Salomon rep Brian Crespo was at Alpine Accessories Ski and Snowboard Shop to update our sales staff on the new line of Salomon Skis and Ski Boots.
The 2011-2012 Salomon BBR 8.9 Ski is the shape of the future for skiing. The new patented ultra wide V shape was designed by and named after former surfer Bertrand Kraft (aka Beber, aka BBR). Beber who also was responsible for the Pocket Rocket and X-Scream skis wanted a ski that makes you feel like you are surfing, said Crespo. The graphics have a surfboard look with a cambered full bamboo wood core, vertical sidewalls and an oversized pulse pad dampening system. The all mountain 50% groomed, 50% ungroomed ski has dimensions 147/89/110 in a 176cm ski with a 12.5 radius.
Alpine Accessories test team tested this ski at Winter Park Demo days. The test team concurred this would be a ski for soft snow, powder and ungroomed terrain.