Salomon Rocker² 100 2016 Ski Review

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Category: Freeride, Freestyle

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Ski Statistics - Length (cm) / Sidecut (mm) / Radius (m)

162 / 125-100-118 / 17.3
170 / 127-100-120 / 17.5
178 / 129-100-122 / 17.6
186 / 131-100-124 / 17.6

Manufacturer's Description

The fusion of freestyle and freeride.

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Reader Ski Reviews of the Salomon Rocker² 100 2016
Salomon Rocker² 100 2016
Written by Katey Murphy on 03/23

Skier Height: 5’7’‘ Skier Weight: 165 Skier Ability: Expert Ski length Tested: 178

Ski Review: I got this ski used in spring of 2020 and my this skiing has given me a lot of mixed feelings. Note that this review is coming from a female riding a men’s ski so my experience is going to be drastically different from most.

For starters, I began using this ski in purely slushy conditions - when the legs had all season to get strong. Loved them at first! This ski is designed for slush. Its burly construction with a twin tip is the perfectly made to lay trenches in the slush, open things up in the steep, and pop every hit on the mountain.

Come early season 2020 these skis gave me a reality check. I found they are really hard to drive in tight trees and places where you need short quick turns. They did not float in pow the way I would like them too and punished me for skiing too slow in my turns.  Given my height and weight, I have learned that these skis demand speed to be driven. the mounting point is very forward for these skis so there is a lot of effective edge in the tail - not a forgiving ski.

These skis will remain a love/hate relationship for me. After another season getting to know them and hitting squats more, I have more control over them and can drive better. I do appreciate the edge control of the rocker2 100 and its stability at speed. These skis definitely got me comfortable straight-lining things I could never imagine trying before. My biggest takeaway from these skis is to size down. Perhaps I would have a more positive experience with these skis had I got them in a 170

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