Salomon Lady (2012) - Ski Mag

Salomon Lady (2012)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $685.00
Year: 2012
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 85
Tip/Tail/Waist: 128-85-113
Lengths: 153

The 85-mm waist of the Lady makes it a likely candidate for everyday, all-conditions, one-ski-quiver application. It's a wood-core, monocoque (structural cap) construction, metal-free for weight and cost savings. Salomon's All-Terrain Rocker combines zero camber with a rockered tip, so the Lady will be buoyant in soft snow and smooth-riding in rough terrain, yet still responsive on the groomed. Extra wide, reinforced edges are built to be extra durable. What's more, they're further reinforced: strong polyethylene fibers are used to secure the two edges to each other across the width of the ski, to make it harder to rip one out.

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One of our testers had “so much $%^&%^* fun” on this ski, her comments were anything but ladylike. A winner in last year’s test, too, the Lady is a floaty, fun, playful and forgiving ride that surfs through powder and sucks up bumps. (Salomon’s early-rise tip is the key in both instances.) With a softer, easier flex that rewards finesse over power, it’s not a hard-snow specialist, but it is beautifully balanced for soft and variable snow. The sweet spot is huge—you can get back on your tails and it gently corrects you—but it’s not a pushover: As Beale, its strongest proponent, put it, “It may be a Lady, but it’s got grit.”