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      • Review by stupendous-man on Dec 05, 2013 @ 9:27 PM
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      • Reviewed Ski Size: 161 (122-86-115) Review:

        User Statistics:
        -5'10" 140 lbs (at time of review)
        -Intermediate-advanced skier
        -I ride it all: park, pow, and groomers

        Skied at:
        -Timberline Lodge, Oregon

        Other Gear:
        -Marker Squire mounted at center
        -25.5 Full Tilt Classic

        The 2011 Salomon Suspects were my first skis that weren't rentals, and I still use them when the conditions are less than optimal. I realize they are are too short for my current height, but I was about 5'7" when these were my main ski. I continually see people complaining about the durability of the Suspects, but for me, their durability has never been enough of an issue to effect the ski's performance. Here are my thoughts on them.

        I didn't find the Suspects to be incredibly light, nor were they heavy, just average weight. They are surprisingly poppy once broken in (probably took about 20 days to feel broken in, though) and can be buttered if you try, though they are far from noodles. I never found myself washing out of landings. Obviously their intended use if for park, and for good reason. The Suspects do not excel off piste, no getting around that. They feel a little sluggish on groomers but are relatively stable at high speed.

        The Suspects are notorious for not being durable, which will turn away most people. I don't ride the park super hard, but I definitely beat up my skis. I noticed topsheet chips on my first day skiing them, and they have only gotten bigger over time. The chips never really bothered me, it's not like they will make you ski worse. Edge cracks instantly started popping up; I have about ten edge cracks underfoot on one ski, and six on the other. surprisingly the edges have remained in the ski after skiing with that many edge cracks for almost a season, which gives me hope they will last a few more seasons as backups.

        Despite their notorious durability issues, this ski was ridden to a double X-Games victory by Bobby Brown (Slope and Big Air), and Sammy Carlson landed the first switch triple rodeo 1260 on it. It's not likely you'll find this very model for new today, but hopefully this will help is you are debating on picking up a used pair.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
      • Review by TotalNan on Sep 04, 2013 @ 1:39 PM
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      • Review:

        Use: Definitely park and all mountain. Fully cambered ski with full sidewall that can hold strong at 50+ mph and hold a wicked edge. Stiff ski that doesn't chatter or wash out on hard landings
        Durability: Top sheet chips very easily. I hit a screw sticking out of a box and it tore the base down to the wood core, but did not tear the edge out so I had it fixed at a shop.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Suspect
    • Manufacturer:
    • Salomon
    • Year:
    • 2011
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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