Ski review Salomon Enduro XT 800
All-mountain ski, best on groomed slope
The Enduro XT 800 has a bit of a rocker quality. That helps in some powder, but not enough for deep powder. On hard snow I don’t feel the rocker and I don’t need the rocker. Performance on longer turns is OK, typical frontside ski. Not made for short turns. This Salomon ski is easier to ski on wasted end of the day pistes than the more extreme slalom and giant slalom skis. That's where the rocker quality pays off.
Cheapest price we found Salomon Enduro XT 800 2014 for sale:
In a small layer of fresh snow, this Salomon all-mountain ski is easy to steer. The rocker aspect shows itself on groomed pistes with a layer of fresh snow too. No trouble getting down. After the first part of the turn, the ski wants to go back to the straight line. That’s not too bad as it does let you steer all the way. It actually gives you the feeling of stability and control.
Intermediate - advanced
80% piste & 20% off-piste
Stable, grip, control
Allround on piste
This all-mountain ski has a bit of everything
I can totally imagine that you want to be comfortable with your ski if you don’t ski too often. Then an all-mountain ski might suit you. You won’t have a problem in any condition. The other side is of course that you get a ski that does not excel in any discipline or condition. And I think the Enduro XT 800 is a very good example of the total picture. It has a bit of everything. Maybe just the short carve turns not, but still the Enduro XT 800 is quality on piste and quite challenging for intermediate skiers. It does give you stability and control.
Salomon about the Enduro XT 800
Unrivaled stability and control with all-mountain rocker for more terrain versatility. says Salomon. XT 800 is absolutely stable, but not unrivaled. The versatility is obvious and a lot of skiers will like this ski for the yearly week on the marked slopes.
Dimensions of Salomon Enduro XT 800
Length (cm): 154, 161, 168, 175, 182
Sidecut @ 168cm (mm): 125-79-107
Radius @ 168cm (m): 14.6
Salomon has more in the all-mountain ski range, like the Salomon BBR 8.9. More playful, more rocker, more powderquality, different look. I like the Atomic Crimson Ti a lot as well. You might want to have a look at that one too if you want a bit more float in powder. Or from Atomic as well, the Blackeye Ti. That one might comes closest to the performance of the Enduro XT 800.