Salomon Gemma (2016)


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Price: $
Year: 2016
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 85
Tip/Tail/Waist: 131-85-112
Lengths: 157,163,169

The all-new Gemma is the widest ski in the Women's Frontside All Mountain series, with a 131 mm tip and 85 mm waist (at 163 mm). These dimensions make it the most off-piste intended ski of the series, along with its various technology. Semi-Sandwich Sidewall construction utilizes ABS plastic, designed for edge grip and an easier, more maneuverable turning experience. Light Density Core is designed to be 10% lighter than other cores from Salomon while still being durable through composite materials. For something similar but a bit skinnier, check out the Iris, Astra, Cira, Luan, and Kiana. The all-new Women's Frontside All Mountain series focuses on women's skis intended to go all over the mountain, featuring six different models with waists ranging from 75 mm - 85 mm. Carve Rocker lifts the tip up and off the ground, designed for better turn initiation while the rest of the ski stays flat on the ground. Control Frame is shaped with emphasis on more commonly utilized edge zones underfoot, designed for edge grip. A Comfortech layer is also integrated, designed to reduce chatter from the top of the ski. Salomon, based in Annecy, France, was founded in 1947. Its U.S. headquarters are in Ogden, Utah.