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Salomon S/Force Bold (2020)

2020 Men's Frontside Ski Review

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Brand: Salomon

Model: S/Force Bold



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

132/84/116

Lengths (cm)

170, 177, 184

Radius (m)

16

Gender

Male

Level

Advanced

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.94 / 5

Playfulness

3.38 / 5

Forgiveness

3.63 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.81 / 5

Crud Performance

3.56 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.75 / 5

Flotation

3.31 / 5

 

Salomon S/FORCE Bold 2020
The 2020 Salomon S/FORCE Bold frontside ski.Photo courtesy of Salomon

Salomon’s new S/Force Bold might have race-level roots but it features a wide platform that allows high performance carving both on groomed terrain and off. Testers praised the S/Force Bold’s infallible torsional rigidity and its ability to master a variety of turn shapes, hitting a bullseye for intermediate and advanced skiers ready for a shot of confidence to take their skiing to the next level.

STRENGTHS: Forgiveness, Crud

WEAKNESS: Flotation

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