Salomon Gemma 85

2017

Women's All-Mountain
Salomon
Price: £500.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Intermediate Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 131-85-112
Turn radius 14.4m (162cm)
Lengths 157, 163, 169 (1,849g)
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Basalt lightweight wood core
Tip rocker
Strengths Easy to use, good in shorter turns
Weaknesses Less stable in longer turns

They say

Feel free to ski with confidence. A performance women’s ski to push the boundaries with confidence in all snow conditions.

We say

The Gemma feels easy to use and extremely comfortable as soon as you start riding them. This ease of use translates instantly into softer off piste conditions where they feel light, playful and easy to adjust while moving through the turn. On harder piste conditions although they are wide underfoot they feel better suited to short turns, where the ease of use and grip underfoot works really well. In long, fast turns the construction can handle speed with ease, but the grip and stability started to fade at really high speeds with big edge angles.

Tester Comments

Bella Seel
The wood core makes them quite stiff in tip. They are livelier on piste, than off
Rowena Phillips
Relatively easy to use, good in the off piste with the rocker tip making turn initiation easy