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The Salomon Lumen 99 is a women's freeride ski aimed at experts heading into the backcountry - check out our review for 2018 below.
salomon lumen
Best for
An expert skier who likes to charge both on and off piste, capable of working the ski to get the best out of it.
159, 167, 174, 181
Overall Score
Powerful, stable and ready to take you wherever you want to go.
We had mixed opinions on the graphics

Salomon has absolutely packed these skis with technology and it shows in abundance. The Koroyd Honeycomb Tip, CFX Superfibre Construction, Spaceframe 3.0 AMB...the list goes on. But trust us, each bit influences the performance, with our testers even heading for a cheeky extra lap as they are really responsive and playful, with a stability that encourages you to crank up the speed.

Increased dampening and reduced swing weight comes from that Koroyd Honeycomb Tip making the skis even more manoeuvrable in difficult snow, allowing for those quick line changes that you need to make when heading down variable terrain. The 5-Point sidecut and a Hook Free Taper means the widest point in the sidecut tapers in toward the tips earlier for less drag in powder and prevents the tips and tails from getting hooked up, making for fab soft snow skiing.

Patented and exclusive to Salomon, CFX Superfibre Construction and Spaceframe Woodcore combines the incredible strength and nominal weight of carbon fibre for stability and reinforcement. superlight and strong - the perfect combination that will stand up to the strongest of female skiers. We really like the overall feel of these, performing well in short turns and a solid carving ability, and whilst they lack some playfulness off-piste you almost don't need it as they don't feel like a compromise, because you don't quite notice it's missing.

The pricing is competitive at £430 without binding, and performs all over the hill despite being a little narrower than some others in the freeride category. For the expert skier who is looking for something to do it all, this is a real contender. Good job Salomon, but can you perhaps just adjust the topsheet to make it as pretty as it is powerful?

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