Salomon Bamboo + Z10 TI (2014)

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Price: $700.00
Year: 2014
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 106
Tip/Tail/Waist: 125-78-106
Lengths: 148, 155, 162, 169

The new Bamboo is Salomon's female specific frontside ski, with 78 mm waist that will never feel ponderous to those who don't want or need extra width. It's sold only as a system with a sturdy 10-DIN Z10 Ti women's binding. It's a partial wood-core, semi sandwich construction - cap on top for relaxed torsional rigidity, vertical sidewall below for secure edge-grip. Fans of the French brand will notice that Salomon significantly consolidates its line for 2013-14, eliminating redundant models (including several BBRs and the narrower Rocker/Rockettes) and focusing on two key freeskiing lines, Rocker2 and the new Quest family. While the Rocker2 skis (widths of 108 to 122 mm) still offer a more newschool, looser, twin-tip type of performance, the Quest series (88 to 115 mm) offers a more directional, secure, carve-ready performance. Meanwhile, the hard-snow/carve-oriented Enduro line, a tester favorite for frontside applications, returns with East- and groomer-friendly 80 and 85 mm waists.