Salomon X Wing Fury (2007)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $1100.00
Year: 2007
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 124-85-114
Lengths: 156, 164, 172, 180

Stability at speed: 2.68 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.70 / 5
Crud performance: 3.16 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.79 / 5

Pro It’s an ironic name for a ski this happy. The Fury’s a lover, not a fighter, and as long as there’s a foot of powder, it’s never even a little grumpy. Testers judged it to be one of the lightest skis in the category—and therefore quick and manageable in deep fluff. And while it lacks the crud-conquering power of others in the group, it’s one of the most forgiving. As with all Salomons, its monocoque cap bridges from edge to edge and plays a structural—not merely cosmetic—role. Salomon’s sturdiest double-wall cap is here coupled with a wood core for a positively snappy outcome. We tested the Fury with Salomon’s interface, but it’s offered flat, too ($750). "Easy turn-initiation, and it’s quick," said Wheatley. "Imagine a turn, and it happens." Con So lightweight, it gets knocked around in broken snow at speed.