Salomon XDR 80 Ti

2018

Men's All-Mountain
Salomon
Price: £560.00 (with binding)
Overall:
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Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 127-80-110
Turn radius 15m (176cm)
Lengths 155, 162, 169, 176 (1,897g), 183
Construction Sidewall
Carbon, flax & Titanal woodcore
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Grippy, reactive, good fun in the pow. Great all mountain capabilities
Weaknesses Hard to fault, could be grippier on hard snow

They say

With new technology the XDR 80 Ti shines everywhere, with a smooth ride, stability and playfulness that defy what you expect of a lightweight ski.

We say

This is a major new ski for Salomon, and an important new direction for their all mountain range. The XDR initially feels easy to use, with a lightweight construction and wide shovel which makes it reactive, yet effortless to take into the turn. The new shape, and particularly the shovel of the ski feel perfectly matched to its remit of performing well in all conditions. When tilted onto the edge there is immediate feedback and strong edge grip, it works well in all turn shapes. In powder and crud it floats up very easily and is great fun to use, with that shovel really helping to cut through tricky conditions. Great ski!

Tester Comments

Pete Davison
Easy turn initiation and good grip, strong power from the tail
Mark Jones
Easy to use, shape and shovel work really well, feels spot on for all mountain use