Salomon BBR Starlite + L10 (2014)

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Price: $650.00
Year: 2014
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 94
Tip/Tail/Waist: 129-76-94
Lengths: 145, 155, 165

The Starlite is part of the BBR series of unusually shaped all-mountain skis. Its V Shape, partly inspired by surfing and skateboard culture, features a big rockered tip that surfs through piles of powder and crud and a narrow, slight-twin tail that releases easily for optimal quickness and maneuverability. It's sold only as a system with a 10-DIN binding. It's a lightweight foam-core construction designed for comfort and ease at moderate speeds. 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.