**Review courtesy of our sister publication SKI Magazine.** Compare to the XT 800 (see Hard Snow). Same shape, same wood-core construction with twin sheets of metal. But on the RX Salomon uses a cap construction instead of a vertical-sidewall laminate construction. So you' d expect it to be a little less demanding, and it is (No. 1 in Forgiveness). But it also holds its own on the hardpack, and because it' s the widest in the category it' s also No. 1 in both Flotation and Crud. (Rocker helps there, too.) "Energetic, easy to turn, entertaining," said Gleason.