2017 Salomon X-Drive 8.0 FS

Ski Stats

Sidecut 125.2/80/110
Radius 15.9m @ 175cm
Lengths 168,175,182
Weight 3207g @ 175cm (w/ binding)
MSRP $950
Power Score: 8.17
Finese Score: 8.16
Crisp turn entry, clear snow sensations shining through the turn midsection and confident finishing power are traits any Frontside ski would be proud to possess. Salomon’s X-Drive 8.0 FS is built on these principles and it lives up to them every day it’s allowed out to ski. The X-Drive 8.0 FS gets its gumption from a blend of three dampening elements. Like it’s big bro, the 8.8 FS, it uses basalt as a base layer, then adds a sheet of Titanal and an X-shaped structure over the rocker zones to keep them from acting up. This creates “a great combination of edge grip (torsional stiffness) and off-piste versatility," pens Sturtevant’s Olin Glenne, placing it on his personal podium in the Frontside category.

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