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Salomon X-Race

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Salomon X-Race piste ski test


Length (cm): 155, 165, 170, 175, 180
Sidecut @170cm (mm): 120-71-99
Radius (m): 11, 13, 15, 17, 19


Terrain: piste
Discipline: slalom
Skier level: advanced - expert
Stability: great
Edge grip: excellent
Edge switch: superfast

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Piste ski Salomon X-Race 2016

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Sieg's review: Expert slalom skier

Expert level slalom skier
Sieg's rating of this ski:

5 stars

Considering his skiers profile:

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Reviewer Sieg

"I'm a slalom addict, always trying to improve my skills by training again and again. Important aspects of a super slalom ski are endless edge grip, just the right amount of stiffness / flexibility and lots of pop."

 SkillsLevel 9
 FitnessLevel 14
 SpeedLevel 14


My favourite piste skis:

1. Salomon X-Race 165cm
Piste ski Salomon X-Race 2016


2. Völkl Racetiger Speedwall SL
Slalom ski review Völkl Racetiger Speedwall SL


3. Salomon 3V Race
Piste ski Salomon X-Race 2014


To all my reviews


Excellent piste ski

My new friend, the Salomon X-Race (170 cm)! After a few meters I knew I could trust this ski. Direct, stable, excellent grip and reasonably fast switch from side tot side. Long carved turns, middle-long carved turns, even short carved turns are possible. Ok, it is not a slalom ski, but this ski is a great ski to have beside or instead of your slalom ski. The Salomon X-Race deserves definitely 5 stars! Where I normally stay between the pisteborders, I went out of my ‘comfortzone’ to test this ski. Even there was no fresh snow since a week, this ski moves easily through the mess outside the piste. It is nice to see how this ski makes it possible to ski in not-prepared snow. Most of the time I feel like a starter with my slalom skies off-piste, this ski makes it feel comfortable. I was disappointed there was no fresh snow…

Race guns

Our salesman from the testcenter warned me for the Salomon X-race; ‘be prepared for these race guns’. ‘Is your level above intermediate?’ So I was a bit reserved before starting. But within a few meters this feeling changed into enthusiasm. What a great ski! At the moment of testing the pistes were flat without fresh snow, but I think even with fresh snow this is a perfect ski. In long- en middle long turns the ski behaves almost like a giant slalom ski without loosing dynamic. Stiff, but still manageable. So you have to put some energy in the ski, but you get it doubled back! Great!!

Salomon about the X-Race

"The 1st ski that allows passionate skiers to enjoy race technology whatever their radius or speed preference.” “the best sweet spot for any individual", says Salomon. The ski I tested was 170 cm, too long for a slalom ski, too short for a giant slalom. Maybe this is the reason why this ski is perfectly useable for short en long turns.

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