Salomon Rockette (2015)


Rating: 3.04 / 5
Price: $750.00
Year: 2015
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 115
Tip/Tail/Waist: 144-115-127
Lengths: 156, 164, 170, 178

Stability at speed: 2.91 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.72 / 5
Crud performance: 2.88 / 5
Flotation: 4.02 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.75 / 5
Overall: 3.04 / 5

The Rockette is Salomon's fattest women's ski, and it's built for deep-snow performance with a floaty 115 mm waist (at 170 cm). Like all models in the Rocker2 line (which includes the 122, the 108, the 100, and the women's 115-waisted Rockette), it's a twin-tip built for surfy, loose, playful skiing-especially in soft snow. Aggressive rocker in both the tip and tail, with minimal camber under foot, help make switch riding and smeared turns easy. Hook Free Taper in both the tip and tail brings the widest points of the ski closer to the foot for a looser, smearier feel that's never hooky in soft snow and crud. Salomon consolidates the ski's mass closer to the foot by incorporating lightweight honeycomb structures into the tip and tail to reduce swing weight and enhance maneuverability and quickness. It's a metal-less, full wood-core Salomon Monocoque (structural cap) construction built for good edginess and soft-snow-loving liveliness. Extra-wide edges are built and reinforced to withstand off-trail abuse and edge rip-out. Salomon fans will notice that Salomon significantly consolidated its line last year, eliminating redundant models (including several BBRs and the narrower Rocker/Rockettes) and focusing on two key freeskiing lines, Rocker2 and the Quest family. While the Rocker2 skis (widths of 100 to 122 mm) still offer a more newschool, looser, twin-tip type of performance, the Quest series (83 to 115 mm) offers a more directional, secure, carve-ready performance.