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Salomon MTN Lab Review

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Salomon continues its quest to transform itself into a major Backcountry/Freeride force with its new, tech-compatible MTN Lab ski boot. As you might expect from a (more)

Salomon X Ultra Mid

Salomon X Ultra Mid

Salomon is well known for cutting-edge trail runners, but can they make a Mid? Yes—and it's a good one. The X Ultra Mid GTX is rugged, stable, and very light. I admit I (more)

Salomon X-Race

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Not one ski but several, Salomon's X-Race varies its sidecut radius by length, allowing skiers to match the ski to their preferred turn shape. So for example if you pick the (more)

Salomon Rocker 2 108

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Salomon's Rocker 2 108 returns for the 2013-2014 season as your go-to "everyday powder ski," replacing Salmon's excellent but highly specialized Czar. Compared to the Czar, we (more)

Salomon Speedcross 3

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Salomon inarguably makes some of the most popular trail running shoes on the planet, but for my taste their lasts have tended to offer too much rigidity and/or support. (more)

Salomon Enduro XT 800

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Salomon's Enduro XT800 is another one of those carving-oriented All-Mountain skis that finds itself reclassified by today's standards as strictly a frontside carver. Yes, the (more)

Salomon Shogun

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Salomon's Shogun moves away (slightly) from the powder specialization of big-brother Czar toward a more classic all-mountain design, modernized with just a touch of rocker. (more)

Salomon Czar

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Salomon's damp-and-quick Czar delivers a powder ride so irresistibly smooth just one run might well turn you into a wandering deep snow nomad for life. So I warn you now: if (more)

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