Salomon X Wing 8 (2009)

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Salomon X-Wing 8

Rating: / 5
Price: $775.00
Year: 2009
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 118/73/101

Stability at speed: 3.35 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.36 / 5
Crud performance: 2.98 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.08 / 5

In its reassuring predictability, the X-Wing 8 is perfect for the category. With never a hitch or a surprise, this soft, forgiving cap construction responds obediently when you make the right moves-and papers over mistakes when you don't. It skids readily, but when tipped on edge and properly pressured, it carves with ease, too. Just point a tip somewhere, and that's where you'll go. "Playful and fun, but at the same time strong and supportive," said Rogan.

Best For

Mastering the carve on soft groomers

Not For

Gaining confidence in crud