Salomon Rocker2 100 (2015) - Ski Mag

Salomon Rocker2 100 (2015)

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Rating: 2.63 / 5
Price: $700.00
Year: 2015
Level: 2
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 100
Tip/Tail/Waist: 129-100-122
Lengths: 162, 170, 178, 186

Stability at speed: 2.45 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.07 / 5
Crud performance: 2.74 / 5
Flotation: 3.19 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.82 / 5
Overall: 2.63 / 5

The 100 joins Salomon's Rocker2 line this year, bringing a narrower waist width that's more appropriate to everyday, resort-based conditions. It's built for newschool-style skiing with twin tips and a loose surfy feel that will carve when you want it to on hard snow without feeling overly edgy or grabby. It gets just a bit of camber underfoot along with heavy rocker tip and tail, so it smears turns readily and won't feel hooky at speed. (Tip and tail taper enhance that sensation.) It's a full wood core Monocoque (structural cap) construction designed for maximum liveliness. The tip and tail feature honeycomb sections that reduce swing weight for enhanced quickness, and the edges are extra beefy to withstand punishment. It was tested in the Mixed Snow West category. Here's what testers said: Dan Withey: "These are fun in predictable snow. They ski better at slower speeds. You can get tossed around in bumps. They are great fun for a slow-speed pow skier." Scott Basso: "These are fun, playful, quick, lively skis. They have great transitions from different turn radii. I could ski these in a variety of different ski positions." Kevin Luby: "This is a pretty dang fun cruiser. The tip really chewed through crud. This is just supportive enough to be fun on groomers." Bob Gleason: "The rocker bellies deeply in the turn. The radius is quite short given the light side cut. It's very smudgy in the tail and has a banana sort of feel." Luke Larsen: "This ski is easy and relaxed like Sunday morning. Turns are easy in easy out as long as you stay centered on the ski or it folds a bit." Jeremy Benson: "This is a playful, fun ski. A little short for soft snow especially in the tip, but it's a great all around ski that rips on groomers. This would be a good frontside option for someone who also owns pow skis."

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