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Salomon X-Drive 8.0

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All-mountain ski Salomon X-Drive 8.0 2016 skitest

Dimensions:

Length (cm): 156, 163, 170, 177
Sidecut @170cm (mm): 126-80-109
Radius (m): 12.3, 12.9, 13.6, 14.4


Characteristics:

Terrain: 80% piste - 20% off-piste
Discipline: frontside all-mountain
Skier level: intermediate - advanced
Stability: good
Edge grip: good
Character: steady and predictable

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All-mountain ski Salomon X-Drive 8.0 2016

"Reliable and steady"

All-mountain ski Salomon X-Drive 8.0 2016




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Jocelyn's review: Advanced all-mountain skier

Advanced all-mountain skier
Jocelyn's rating of this ski:

3 stars


Considering her skiers profile:

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Reviewer Jocelyn

"I like my ski to be comfortable and handling bumps and loose snow without effort. I don't go off-piste more than on the side of groomers. A typical all conditions on the piste skier with comfort and style as priorities."

 SkillsLevel 6
 FitnessLevel 6
 SpeedLevel 6

 

 


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1. Armada TSTw
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2. Head Total Joy
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3. Nordica NRGy 90
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To all my reviews

 

All-mountain conqueror


Salomon launched the new X-drive ski, as their new all-mountain ski. The name for the ski X-drive is a good match. As BMW says about X-Drive “you can still enjoy maximum driving pleasure even on difficult road surfaces such as mud, gravel or snow”. This is also the perfect description for the Salomon X-drive. A good ski for all conditions, it has absolute control and a lot of grip, at every speed. But sometimes you wish that you could switch off the X-drive, that would make the ski more playfull. So I miss something that is important to me, therefore I give the X-drive 8.0 a 3 star rating.

Best friend, without benefits

The Salomon X-drive could easily become your best friend on the slopes. It is a very reliable ski. In every turn, on every condition, this ski does exactly the same. There is continuously grip, you are always in control, suitable for carving and some shorter parallel turns. But to be honest, I got a bit bored skiing on the Salomon X-drive. Yes this ski give you confidence, it’s there for you when the conditions get rough, but sometimes you just want to be surprised with some unexpected behaviour. This is what I like in a ski.

So if you are looking for an all-mountain ski for an advanced level skier, with absolute control, good grip and predictability, this could be the one for you. If you like some more playfulness in a ski, then I would suggest try another one.

Salomon about the X-Drive 8.0

"All-mountain Ti supercharged for more stability, control and response. ", says Salomon. True, the Salomon X-drive is a versatile all-mountain ski, it gives fun, but the funfactor could be better for me with more playfulness.

Related skis

Head Total Joy: includes playfulness.
Nordica NRGy 90: more playfull and lighter ski.
Elan Amphibio 12 Fusion: comfort carefree skiing.

 

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All-mountain ski Salomon X-Drive 8.0 2016

"Reliable and steady"

All-mountain ski Salomon X-Drive 8.0 2016




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