Salomon Lord Skis Review

February 4, 2009 at 10:09 am 6 comments


All Mountain, Advanced Skis

What I say about them

These skis had a lot to live up to, they have been voted Fall line skis of the year, so I was expecting alot. The previous Lord skis I have ridden were foam core so they started to go a bit soft after a while, making them a bit of a flash in the pan ski. However they are now made with wood cores (finally) and keep thier perfomance. So first impressions were good.

On Piste

On the goomers, or piste if you will they did the business, allowing me to both carve and turn quickly, which is no mean feat for an all mountain ski, as winder skis usually make going edge to edge much harder. So it was a good start for them.

Off Piste

Ok lets see how you guys handle a bit of off piste, deep down I was hoping they would just sink and make it really hard work, but oh no due to thier long nose and rocker technology (where the nose and tip acutually bend up upwards!) and width they just floated through the powder. Damn them.

I really wanted to hate these skis, like the athelete who always wins,  you want to hate them, but actually you can’t help but love them. Well done Salomon.

I give these 4 out of 5 (They would of got 5 if they hadn’t won ski of the year)


What They Say

“The everyday big mountain ski for dedicated riders seeking floatation in powder and strong edge grip on groomers”.

  • Flotation in powder
  • Strong edge grip in groomers
  • Stability at high speeds

Who Stocks Them

Two Seasons – Lord Skis


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kim Mathers  |  February 4, 2009 at 10:16 am

    These skis are rubbish on piste, I was really disappointed with these. I know they are all rounders but they just didn’t perfom that well, especially when on bumpy pistes.

    They are classed as advanced skis, so I think any advanced skier will be disappointed with these.

  • 2. Micky76  |  February 4, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Kim, what are you talking about, these skis carve amazingly on piste. I’ve skied for 20 years and done 2 seasons, and would class myself as advanced. I wasn’t disappointed with these, I was amazed especially as they ski so well in powder.

  • 3. DomDom  |  February 4, 2009 at 10:25 am

    These should get 5 out 5, no question

  • 4. JamesB  |  February 5, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Does anybody know what they are like in the park? I only ski once or twice a year, so am looking for a really good all round ski that I can dable in the park with. The review doesn’t mention park riding.

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  • 6. teflon  |  March 10, 2009 at 1:22 am

    jeez… are we all talking about the same skis?

    kim dissed them as being rubbish on piste…i’m intermediate/advanced, i own a pair, and i’d actually agree.

    but let’s put it in perspective: that’s not what they’re made for, is it? (i realise….)

    i love ’em off piste but truth be told, i was disappointed because from all reviews, they were promoted as a 1 quivver, all mountain, 50/50 ski, “fall lines blah blah”, carve great yadda yadda… well they’re not and they don’t. they’re a 70/30 (80/20?) off/on ski. in other words, great ski’s to have if you’ve got another pair for icy groomers.

    don’t know what the other cats are talking about when they talk “lords” and “carving” in the same sentence. a blunt knife will “cut” steak but it’s not how i like to “cut” my steak. know what i mean? it’s a big fat slow carve and it’s not going to get anyone excited. and icy groomers… forget it.

    it is an all mountain ski and in the long-run, you’ll need second pair for the icy days. and as much as i hate to say it, if you’re looking for an all rounder, one quivver ski, there are much better out there that will do the off-piste just as well and the on piste MUCH better (Atomic Nomads would be my first choice here but hollllllyshit! i had trouble looking down at those things for a day let alone 3 years. Stabbing pain every time i looked down at them)

    it’s a ski for powder and crud… and it’ll get you over the piste to the next patch 😉

    hope that helps.



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