Salomon Origins Topaz (2009)

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Salomon Origins Topaz

Rating: / 5
Price: $850.00
Year: 2009
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 118/73/101

Stability at speed: 3.29 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.29 / 5
Crud performance: 2.93 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.19 / 5

Quick and responsive are not always good qualities in this category: If a ski reacts to bad input as well as good, you'll find yourself on your face. But the Topaz manages to be light and turny yet stable and balanced, too, prompting comments as varied as, "friendly," "aggressive," "carves" and "floats." It's not for those who fly on autopilot, however: The Topaz requires some skill. "No serve-'em-up arcs," said Thys, "but easy livin' through the whole turn."

Best For

Solid carvers looking for a good time

Not For

Newbies still learning to carve