• Salomon Foil 2006

      • Review by amo on Aug 29, 2013 @ 6:40 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        This is a great ski and I have lots of fun with it. I imagine it would be pretty noodly for a bigger rider, but If that's what you like then this ski would be perfect for you.

        Performance

        These skis are great in the park and for cruising groomers, they also turn pretty well in the trees. I definitely like this ski.

        Design

        I love the graphics on this ski, very fun and lively.

        Value

        I got the ski for $200 so it was definitely a great deal. Talk about a steal.

        Fit

        I am 5'8" and skiing on the 166. This feet seems to be perfect for me. If they offered a 170-172 version I would have gotten it. but I believe the next biggest size is 174, which I think would have been a little too much for me to handle.

        Characteristics

        This is a pretty soft ski, After skiing on it for a year it has softened up even more, I skied my friend's line Anthems for a day and found my Foils to be much more flexy. They are a lot of fun for butters and what not. This is NOT a good ski when it comes to chargign though crud, it flaps at high speeds and gets thrown around easily (keep in mind I am 5'8" and 140). It prefers groomers and soft snow to anything choppy or icy.

        Durability

        After about 35 days on this ski it is holding up very well. No major topsheet damage, and minimal base damage, no deep gashes, or core shots. And I've taken this thing through the woods with minimal cover and over rocks. No problems at all.

        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
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      • Review by Ben. on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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        Overall

        A great ski, something i would HIGHLY recommend as a park/all mountain ski. Almost a 1 ski quiver.

        Performance

        This ski is epic
        Groomers: Thanks to the sidecut, this ski can carve like non other, and its quite poppy, so it will pop you out of one turn and into the next quite well. As i said earlier however, when its really hard and icy, the ski starts to chatter a bit at speed, but its tolerable. And in softer groomers its epic
        Pow: Lets be real, its not a pow ski. But surprisingly, mounted at recommended at least, i have found it floats quite well. It doesnt perform like an epic rockered ski, but for ec pow days, or the occasional rocky mountain storm, its pretty fun. You just have to sit back a little.
        Moguls: It performs just fine in them for me. I didnt have any problems with them.
        Park: Again, this ski excels. Its super light, and has a really low swing weight, which makes it great for spinning. Its also stiff enough it doesnt wash out on landings. However you can also butter it fairly easily, easier the longer you ski this ski, as it does soften up quite a bit. Its also stable on rails, and its lightness makes switchups and spinning on and off easy.

        Design

        I liked it alot. Graphics are funky and neat. I hated them at first, but now i love them. It feels great as well, as i said its super light and fun, and VERY playful.

        Value

        At 300 bucks id say its a great value

        Fit

        181s were a perfect fit for me at 6'2"

        Characteristics

        Its a medium flex ski. Im about 160 lbs and its soft enough to do butters on, but its not a total noodle. It IS soft enough that when you get going really fast on icy groomers it will start to chatter a bit, but not horribly.

        Durability

        Some edge damage from rails, but no more than usual. It also gets softer as you ski it, but so does any park ski. I havent had any foam core problems with it like some people claim though.

        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 MrJesseHealy on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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        Overall

        I am very pleased with these skis compared to the others I have owned. They have a great edge, you can get a really nice carve outta them, and they are super stable. The cons are in the softness of the bases, the lack of a tail butter zone, aswell as that they could benefit from having a little more pop to them. Overall, I'm happy with what they are.

        Performance

        Yeah, it performs really nice on the majority of stuff. They are super stable and I am very confident in them. I like that they have a good balance on all aspects of the mountain so they are very capable in alot of areas.

        Design

        I am pleased with the look of the skis. I've seen some that I like better and some that I like worse, but they are a decent looking ski. The ski feels stable yet soft. And I've found that they are actually, super soft on the bases which is not such a good thing. I have found a good number of scary gashes and one that goes all the way through the base to the core.

        Value

        The skis were a great deal. I found them on REI for about $220. Much less than retail. Definately a steal.

        Fit

        These skis fit me really nice. I am 5'8" and got the 174cms. They give me alot of stability at speed and they work great in the park. I think it was the perfect fit for what I do with them, if I was to use them for a specific discipline rather than an all over ski, I would probably give or take a size.

