2 much fun.
The Rocker2 100 Skis are the most versatile option in Salomon's Rocker2 lineup, and they're the fabled, do-it-all boards that everyone's been waiting for. Like all the Rocker2s, the 100s have a light and lively wood core and are built with Salomon's now classic Twin Rocker profile, which combines low camber underfoot with rocker in the tip and tail for a ride that's edgy when you need it and surfy when you want it.
The more you roll the Rocker2s over, the harder the edge will engage, so look out, groomers and park jumps, but if you keep them relatively flat, the tips and tails will float and surf through softer snow, giving you the loose, smeary powder performance of a more powder-specific ski. This is partly due to their Hook-Free Taper, which moves the ski's widest points towards the middle for smooth turn initiation, as well as the ability to break your tips and tails out of a turn for that loose, surfy feel that pow skiers love. Loose and surfy doesn't mean wimpy, though, as the Rocker2s are built with a rugged sandwich sidewall construction that'll direct plenty of power to the edges and stand up to the occasional rock, rail, or root hit.
- Twin Rocker profile
- Sandwich construction (ABS sidewalls)
- Full wood core
- 100 mm waist width
- 5-point sidecut
- Wide edges
- Item #SAL00JQ
- Q & A
Rocker 2 178s
I rode these skis 2 days so far. One day was strictly hard snow and ice, and the other was mostly powder between 4-12 inches deep. This ski is by far the best all-mountain ski out there. It floats in the powder and holds an edge as hard as you want to push it. It's also one of the most playful and fun skis I have ever tried. It's not the fastest or hard charging ski out there but you can push them as hard as you want and they can handle whatever you throw at it. Also, this is a solid ski in powder but it's not a powder ski so if your looking for just a powder only ski I would look elsewhere. The ski is light, playful and can do it all. A true all mountain ski!
Good fun all round ski's
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I demo'd a pair of these last season, obviously they were last year's model but they look unchanged. Having demo'd 6 different ski's in 7 day's skiing Breckenridge mostly with a mix of groomed snow and some pockets of powder, steep slopes, tree's and also long open groomers, these were definitely the best "all round" ski's I tested. Sure the Soul 7's were better in the powder and for long surfy turns, and the Dynastar Cham's were better in the tree's and steeps and for tight "pivoty" turns, but neither covered as many bases as the Rocker 100's. They really are the one ski resort quiver and they're just... well.... fun. You feel like jumping over things, bouncing around in the moguls, and when you lay them on rail they sort of bend into the contour of your turn, allowing either shorter turns or long turns. Probably their weak point I thought was in hard charging lines on the firm groomers. If you go fast on them, just don't try and turn them too hard, they are a soft-ish forgiving ski, not a race model.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
It took a few weaker snow seasons for me to bother with 100 underfoot skis, but dang i was glad I got some. these were a hoot. Full review at http://www.doglotion.com/201516-salomon-rocker2-100-ski-review
Likes - they're playful and fun, good all-mountain specs, subtle graphics, and great weight.
Dislikes - if you're really frickin' given'er hard on resort, there's better skis out there for hard charging.
Would you recommend this ski for touring?