Salomon Lady (2010) - Ski Mag

Salomon Lady (2010)

Category: Women's Freeride; Category ranking: No. 4 (tie); Average score: 3.31; Balance of skills: 3.3; Best for: Powder; Not for: Those who prize power over ease
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Rating: / 5
Price: $850.00
Year: 2010
Level: 2
Gender: Female
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Tip/Tail/Waist: 128/85/113
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Stability at speed: 3.64 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.72 / 5
Crud performance: 3.64 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.28 / 5

Sugar and spice and everything nice, the Lady is what its name suggests. A softer, easier ride, it’s either an ideal entry into this category or a comfortable everyday companion. With high scores in forgiveness, the Lady obeys any turn shape and won’t bicker over balance bobbles. It’s light and flirtatious, built for floating gracefully through powder. But don’t expect it to fight for an edge on ice. It is, after all, a lady. “It’ll get you home safely and easily, but it won’t raise your game,” Thys said.

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