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new 1080's...all mountain or park ski?
Being a loyal salomon skiier, as i have been since the creation and release of their 1080 model, i was very excited about seeing the official pictures of the new twin tip line up. I mean i have seen them at various competitions and also in sneak cam shots, but still didnt see the official postings until they were shown on newschoolers. Anticipating something great, i was very dissapointed. As i have noticed, over the past few years, salomon keeps trying the blend the 1080 into an all mountain ski as well as a park ski. This i think was a mistake for the entire concept of the 1080 was conceived as strictly a park ski. This mistake shows in the pictures of the new models. When i first looked at them, i noticed the width and other various features of the ski. Wehn i first saw the width, i was very surprised. It looked as if they had created a solid all mountain ski and just flipped up the tails a bit. This obviously isnt enough to cause me to turn my back on salomon for it is the greatest company on earth, but it is discouraging. I think that Salomon, being the worldwide giant franchise that it is, is somewhat ignoring their own products. This is why i give some credit to line. They are the only company i know of that is soplely dedicated to park skiing and nothing else, and i think this is where other companies are weak.
hey guys..you didnt understood that if its wider its because riders of the team decided it?i have those next year 1080 and they are very good for park...shut up while you've not try them out!
salomon rules...pocket rocket and 1080 181!yeah!!
a friend of mine in vail somehow got a pair and i tried them for about an hour. i thought they were a little soft for maching it through the one run i took in the bowls, but everyone else the seemed fine. i like my volkl v's better. they hold up better at speeds.
Haven't skied them, but they sure are ugly. the 1080 looked the best in the first few years. not that that should influence your decision.
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