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2016 Salomon X-Drive 8.0 FS Ski Review

Average Rating:

4.8
2016 Salomon X-Drive 8.0 FS Ski Best Use: Frontside skis are narrow for carving on-trail

Frontside skis are narrow for carving on-trail

2016 Salomon X-Drive 8.0 FS Ski Width: Narrow - ideal for on-trail – hardpack & groomed conditions

Narrow - ideal for on-trail – hardpack & groomed conditions

2016 Salomon X-Drive 8.0 FS Ski Flex: Stiff - advanced to experts who want power and control

Stiff - advanced to experts who want power and control

2016 Salomon X-Drive 8.0 FS Ski Rocker Profile: Rocker/Camber/Rocker skis for versatile all-mountain

Rocker/Camber/Rocker skis for versatile all-mountain

Our Price: $559.95
Retail Value: $950.00 (41% OFF)

Watch 2016 Salomon X-Drive 8.0 FS Ski Video Reviews:

 

Josh H.'s Review Rating:

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Hey, Josh here. Just got off the 8.0 XDrive by Salomon. Gonna give this ski 5 out of 5 stars. This was a really fun, stable ski. No metal in this. Full woodcore, full sidewall. Really lays over on edge well. It makes snappy, short radius turns but it definitely lives in that long radius turn world. It wants to go really fast. It wants to charge really hard. This would be a great ski for that more advanced skier up through an expert level skier. If you really like to go fast and kind of charge hard pack snow this would be a great ski for ya. 5 out of 5 stars.

 

Lucas's Review Rating:

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Hey, Lucas here. I just got off the Salomon XDrive 8.0 Frontside. I enjoyed this ski. Full sidewall construction. Really great edge hold. I'm going to give it 5 out of 5 stars. Definitely suggest it for a more intermediate or advanced skier because what you put into this ski it will give back in full force. A lot of fun but definitely for a more advanced skier. 5 out of 5 stars.

 

Thom's Review Rating:

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Hi, I'm Thom. I just got off of the Salomon 8.0 FS. This is a 5 out of 5 star ski. Just super, super energetic ski here. Really geared for your high-end intermediate up through your expert level skier who wants something that's gonna be super turny, super carvy on-trail. This thing absolutely does it. Tons of energy as you go through the turn. It really builds a lot of power and pop making it just a tremendously fun ski to be on. Not really so much of a good ski if you're gonna dabble off-trail at all but for just on-trail rippin' 5 out of 5 stars.

 

Adam's Review Rating:

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I'm Adam and I was just skiing on the Salomon XDrive 80FS. I give this ski 5 out of 5 stars. It's a great ski for that strong intermediate to advance skier who's looking for a ski that has a lot of life to it. It's very, very lively, very, very snappy so it skis great at short to medium radius turns. It's got the full sidewall so it holds an edge great on the firm snow and it's just one of those skis that was a lot of fun and a joy to ski. 5 out of 5.

 

Jeff S.'s Review Rating:

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Hey, this is Jeff. I just got off of the Salomon XDrive 8.0. This is their non-metal entry level system ski. $499.99. It's a great ski for an intermediate skier. who wants to progress and become a better skier or maybe somebody that wants to take it back a notch. It's got a cap tip and toe so it's really easy in and out of turns but it's a full sandwich construction underfoot so when you're in the apex of the turn, there's plenty of ski there for ya. Incredible value and a really fun ski on the frontside carver and hard pack. And, again, a great ski for somebody that's looking to get better. This is the Salomon 8.0 XDrive and I give it a 4 out of 5 stars.

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