The X Drive Ti was fun to throw around on the piste, especially in short, fast turns, largely thanks to the combination of a wood core and dual titanium layer which keeps the weight down and makes the ski quite poppy in the turns.
Add to that improved torsional power thanks to carbon and polyamide reinforcements at the centre of the ski and you get decent edge hold at speed too.
It didn't perform quite so well off-piste (although bear in mind it's only 80mm underfoot) where it required a little more nuanced skiing, although the cap construction at tip and tail and Salomon's 'All Terrain Rocker' still allow you to negotiate this type of terrain pretty confidently.
In short, if you're a recreational skier who likes to spend most of their time blasting around on the groomers but also enjoy veering off the side of the piste every now and then the Salomon X Drive 8.0 Ti is a good value option.
They are also suitable for a more advanced skier and therefore, anyone looking to really up their piste performance over the course of the next winter or two should consider them - they would also cope well in the moguls and variable terrain too when you need them to do so.