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The Salomon Shogun 100 Ski gives you the power to go anywhere, taking on hardpack to powdery mountain conditions. This agile plank surfs those steep pow lines with the same energy and enthusiasm as it tackles freshly groomed trails and thick mogul fields. Thanks to its early rise tail, the Shogun won't skid out when your line spits you out on a groomer track at the bottom, while its All-Terrain Rockered profile allows for exact, precise turn initiation, with less of a chance of catching an edge while you conquer techy terrain.

  • All-Terrain Rockered profile features an 80% pressure zone when the ski is flat and a 95% pressure zone when it's on edge, offering more precise turn initiation, reduced chances of catching an edge, better stability at high speeds, and fluid terrain absorption
  • All Terrain Rockered profile also has a rockered tip that provides optimal floatation in pow
  • Early Rise Tail gives you easy and progressive turning ability and offers exceptional performance on groomers
  • Full wood core from tip to tail supplies solid stability on snow, powerful rebound, maximizes ski/snow contact, and filters vibrations for a smooth ride
  • A layer of bamboo and basalt beneath the fiberglass and above the core supplies lively edge-to-edge contact
  • Pulse Pad technology consists of an elastomer layer along the edge and the whole front part of the ski that absorbs shock and vibrations for a smoother ride
  • Edgy Monocoque construction eliminates excess material and gives you precise edge grip and efficient energy transfer from skier to snow
  • 101mm waist gives you a versatile, all-mountain ski that handles well on and off groomers
  • Edge Armor incorporates a strong polyethylene fiber cord that links the ski's edges to create 25% less edge depression and 10% less edge wrenching
  • Wide, thicker edges increase durability and improve shock resistance
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All Around Slayer

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Took these to the bumps, the powder and the corduroy. I know it sounds clich� to say this is an all mountain ski, but it really is. There was not one point while I was skiing groomers when I said "I wish these had more grip". The only thing that these probably wouldn't "excel" at is DEEP powder skiing, but that is expected and even then you would still be able to charge pretty hard. If you're a resort skier who hits the side country and just loves to ski the entire mountain, these are for you.

Technical Details: Weight is good, No chatter, Waist is not overwhelmingly wide (transitions are still made easily), Extremely Resistant to core shots (I say that after having plowed over many rocks on Mt. Washington), Top sheets don't seem to age they still look brand new.

My Setup:

164 Shoguns --> Salomon Guardian 16 Bindings --> G3 Alpinist Climbing Skins

Versatile, Great ski

    One of my favorite skis in the Salomon line-up, this is an awesome versatile ski that is flexible and high performance in a variety of conditions. I use this on-piste and off-piste, have a lot of fun on it, and trust it completely. I use it in the most serious of backcountry lines like the Otter Body on the Grand Teton as well as at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. I am 5'8 and 140lbs and ski the 173 for flexibility in terrain. The 182 is too long for me for true backcountry ski-touring/ski-mountaineering.

    All Mountain Everything

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Although the picture makes them look like a pair of park skis, these are far from that.

    These skis are great all mountain skis, especially for the pacific northwest. Just enough float in the pow, super stable at speed, incredibly damp and confidence inspiring. They really like to be driven hard but can be skiied on a more relaxed basis as well. They are "twin tips", but don't have enough rocker in the back to float in pow going backwards.

    Average edgehold on groomers (have never had my edges sharpened, so that might be the cause of that).

    Essentially, they are a big mountain ski. They Really like going fast, doing long turns and cutting through the crud. They make confident technical turns on the steeps. They aren't super light, but compared to some newer fat skis, they aren't too bad.

    Due to the traditional camber underfoot, they aren't very surfy or playful. They require a bit more foresight in the trees than double rocker skis. I love these skis, but I want something more maneuverable for those deep, tight tree-skiing days (like the rocker 2 122's).

    I weigh 135 lbs, expert skiier, skiied 173 length, mostly at Alpental (snoqualmie), occasionally Stevens pass and Big sky, Montana.

    Underrated All-Mountain Option

      I tried the Salomon Shogun 100 Ski and I keep wondering why it doesn't get more love from the critics.

      Everything seems to be a happy medium from top to bottom as there's a bit of tip rocker at a 100mm waist along with a full wood core bamboo/basalt layer and their poppy monocoque sidewall. But it all works harmoniously as every turn shape is easy with the Shogun, the float is a little better than expected and the weight is even pretty low.

      The one thing I'm a bit down on (and this is kind of a big one) is the sizing of the ski. Jumping from 173cm to 182cm to 191 cm sizes leaves out a long length adjustment and anyone who's length sweet spot is 177cm or 186cm might feel that the ski is either too nimble or not nimble enough.

