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Salomon Enduro XT 800 (2012)

Salomon Enduro XT 800 (2012)
Gold Medal Gear
Rank: #4 In Hard Snow
3.15
Tester's Review

Review: With characteristic braggadocio, Salomon promises a ski that's equally good on or off trail. And very nearly delivers. In truth, the XT 800 is primarily built for success on groomers and hardpack-where its wood-plus-metal, vertical-sidewall construction holds its own against less versatile skis-but an effective rocker profile gives it some float and shock-absorption in crud and bumps. It was No. 2 in both Quickness and Forgiveness-which might be the very definition of "playful." "One of the more versatile in the category; fun to ski all over," said Mearce. Notes: A bamboo layer is included edge to edge in the layup to add liveliness. Salomon's All-Terrain Rocker combines zero camber with a rockered tip, so it will be buoyant in soft snow and smooth-riding in rough terrain, yet still responsive on the groomed. The 850 is available flat or with a binding, the Z12 binding, which has a maximum DIN of 12.

PRICE (MSRP): $810.00
PRICE (MAP): $650.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
Year2011/2012
LevelAdvanced, Expert
MSRP$810.00
MAP$650.00
GenderMale
CategoryHard Snow
AwardsGold Medal Gear
BindingFlat
Lengths154
Tip/Waist/Tail125-79-107
Rating: Stability at Speed3.09 / 5
Rating: Hard Snow Grip3.19 / 5
Rating: Crud Performance2.95 / 5
Rating: Forgiveness3.57 / 5
Rating: Quickness/Bumps3.55 / 5
Rating: Rebound Energy3.25 / 5
Rating: Flotation2.15 / 5
Rating: Balance of Skill3.28 / 5
Rating: Overall3.15 / 5
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