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2008 Salomon XW Hurricane + Z12 Ski


Pros: All snow types and easy to turn for mid fat

Cons: Not a fast ski or great in moguls

This was my second ski. I bought it cheap because it was a former demo and they just wanted to get rid of it.  My plan was to use it to move up my skills and it worked very well.  I skied about 25 days on it at 6 different Colorado Mtns in early seaon ice and 15 inch powder.   It handled pretty much everything ok but thrived on mixed conditions.  It would be a great one quiver ski for anyone (except a speed demon but they all ride anymore) out West.  Beginners who "snow plow" turn may want to buy it short because it's a mid fat which by definition are a little harder to turn up together.  But they do make a big wide plow:)


The only negative is it's not a fast ski or a quick ski. However, it is really easy to ski and can handle  pretty much anything you'll face.  It turns with minmal effort so crusing is a relxing joy and plows through piles of powder without missing a beat.  It will also handle back side bowls and steeps if your goal is not to set a speed record and it's relatively cheap.  

2008 Salomon XW Hurricane + Z12 Ski

Whether you fancy the powder, jump turns down steeps, or cranking GS-style turns on the groomers, step into the Salomon XW Hurricane Alpine Ski and Z12 Ti Bindings and live the dream. An extra large shovel provides the surface area to float in the pow, and a deep sidecut helps this all-mountain ski bit into hardpack. Salomon's monocoque construction efficiently transfers power directly to the edge. An Isocell Complex foam core provides a lively feel and reduces chatter on the groomers. Salomon built the XW Hurricane Skis' with UMWH graphite bases for a blazing fast ride that keeps your speed on the long traverse back to the lift.

Lengths164cm, 172cm, 180cm
Dimensions[164cm] 124 / 83 / 113mm; [172cm] 124 / 85 / 114mm; [180cm] 124 / 87 / 115mm
Turn Radius[164cm] 15.2m; [172cm] 17.7m; [180cm] 20.4m
ConstructionMonocoque single wall
Core MaterialIsocell complex foam
Binding SystemSalomon 9 Z12 Ti
Binding IncludedYes
Recommended UseAll-mountain skiing
Manufacturer Warranty2 Years
BaseUMWH graphite
Recommended BindingIncluded
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Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
Color: White/Black/Gray, Size: 164cm890369-164
Color: White/Black/Gray, Size: 180cm890369-180
Color: White/Black/Gray, Size: 172cm890369-172
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