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Whats the next step up from Salomon Twenty Twelves?

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5'9" - 180 lbs, Can be found in Big Cottonwood Canyon a couple days a week at Brighton /Solitude. My first Rocker skis that i'm currently riding are Salomon Twenty Twelves - 171's - first thing everyone should say is they are too short. I agree - thats why im looking at upgrading -   I do love the rocker in the tip and tail on these boards.

 

I should also note that for the deepest of powder days I ride Faction Royale 183's which are quickly becoming my favorite ski .

122 at the waist:

 

I would classify myself as a semi-agressive intermediate skier who loves to ski in the trees.

 

My question is what "full rocker" skis would be a great choice somewhere in the 180 length  - waist around 100 for Utah??

 

I've recently looked over the ATomic Blogs and Rocker2's (108s)

 

thanks for your input!!!

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Welcome to Epic. "Full rocker" = a single continuous curve from tip to tail. Far as I know, only the Volkls come with that. I think you mean, early rise in the front and back, with traditional camber underfoot, yes? If you loved the old Sollies you'll probably love the new ones. The 108's for sure, but the 100's are probably closer to the intent and spirit of the twenty twelves. Atomic Theory and Line Supernatural 100's are probably also worth a close look. 

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You seem to be describing the Völkl Gotamas to a "T". I love them in the next Canyon over, at both Alta and the Bird. They have been my go-to powder ski the last three seasons.
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Welcome to Epic. "Full rocker" = a single continuous curve from tip to tail. Far as I know, only the Volkls come with that. I think you mean, early rise in the front and back, with traditional camber underfoot, yes? If you loved the old Sollies you'll probably love the new ones. The 108's for sure, but the 100's are probably closer to the intent and spirit of the twenty twelves. Atomic Theory and Line Supernatural 100's are probably also worth a close look. 


I think Beyond is on track, thinking something in the Q series from Salomon  

I'll tag a few on the side of the page. 

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Originally Posted by beyond View Post

Welcome to Epic. "Full rocker" = a single continuous curve from tip to tail. Far as I know, only the Volkls come with that. I think you mean, early rise in the front and back, with traditional camber underfoot, yes? If you loved the old Sollies you'll probably love the new ones. The 108's for sure, but the 100's are probably closer to the intent and spirit of the twenty twelves. Atomic Theory and Line Supernatural 100's are probably also worth a close look. 

Rossi has a fully rockered ski(Slat?), as does Faction. And 4frnt has their Renegade/Hoji/Raven line, as well as the Devastator.

The Faction 2.0 and 3.0 might be worth a look depending on what width you want.
Edited by Caucasian Asian - 12/27/14 at 6:46am
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Salomon Rocker2 100. 

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Thanks for all the responses, definitely gave me some skis to research before i pull the trigger - Beyond was correct, rocker in tip and tail with camber underfoot . Bear with me with the technical lingo this is my first winter in Utah, and I am loving life!!!!...........leaning towards the Rocker 2's  -  the Twenty Twelves are real fun but not enough ski when things get steep . the Q series Salomons seem to have a pretty stiff tail compared to my Twenty Twelves wondering what the advantage of this is? or where these skis excel. time to research

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after reading countless reviews I decided on the Salomon Q98s - 180's - pick them up today - give them a test drive this weekend!! 

 

look like the perfect ski to add to the Quiver

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rocker2 100.

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definitely looked at the rocker2 100s - got into the Q98s for about half the price ( $300 for the skis, new ) so i went that direction .

 

after a long day in Big Cottonwood Canyon I quickly grew to love these skis  - really held an edge nicely, enough rocker in the tips to bust through most everything I encountered and absorb small bumps, Turns were a breeze.  a lot more control on the slopes than the 2012s

 

might have to wait a week or 2 before i get into anything really deep if the current forecast holds up , pray for powder!

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