Salomon W-Kart

2015

Women's Piste Performance
Salomon
Price: £375.00 (Including Bindings)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 124-72-106 (153)
Turn radius 10m (153cm)
Lengths 145, 153, 161
Construction Composite Core
Single Titanium Laminate
Carve Rocker
Strengths Easy to use, nice consistent soft flex. Works well in all turn shapes
Weaknesses Starts to break away at high speeds on hard snow

They say

The W-Kart is designed as a quick, intuitive piste performance ski. It uses a slalom shaped sidecut with rocker responsive turning and playfulness. 

We say

This is a great entry level carving ski, the X-Kart has a reactive shape which matches up well to the light construction to give a ski that gives a lot back to the skier and reacts well to being placed on the edge. It has a soft, forgiving flex that gives a smooth ride and responds well to pressure. It feels happy in all turn shapes and it is easy to adjust and redirect. Like a lot of skis we have tested in this category it does have an upper limit, and if it’s pushed hard at high speeds on harder snow conditions it will start to break away.  Overall, this is an easy, fun ski that would work really well for skiers just getting into carving and exploring the performance of the ski.

Tester Comments

Steph Ede
Good value for money ski for intermediate to advanced skiers, playful, light and easy to use
Rowena Phillips
A good recreational ski that is easy to steer and grips well at lower speeds