Salomon Bamboo

2013

Women's Piste Performance
Salomon
Price: £450.00 (Including Bindings )
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 123-74-103
Turn radius 14.1 (167)
Lengths 143, 151, 159, 167
Construction Double Monocoque
Wood core
All terrain rocker
Strengths Stiff, grippy, loads of power in long fast turns
Weaknesses Harder to use at slower speeds

They say

The new Bamboo uses a powerful construction which uses a wood core, a bamboo layer and is reinforced with titanium. It also uses rocker to make for easier turn initiation and adjustability through the turn.

We say

This definitely feels a lot more of a high performance ski than last year’s Bamboo. The flex feels pretty stiff which allows it to pushed hard and tilted onto big edge angles without the ski giving way. This means that it’s a great choice for creating big angles while skiing hard and fast. In many ways it’s quite a deceptive ski because the girly graphics kid you into thinking it will be an easy ride, but the reality is that it feels like a mini GS ski! At slower speeds and in short turns it’s takes a bit more physical input, but for ripping it up on the piste it’s awesome.

Tester Comments

Lynn Mill
Feels like a close cousin of their GS race ski, designed for someone who skis long turns at high speeds
Rowena Phillips
Stiff little number that performs best when pushed hard