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2012 Salomon Enduro XT 800


Pros: Very stable, very quick, God like edge hold.

Cons: Too heavy to carry between bars.

I bought these in June 2012, an out of season bargain. 

The only snag is I bought them perhaps two sizes too big! I've got them in 182cm and I'm 5'10" so it a bit embarrassing going up in a cable car with skis towering over my head.

But once I've got into the Z12 bindings it all seems pretty sweet.

I like to think that I'm a pretty proficient skier ... but I'm not a child of the mountains.

There is a lot of technology in these skis ... titanium and bamboo. They have a rocker at the front end but I don't know what thats all about.

I've used them for 6 days at Tignes in December 2012 when there was so much snow that most of the lifts were closed most of the time, so I got to play with them in powdery type stuff. 

Although they are not the big fat floaty type skis that seem to be the fashion these days they certainly kept me up with my crappy under used deep powder style.

Next was 5 days around the Sella Ronda, not much soft deep snow here and they performed much better for me, than a pair of Blizzard GS skis that I rented for the day.

End of season for 6 days in Val Thorens they were pretty good here too and it was a bit slushy in the afternoons, only snag was I was spoilt by the loan of a pair of Kneissl Black Stars that made the Enduros seem just a bit pedestrian. This season they went out again to Tignes again, this time all the lifts were open and they got to show their stuff at speed, they are good and stable no chatter just edge grip.

I tried the Kniessls again and fell in love with them instead. (You can only love one ... even though they come in pairs!)

I didnt get around to selling the Enduros and took them to Kicking Horse for a couple of weeks. They performed magnificently ... I really dont know why I really want to sell them, perhaps I'm just a Tart?

I'm going to keep them for another season.

The only down thing I really notice about them is the top laminate just around the tails is looking a bit scruffy. 

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2012 Salomon Enduro XT 800

High-performance all-mountain ski combining Powerline for unrivaled stability and control with all mountain rocker for more terrain versatility. For skiers who ski 80% on-piste.

Lengths154, 161, 168, 175, 182
Dimensions125/80/108 @ 175
Turn Radius16.3M @ 175M
Core MaterialFull Woodcore, Sandwich sidewall
Binding IncludedYes
Recommended BindingZ12
Recommended useGroomed
Binding TypeFlat
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Model Year2012
Binding System
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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