Salomon Scarlet (2009)
Skiing Wasatch powder is hard work. But with the Scarlet underfoot, our testers don't have much leverage for a raise. The only winning foam-core ski, the Scarlet is the antidote for quad burn. It whizzed through powder and trees with the grace and whimsy of a butterfly but busted through chop like a ski twice its weight. But being playful has its faults: This ski gets flighty speeding down groomers. "Light and fun. I didn't have to overwork it," said Stokes.
The flirtatious: It likes to keep things light.
Birds of Prey downhillers
|Rating: Powder Performance||3.38 / 5|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||2.93 / 5|
|Rating: Long Turns||2.93 / 5|
|Rating: Medium Turns||3.12 / 5|
|Rating: Short Turns||3.30 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||3.12 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||3.23 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||3.68 / 5|
|Rating: Corduroy Performance||3.23 / 5|
|Rating: Moguls Performance||3.30 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||2.93 / 5|
|Rating: Quickness/Bumps||3.30 / 5|