• Salomon Rocker 108 2016

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      • Review by oxiclean on Jan 28, 2016 @ 10:56 PM
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      • Reviewed Ski Size: 182 (132-108-125) Review:

        I live in Colorado and the Salomon Rocker2 108 is a super fun every day all mountain ski. Fun in the park and in powder. Skied these in a foot of fresh and they floated fairly decently. Surprisingly good on hard snow carving and fun in the park. They did get some top sheet chipping on the first few days out though, but nothing major and they havent gotten any more since.

        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 JibbaTheHutt on Sep 18, 2015 @ 9:12 AM
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      • Reviewed Ski Size: 182 (132-108-125) Review:

        This review might be abit askew as I demoed these in less than favourable conditions, I was in a snowdome with about 110m of slope. Wasn't expecting much out of them but was pleasantly surprised!

        My first thought when in picked them up was just how light they were compared to previous pow skis I've used. My 13/14 bacons feel considerably heavier than these do. This is thanks to the honeycomb tip and tail, it really is amazing how much this cuts weight. As a result the swing weight was super low and they felt incredibly manoeuvrable. Having a couple of rails and a small jump set up meant that I had the chance to test these as I would a park ski. and I have to say I was impressed at how easy they felt spinning on a off rails and on jumps.

        The next thing I noticed was the flex. The considerable amount of rocker in the tip and tale combined with a relatively soft flex made these skis super easy to get into butters and generally jib around the place. On the flip-side, the flex is going to make medium to big jumps difficult. I feel like landing backseat in the slightest would cause you to wash out.

        Considering the soft flex, they seemed to hold up alright on edge, with that being said I didn't have the opportunity to really drive them on such a short slope. I'd imagine that there'd be a fair amount of chatter if you really went for it with these.

        There is a small amount of camber, it makes the skis more than just pow/jib skis, they have enough pop to do some olies/nolies. It also means that they have some life when you're carving, which is always a plus. Another thing to note is the considerable taper in the tip and tail. It brings the contact points right down the ski, as a result its going to ski shorter than even a pow ski with a similar amount of rocker would, just something to keep in mind.

        Overall I'd say if you're looking for a soft, playful pow ski that you're going to be able to take into the park (assuming you're not hitting big jumps) this is the ski for you. The low sing weight combined with generous rocker and soft flex makes these ski one of the most playful set of skis I've ridden.

        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 QuazBotch on Jan 07, 2016 @ 1:19 PM
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      • Review:

        I tried out the 174cm and 182cm for a few runs on a stormy spring day on Whistler's Peak and Red chairs. Conditions were some pow,some tracked out snow, and icey groomers. I liked the 182 more for the added stability and grip.

        This ski feels like the most playful member of the Rocker2 108/Soul 7/Automatic 109 threesome. It is poppier and easier to pivot than the other two, but that comes at the expense of some grip and dampness.

        These had a good amount of float and stability in tracked out snow. They didn't feel too narrow while making turns in heavy pow and traversing across bowls. I had to ski slowly due to poor visibility. Even at 182cm I found them easy to pivot and move through bumps. The suggested mount is only 3cm behind core center, which gives them a huge tail. That comes in handy for shutting down speed, skiing switch, and makes spinning easier.

        Edge grip on hard groomers was better than dull-edged park skis. Enough to keep me confident that I could handle anything that might come up.

        Overall I was impressed with the versatility and how easy they are use in soft snow. I did not get the chance to go fast in tracked out conditions with them.

        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:
    • Rocker 108
    • Manufacturer:
    • Salomon
    • Year:
    • 2016
    • 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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