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  1. #1
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    Arrow New concept: Salomon BBR

    Salomon introduces a new one ski quiver ski: The BBR. Said to be designed by Bertrand Krafft, the shaper behind the XScream Series and the Pocket Rocket.



    MikeD tweeted about it yesterday. Read more here:
    http://www.skinet.com/skiing/article...ounces-new-bbr

    What do you think?

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    I looked at a pair today. The proof is in the skiing - which I have not done - but in this day of fatter modern rockered ski design I find it hard to take this thing seriously. Seems like a nonsense marketing design to me.

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    Saw this at Vail Sports the other day. Looks pretty small actually. And stiff.

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    looks skinny with too much sidecut.
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    Hahaaa!!


    me think ski funny!!!
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    Matching anal beads included for free!!!
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    Looks like Salomon has been hanging out with Atomic a bit too long - I spy the next Metron.

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    ^^^No shit. I was thinking that as well. Can't wait to see a bunch of ski instructors rocking these.
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    Looks like a bad flashback to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by rludes025 View Post
    Looks like a bad flashback to me
    But according to the marketing spew on the display stand it has a patented shape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindrift View Post
    But according to the marketing spew on the display stand it has a patented shape!
    Add a pintail to an SCX and pantent that shit boys. I gonna sell a million of these things over on Epic. [/Bertrand Krafft thought]
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    I think this ski is this kids pro model, or something like that:
    now a complete tool

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    hopefully this ski won't snap in two or have its edges pull out during at turn like some other recent Salomon product
    For sure, you have to be lost to find a place that can't be found, elseways everyone would know where it was

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    I just found this: The BBR (Dimensions 147-88-102, Lengths 166/176/186)

    May not be so bad. It has a good allround width and a pintail. It may blend the ride characteristics of a S7 type ski (which also has tons of sidecut) with a waist width for when there's no new snow.

    But who knows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by D(C) View Post
    I just found this: The BBR (Dimensions 147-88-102, Lengths 166/176/186)
    That thing has a tip as wide as a s7 with an 88 waist..... I will let you try them

    Soft snow slalom turns yeah...
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    what's that, a 1/2 m turn radius? Fuck solly.
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    Looks like the perfect dimensions........for a ski that doesn't work well anywhere.

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    Looks like a skinny Shaman. Similar sidecut, 160-110-130.


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    This is ridiculous! I can't wait to demo some... Doubt I'll ever buy something that skinny again but hey, with those dim's, it'd be one funnnn ride! hahaha

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    I'm gonna demo them for kicks - Footloose at Mammoth has a single ski standing on a display - and they claim they'll have some for demo by Christmas. Sounds to me like a lame marketing stunt is being pulled as well - supposedly only 80 pairs being shipped to the entire U.S. this season. Some kind of crap to create artificial scarcity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasatchback View Post
    Yes, better is what I meant. I've got a friend who's a buyer at a shop and he told me that that there's something pretty new and innovative coming out from a brand next year but he wouldn't tell me who it was or what exactly it was. He said it would totally revolutionize rocker construction... Hopefully I'll find out soon
    Maybe this is it? Looks like utter and total marketing drivel to me.
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    Hahaha those are fugly! Even the topsheet is insanely ugly. "Yeh brah lets kinda make the tips look like a surfboard but the rest kinda likes skis yeah man bamboo totally awesome yeah dude look ima call the the office right away yeah man super nice new protos sweet yeah dude working on the design few winters yeah man totally revolutionary yeah dude skis like nothing else totally man these are siick man"

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    Sounds like the same idea as the Zag Gold (140-93-112). I think the Zag 84 worked pretty well (134-84-113) for cruising around as long as you didn't go too fast and it's definitely fun. I tried the Zag Gold which stiffened up a bit and got fatter and it lost all of the fun of the 84 w/out adding any performance.

    Oh, and Zag did tip rocker long before anyone else.
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    I saw these at Sunday Riv and then at Killington. Looks like an interested design. When I saw it the first thing I thought was "holy shit this looks like a combo of a surf board, water ski and freaky powder slalom ski."

    I saw a guy skiing them at Killington, he looked a douchey shop rat who couldn't be bothered.

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    knowing Solly... they are going to put a recommended mounting line then recommend that people mount +4 from the line.
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