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2012 Salomon BBR 8.9


Pros: Does it all!

Cons: Nothing but the cosmetics!

As the 2015-season has progressed, Wachusett has developed these seldom [ie.rare] accumulations of unusual 'non-groomed stuff' -- powder.  I found the need/want for a ski that would handle more float and deliver a shorter turn radius than my Kastle/LX82-82/172(16.0). I spoke with our Salomon-rep who has been 'more than vocal' about the BBR's overall capabilities.


So, I bought the 8.9 version ... 147-88-110/176(12.5) ... online for $300. Although it may be a little late, after bilateral knee replacement surgeries, I've been using the KneeBindings -- (Core) on this pair. 


From day-1, the most fun I've had in a long, long time!  It has great flotation in the soft snow and crud; the full wood-core absorbs the terrain; the narrow tail and short radius make for quick edge-to-edge turns.  And, it's stable at speed.  As I look back over the seasons, the BBR is about as close to a one ski quiver as I have ever skied. To date, it's great in all conditions -- from the Wachusett groomers, to the 'hard-pack' (it's only 'icy' if you can see your reflection),  to the 'frozen, snow-cone' bumps, to this 'non-groomed stuff.'  Although it may be 'ugly' in appearance, it's versatility [easy turn initiation, quick transitions, strong grip, greater float] makes it the 'best, all-conditions' ski I've ever used.


Find it.  Buy it. You'll love it.

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2012 Salomon BBR 8.9

Totally new design in sidecut and shape technology, the BBR has an oversized, surfboard shaped tip for floatation in soft snow and terrain absorption, combined with a narrow tail and short radius sidecut for quick, precise carving on piste.

Lengths166, 176, 186
Dimensions89mm under foot
Turn Radius
Core Materialwood, sandwich sidewall
Binding System
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended Binding
Recommended useOff-piste
Binding TypeFlat
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Model Year2012
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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