The New Salomon S/Force 11 surprised everyone with its manoeuvrability and ease of management. The French manufacturer proposes it for medium and low technical levels and it is perfectly adapted to this type of user: it is "manoeuvrable and very intuitive," says Riccardo Giacomel. Skiers who are learning, who are a bit fearful and haven't yet learned cut handling, will be able to appreciate the great ease of this ski at low speed (Alex Favaro), in short curves and also on choppy snow and on snowbanks (Giovanni Manfrini). In these situations, it is the ideal ski for beginners to progress beyond a beginner ski, but you mustn't push its structure too far. In fact, the waist is quite wide and if you increase the pace, the ski becomes a little slow changing edges (Stefano Belingheri) and begins to vibrate excessively (Giordano Magri). This ski is recommended for those who want to buy a model that doesn't prevent them from progressing but is "very manoeuvrable at the speed for which it was designed" (Giordano Magri). It is "easy in cut handling" (Alex Favaro). Not to mention that if you're feeling bold to go fast or on steep slopes, it loses progressivity and stability (Alex Favaro).
- Benchmark ski review in Italy
- Reviewers have good technical level
- Strict methodology
- Numerous skis reviewed
- Launched in 2007