Ski review Salomon Enduro XT 800
Tip and tail rocker all-mountain ski
Salomon has made a front and back rockered all-mountain ski, the Enduro XT 800. When I tested this ski in perfect conditions (5cm of fresh snow on a smooth slope, good visibility) my expectations were high. The name Enduro brought to me hopes of a tough and challenging ski. Instead I found it inert and uninspiring.
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To me a good all-mountain ski has to have a bit of everything, this ski has a bit of nothing. It doesn't carve well, there's not much stability at high speeds, it has no playfulness at all. The only thing you can do with this ski is making big turns at moderate speed.
Intermediate - advanced
80% piste & 20% off-piste
Stable, mediocre carve
Not for me.
Relaxed or disappointing?
It is however relaxed, in fact so relaxed that you easily get bored with skiing. Maybe Salomon should rename this ski the Enduring Boredom. The looks of this ski fit perfectly, because they are evenly dull. I honestly can't think of any type of skier who would be attracted to the Salomon Enduro XT 800. The Salomon Enduro XT 850 is a little bit better.
Salomon about the Enduro XT 800
"High-performance all-mountain ski combining powerline for unrivaled stability and control with all mountain rocker for more terrain versatility." Yes, this ski is a kind of stable and controlable and versatile. I cannot deny that. But to me it seemed as if all the life had been sucked out of it.
Dimensions of Salomon Enduro XT 800
Length (cm): 154, 161, 168, 175, 182
Sidecut @ 168cm (mm): 125-79-107
Radius @ 168cm (m): 14.6