Salomon Czar (2009)

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Salomon Czar

Rating: / 5
Price: $925.00
Year: 2009
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 131/111/121

Stability at speed: 3.01 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.98 / 5
Crud performance: 3.54 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.70 / 5

The Czar might be the most powder-specific ski in the test. It might also be the easiest to ski, despite that ponderous waist. Salomon gives it a good dose of rocker: The tip starts curving upward off the snow 6 cm earlier than a traditional tip, so you can't make it dive in deep snow. It floats and smears like a waterski, but there's surprising precision, too. In a word, it's easy-and loves to make you look good. "Highly maneuverable; never bogs down," said Sabanosh.

Best For

Surfing the super-deep with ease

Not For

Spending any time on hardpack