• Salomon 1080 2003

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

        I'll give them a B- overall. Back in 03, I would have given them a 9 of course because back then they were in the top flite of park skis on the market - being much more durable than the armadas and 4frnts that had just emerged, much better in the park than the atomics with betatech, better made than the PE's, and probably 2nd only to the, then new, rossignol scratches - which even from 03 is still a solid ski in todays world.

        They are a really good pickup if you want a cheap, easy, urban ski that you can just thrash around on handrails and such for a season or two and then make a fence out of them..

        Performance

        In the park, they are definitely good. really nice  on boxes and stuff, and they are soft enough everywhere to butter around really nicely. Pretty good off jumps too. Not bad whatsoever.

        They arent bad in the powder either.. well, not HORRIBLE I should say. They are destined to sink, as they are only 80 underfoot, but they are a park ski. If you're looking for something from the spaceframe era to be good in pow, go for the pocketrockets I guess.

        these are really nice for just mashin around though. edge hold isnt very good on harder snow, as they will wash out pretty badly.

        Design

        Salomon slightly changed the design with the spaceframe models you see here. They put a little bit denser isoflex foam in the core, making them slightly stiffer, but still fairly noodly. tip is much different looking from the tails, which is kinda weird.. but hey.. this same ski was around until the 2006 thrusters, so they arent all that horrible. They have a very similar design to the CR Labs and the Candide Labs of 2004. same isoflex pattern, but they are fairly different dementions and the core is a little less dense from what I understand.

        Graphically? They are pretty simple. You have digital sorta look to it, and you can see the braiding of fibreglass throughout the ski. There is a Salomon logo at the top, and an orange robot guy who is what I have decided on as being VOLTRON, just cuz that would be badass. There is also a backlayering of the robot in realllly light orange that you cant make out that covers both of the skis in one big graphic. Sorta cool.

        The bases on these are quite varied. Some are black, with a neon yellow and light blue SALOMON that goes from the tips to about 14" down the ski on both skis. Others are Neon yellow with a black salomon Diecut accross the middle, and many are just plain black, like mine are. Which is really good if you just have a shit ton of black Ptex, because it looks the same.

        Value

        You can probably find these around for less than 100 bucks, seeing as they are 5 years old now. I got mine back in 04, and though the camber is kinda going out, still a fun ski. They get softer with age.

        Fit

        I have the 171 length. The silver ones. They are pretty good for someone between 120 and 160 and under 6'.

        I have them mounted 2cm back from center, which seems to almost fight against the ski going forward because of the oldschooly sidecut not being ellipical towards the center. Still, its nothing you cant overcome, and they actually ski pretty well switch.

        Characteristics

        Fairly soft in the tips, but stiffer in the tail. Kinda weird flex pattern, but they arent bad for 03 models. They are fairly good park skis. nothing special at all and by no means near symmetrical, but they work well.

        Durability

        The cores on these things are sorta crappy from what I understand. The Isoflex FOAM is pretty weak stuff when you get your weight into it, and they will snap much easier than most wood core skis. I havent snapped mine, but being how soft they are now, and how little camber they have left, I'm sure they will eventually start cracking on me. They werent made to last forever aparently.

        They are Cap construction, and do not chip worth a darn. I dont have so much as a divot in mine, and i've skied them fairly hard over the years. Just some mediocre scrapes along the edge there, but still, these have held up really well in the department.

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

        The 1080 is a good ski, but its not the best. Its kind of outdated, but it was good back in its day. For being one of the first twin-tip skis, its pretty good.

        Performance

        The performance of the ski is good. It slides rails really well. Its pretty fast too. But the switch skiing is pretty tricky.

        Design

        The design is alright. Pretty lame though. Not very much detail. The robot things are cool though.

        Value

        If you can get the ski for about $150, its a good deal. But if theres a pair for over $250, its not worth it.

        Characteristics

        The flex pattern isnt the best. It has a medium flex. Not the best for butters. But it works pretty well for butters.

        Durability

        Its a strong ski. Mine are still in good condition and Ive been using them for 2 seasons.

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

        The 1080 is the standard for twintips, all mountain or park specific. It will always be a favorite ski of mine, this year I sold it, but Ill get an SPK.

        Performance

        The best ski I ever skied. Soo much fun, playful and stable it does whatever you want. Performs great all over the mountain especially bumps. Too soft for high speeds.

        Design

        The graphic ewas simple but cool and the green bases were a classic. It was super light.

        Value

        Average price, but worth every penny.

        Characteristics

        Softr in the from than the tail for added pop. Extremely poppy and lot's of camber.

        Durability

        Held up very well adter many crashed, rocks, trees and rails. No delaming, bases were very solid.

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

        Love these boots, if they fit your foot, then don't hesitate to buy them, there a fairly soft boot but for the park or even all around for the lighter guys there a great option. Love them!

        Performance

        Performs fairly well, although fit is obviously the most important thing about boots, but if you want a park boot, these are a great option, or if your a lighter guy and want a nice all around soft boot, there awesome!

        Design

        Love the see through green design, looks very sharp and I can right messages on the inside of my shell!

        Value

        Boots are boots, there is no such thing as value, anyone who buys boots based on price shouldn't be buying that boot. Spend the money, and get the boot that fits well.

        Characteristics

        Fairly soft boot, the flex index is 85 which is realtively soft, but hey for a park boot, and even an all around boot for the lighter guys the flex is very nice and forgiving.

        Durability

        No issues here at all, buckles are all still in tact, liner is still in great shape.

        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:
    • 1080
    • Manufacturer:
    • Salomon
    • Year:
    • 2003
    • 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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