that make you land perfectly centered and you just smash the landing and ride away like a champ!

                              Trees: Obviously the honeycomb tips help you out in the trees when you're in tight places and you have to make a lot of manuvers and avoid all of the trees. Seriously though, tons of fun in trees.

                              Do yourself a favor and buy yourself a pair of these. If you have kids, get them a pair too. Oh, and the grandparents. These skis get a 10/10.

                              Look at get the rocker 122, I'm 5'11 and...

                              Look at get the rocker 122, I'm 5'11 and 150lbs(68.5kg). Which would be better the 184 or 180?? And which bindings work well with this skis(and brake size)? thanks for your help.

                              Hey Simon,



                              Thanks for the question. Unless swing weight is a real concern for you, I would go with the 184 as it will be more than maneuverable at that length.



                              Also, brake size should be 130mm and the binding that works best for you will be the binding that has your particular DIN setting in the middle of its DIN range (example: if your DIN is an 8, a binding with a DIN range of 3.5 to 12 would work best). See your local shop for an accurate measurement of what your DIN should be.

                              Are there going to be any more 184s coming...

                              Are there going to be any more 184s coming in stock? that would be most excellent...

                              How's the durability of this ski? I have...

                              How's the durability of this ski?

                              I have heard for a couple years that salomon's durability in their skis isn't the greatest. I was wondering how these skis take abuse for hard charging skiers like myself. I am known to really take skis to their limits...

                              I've found that cap skis hold up better than traditional sidewall skis. For one you can't crack a sidewall with a cap ski. With these specific skis I found the tips and tails do take some abuse with some small chips but no delams. The wood core has kept the skis lively as well, I've been impressed thus far!

                              I am thinking about buying the salomon...

                              I am thinking about buying the salomon rocker 2 ski.. I am a girl and my hight is 168 cm.. Would this ski fit me even though I am a girl..? I have been skiing a long time. Until this season I have been skiing on volkl kuro, and I think that this ski is a little bit too "big" for me..

                              I'm thinking about doing some skinning...

                              I'm thinking about doing some skinning this season but I'm not sure what AT set up to go with.
                              Would these skis work well paired with the marker bindings and brakes? The links to the gear are below.
                              Thanks

                              http://www.backcountry.com/marker-baron-ski-binding#question_262573
                              http://www.shopatron.com/products/productdetail/part_number=W015G1B/3263.0.1.1

                              Kelsey,

                              I'm about to mount my Salomon Rocker 2's (184) with this AT Setup:

                              Black Diamond Fritschi Diamir Freeride Pro Binding -120MM - http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-fritschi-diamir-freeride-pro-binding-120mm

                              I'm a big fan of the Fritschi's and prefer them over the Markers. The DIN goes to 12, I never pop out of my bindings. And the convenience of not having to come out of your binding to go into touring mode is huge. Not only when climbing but it's also very useful when traversing flat sections without skins (especially in powder where it can be pain coming in and out of your binding).

                              The 120mm brakes will fit the Salomon Rocker 2's 122 underfoot fine.

                              and these bindings are on sale at Backcountry.com so they cost about the same.

                              Climbing Skins for Rocker 2's? I know the...

                              Climbing Skins for Rocker 2's?

                              I know the consensus from the Q & A below seems to be go with 130MM Climbing Skins for Rocker 2's.

                              Would 125mm be to narrow?

                              Also... Can anyone recommend a climbing skin brand they would go with that fit the Rocker 2's the best? Which tail attachments work best?

                              For someone only doing short climbs, 1-2 hours tops usually less. What material type would you go with?

                              I have had some bad experience with some tail attachments in the past. And I have never cut skins for rocker skis before so any help would be much appreciated!

                              Best Answer

                              125mm skins would fit and you wouldn't have to cut them. Using 125s, you give up a little bit of uphill friction because they won't cover the entire base of the ski. I don't see any reason to get a 130mm skin. It's not wide enough to go full coverage, but you'll still be cutting the waist. The alternative would be to get some wider skins - 140mm+ - and cut them to width. You'll cut them the same way you would for any other ski, following the edge and cutting about 1-2mm in. Given the rocker on the ski and the shorter contact patch, I'd go for a wider skin to get as much traction as possible.

                              If you're only doing short climbs, I see no reason to spend the extra dinero on mohair. Synthetic will do you just fine.

                              As for brands, I've had G3 skins on my twin-tips for 3 seasons, now. They have never fallen off and still stick like new. I think you'll find that, for the most part, any type of skin attachment system developed over the last few years will work with your skis.

                              I am in the market for some new sticks and...

