Pros: Fun, fun and still fun
Cons: The ski equivalent of a moped, sure its fun, but do you want your friends to see you on it?
Where to start with the BBR? First consider the brand..Salomon and the innovation that have brought to the industry. The BBR is about as close to a one ski quiver as I have ever skied, it is very good in almost every condition from firm snow, to groomers, to bumps to powder. While there are many skis that excel in any of those particular conditions, there are none that to them all with the ease that the BBR does. This is the about the easiest ski I have ever skied with this amount of versatility. If you are someone who has a quiver, no this isn't the ski for you. But if you are a terminal intermediate/advanced skier and just are out on perfect days and the mostly are pretty chill on the hill, the BBR should be on your demo list. If you need ONE ski to travel west with, the BBR should be on your demo list.
Other skis in segment: None.
Length Tested: 186
Dimensions/Turn Radius: 89 underfoot, disregard dimensions with this ski
Camber: Traditional, Early Rise, Other
Binding: Demo or Suggested
Mount point: Suggested or Other
Environment & Conditions:
Location of Test: Aspen, Northstar
Number of Runs: 10+
Snow Conditions: Everything
Demo or Own: Demo
Height/Weight: 5'10" 185lb
Ski Days/Season: 40-60
Years Skiing: 35
Aggressiveness: Moderate (Finesse)
Current Quiver: 12 Blizzard Bonafide, 12 DPS 112RP Pure, 12 Kastle MX88
Home Area: Squaw & Northstar
Preferred Terrain: bumps, off-piste, trees