Salomon Gemma

2018

Women's All-Mountain
Salomon
Price: £520.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced
Sidecut 131-85-112
Turn radius 14m (163cm)
Lengths 157, 163 (1,779g), 169
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Basalt lightweight woodcore
Tip rocker
Strengths Really well balanced, grippy and smooth for piste performance
Weaknesses Less floaty and playful in deep snow

They say

It boosts confidence in all terrain types with a smooth, damp feel and easy turn initiation.

We say

On the piste the Gemma felt very strong with high levels of grip and a high energy, reactive character to it. It holds the edge with ease and good perform really well even on hard, icy conditions. It matches up this edgy, reactive feel with a very smooth, well damped ride that cuts out any unwanted vibrations. Overall on the piste, for all turn shapes, it’s a ski that works really well. In the off piste it could cope with deeper snow, but felt less floaty and forgiving than other examples we had tried. This is a great ski, that would suit a wide range of skiers, that felt more bias towards piste performance.

Tester Comments

Lynn Mill
This ski would work best on piste for most abilities. It has great edge grip but lacks a bit of liveliness in deeper snow
Bella Seel
Felt like a full piste ski. Steered around the turn really well. Held an edge well and is reactive