Salomon X-Wing Cyclone (2008)
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.
|Lengths||154, 162, 170, 178|
|Rating: Powder Performance||2.91 / 5|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||3.48 / 5|
|Rating: Long Turns||3.62 / 5|
|Rating: Medium Turns||3.41 / 5|
|Rating: Short Turns||3.20 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||3.38 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||3.36 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||2.91 / 5|
|Rating: Corduroy Performance||3.55 / 5|
|Rating: Moguls Performance||2.62 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||3.55 / 5|
|Rating: Quickness/Bumps||3.29 / 5|