Salomon Thruster Skis (Fall 06):
Maybe it's just us, but we like the radical change in graphics over last year's Salomon Teneighty Thruster ski. Not that there was anything wrong with the previous design--if you're into that sort of abstract geometric look. The sketch detailing on the Thruster Teneighty was done by twenty-seven-year-old Julien Chausse, a Parisian illustrator and artist. Even if you never had a dog chase you through your neighborhood on your way to the mountain, you'll soon feel sentimental about the lightweight and lively pop in this easy-to-fly ski. It's made with an Isocell Complex core and wrapped in a composite monocoque Lite Double wall construction that doesn't go flat after a couple of seasons like some traditional wood cores do. Other artistic refinements include rivets (haven't we seen that on freestyle twins before?) in the front tip help you from getting totally turned around in the pipe and other places where you tend to take spins. One thing to keep in mind is that unlike the Teneighty Gun, Foil and SPK, the Teneighty Thruster doesn't have that full-width total edge reinforcement (which potentially adds flying time by lightening the ski). So if you tend to dish out abuse, you might need a little extra reinforcement from another ski in the Teneighty lineup. Salomon likes pairing this ski with their ultra-lightweight Z10 Ti B85 because it doesn't take anything away from the pop.
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