Rating: / 5
Waist Width: 115
Lengths: 151, 161, 171, 176, 181
The twin-tipped Suspect's traditional camber gives pipe skiers the juice they need for carving up walls and jacking high out of the pipe. It retails for about $50 less than the rockered Remix park ski. It's a metal-free laminate construction with full wood core and grippy vertical sidewalls. Pulse Pad rubber modules above the edges cushion shocks and reduce vibrations. Extra-wide edges, connected across the width of the ski with a reinforcing lattice of wire, are built to withstand rail-grinding abuse. Fans of the French brand will notice that Salomon significantly consolidates its line for 2013-14, eliminating redundant models (including several BBRs and the narrower Rocker/Rockettes) and focusing on two key freeskiing lines, Rocker2 and the new Quest family. While the Rocker2 skis (widths of 108 to 122 mm) still offer a more newschool, looser, twin-tip type of performance, the Quest series (88 to 115 mm) offers a more directional, secure, carve-ready performance. Meanwhile, the hard-snow/carve-oriented Enduro line, a tester favorite for frontside applications, returns with East- and groomer-friendly 80 and 85 mm waists.