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2009 Salomon Lord Ski

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Pros: Everything

Cons: Well Ice...but (ice, ice, ...what skis are good on ICE???

$300 for skis without binding...

Cant comment on durability because I havent had them long enough, and the only con is Ice but then again find me a ski thats good on ICE.

Overall excellent ski, 5* on all catagories and truly backs up all the hype and the awards. 210mm of rocker technology actually is noticeable (wasnt buying the whole idea at first buy I decided to buy them, and its all there and can feel it)

I have Marker Griffon Schizo bindings ($300), which allow me to move it either center, regular, or back depending on conditions, and found sweet spots for all conditions.

Park - (Center)
Hard Packs/ Groomer - (-1 from manufactures suggested mounting position)
Powder (+2 from manufactures suggested mounting position)

I have the option of moving it, but if you get a standard binding and have to mount it once, then I would
say the manufactures suggested mounting position is the way to go.

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Pros: Everythig

Cons: I dont get enough days on snow to use them

Absolutley love these skis I have yet to find somthing they can no do well no matter what the conditions. Great in the powder amazing on piste they have this weird fish hook finish to the carve, but I love them so much.

 

Probably going to pick up a pair of the Czars next year to compliment them Salomon have hit the jackpot with these

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Pros: Graphics, carving, cruising, busting crud and 6-10" of pow

Cons: That I didn't get these last year

Only skied these one day so far but have fallen in love with them. I was skiing Dynastar 69c 174 which I probably will use on groomed only snow or icy conditions but I will start with the Lords first.

 

After much research, including Epicski (http://www.epicski.com/products/) and Winter-Sports.com(http://www.winter-sports.com/EN/Skitests/index.php?anneetest=2008&category=frem), I bid on and bought a new pair of 2008-09 Salomon Lords (177 length still in the wrapper) for $275 on Ebay and had new Marker M 10.0 bindings put on($89 on Ebay)

 

I am 56, 5'10", 180lb, advanced skier who likes to warm up on blue groomed and ungroomed, switch to single black when I am warmed up and then go back to blue to finish the day when my my legs start complaining!

 

The day I skied was on Mt. Baker, 8" of new powder, 12" in the previous 24 hrs, snowing lightly through the morning and then heavily in the afternoon. Visibility was good part of the day and then challenging the rest. 

 

The Lords did everything I asked of them in these conditions and looked damn good doing it too. Slow, fast, cruising, moguls, groomed, crud, powder, these boards made everything seem easier and raised my level of confidence and fun exponentially! I thought the increased length might be detrimental but it wasn't, perhaps even better for higher speeds.

 

Am heading to Lake Tahoe the end of Feb. and hope to use these bad boys on Heavenly, Kirkwood and Squaw Valley. I'll check back to edit my review after this trip! Next week I'll be back on Baker and hopefully a day or two on Mission Ridge the weekend after that!

2009 Salomon Lord Ski
Description:

Salomon built the Lord Ski to rule equally well on deep powder days, crud days, and days when you fly down the steepest corduroy groomers at speeds that could melt the Gore-Tex off your jacket. With a midfat width and ample sidecut to really grip the groomers, you have all-mountain power at your fingertips. The Lord Ski isn t just for control freaks though; if you love playing in the powder like a puppy loves the dog pond, its rockered semi-twin tips and highly responsive wood core ensure you ll float through day after day of frivolity. Trust in the Lord for big-mountain stability in a full variety of conditions.

Details:
DetailValue
Lengths161cm, 169cm, 177cm, 185cm
Dimensions[161cm] 128 / 85 / 113mm; [169cm] 128 / 86 / 114mm; [177cm] 128 / 87 / 115mm; [185cm] 128 / 88 / 116mm
Turn Radius[161cm] 13.6m; [169cm] 15.4m; [177cm] 17.4m; [185cm] 19.5m
ConstructionEdgy Monocoque
Core MaterialFull wood core
TailRaised
Binding SystemNo
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended UseBig mountain, all-mountain skiing
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
Recommended BindingNo
Weight[Pair, 177cm] 10.13lb (4594g)
Binding Type
Model Year
Recommended Level
Recommended use
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
Color: Red/Black, Size: 185cm536254-185 cm801634248918
Color: Red/Black, Size: 177cm536254-177 cm801634248901
Color: Red/Black, Size: 169cm536254-169 cm801634248895
Color: Red/Black, Size: 161cm536254-161 cm
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