                              I am in the market for some new sticks and I am trying to decide on buying either the Shiros or the Salomon Rocker 2s.. I have done a bunch of research and talking around and it is honestly a toss up for me right now.. I am 6'1" 195lbs and I would consider myself a very advanced, hard charging skiier.. I want a reliable, durable ski that I can go big and have fun with.. Any suggestions or advice for your experience? I am also tryin to decide between the 184cm and the 192cm any pros or cons to either length? I appreciate the comments.. Happy Trails

                              I am sure you have read through the comments and reviews, so some of this will be old news, but here is my 2 cents. You are correct on the toss up aspect when you are talking pure powder - both will perform very well. Same for crud. The balance may shift to the Shiro when you are dealing with less than ideal conditions, or groomers. The Volkl ELP makes the ski more versatile. In a year like this, with low snow, I'd rather have the Shiro, at least from an all around stand point. As for length, I am 6'1", 180, and ski very hard. I've skied both the 192 and 182. I opted for the 182, because it was easier in the tight spots, you gave up no stability, and it was less ski to have to move around towards the end of the day. Bottomline, you cannot make a bad decision here.

                              hey dub5335996,
                              haven't skied the other skis that you are asking about but the Rocker 2 is an extremely versatile ski that does it all. I'd agree with Jamie on the length suggestion as the ski is more maneuverable at the 184cm if you want it for every option from tight couloirs and trees, to big faces and long powder runs, to ripping groomers and bumps. For Alaska deep pow, the 192 might be the option but otherwise go smaller. Hope that helps!

                              where is progressive mount line in relation...

                              where is progressive mount line in relation to the true center on these fatties?

                              I am 5' 10" and about 175 lbs, currently...

                              I am 5' 10" and about 175 lbs, currently ski the 182 czar, and spend at least half my time sledding or hiking in the BC. I tend to ski very aggresive and search for the more rowdy lines. Any suggestions on 184 vs 192?

                              If you are happy with the length of your Czars you could go with the 184, it will be a little bigger but also more maneuverable. I think you could step up to the 192 if you wanted though. It is a very maneuverable ski but has the extra length to make it more stable at speed for those rowdy lines.

                              anyone 5'8 and around 185lbs ski the 192's?...

                              anyone 5'8 and around 185lbs ski the 192's? trying to decide if I should get 184 or 192's. there doesn't seem to be a big difference in effective edge btwn the two.

                              Hi Jay, the 'effective edge' you speak about only applies when skiing hard snow. In soft snow you are skiing the entire ski so the difference in the two lengths is very noticeable. Please provide more information on your ability, style, and the length ski you are currently using, as well as where you plan on doing most of your skiing. Thanks! Jamey

                              I am 5'10 and 140 lb.'s. Would you go 180...

                              I am 5'10 and 140 lb.'s. Would you go 180 or 184?

                              Rocker2 192 vs BD Amperage 185 opinions?...

                              Rocker2 192 vs BD Amperage 185 opinions? This would be my powder ski (I have some 191 Mantras for the usual days). Would mount with AT binding and want to use in BC 1/3 of time. Ski mostly at Steamboat with trips to Jackson, Silverton, Altabird.

                              All the description of the core material...

                              All the description of the core material Salomon gives is "wood". What type of wood do they use?

                              Hi Y?all: Any feedback for a girl that is...

                              Hi Y’all: Any feedback for a girl that is interested in buying the Rocker 2? Here are some stats: I’m 5’4”, 135 pounds, an expert skier that skis from Baker to Utah and everywhere in between. I think I charge pretty hard. I switched to a woman-specific ski 2 years ago – the Line Pandora – in a 163, but I haven’t felt super comfortable on them, and I think it’s because they’re either too short or not legit enough for the way I ski. Before the ‘Dora I had two pairs of Volkls. The good thing about the ‘Doras is I can ski them in anything, from powder to groom to crud, so I’m looking for a bit of a “crazier” ski, something more specific, for super deep days like I had in Utah last February (one day was an epic 30 inches of fresh). Girls, shout out what you think if you’ve skied the Rocker 2, and guys, shout out if you know of any ladies that like it!

                              You need this ski Jen! It sounds like you are going to out ski most female specific skis on the market. Most of them are not legit, as you've noticed and the few that are just have a prettier topsheet on the regular men's skis. If you are getting after it and skiing aggressively a 163 is too short for you anyway. You would definitely be comfortable on the 170's in these. I'm 5'8 and 150 and I ski the 184s so I would say based on your stats a 170 would be easy to ski and give you a lot more to work with! Have fun!

                              Hey Jen, I'd agree with Drewski, the 170s might be the right fit for you. The 184 would be too big..the 180 might be tougher if you ski it on non-pow days. I am 5'8 and 140 and can only manage the 184 on big snow days. For agility, fun, and all terrain usage I would probably go with the 170 unless you think you really want more ski for speed and power on the deep days. It is an awesome ski with solid performance in varying conditions. It carves and it floats. Hope that helps!

                              these or s7?

                              these or s7?

                              The s7 is a very well liked ski, I think because it turns by its self. I found it to be very hooky. I prefer the Rocker2 because it is lighter and easy to ski without the hookiness. If you are looking at the 180 or 170 Rocker2, they are 115 under foot and have a shorter turn radius so they are even easier to ski.

                              does anyone think that this would be too...

                              does anyone think that this would be too much ski for the rossi freeski120s?