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      I have the shogun 100's and love them!!...

      I have the shogun 100's and love them!! But I am looking for a good alpine/touring binding that would be good for all kinds of conditions and is pretty durable. Im into more of the backcountry aspect of things. Was looking at some of salomon's Guardian WTR 16/13??? what do ppl think?

      I ski in western Canada on a mix of...

      I ski in western Canada on a mix of conditions and terrain. I ski most parts of the mountain and am an intermediate skier. I skied the 183 and really liked them. I am 6'3" and about 210lbs. Would the 191's be too big? I do some tree skiing and want to be able to maneuver in the trees.

      Best Answer

      Hey Trevor,

      While I personally prefer longer skis, the 191s will be more difficult in the trees. The 191s will give you more stability at speed an elsewhere on the mountain. They will do ok in the trees but if tree skiing is your jam, stick with something around the 183 that you are used to.

      Anyone have a length recommendation on...

      Anyone have a length recommendation on these? I am 6 ft, 175 lbs, ski in Wyoming and Montana, I would say advanced, prefer to keep my skis on the snow but love steep and deep. Intended use is an all mountain patrol ski, mounted with Barons. I have several lighter and wider setups for my pure backcountry needs. This patrol setup would need to be agile enough for throwing around in tight trees and bumps, but stable on fast lines and good float in up to a foot of fresh. I am thinking the 182- any opinions?

      I am 5'9" and I ski a similar ski to this at 171. Considering your height the 173 would be too small and the 191 would be very difficult to ski in the tight trees and bumps. I think the 182 would be perfect as the 173 are too small, the 191 are too big, 182 would be stable enough to charge hard yet it would be nimble in the trees and bumps. They would definately give you a good float in a ft of fresh.

      I ski around 15-25 times per year, 5'10"...

      I ski around 15-25 times per year, 5'10" 185lb, Intermediate-Advanced, I love bowls and tree runs (still working on speed) and I'm coming off a pair of Salomon Twenty-Twelves mounted dead center. I ski Western Canada so I want something that's great for the whole mountain with an emphasis on playing in the trees. Which would be better for me, the Shogun or the Rocker 2 108?

      Best Answer

      I think the Rocker 2 will be more fun for you. Its got some more rocker and some extra waist width to help turn effortlessly through the soft snow. The Shogun will hold edge better on hard pack but in Western Canada I am sure you can get away without the extra edge hold. At the end of the day it really depends on what type of snow you normally ski on or encounter the most often.

      Can The Shoguns Handle the East Like...

      Can The Shoguns Handle the East Like Colorado? I Lived in Colorado in 2009-2010 and skied the 182 Shoguns through anything, including packed, ice and crud, and feel like they could handle the terrain in the east. (I'm 5'9" 155 lbs). I'm living on the east coast now and am tempted to purchase the 173's.

      I'm coming off a pair of 184 Salomon Sentinels, which were too long given their architectural characteristics (flat tail would clip bumps and prohibit me from making tight turns in the woods).

      Would you recommend the 182 or 173 for the east, and occasion trip out west, if I'm skiing maybe 10-15 days a year. The thing that turned me off most about the Sentinel was the fact that I'd always be tempted to stop my line in the woods because they were too hard to move around.

      Of course, I could rip the 182s, and they may be a bit better for the mountains out west, but for ripping groomers and skiing bumps and glades in the east, would the 173 be a better weapon? I definitely ski aggressively and charge, which is why I wonder if the 173 will provide sufficient stability while screaming down a groomer at 50 mph.

      I initially wanted to try the Salomon Rocker2 108, but after learning about its instability at high speeds due to its design, I think I can rule that ski out for the east -- would you agree?


      I'm going to convert my Shoguns for...

      I'm going to convert my Shoguns for backcountry use. What skins and nose/tail attachment systems are recomended for this ski?

      I am looking at the shogun and rocker 2...

      I am looking at the shogun and rocker 2 108 as an every day resort ski out here in colorado. Looking to ski bumps, trees, groomers etc and I am not sure if the rocker 2 108 will be to wide to make a good everyday resort ski. Any thoughts?

      Hey chrp35807,

      Thanks for the question. I have skied both and in Colorado, both the Salomon Shogun 100 Ski and the Salomon Rocker2 108 would make great daily driver options. It just depends on who you are and what you ski. I found the Shogun to be a bit more to the carvy traditional side of things while the Rocker2 108 has a more progressive mounting point and definitely feels more playful and jibby than the Shogun.

      Whats the difference between the new salomon...

      Whats the difference between the new salomon 100 shogun (2012-2013) and the prior year's model (2011-2012) ?