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Looking out for the old-school experts.

Salomon gives East Coast rippers a nod with the twin-titanium-laminate, square-tail, wood-and-bamboo-cored Sentinel Ski. Built to round out the freeski offering at the narrow end, the Sentinel brings enough width to keep you afloat on a powder day, plus plenty of power for the crud and hardpack days in between. Sandwich sidewalls and 300mm of tip rocker give you laser-like edging control without sacrificing maneuverability or stability in variable conditions.
  • Sandwich Sidewall construction for precise edging power
  • Full wood core plus bamboo for consistent flex and longevity
  • Total Edge Reinforcement adds a fiberglass layer directly on the edge for improved impact resistance
  • 300mm tip rocker aids flotation and reduces deflection in soft snow
  • Dual titanium laminate sandwich for superior handling at speed

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I am looking at the 11, or 12' Salomon...

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I am looking at the 11, or 12' Salomon Sentinel. Any change in the shape or construction between 11' and 12? I am a 53 yrs 15-25 day a year skiier who puts in half days. I enjoy sking pow/packed powder, tight trees and mostly groomers when things get skiied out and firm. Is this ski going to be too stiff or aggresive for me? Coming off 177 Head Monster i75 (114/75/103 r18.4) and like that ski in terms of hardpack and turning, not so much in powder. Looking for a one quiver fat ski/ more float in Powder without giving up groomer performance. Is this the ski for me and ay 5'7 , 170 lbs do i go 170 or 177?

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Sounds like the Sentinel will be ideal for you. It absolutely rips the groomers and will be much better in pow than your last skis. I would stay with the 177.

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Ski 'em like you stole 'em

I'm an aggressive backcountry skier, 5'9" and about 155 lbs. I've demoed these in the 177 length and own the 184's. The shorter pair was more nimble, but a touch twitchy. Consequently, I'm on 184's.

The Good:
They rip in any condition.
Rockered tip and flat tail make touring easier.
Durable as expected for a ski with burly edges and bases.
Damp, smooth ride.

The Bad:
You have to ski them hard-they demand that you drive them in a forward stance, all the time and in all snow conditions.
Extra beef=extra mass.
Stiff flat tails are unforgiving of lazy landings-if you don't get out of the backseat ASAP when you land these things, they'll throw you.

Summary:
As with most rockered skis, I suggest going up a size if you aren't sure. If you bring your A-game, these skis will reward you, big time. If not, go for a softer ski.

what is the waist on this ski too btw?

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what is the waist on this ski too btw?

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depends what length you are looking for. The 170 is 93mm underfoot, 177 is 94mm, the 184 is 95mm, and the 191 is 96mm underfoot.

hi i am 5 6 3/4, 46 and solidly built...

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hi i am 5 6 3/4, 46 and solidly built aggressive skier liking quick turns and wondering if the 170 would be too short for me....Once again like the short turns for steeps, trees etc but do not want to also have a big trade off in the powder with a shorter ski....any help on this would be great and also of course how this ski would hold up for big powder days..Want to add to my quiver for a big out west ski

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More than your height and age, your weight will help people with determining weather you'll be able to float this ski for big powder days. That said, I'd be a bit hesitant about pulling out any ski that's less than 100mm at the waist for big powder days. If you really want a big fat out west ski, look for something with at least a 105-115mm waist. I'm an east coaster and I have a pair of Volkl Gotama's that I take out west (105mm at the waist).

Does anybody have recommendations for the...

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Does anybody have recommendations for the 177 mount point?

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you deff want it back a bit from center for all mountain and more towards center for park

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Hey Tyler,

The Salomon recommended midsole mark for the 177cm Sentinel is: 754mm from the tail of the ski. I mounted my 191 on the midsoles and couldn't be happier.

Thanks,
Nick

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Thanks Nick, just what I was looking for. Time to mount and enjoy. Can't wait.
Tyler

If I were to get this ski, what length...

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If I were to get this ski, what length would you recommend? I'm 5 ft. 6 in. tall and my weight varies between 140 to 160 lbs. I'm just a beginner and would like a ski that can do well mainly on groomers, occasionally in powder and fares well in the park too. Any feedback is appreciated! Thanks.

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I would recommend getting the Salomon Lord if you can find it (sold out here). It will be a little easier to ski and has a more turned up tail for riding switch. I would stay in the 160-165 cm range for length I think. The Sentinel is an amazing ski but not especially well suited for park skiing due to heavier construction and flatter tail.

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the Salomon Shogun is a little wider but also more playful so it would be a good ski for you to look into.

I am 5´ 7`` male and weigh just under 150...

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I am 5´ 7`` male and weigh just under 150 lbs and demoed this ski in both 177 and 170 and can´t make up my mind which to get. What would be the manufacturers recommendation based on my stats ?

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I guess you would also need to include your 'skier type' in your stats. Are you a 1,2, or 3?

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If you're a pretty aggressive skier, get the 177cm.

