2015 Salomon Sneak Peek
2015 Salomon Sneak Peek
By evo staff, Seattle, WA: Everyone wants one ski, binding, and boot to do it all. Well with today’s standard for downhill performance and the growing popularity of uphill efficiency, the demands of a single-quiver package are the highest they’ve ever been. Salomon remains at the forefront of all-mountain full-mountain skiing. Check out evo’s sneak peek and see why 2015 Salomon is just that much better.
There has been a lot of excitement about the new Lab skis, and justly so! The all new Q BC Lab is the ultimate in versatility. The ultra-light CFX Superfiber reinforcement on a full wood core makes this 1.8 kg ski light enough for all day touring, but stable and responsive enough to charge with the best of them, all on a 114 mm-waisted chassis. The Q-Lab has the guts of a Lab race ski, built on a rockered lightweight freeride platform. This is the ski that the Salomon Freeride Team and shop techs around the world drool over.Rocker2 122, Rocker2 108, Rocker2 100, Rockette" class="wp-image-25992 size-full post-image" src="https://culture.evo.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/DSCN64191.jpg" alt="Salomon Rocket2" width="587" height="440" />
Wait is that the Pocket Rocket? Nope it’s the all-new Rocker2 100. This twin-rockered, full sandwich core ski is equally at home running park laps as it is playing in the powder. And for the true park and even competition-focused skiers, the NFX Lab has the same bomber durability and powerful construction as what you have seen Salomon pros hold up on podiums all over the globe.
When it comes to bindings, Salomon’s got you protected with a Multi Norm Certified (MNC) alpine touring binding, the Guardian, and the all new MNC downhill binding, the Warden. Both of these bindings accommodate Alpine soles, Salomon’s WTR soles, and Touring soles. Now you can use one pair of boots for all your skis. Of course, you will need to find that one boot to do it all…
Lucky for you, Salomon now has an array of Alpine boots with touring capabilities and touring boots that perform well downhill. With both the Quest Max line (98 mm expandable last) and the Quest Pro line (100 mm expandable last) you get total downhill performance with Salomon’s full Custom Shell for superior customization with Hike & Ride mode and the ability to switch out the soles for touring soles with tech inserts. For those seeking something even lighter and lower profile, the Quest Max BC 120 (98 mm last) and Quest Max TR 110 (100 mm last) are the perfect tool that will still handle the steeps once you’ve earned them. These come with full touring soles on them.