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Salomon To Launch New BBR Ski at Local Demos and SIA

Posted in News, Ski Gear by Jason Mitchell - 12.07.2010

Salomon has never been a ski company that sits around waiting for innovation to happen. They have actively developed some of the most legendary skis the industry has ever seen. The XScream series was my first foray into the modern mid-fat and I have since skied a number of their skis and loved every turn. Now, their ski designer, Bertrand Krafft has announced his latest design… the BBR ski.

View Specs: BBR 8.9 and BBR 7.9 Spec Sheet (PDF)

Check out the details I do have on the Salomon BBR ski below.

12.06.2010– Ogden, UT— Salomon, the leader in technical design innovation in mountain sports, introduces a radical new design in alpine skis. The BBR ski is the latest innovation by Salomon ski designer Bertrand Krafft, (aka: BeBeR) the shaper behind groundbreaking innovation in skiing, the X Scream Series and Pocket Rocket. Inspired by the spontaneity and freedom of action found in water sports, the BBR ski offers the liberty to carve, cruise, float and play.

BBR is unlike any ski ever made. The patented “V” shape redefines skiing on all types of snow.

An oversized tip and rocker shape enable it to float in powder and adapt to uneven terrain smoothly and predictably. With a narrow waist and pintail, a short radius and short effective edge on-piste, BBR provides great carving and outstanding edge grip on harder snow. The result is an incredibly playful ski, with great performance in any situation.

“With BBR it’s all about having fun,” says Jean-Yves Couput, Salomon Global Brand Manager. “This is the ski that helps get you that day on the mountain you’ll never forget. The freedom and adventure of your best days are exemplified in this revolutionary innovation.”

The BBR launch unveiling kicks off with the Shape Your Adventure Tour, a nation-spanning road trip to a number of ski areas in the U.S. allowing skiers to test the fun factor first hand. Salomon athlete Seth Warner will haul a cache of BBR demo samples to virtually every area of the nation throughout the winter to give consumers a sneak peek and ultimate ride. Salomon officially launches the BBR at the SnowSports Industries America trade show in January.

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  1. Brig Graff

    saw this ski at Cole Sport in Park City. Looks like a fun powder ride.

  2. John Grotegut

    Looks a little like the Icelandic shaman. Does anyone know dimensions? It has a fat tip and skinnier waist but is not rockered like this.

  3. Brig Graff

    @John — I don’t know the dimensions off-hand, but I’ll try to call Salomon or the guys at Cole Sport and find out. Jason, do you know?

    • Jason Mitchell

      BBR 8.9 is 147/88/102 and the 7.9 is 140/79/102. Not all that exciting on paper, really. But they are trying to get away from your typical dimension-speak with the V-shape. 88 is pretty narrow in my book, but we’ll see.

  4. dvd

    i tried it on wednesday an all i can say: it works
    it is the best compromise of on-piste an off-piste i ever had under my feet.

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