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Kneissl White Star XR

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #71 in Carving Skis


Pros: The faster you go, the better they get.

Cons: Nothing really. They aren't so good off piste, but they're not supposed to be!

First a bit of background about me:

I'd describe myself as a novice to intermediate level skier.  Ive been skiing quite a few times in the past but have had a break of about 5 years.  When I went skiing in January in Austria I saw the Kneissl's in a hire shop and asked to try them.  I first noticed that they felt completely different to the Salomon Daytona 24's that I had been skiing with on the previous day.  They were a lot less forgiving and required more accurate weight transfer to get them to work. This is hardly unexpected news as they are supposed to be race skis!

After a bit of getting used to, I decided to buy a pair (I had two further ski holidays booked).  I've got used to them now and have found that they have forced my skiing to get considerably better.   The faster the run, the more stable the skis get and the more confidence they inspire.  

They seem to be pretty durable and the bindings are fine too.  All in all, I'd definitely recommend these skis.  I think that my ability on the skis is still well below their capability and I'm looking forward to going out on them again soon : )

Kneissl White Star XR

New for 2009 / 2010, the White Star XR represents the pinnacle of performance for skiers who aspire to race performance in a non-race stock ski. Perfect for "one-quiver" amateur racers and experts, the XR is built with the exact same materials and care as the FIS-ready White Star GS and White Star SL in an agile cross-racing profile. It provides impressive and absolute control combined with exceptional maneuverability for high-speed performance. Recommended Usage Advanced / Expert Skiers All Mountain /Hard Snow / Groomed 80% on piste / 20% off piste Construction and Technical Data Sandwich - sidewall construction with full ash/poplar wood core State of the art Titanal / Triaxal Fiberglass belts Nano-graphite racing base Racing edge

Dimensions112.5-68-94 (176 cm)
Turn Radius20 m
Core Material
Binding System
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended UseRace / Frontside
Recommended Binding
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Additional Info
Model Year2009 / 2010
Binding Type
Recommended use
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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