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2014 Salomon X Race Ski Reviews

peda

A great allround on-piste ski

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Pros: excellent edge grip combined with good speed stability

Cons: extremely short slalom turns

I tested this ski a few weeks ago in 170cm length and bough it right away. I do usually ride a few different FIS SL race skis (Atomic and Blizzard) so I'm used to aggressive skis with excellent edge grip. I bought this ski as an addition to the race skis for good on-piste performance at all piste conditions. This ski offers great edge grip which is far above most stock skis and offers good speed stability both on the edge and on the running surface. The radius of this ski is 15m but an average person can easily change the effective radius by adjusting edge angle and pressure. In order to use the full acceleration of this ski at the end of a curved turn you need to have a good...
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Philpug

Narrow skis dead? Salomon will disagree

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Pros: Instructors and technical skiers rejoice

Cons: A good hard snow ski that no one will buy

Review: This will be one of those great skis that no one will know about. How dare Salomon sneak it's way into technical skis? Who do they think they are? What credibility do they have? Well, does it matter? Does it really matter? Salomon has been making some of the best skis in popular categories for the fast few years, please do not let the BBR series define your opinion of them. The Enduro 800/850, Sentinel (who's death was premature), Rocker115 (now Quest 115) all great/class leaders just to name a few.  Why not make a great hard snow ski? Exactly, why not, so they did. The new X-Race is a ski that will be that ski that you are going to see some of the best instructors skiing...
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