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Salomon Czar Skis 2012

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Salomon Czar Skis 2012: The Salomon Czar Skis are twin tip, performance powder ski combining rocker shape for floatation in powder with woodcore and normal camber under the foot for stability. It has a nice long sidecut for linking longer turns in the high alpine. For a more traditional feel around the mountain and float in the powder the Czar is the way to go.

Product Details

Shape

Powder Rocker is a very large, single rocker shape, used on wider powder skis to provide maximum flotation in the front part of the ski. Normal camber from the mid-foot back ensures stability. A 60% pressure zone when flat has a slight transition to a 75% pressure zone when on edge for maneuverability and stability at high speeds.

High Twin Tip tail to land big switch powder jumps

Construction

Edgy Monocoque offers precise edge grip, no excess material, and efficient energy transfer from the skier to the snow for freeskiing.

PULSE PAD is a layer of rubber along the edges and in certain zones of the ski for a smoother ride and improved ski-snow contact.

Wide Edges are thicker for increased durability and improved shock resistance.

Total Edge Reinforcement has a fiber directly on the edges providing edge stiffness for improved durability and grip.

Flex

Full Woodcore from tip to tail offers optimum stability on snow and powerful rebound, which maximizes ski/snow contact and filters vibrations.

Double Monocoque is a double layer of fibers for maximum response and edge grip.

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width that is equal to the ski waist width and at most 15 mm wider.

Specs

  • Terrain: Big Mountain, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Warranty: 1 Year (2 Years with Salomon Bindings)
Size (cm) 166 174 182 190
Tip Width (mm) 125 128 131 133
Waist Width (mm) 105 108 111 114
Tail Width (mm) 115 118 121 123
Turning Radius (m) 38.3 40 44.7 54.9
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 2020 2120 2220 2318

Reviews

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Salomon Czar Skis 2012
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great flotation (8)
  • Durable (7)
  • Smooth ride (7)
  • Good carving ability (5)
  • Good grip (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (9)
  • Groomed terrain (5)
  • Downhill (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Ski, brilliant, all around ski

I skied this for five days straight on piste at Jackson and Targhee in a huge variety of snow conditions (Temps hit 48 one day and it was lke srping at Jackson). I...Read complete review

I skied this for five days straight on piste at Jackson and Targhee in a huge variety of snow conditions (Temps hit 48 one day and it was lke srping at Jackson). I have the 174cm am 5'8" 205 lbs. I'm 50 and a former professional patroller. I'm not a all day charger but I have my moments and have a large inventory of turns. I mounted 22 Designs VICE on these for resort skiing. These were to be my "fat" big mountain skis and I found they are well suited to the task. With the camber underfoot and the rocker tip it is easy to change how this ski skis. You can take it from a smeary rocker ski to a good grippy carver. I ski 80% parallel turns to tele-turn, often mixing turns. I found this ski to be one of the best to do parallel with tele mounts. By pressuring forward and and rolling to center foot the underfoot camber engages and carves really nice. On day old tracked pow, it blasts through with nice medium radius turns. Tele turns like a short stance and and equal balance, once you get the feel it makes a good tele-turner. I mounted on the back line boot center and it worked well. On fresh pow it is really dreamy and smooth. I totally love this ski. If you know how to edge and make a variety of turns in all conditions this ski is for you. From tree pow to open bowl spring like steep moguls I totally dug these skis. Everything I asked these skis to do...they did remarkably well on soft and hard groomed, old set pow, wet mash and fresh...I think it is a great ski to travel with as it can do pretty much anything.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

over view

i had these skis for a year and i skied them hard. besides the huge turning radius i think it is 43 meters this is a fun ski. it floats really well in powder...Read complete review

i had these skis for a year and i skied them hard. besides the huge turning radius i think it is 43 meters this is a fun ski. it floats really well in powder and is solid on big airs over all it is a fun ski.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best of the best!

By 

from Montrose CO

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Carving Ability
  • Great Flotation
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Groomed Terrain
  • Powder Skiing
  • Telemarking

Comments about Salomon Czar Skis 2012:

I have been wanting these skis for years now and finally got them and it was worth every bit of money i spent! They are great for all mountain and bomb proof in the powder. Great buy and well worth it!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Live like a Czar!

By 

from Seattle, WA

About Me Expert

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Grip
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Competition
    • Crud
    • Downhill
    • Groomed Terrain
    • Powder Skiing
    • Touring

    Comments about Salomon Czar Skis 2012:

    This ski crushes any soft snow conditions. It really likes to run, huge turns, big bowls etc.. but if you need to scrub speed it can be nimble, thanks to the ample tip Rocker.

    Handles any off piste conditions I have thrown at it, and is even fun on the groomers laying down deep train tracks on the way back to the lift with that flat tail.

