Salomon Scream 10 Hot

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Salomon Scream 10 Hot

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Admin posted Oct-2003

Ok, so Salomon's groovy kit selector absolutely insists this is the right ski for me... they've got good reviews out on the web, anyone here got some? Whaddya think?

I'm just selling some X-Screams which, at 187, were just too long for me - brilliant skis in fluffy stuff or at eye-watering speeds but they were hard work when travelling politely.

Likely to go for the 175 length of the Scream 10, if I do opt for those. That's the length suggested by the above thingummy, but it sounds about right (I'm around 85kg and 5'10ish).

So, anyone got some?
The Admin Man

Wear The Fox Hat
reply to 'Salomon Scream 10 Hot'
posted Oct-2003

What are you wanting from the ski?
% on piste/ % off?
Is it Utah type powder? Euro Powder?
Do you want speed?
Do you do bumps?

Need more info.

(Personally, I'm 6ft, about the same weight and use K2 Axis X Pros (181) as my all mountain ski and Salomon 3Vs (165) for performance on piste) :!

Admin
reply to 'Salomon Scream 10 Hot'
posted Oct-2003

Hi, welcome aboard!

Wear The Fox Hat wrote:What are you wanting from the ski?


Fun! ...most definitely an all-mountain/freeride ski for European conditions. I look for steeps off-piste for my biggest kick, but enjoy blasting over pretty much any kind of snow. Don't particularly enjoy bumps and will often choose the off-piste steep beside a mogulled-up black run given the choice. If blasting on piste I'll turn/carve a lot and enjoy threading the turns while keeping up a fair turn of speed - so like skis that are v fast and light edge-2-edge.

I want a ski that will carve well on the piste (hence going for the Pilot system - tried the original Pilot and loved it), be reasonably floaty when there's powder but without being a handful elsewhere.

Would rather have a single pair of skis as I like to do the occasional weekend and like to travel light(ish!).

Cruising/schussing? - not interested!



I loved the X-Screams but just bought them a bit too long, so taking the opportunity to move up to the Pilot system this time. (I also have XWave9 boots which I love, and which are a good match in stiffness for both the X-Scream and the Scream Pilot).

Sound ok?

Dave

P.S. Is it a fox you caught yourself?
The Admin Man

Wear The Fox Hat
reply to 'Salomon Scream 10 Hot'
posted Nov-2003

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I've been away with work.

If you want to throw one into the equation, the Volkl V-xplosivs totally rip off piste.
The Scream 10 Hots may be a good bet. A guy I know has just ordered a pair in 187, but he tends to be someone who likes long skis (maybe making up for short in other areas)
If you do get them, let me know what you think.

Admin
reply to 'Salomon Scream 10 Hot'
posted Nov-2003

Mmm, someone else recommended the xplosiv... but I found a bunch of v.positive reviews of the Scream on the web, so picked them up today (brought my purchase forward to get the free flight offer sorted) and hope to be christening them in two weeks time (if it doesn't get warm in the Alps)!
The Admin Man

Davidof
reply to 'Salomon Scream 10 Hot'
posted Nov-2003

We tested a lot of skis up as Les Deux Alpes a couple of weeks ago. If you are a big powerful skier who likes blasting huge turns off piste you probably will find the X-Screams are too flexible, the front (spatula) is particularly flappy when you drive the skis hard... still at list people can hear you coming with the thwap, thwap noise it makes on the snow !amazed. In the same class of ski you should consider the Stockly Stormrider XL or the Volk 7.24 Pro for your kind of sking.

In short, a ski for the ladies :p

Admin
reply to 'Salomon Scream 10 Hot'
posted Nov-2003

It was X-Screams I just sold... and, yes, they were a little flappy at first but that disappeared as I got the hang of, I dunno, "driving" them with a little bit more toe pressure than I was used to? That would've been one big lady... B) ...great skis at speed over crud and in softer stuff though...

The Scream 10 I confidently expect to be stiffer, particularly in the tip, from the specs and reviews... I will let you know (if there's any snow left in Tignes by the weekend)...
The Admin Man

Davidof
reply to 'Salomon Scream 10 Hot'
posted Nov-2003

It was the 2003-2004 X-Scream 10 that we demoed. I'm sure it will be an excellent ski, it just seems for the level you were looking for the other two skis I mentioned might have been better.

David

ps I was just joking about it being a ladies ski

Topic last updated on 09-December-2003 at 21:15

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