Salomon BBR 10.0 (2014)


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Price: $800.00
Year: 2014
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 110
Tip/Tail/Waist: 145-97-110
Lengths: 170, 177, 184, 191

The singularly shaped BBR 10.0 - with it's broad tip and pin tail, or V Shape - is aimed at strong skiers with open minds about ski design. The big rockered tip gives it surf-through-anything soft-snow versatility, and the narrow slight-twin tail releases readily for quickness and maneuverability. It's a full wood-core laminate construction with partial metal reinforcement. The edges are reinforced with fiber laminates for dampening and durability. 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.