Salomon MTN Explore 95

2016

Men's Free-Tour
Salomon
Price: £500.00
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Suitability for touring:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 130-95-116
Turn radius 17.7m (177cm)
Lengths 169, 177 (1,400g), 184
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Carbon & flax lightweight woodcore, honeycomb tip
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Super light, easy to use. Helps in all conditions
Weaknesses Feels less sure for high speed blasting

They say

Expand your playground. The best ratio between climbing efficiency and downhill performance.

We say

This is Salomon’s first step into producing a touring ski, and within the first few turns it’s clear they have got it right. It’s very light and incredibly easy to pivot, it’s one of those skis that immediately feels really easy to use. This is a massive help in tricky off piste conditions where the light, pivoty feel make it feel like it’s on your side and will help you get through difficult conditions. When going harder and faster on more piste like conditions the lighter weight and feathery tip will put limits on ultimate performance. However for easy, fun and reactive skiing in a range of off piste conditions its really good

Tester Comments

Mark Jones
Light, easy, confidence inspiring, really hard to fault
Al Morgan
Light, easy, confidence inspiring, really hard to fault