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The all mountain category has more skis than ever before, so our testers are interested to see how Salomon's XDR 88 Ti measures up.
Level
Advanced
Terrain
All Mountain
Best for
Advanced to expert skiers aching for variety.
Price
£640
Season
2018/19
lengths
165,172,179,186
Bindings?
Yes
Float
9
Playfulness
9
Value
9
Edge hold
8
Stability
8
Turn initiation
9
Overall Score
9
+
Getting so much ski in such a comparatively keenly priced package.
Having to wrestle the ski off other testers.

The Salomon XDR 88 Ti is a classic do-it-all ski that impressed our testers wherever it was taken on the Austrian slopes of Galtür.

The XDR 88 Ti is the widest of the options in Salomon's range, with the ski also coming in several options down to a 78mm waist. But given the XDRs are aimed firmly at the all mountain market, the 88 Ti is the ski to pick for sheer versatility.

The nose of the XDR 88 Ti owes more than a little to the technology that goes into Salomon's QST freeride skis, and unsurprisingly there is plenty of float on offer.

With that slight rocker on the tip and tail, the XDR 88 Ti is very nimble and easy to steer, and even the 186cm length feels a lot shorter than the dimensions at first suggest.

It bounds through crud and moguls, but is still able to crank out satisfying short turns on piste when called upon. While the edge grip is not quite up there with full-on specialist piste models, it is still pretty good thanks to Salomon's clever use of carbon and flax combined with a single layer of titanal laminate.

You will still be happy to tip the skis over and send them into arcing long turns on hard pack, before taking this playful ski back into more variable snow without blinking.

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