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2016 Salomon X-Drive 8.3 Ski Review

Average Rating:

4.3
2016 Salomon X-Drive 8.3 Ski Best Use: Frontside skis are narrow for carving on-trail

Frontside skis are narrow for carving on-trail

2016 Salomon X-Drive 8.3 Ski Width: Narrow - ideal for on-trail – hardpack & groomed conditions

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

2016 Salomon X-Drive 8.3 Ski Flex: Medium - the casual skier with athletic ability

Medium - the casual skier with athletic ability

2016 Salomon X-Drive 8.3 Ski Rocker Profile: Rocker/Camber/Rocker skis for versatile all-mountain

Rocker/Camber/Rocker skis for versatile all-mountain

Our Price: $489.95
Retail Value: $850.00 (42% OFF)

Watch 2016 Salomon X-Drive 8.3 Ski Video Reviews:

 

Josh H.'s Review Rating:

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Hey, Josh here. Just got off the 8.3 XDrive by Salomon. 5 out of 5 star ski for me here. This is an incredible frontside carving ski. It's responsive enough to give you some really nice, smooth short to medium radius turns. In the long radius it's great. Incredible at speed. Holds a very stable edge. If you're more of that advanced to advanced expert skier and enjoy the frontside, enjoy the hard pack, this is a great ski for you. Tad bit of early rise in the tip really helps you initiate those turns. Nice and stiff underfoot to really hold that speed, hold that stability. 5 out of 5 stars.

 

Jeff S.'s Review Rating:

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Hey, this is Jeff. I just got off the Salomon XDive 8.3. This is the top of the line system ski from Salomon. I give this ski a 4.8 out of 5 stars. It does everything. Short radius turns, long radius turns, holds really well at speed. It's a lot of fun. It's lively. You can ski it slow. It's definitely for a more advanced skier though if you're looking for something to progress with you might want to look a few notches down in their line. But for that skier who wants to ski the whole mountain, wants a system ski, again, almost a 5 out of 5 stars for the XDrive 8.3 from Salomon.

 

Lucas's Review Rating:

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Hey, this is Lucas. I just got off the XDrive 8.3 by Salomon. I enjoyed this ski. I'm going to give it 4.5 out of 5 stars. A lot of fun. It just felt like this ski wanted to turn for you. Not in a overpowering way but it is totally facilitating to long and short snappy turns. A lot of fun. Definitely for an intermediate or more advanced skier. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

 

Hans's Review Rating:

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This is Hans. I just came off the Salomon XDrive 8.3. This is going to be a great ski for the aspiring advanced skier that's really looking for the next step up. It's a little bit wider underneath the foot with 83mm so you can take it in the trees, you can take it in softer conditions. I give this ski a solid 4 out of 5.

 

Thom's Review Rating:

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Hi, I'm Thom. I just got off the Salomon 8.3. This is a 4 out of 5 star ski for me. This ski's super easy to ski. Goes up on edge. Likes that kind of medium to short radius turn at about medium speeds so it's great for that strong intermediate blue cruiser up through a kind of mid-advanced skier who's looking to spend the most of their time on-trail and just wants a ski that's very predictable, very comfortable. Isn't too demanding but still has a lot of grip when you get it moving a little bit more. 4 out of 5 stars.

 

Adam's Review Rating:

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I'm Adam and I was just skiing on the Salomon XDrive 83. 4 out of 5 stars. This is a great ski for that advanced or strong intermediate skier; somebody who is looking to spend most of their time on trail and someone that likes a really medium to short radius turn. This ski has a lot of pop and a lot of life to it so it's really fun to see how many turns you can get down the mountain on it. 4 out of 5 stars.

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