Salomon W-Max 12

2017

Women's Piste Performance
Salomon
Price: £550.00 (with binding)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 120-73-103
Turn radius 14m (165cm)
Lengths 150, 155, 160, 165 (1,839g), 170
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Carbon & Titanium lightweight wood core with honeycomb tip
Tip rocker
Strengths Solid, grippy ski. Good in medium arcs
Weaknesses Could be more reactive, tuning could have been better on test ski

They say

The long endurance performance carving ski for maximum confidence.

We say

The W-Max gives a super reliable, easy to predict turn shape, which works really well at medium speeds. For getting into carved turns and working out how the ski works for these type of turns it’s a great choice. You can really feel that the ski uses a solid construction, it’s stable on the edge and gives out good levels of grip. We struggled a bit with the tuning on the test skis, which made them tricky to readjust through the arc.

Tester Comments

Amanda Pirie
These are solid, reliable skis. Every turn is easy to predict
Steph Ede
Reliable ski, no surprises, pretty solid and you can work it hard