I've owned 4 pairs of salomons over the years and demoed probably a half dozen. The ones I owned:
'96 Prolink 3S, Pr7 (197 cm). Raced on it, and really liked it for EC freeskiing and bumps, and jumped on it plenty. It had alot of sidecut for it's day. I thought it was plenty stable at speed too, had some pop, with some livelyness to it, but somewhat damp. Had a solid wood core, no metal. Still felt great to me after 50+ days. It's too bad that they don't build them like this anymore.
Original 1080's, 177 cm. Ok, but too light and whippy. Feels like a intermediate ski. Still have them, with like 10 days use on them.
X-Screams, 195 cm. From a couple years back. Felt great when new. Some livelyness but damp, soft, but decent pop. Pretty done after about 20-30 days, feel had degraded, as had pop.
Xtra Hots, 185 cm. Really liked them at a demo, and got a deal on them from a bro. They are much, much more beefy than the x-screams. Heavy, lots of glass in there, don't know if there is metal or wood inside, though I know there is foam where the pilot system goes on (transverse bolts). The metal plates for the pilot sytem work pretty well, damping/beefing the ski, works way better than the old pilot crap that I hated. I feel like they have lost some of their pop since new, but they are not bad. We'll see. If you're a gaper, you can ski them and they won't kick you ass. However, if you really get on them and crank some hard, deep GS carves, they come alive and are quite solid.