Salomon Rockette

2014

Top Performer
Womens Big Mountain
Salomon
Price: £475.00
Overall:
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Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 144-115-127
Turn radius 20.3m (170cm)
Lengths 156, 164, 170, 178
Construction Full wood core
Honeycomb tip and tail
Full twin rocker
Strengths Really floaty. Easy to use in crud and powder
Weaknesses The length of the test skis! But overall very hard to fault

They say

A true big mountain and freeride ski for ladies

We say

This ski from Salomon’s women’s range is really focused on deep powder. Like many new big-mountain designs this winter, it uses a honeycomb tip and tail for ease of use and light weight, while having a rockered tip and tail with classic camber underfoot. In many ways this felt like a fatter version of the Rossignol Star 7. It has a really playful nature, but with even more ability to float up and ride on top. We were only able to test it in shorter lengths but it still managed to rise up very easily and feel very comfortable in deep powder. It’s another ski that can seem quite daunting with its width, but is actually very easy to use - and would work well even for less experienced riders. But we would have liked longer lengths to test!