"A great pow ski that does surprisingly well in bumps," said Maybon of the Rocker2 115. With a turning radius (16 m at 178 cm) on par with narrower skis, design elements such as the flat tail with minimal rocker, help the ski slide out of the turn. A honeycomb pattern in the early rise tip reduces weight, so the ski feels soft and forgiving in variable snow. The lightweight construction paired with Salomon's new touring-friendly Guardian 16 binding makes a good combo for sidecountry skiers. "This is a young and refreshing ski to expand your perceptions on how to use the hill," said Sutton.