Salomon X-Wing Tornado TI (2010)

Category: Men's Speed; Category ranking: No. 6; Average score: 3.00; Balance of skills: 3.18; Best for: Relaxed high-speed cruising; Not for: Actually, you know, racing on the thing
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Rating: / 5
Price: $1500.00
Year: 2010
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 120/79/107

Stability at speed: 2.72 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.71 / 5
Crud performance: 2.53 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.48 / 5

Some skis in this category can be a bit too serious. The Salomon, by contrast, never forgets to have fun, demonstrating an agility that belies its relative width. The sidecut is moderate, but the flex pattern is spot on and pleasantly energetic. The result is uncommon versatility for a speed ski. Tip it high, and it bounds across the hill; keep it low, and the Tornado soars down the fall line in stable GS arcs. “Smooth, steady, no unwanted surprises: great way to start my day,” said Rogan.


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Atomic Savage TI (2010)

Category ranking: No. 3 Average score: 3.32 Balance of skills: 3.19 Best for: Smoothing out soft chop at GS speeds Not for: Bumps, or any kind of technical hard-snow line

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Rossignol Classic 80 TI (2010)

Category: Men's Speed; Category ranking: No. 4; Average score: 3.28; Balance of Skills: 3.25 Best for: Making soft groomed your racecourse; Not for: Lazy skidding; it likes to be on edge

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Salomon Lady (2010)

Category: Women's Freeride; Category ranking: No. 4 (tie); Average score: 3.31; Balance of skills: 3.3; Best for: Powder; Not for: Those who prize power over ease

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Dynastar Legend Pro Rider (2010)

Category: Men's Powder Wide; Category ranking: No. 6; Average score: 3.34; Balance of skills: 3.2; Best for: Looking good and feeling confident at speed; Not for: Cautious and/or lightweight skiers

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Coomback (2010)

Category: Men's Powder Wide; Category ranking: No. 7; Average score: 3.26; Balance of skills: 3.4; Best for: Traditional in-the-fall-line attack; Not for: Hard snow, where its talents are wasted