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2009 Salomon XW Fury + Z14 Ski

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Pros: Very Lively, light, easy to turn

Cons: Hates hard snow and ice!

This is my second season on them and I have nothing but great things to say...... except one.  The pros:  from powder to packed powder, from groomers to bumps to steeps, the ski can do it all.  It's one of  the most lively skis I have skied especially at 85 under foot.  There is only one reason I couldn't pull the trigger on a 5 star rating.  The ski hates hard pack and ice.  I would say if you are a east coast skier, this may not be your ski.  I am a 6'0 190lb advanced to expert skier.  My Fury's are 177cm and on the hard stuff they chatter alot.  If you let them run, they are ok, but the minute you press that shovel to slow, they chatter.  If you are like me and ski mostly utah like conditions, the Fury is an awsome ski especially if you are looking for one with alot of energy.  If you find yourself skiing a good deal of hard pack and ice, you will want something else.  Definitely give them a demo shot! 

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Pros: carving, moguls, a bit of off piste, very versatile

Cons: not great at busting crud or in powder

Got these on sale at Sports basement with bindings for around 600$.  Great resort groomer ski that I love for Winter Park bump runs in the spring.  It even handled well this past weekend when we got a couple fee of snow up at Squaw in Tahoe.

 

I would say this is a great aggressive ski for advanced skiers to pair with a bigger all mountain/powder ski.

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I am in the market for a new pair of skis so I demoed these for a weekend in Squaw Valley. They performed admirable through rain, sleet and 18" of new powder. I was happy that I could carve the mountain easily on the wet groomers and was even more surprised on how well they handled the new powder on the second day of the weekend. One con: they did not handlethe wet stuff very well when the weather changed from sleet to snow. There were a couple of times where I thought I might get ejected from my skis when I ran into a deep, wet patch of snow.

 

They are certainly on my short list of skis.

2009 Salomon XW Fury + Z14 Ski
Description:

Choose your challenge with the Salomon XW Fury Alpine Ski with Z14 Bindings. Intermediate to advanced skiers who ride every part of the mountain will find this X-Wing the ideal tool for the job. Wide dimensions give you the platform to float in the pow, while a deep sidecut and carbon reinforcement give the XW Fury power to slice and dice the hardpack. Salomon's Spaceframe topsheet directs power straight from your boots into the snow, which lends this fat ski the power to break through crud. When you start going a little too fast, Salomon's Pulse Pad construction, an elastomer core sandwiched between two layers of thermoplastic, absorbs unwanted vibration to keep you under control. The Pulse Pad also helps improve ski feel and power transmission to the edges. The included Salomon 914 bindings feature DIN adjustment of 6 through 14, catering to the needs of everyone from progressing intermediate to expert skiers.

Details:
DetailValue
Lengths163cm, 170cm, 177cm, 184cm, 191cm
Dimensions[177cm] 128 / 85 / 111cm
Turn Radius[177cm] 18.4m
Construction
Core MaterialFull wood
TailFlat
Binding SystemSalomon Z14
Binding IncludedYes
Recommended UseIn-bounds intermediate to advanced skiing
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
Recommended Binding
Top SheetMonocoque Magnesium Spaceframe
Additional Info
Binding Type
Model Year
Recommended Level
Recommended use
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
Color: White/Red/Black, Size: 163cm890365-163801634248161
Color: White/Red/Black, Size: 170cm890365-170
Color: White/Red/Black, Size: 177cm890365-177
Color: White/Red/Black, Size: 184cm890365-184
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