The XT 850 is Salomon's highest performing ski for all-mountain terrain. Full sandwich sidewalls are built for grip on groomed, and a square tail for a strong turn finish. Two layers of titanium should add precision and dampness, while a bamboo layer should keep it from getting too heavy. Twin bars integrated into the top edges of the ski are meant to absorb vibration and greatly increase ski-to-snow contact, thereby giving the skier added stability and confidence. Slight tip rocker should initiate easily.