Salomon X-Wing Cyclone (2008)

Rating: / 5
Price: $1250.00
Year: 2008
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 115-69-98
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.

Best For

Energetic attack on groomers.

Not For

Soft-snow versatility.