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Matching skis, bindings, lace-tie plastic boots (Salomon)

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Anyone every see this setup?

Skis, bindings and boots with pull-up laced plastic boots, all in matching color, kinda of an olive green and drab orange. Just a bit of a turned up tail but not really a twin tip. It's got a Salomon logo on the ski but it took me a while looking at them even to find it.

I think this is some kind of cheap rental system design to look freestyle.

I have a teen student in my group with these things and I'm wondering whether they affect his skiing at all.

Anyone know anything about this setup?
post #2 of 17
pics? it soudns pretty interesting, but pretty cheap too
post #3 of 17
It's called e2 / Snowtrip. Search on "easy enduro".

The binding is essentially a modified Quadrax that accepts a walking tread sole and is pre-mounted to the ski.

Skis are wood-core cap 115/64/96 in three shortish lengths.
post #4 of 17
comprex: maybe a verse?

No idea. low end what ever it is....
post #5 of 17
Looked kinda low-end Streetracerish.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
comprex: maybe a verse?
Oh, you meant the Verse -boot-. Yeah, with walking lugs.
post #7 of 17
I saw quite a few of them last year at 7 Springs. I think I've only seen one this year so far. Never paid much attention as they clearly were a low end beginner set up. I assumed they came from a box store like Dick's or something.

If figured it was affordable and got people out trying the sport, having fun, what's the problem? The boot was interesting for sure.
post #8 of 17
No problem.

Ironically, with a bit of a skin this could be a teenage shuffle-touring rig.
post #9 of 17
Did the boot resemble the old Salomon Ellipse line?


Probably one of the best low-end boots ever made, due to the lace-up liner, upright stance, and extremely smooth flex for a $300 boot.
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
No, the boot is shaped very much like a soft snowboard boot but is hard plastic with a laced up closure.
post #11 of 17

The ones I've been talking about are on the right.



The Salomon Verse lace-up boots with the regular alpine sole (not the e2) were a bit more common as rentals perhaps:

post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
Yeah, they look like that. I looked more closely and they have "snow trip" on the tail. And they say in small print "by salomon". They don't have the regular Salomon logo on them. I guess salomon doesn't want to be too associated. I found out that there a rental from a major northeast ski shop chain.
post #13 of 17
Funny how much that lace up ski boot resembles Salomon's lace up rollerblades...
post #14 of 17
I rode up the gondola at Gore on Tuesday with a guy that had those boots. He loved them....he was probably 70 and was wearing padded stretch pants. Gore skiers are not big on fashion or current gear.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Phlogiston View Post
Funny how much that lace up ski boot resembles Salomon's lace up rollerblades...
Heh. I -hope- it's more durable than those.
post #16 of 17
Had to pipe in here....I think I know where all these are coming from in the Northeast at least!

I was at Ski Market in Boston this week to get bindings mounted (thanks to their 48hr turnaround) and while in line at the tuning counter, I noticed that these are what their entire adult ski rental fleet is made up of! They have decent rates, including the $50 pick up Friday, drop off Monday deal, so I can bet that's how a LOT of people are ending up with them.

I wanted to ask about them, and why they carry them, but I was there at close...
post #17 of 17
Why they carry them is easy- deep, deep discounts on huge quantities of complete packages make it easy for a shop to turn over their rental inventory every 3 or 4 years.
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