Ski review Salomon 3V Race
Slalom ski with great carve quality
For me this slalom ski is pretty easy to ski because of its nice turns. On a a groomed piste the Powerline 3V gives a stable turn when it is put on the edges. Going faster it is still stable, feels steady and steers direct. There are faster skis on the piste of course, but as a slalom ski it is pretty quick. I like the smooth turning. Even with just that bit of fresh snow on the piste it is still very comfortable. This ski helps me enough to let me concentrate on my technique.
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The Salomon 3V Race is delightfully agile and has tremendous edge grip at whatever speed you go downhill. I took the 3V out in 10cm of fresh powder snow alongside the piste. Even that this ski manages without a problem. Talk about versatilily.
Advanced - Expert
Fast agressive carving
Carve and accelarate
In conditions with no off piste possibilities the Salomon Powerline 3V Race is for me a very nice option to work on my short turn on the edges. It is a good ski for fast aggressive carving on hard snow. This slalom ski switches quick and appears to me to forgive a bit. I didn’t expect that from this top Salomon ski. Somehow my mistakes are corrected by the ski. Instead of making a run with me, the ski lets me be in control and allows me to choose how much effort I put into it. And then let’s forget about the slalom turns for a second. More or less straight down the 3V gets a bit nervous although it won’t accelerate to downhill speeds. Considering my skills on skis, I don’t mind that.
Salomon about the 3V Race
The Powderline 3V povides precision, grip and acceleration and that is what you need for slalom skiing on hard snow. I like this description as that is exactly how I experienced it, a quality slalom ski.
Dimensions of the 3V Race ski
Length (cm): 155, 160, 165, 170
Sidecut @165cm length (mm): 119-67-102
Radius (m): 12.5
If you want something even extremer, have a look at the Elan SLX Waveflex Fusion. Too hot too handle for me, but better skiers love them. More in my and the 3V range are the Rossignol 9SL and the Head Worldcup Rebels i.SL for example. Absolutely fantastic to ski slalom turns with on the prepared slopes.