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Salomon Geisha Skis - Women's 2012

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Salomon Geisha Skis - Women's 2012: The Salomon Geisha Skis are an everyday twin tip freeride ski designed for aggressive women skiers. With a rockered tip and 97mm in the waist, it’s got great floatation in powder, but also transitions really well into carving. You can take it in the trees, in the bumps, the backcountry, steeps and bowls, and everywhere on piste and be really happy with this ski. Its also has a bamboo layer and full wood core, which make it really nimble and lively.

Product Details

Shape

All Terrain Rocker shape in the tip area, with a medium length and low height, enables maximum terrain absorption and easy, progressive turn initiation, without sacrificing stability. An 80% pressure zone when flat precisely transitions to a 95% pressure zone when on edge for performance and precision on all conditions.

Semi Twin Tip tail increases the snow contact and stability at high speeds.

Construction

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

Basalt layer provides outstanding dampening and vibration resistance.

Edge Armor incorporates an extremely durable polyethylene fiber cord cross-laced between the edges of the skis to increase the edge strength for less edge depression and wrenching.

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.

Bamboo layer is light and strong and provides liveliness edge to edge.

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: All-Mountain, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Core/Laminates: Bamboo, Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Warranty: 1 Year (2 Years with Salomon Bindings)
Size (cm) 153 164 173
Tip Width (mm) 124 126 128
Waist Width (mm) 95 97 99
Tail Width (mm) 114 116 118
Turning Radius (m) 18.5 20.6 23.1
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1640 1852 1944

Reviews

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Salomon Geisha Skis - Women's 2012
 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great flotation (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

All-mountain but skewed toward powder

By 

from SLC

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Great Flotation
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

  • Poor Grip

Best Uses

  • Downhill
  • Powder Skiing

Comments about Salomon Geisha Skis - Women's 2012:

I've learned that 'all-mountain' means a ski that CAN handle all conditions; one that leans either toward powder or ice but can handle the extremes only reluctantly. So although I find the Geisha to be fun on non-icy piste, skiable with touch and skill on ice but not with grace, and real fun in powder, perhaps even great (I never got into the deep stuff--maybe this year, if there is any).

My conclusion is that the Geisha is generally a good one-ski quiver in Utah, but even here I'd pair it with a snow-drought-leaning all-mountain ski because January and early February conditions are so variable. For that reason, I plan to buy Kenjas this year because they can handle powder but don't love it, are great on soft or powdery piste and firmly-packed powder, and grip and turn nicely in icy or mixed snow.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not inspired by the Geisha

By 

from Seattle, WA

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Comments about Salomon Geisha Skis - Women's 2012:

To be honest, I didn’t enjoy the Geisha as much as I thought I would. Without a doubt, Salomon has been a favorite amongst skiers, but the Geisha lacked some personality. I’m 5’4”, 105 pounds and found this ski to be a bit too stiff. The Geisha is definitely Salomon’s powder ski for the ladies, and the conditions in which I tested the ski in were anything but soft snow. I would like to give the Geisha another try in the setting that it’s meant to be skied in. Regardless, whether it is an epic pow day or not, I like to ride a ski that will be efficient and fun in most conditions.

 
5.0

awesome skis

By 

from seattle, wa

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Carving Ability
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Groomed Terrain
    • Moguls
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Salomon Geisha Skis - Women's 2012:

    great all-mountain ski, I was very impressed with how easy they are to ski on!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    solomon geisha

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    from bellingham wa

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    Pros

    • Great Flotation
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Salomon Geisha Skis - Women's 2012:

      great ski for light weight skier, skis more like expert ski, turns on a dime on groomers, floats in powder, do not sit back, not most forgiving ski around, despite good flex

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      • No
       
      3.0

      Not a one ski quiver

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      from Denver, CO

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      Pros

      • Great Flotation
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Grip

      Best Uses

      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Salomon Geisha Skis - Women's 2012:

      Didn't enjoy this ski as much as I thought I would - I prefered the Rossi S3's I demo'd much more. Floats well in powder, but that's about all the goodness. Very poor edge grip - the hardpack was frustrating to ski. This ski wants to be pointed down the mountain, so I've had a little more fun just letting it fly. I don't feel like the ride is as smooth as it should be for a ski this width (on the crud), though. Definitely not a do-it-all ski.

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      • No
       
      4.0

      The "Ski It All" Ski

      By 

      from Stevens Pass

      Comments about Salomon Geisha Skis - Women's 2012:

      It's a "Do everything if you can only have one ski and like off piste" ski. Not "excellent" or "best" at any particular thing BUT above average on everything except probably solid ice. Turns well but not effortless, but also is reliably stable.

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