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Salomon Scrambler Hot Pilots

post #1 of 14
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I am considering ----Salomon Scrambler Hot pockets with S912 Ti Bindings

49 years old 6'1" 210 pounds very active (bicycle 5,000+ miles per year)

Currently skiing Rossignol Rebels 184 cm

Ski blues - easier blacks

Ski 11 - 15 days a year ( go easy I live in FL)
(half of it out west and half in the Adirondaks)

I have good boots already and want a slightly shorter ski that is good for all mountain skiing

Saw the Salomons with bindings for $695 wondered what you folks knew or thouhgt of them .....

I am also open to suggestions of other ski/binding combos

thanks

Mike
post #2 of 14
Not a fan of the new Sollies.

I like the M11 B5, Ac4, Recon over that choice.
post #3 of 14
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Salomon Scrambler Hot Pilot

Salomon Scrambler Hot Pilot sorry mistyped
post #4 of 14
Wasn't this ski discontinued?
post #5 of 14
$700 for a year old ski that was universally panned is a pretty bad deal. You could get a brand new pair of 06-07 K2 Public Enemies with 912Tis for less than that.
post #6 of 14
I weigh a lot more than you do and was able to ski the Salomon Scrambler Hot well on much harder snow than the reviews would have indicated. I was very pleasantly surprsed when I skied this ski, and it is the only ski I have skied which far exceeded its write-ups in the ski magazines. I usuall find results very close to magazine results when I demo, but this ski was an exception. I think that part of it is that Salomons have a slightly different feel from other skis, and feel softer while having pretty good torsional resistance. I passed on an opportunity to buy this ski at a great price before I demoed it, and really regret missing the opportunity. The price seems a little high though. Shop around and see if you can do better.
post #7 of 14
I totally enjoyed this ski. I am 6'2" 200lbs level 8 skiier. I found it a super versatile ski that definetly performed better then many reviews gave it. If you want a deal better then the $695, I have my pair for sale. They were skied 4 days and are in exc cond. $450US shipped.
post #8 of 14
Mike:

The Scrambler Hot is not a ski that appeals to those who prefer a heavy or stiff ski. OTH you are coming off of a mid level ski, and the SH is going to be a big step up without pushing you too hard. I think it's a good choice.

Here is a more complete review. This links to a commercial site and I have a few still available. There are also reviews of about 50 other models.

http://shop.sierrasnowboard.com/browse.cfm/4,2132.htm

SJ
post #9 of 14
I'm 5'8" 200 lbs and in good shape and really like the Scrambler 8. I would have bought the Hot if I had'nt got such a good deal on the 8's. I paid $500 bucks for them last year. You should be able to get them cheaper than $695. I just checked Gear direct they have them for $599 in all the legnths they had available.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post
Mike:

The Scrambler Hot is not a ski that appeals to those who prefer a heavy or stiff ski. OTH you are coming off of a mid level ski, and the SH is going to be a big step up without pushing you too hard. I think it's a good choice.

Here is a more complete review. This links to a commercial site and I have a few still available. There are also reviews of about 50 other models.

http://shop.sierrasnowboard.com/browse.cfm/4,2132.htm

SJ
While I happen to agree with your conclusion about the Salomons, getting a ski recomendation from someone selling that ski violates my first rule of economic analysis: Never ask the barber whether you need a haircut.
post #11 of 14
I have a pair of these skis (166 cm) and I love them. I am 5 ft. 7 in. and 165 lbs. These skis can do everything-- they are really fun and I highly recommend getting them.
post #12 of 14
There are a pair on eBay right now in 175cm with 912 Ti binders.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Salomon-Scream-1...QQcmdZViewItem

Current bid is $230 and ending in 5+ hours.
post #13 of 14
Gotta disagree about buying the Hots or Screams. First, not very good prices for almost two year old skis. Second, I owned 03-04 Scream Series (not Pilots), they were just OK; friend who sounds about your level (6-7), weighs 180, has the Hots with the Pilot system, says they're not all that great if you push them at all - vague edge feel, twitchy at speed, bouncy in crud. If you're looking at Sollies, why not go for the 06-07 models, which nearly everyone agrees are a BIG improvement? You can probably find a Tornado or Blast at the big web stores or eBay for a decent price. Don't get stuck with a mediocre design that never sold well (which is why it's so easy to find the 05-06's for sale).
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Originally Posted by MikeC View Post
There are a pair on eBay right now in 175cm with 912 Ti binders.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Salomon-Scream-1...QQcmdZViewItem

Current bid is $230 and ending in 5+ hours.
These are not the Scramblers, they are the Screams
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