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Rating: / 5
Lengths: 154, 162, 170, 178
Stability at speed: 3.48 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.36 / 5
Crud performance: 2.91 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.55 / 5
Salomon’s new Cyclone is a hard-snow cruising specialist that doesn’t punish every mistake. Medium-radius turns are its natural habitat, but it doesn’t mind stretching out into longer arcs at speed, where it’s uncommonly stable and grippy for such a lightweight ski. It’s similar in construction to the Fury (Freeride XL), with Pulse Pad dampening over the edges to smooth the ride. For zingy, high-energy fun, it’s aces. “Has energy and snap, but holds on ice,” Sabanosh said.
Energetic attack on groomers.