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The Salomon XDR 80 Ti offers an easy ride in all conditions on and off the piste, but at only 80cm at the waist will it lack floatation in deep powder? We review it on the ski test to find out.
Level
Advanced
Terrain
All Mountain
Best for
Great for smooth skiers looking for a do anything ski.
Price
£580
Season
2019/20
lengths
155, 162, 169, 176, 183.
Bindings?
No
Float
7
Playfulness
7
Value
9
Edge hold
8
Stability
8
Turn initiation
8
Overall Score
8
+
Very light and smooth feeling through transition
Perhaps a little on the narrow side for a true steep and deep powder day.

The Salomon XDR 80 Ti is a great all-round ski, perfect for non-aggressive skiers who are looking to ski different terrain with a 50/50 split of piste and powder.

While at only 80cm at the waist, these skis are not lacking in width at both the tip and tail (127cm and 110cm) for the 176cm length. Combined with the slight tip and tail rocker, Salomon have found a way of giving good flotation in powder to all but the heavyweight Tyson Furys of the world.

A wider tip and tail combined with a narrow waist, obviously means a tighter radius. Anywhere between 12-15m depending on length, which is similar to a Slalom ski. Short turns on the piste are also made easier by the rocker technology, which allows for an easy pivot at the start of the turn.

The sandwich construction with wood core and titanium top sheet gives the skis great edge hold. However, while the rubber pulse-pad along edges of the ski really smoothes out the bumps and vibrations, it can make the skis feel a little less responsive at the end of the turn.

All in all a very popular ski with people who are looking to enjoy the mountain in all conditions, but not necessarily rip it to shreds.

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