Salomon X-Max

2016

Freestyle
Salomon
Price: £560.00 (with binding)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 120-73-101
Turn radius 15m (170cm)
Lengths 155, 160, 165, 170(1,967g), 175
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Carbon & Titanal woodcore
Tip rocker
Strengths Light, easy to use. Smooth ride
Weaknesses Less grippy on hard snow and in short arcs

They say

The new X-Max replaces the 24Hr and the X-Kart. It uses an all new platform with a 20% lighter core while still increasing performance

We say

This is another ski that immediately makes a strong impression with its light construction, it feels feather light underfoot! It’s also feels like there is virtually no resistance at the tip and tail, so it has a very quick and easy swingweight which makes it effortless to pivot, steer and make adjustments through the arc. Once up and running at speed it has a very smooth ride with excellent grip in long arcs. In shorter turns on hard snow it pivoted easily but felt less grippy than some other skis on test. Overall a very light ski, that works well in long turns

Tester Comments

Al Morgan
This is a great piste ski for a good UK skier, with plenty of versatility in all turn shapes and conditions
Derek Chandler
Pretty smooth, light and easy to use. Nice grip on long turns