Snow conditions are always changing, so you need some skis that will tackle them all. The Salomon BBR 8.9 Skis have wide, surf-like tips that were made to float over pow but are also shaped to reduce pesky chatter that happens when you speed down groomers. The narrow waist is made to allow for tight turns and grippiness on firm snow, so you can keep up your speed and quickly avoid any hard-to-see obstacles. The polyethylene fiber edge reinforcement is made to withstand a few good beatings, so no need to be gentle, shred your heart out!
Tip Rocker / Camber
Wide, surf-board inspired tips feature a very low profile rise that floats in powder and smooths out the ride in rough terrain
Pintail releases out of turns easily and enhances control
Relatively narrow waist offers a tight turning radius and enhances grip on firm snow
Full Wood Core Delivers direct transmission of power with precision and efficiency
Sandwich Sidewalls Offer extremely smooth ski-to-snow contact and high adaptation to any terrain
Total edge reinforcement
Strong polyethylene fiber threaded between the edges of the ski increases edge strength to withstand big impacts
Elastomer inserts placed over the front of the skis absorb vibrations, resulting in a smooth ride that softens ski-to-snow contact
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
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Comments about Salomon BBR 8.9 Skis 2012:
By mounting Head RailFlex bindings I'm able to find the sweet spot of the ski, which for me, was 2.5cm behind the ski's center mark! The ski was ok at the center mark but when I shift back it becomes almost the perfect ski. Fast, stable, carves even on ice, and makes most out of the pateneted V-side cut!!