Salomon W-Max

2016

Women's Piste Performance
Salomon
Price: £560.00 (with binding)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level
Sidecut 120-73-105
Turn radius 13m (160cm)
Lengths 150, 155, 160 (1,769g), 165
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Carbon, Titanium & lightweight woodcore
Tip rocker
Strengths Good levels of grip, works well at speed
Weaknesses Harder to predict the shape of the arc

They say

The long endurance performance carving ski for maximum confidence.

We say

The W Max is super smooth in turn transition and feels quite different to last year’s X Kart. It feels strong and reactive on fast long turns and can definitely hold an edge when it comes to big speeds on harder snow. For a women’s ski it’s quite stiff at the tip and tail and these sections of the ski make their presence felt, managing to grip hard and help keep the skier balanced as they come out of the turn. In some ways those stiffer sections can work against it and make it feel quite grabby moving through the arc, particularly at slower speeds.

Tester Comments

Annabel Seel
Strong and reactive on fast long turns. loves going fast, powerful but hard to steer the ski at a slower pace
Steph Ede
Better graphics, pretty sturdy and held an edge well