If you're still progressing into your ability, go with the 170cm. You can shy a bit shorter on the Sentinel because its such a powerful ski. You might have an easier time manuevering the 170's in trees and tighter skiing conditions.

Thanks,
Nick

Where should I mount the salomon sentinel...

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Where should I mount the salomon sentinel 184cm for all mountain ski? The stndard line looks far back

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Hey Ben,

If you haven't already mounted them (saw you posted this a few days ago)

I mounted mine, midsole. On the 184, that mark would be 792mm from the tail of your skis.

I have been super happy with that mounting position. Please note, the 792mm is only the midsole mark for the 184cm ski

Thanks man,
nick

have heard about a new salomon rocker 2...

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have heard about a new salomon rocker 2 ski. Has anyone tried those out? they look really cool. How would that compare to the k2 obsethed, armada jj, or rossingnol s7?

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hey brennan i've skied on the rocker 2's for a morning. i skied on armada JJ's all last eyar as an everyday ski, and the rocker 2 reminded of a bit fatter version of those. while they really aren't my style, they do make a great pow ski for someone who likes to really play around with the terrain, spin, ski switch, and also make a great tree ski. the one thing i really liked about the rocker 2 was when they were in the air... the way they've separated the edges really gives them amazing swing weight, they just feel incredibly light in the air. for many skiers they'd be awesome, i just like a longer, stiffer ski that's built more for skiing fast, forwards.

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Thanks, Hmm so your saying the jjs charge harder and are stiffer? I'll probably go with them than.

Tested the Sentinal in all conditions in...

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Tested the Sentinal in all conditions in Aspen vs others in all mountain performance catagory and loved Salomon. I am 6ft, 180lb and expert skier who likes crud, powder, bumps and a good GS cruz run. Tested the 177s and liked them (responsive in bumps and powder and still good feel on GS). Should I stick with 177 or go up to 184 or 191? Still at a bit of a loss on ski length with new generation skies (used to ski 205s).

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According to the Salomon sizing chart, the 177's are the right length for your weight.Height is pretty much irrelevant.
I am 5'10 and weigh 160lbs.. and the chart puts me on 170's, so , since it does, and I have been using 170's XWing Furies up until now, I just ordered a pair of Sentinel 170's as per the Salomon chart for our next trip to Utah..
HopeI like them.. the Furies work so well it was a hard decision, but we ski off Piste 90% of the time so it seemed like the way to go..

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A M A Z I N G

I'm telling ya, this is one sick ski. I hit the soft, the crud, the pow, the corduroy, everything with this ski. They rail at high speeds, they skim across the top of the deep, and they are very forgiving in the bump. I came from a top of the line Rossignol 9x World Cup ski. And let me tell ya, this is almost as fast, but way more versatile. Worth every penny.

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Sentinel stands guard

can i say i'm in love with this ski? i have put 10 days on this ski so far and it just keeps getting better and better (I'm 6'2" 235lbs, bought a 184cm length). last weekend i put it through its first serious pow day, with over 2 feet of untracked goodness. the ski performed perfectly. the rocker makes it want to rise above and float with ease, smearing like butter. its just as comfortable on the groomers, and a eats up chop and crud; basically its a fantastic all mountain tool. although its happiest in softer snow like we get in Tahoe. one note is the top plate is high gloss and scuffs easily. Solomon copied the basic shape from a Mantra from what i can tell, but made it better! more flexible with a 290mm rocker tip, and way cooler graphics IMO. mount on center and never look back.

Maybe someone can give me some insight. I...

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Maybe someone can give me some insight. I am 6ft 210lbs and am moving more into the direction of backcountry skiing since that is my back yard in the Bitterroot Mtn range in Montana. I am looking for a ski that can be used with a pair of Daimir AT bindings that I can also use on days at the local ski hill. I was either thinking the Sentinels or the El Dictator. Salomon are the brand I will use for sure but just need help from some experts in the BC. I'm sure someone out there can help. Thanks

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I would probably go with the sentinels in a 191cm. It will be a better all mountain/all conditions ski, where the el dictator is more big mountain deeper snow ski.

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Yea your looking at two totally different skis. The El Dictator has one thing in mind... god straight down as fast as possible. The Sentinal is a sweet ski, but you can go fatter, and why not? Although it would do the job and is way more versatile the the El Dic, I would go for a Shogun or even the Czar, if you want to stick to Salomon. Shogun is probably your best bet. IMO it is the most versatile ski they make.

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Awesome ski

Tested this ski mid-day in chopped pow, soft bumps and on groomers. Absolutely killed it. This ski really rails hard on the groomers...super fun, but is still super maneuverable on soft bumps, and floats/feels surprisingly well in the soft stuff. A do everything ski, definitely a daily driver, east or west. If I had to pick a directional ski that was under 100mm, this would be it, no doubt, and I usually don't like Salomon's skis. I just wish it was twin tip!