        Characteristics

        The front end of the skis is really soft and buttery. Although, the tail of the ski really lacks a good butter zone. Its a good bit more difficult to ollie on these skis than some other skis I have used.

        Durability

        These skis have held up just ok. My only complaint is in the durability of the bases as I stated above. They are too soft.

        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 Moisty_Goat on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        It's a great product with a fun feel and its a versatile ski. It's also a great price

        Performance

        Yeah i love it.
        There really light skis and there really fun to ride on. i have them center mounted and i actually prefer regular riding on them than i did with my back mounted skis

        Design

        it looks really sick
        kind of a fresh look but not too sick

        Value

        great deal snapped em up for 280

        Fit

        im actually pretty happy with my 166's i am 5 foot 9 and about 140 pounds but id rather have 166 than 171

        Characteristics

        pretty flexy i can't do butters so not sure how they are for that

        Durability

        bout the only thin gi don't like about htem
        my top sheet had a little crack on it after only 3 uses ( granted they were bad pre seaosn conditions) the sides of top sheet also peel off a little

        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 Mr.Bishop on Aug 29, 2013 @ 11:21 AM
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        Overall

        The Foil is an amazing ski. It is extremely light, lively, and it has a ton of snap when you load it in a turn. If you are spinning onto a rail, the low swing weight won't impede your spin. If you're doing a trick on a huge table, the ski has enough performance to hold you in place when you land. Not too stiff, not too soft, just right in the middle.

        The main complaint about Salomon's skis is the foam core. Yes, they do lose their snap after a season or two, this is true. However, how many skis are actually good after two seasons in a park?

        Performance

        The 16m turning radius makes the ski perform great on groomed runs. In the halfpipe, I found it set a great edge and kept power through the transition. Spinning onto rails the low swingweight made it easy. Tricks on jumps, my legs felt lively and easy to move around.

        Disadvantage is that when taken into deeper snow, the ski did not float as well as I had hoped. Granted I mounted them dead-centre, but if you're looking for a powder ski get something fat. This is a park stick that can be used elsewhere if you have to.

        Design

        You can tell that Salomon hires a team of engineers to make their products. They are lightweight, and well-built.

        The graphics are very interesting. I happen to love them for the simple fact that they're extremely different and really wild. I believe they're done by a dutch artist who made them look like an old bazooka joe wrapper. Many people hate the graphics, but I like them for the simple reason that they're different. Graphics are personal taste, so you'll have to make your own decisions on this one.

        Value

        The Foils are an expensive pair of skis. Ex-racers (like me) will love this ski, because it will actually carve a proper turn, unlike many other park skis out there. It is a fantastic ski, well-built, plenty of performance, great warranty and support.

        Characteristics

        The foil has kind of a mid-range flex. Not too stiff, not too soft. The biggest comment is SPRING. Its like these things are loaded any time they get flexed and will take off on you if you're not careful. This is my favorite part of the ski, when you set a deep carve, they launch you out of it. Really helps with ollies and butters, especially if you're not just faking it.

        Durability

        Salomon skis hardly ever break. The only problem is they do lose liveliness somewhat over time. Many say that the foam core is responsible for this. After a few seasons on a pair of foils, you'll be wanting new ones, even if the design hasn't changed. Edges break out and the ski gets beat up. I wouldn't really say though that this is out of the norm. I have ridden many super stiff, beefy wood-core skis, and after a season they're pieces of crap too.

        Skis get beat up. Wood core or not, if you're doing a season of hard park riding your skis are fucked up and thats that.

        *added* I had to downgrade my review a little. I still feel that the Foils were my favorite ski I have ever ridden and I will surely get another pair. However, after about one full year of riding they exploded worse than I expected. I had a tail delam and three major sections of edge break out. This is after half a season last year, all summer, and the first half of this season. I ski a fair amount, so its not too bad, but the skis did need some pretty major repairs.

        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:
    • Foil
    • Manufacturer:
    • Salomon
    • Year:
    • 2006
    • 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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