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    • No

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great powder skis

    By 

    from Fort Worth Tx

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Carving Ability
    • Great Flotation
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Salomon Czar Skis 2012:

      These skis are great in the powder, and surprisingly good on groomers. I wouldn't call them an all mountain ski. I found it necessary to play on the whole mountain with them and had good responsiveness in all conditions. The tips would chatter a bit at high speed due to the rocker tips. I am very pleased with my Salomon Czars.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Versatile powstix for range of abilities

      By 

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Grip
      • Great Flotation
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

      • Flimsy Top Sheet
      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Groomed Terrain
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Salomon Czar Skis 2012:

      I had not update my ski technology in about 7 years. These skis are a great place to start. I am a fairly agressive inteermediate rider and I am able to control them even as a slight lady. They ae amazing and float through powder and are still easy to control on groomer days too. I can tell just from the past month of riding them that they have so much to teach me and are pushing me to be a better rider. Highly reccomend them or men or women. Great powder ski that can ride all mountain. Only con is the top sheet was starting to get shredded after one use.

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      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Reliable Soft Snow Ski

      By 

      from Reno, NV

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Grip
      • Great Flotation

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Groomed Terrain
        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about Salomon Czar Skis 2012:

        These skis are incredible in powder and soft snow. They have a TON of rocker up front. The early rise starts almost at the front edge of the bindings (Salomon Z12 bindings). They perform well on groomed terrain and packed snow. At high speeds on harder snow the tips can slap quite a bit. But if you're not bothered by the tips flapping, these are a reliable variable snow ski. Not as turny as I like, due to the camber in the tail (ever since I got on a pair of full rocker skis, I really prefer that shape). You really have to stay out of the back seat on these skis, otherwise there's just not much edge engaged and they're not stable. Great quality and good look from Salomon. Thumbs up, overall!

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        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Ski, brilliant, all around ski

        By 

        from WI, WY

        About Me Expert

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Carving Ability
        • Good Grip
        • Great Flotation
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Big Turns
          • Bustup Crud Old Pow
          • Charging
          • Cruise The Groomers
          • POW
          • Quiver Of One
          • Technical Descents

          Comments about Salomon Czar Skis 2012:

          I skied this for five days straight on piste at Jackson and Targhee in a huge variety of snow conditions (Temps hit 48 one day and it was lke srping at Jackson). I have the 174cm am 5'8" 205 lbs. I'm 50 and a former professional patroller. I'm not a all day charger but I have my moments and have a large inventory of turns. I mounted 22 Designs VICE on these for resort skiing. These were to be my "fat" big mountain skis and I found they are well suited to the task. With the camber underfoot and the rocker tip it is easy to change how this ski skis. You can take it from a smeary rocker ski to a good grippy carver. I ski 80% parallel turns to tele-turn, often mixing turns. I found this ski to be one of the best to do parallel with tele mounts. By pressuring forward and and rolling to center foot the underfoot camber engages and carves really nice. On day old tracked pow, it blasts through with nice medium radius turns. Tele turns like a short stance and and equal balance, once you get the feel it makes a good tele-turner. I mounted on the back line boot center and it worked well. On fresh pow it is really dreamy and smooth. I totally love this ski. If you know how to edge and make a variety of turns in all conditions this ski is for you. From tree pow to open bowl spring like steep moguls I totally dug these skis. Everything I asked these skis to do...they did remarkably well on soft and hard groomed, old set pow, wet mash and fresh...I think it is a great ski to travel with as it can do pretty much anything.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Ski

          By 

          from Salt Lake City, Utah

          About Me Expert

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Carving Ability
          • Great Flotation
          • Smooth Ride

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backcountry
            • Downhill
            • Powder Skiing

            Comments about Salomon Czar Skis 2012:

            They are great skis. I have had lots of fun with them. They are great in the powder and everywhere else. I have done some backcountry skiing with them and they were really responsive in the deep powder.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Look and feel great

            By 

            from Summit county

            About Me Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Flotation
            • Smooth Ride

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Powder Skiing

              Comments about Salomon Czar Skis 2012:

              Great skis just need now pow days

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              over view

              By 

              from sunvalley

              About Me Expert

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Scratch Resistant

              Cons

              • Huge Turning Radius

              Best Uses

              • Downhill
              • Powder Skiing

              Comments about Salomon Czar Skis 2012:

              i had these skis for a year and i skied them hard. besides the huge turning radius i think it is 43 meters this is a fun ski. it floats really well in powder and is solid on big airs over all it is a fun ski.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              best bang for the buck

              By 

              from gunnison, co

              About Me Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Carving Ability
              • Good Grip
              • Smooth Ride

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Groomed Terrain
                • Moguls
                • Powder Skiing

                Comments about Salomon Czar Skis 2012:

                great deal on these skis excellent product and excellent deliveryservice thanks evo

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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