• Product Review Salomon Enduro XT 850

    I thought I'd do a review with Top Dog's form...

    PRODUCT INFORMATION


    TYPE OF EQUIPMENT
    : All mountain skis

    MANUFACTURER AND MODEL: Salomon Enduro XT 850

    SIZE: 184

    DIMENSIONS: 127-85-112

    SPECIAL FEATURES: Some sort of rocker or something

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:



    TESTER INFORMATION


    TESTER'S NAME: Blake (me)

    GENDER: Male

    AGE: 30

    HEIGHT AND WEIGHT: 6 feet tall and 175 pounds

    YEARS SKIING / BOARDING: 28

    ABILITY LEVEL: High



    TEST CONDITIONS


    TEST LOCATION: Colorado

    DATE: 2012 ski season

    AMOUNT OF TESTING TIME: 45 days or something

    GROOMED / BUMPS / OFF PISTE: All snow types except moguls

    SNOW TYPE: All snow types except moguls

    BLACK / BLUE / GREEN TERRAIN: All


    THE EVALUATION


    THIS PRODUCT IS BEST SUITED FOR: Mixed snow and hard snow. They're not a really wide powder ski and they're definitely not a mogul ski. They're great for everything else though.

    THIS PRODUCT STRUGGLES WITH: Really deep snow and moguls. They're not made for either one of those things as I've already mentioned. On really slick ice, there are some Volkls that grip better.

    WHAT IMPRESSED ME MOST: Their ability to carve hard and fast and their quickness. If there is one major point I want to make in this review it's that these skis are very, very quick. I have seen reviews on youtube with people saying that they are "slow edge to edge"... this is simply not true. I think that the reason these people think that is because they are not getting up enough speed before they start turning in order to get the ski to work right. They are super quick if you get up speed and throw down energy into your carves. If you don't have speed and effort going into your turns then I guess they are slow edge to edge. That is not how this ski works.

    WHAT DISAPPOINTED ME MOST: Nothing. They are the best ski I have ever skied.

    WHO SHOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT: Level 3 or higher men I guess

    WHO SHOULD STAY CLEAR: Beginners I guess... Anyone who tries them and doesn't like them : )

    FINAL THOUGHTS: They're pretty awesome!
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