Salomon X-Drive 8.3 Skis w/XT12 bindings

SKU: 36450
The Salomon X-Drive 8.3 is a superb frontside carving ski loaded with features that allow it to make perfect carves on groomers and tackle off piste terrain all in the same day. The 8.3 features All Terrain Rocker 2.0 which will help the ski turn quickly and handle the soft snow with ease. There is a Titanium laminate in this ski and a wood core which gives the ski a lively response between turns and stability when going fast. This ski comes with Salomon XT12 bindings that have a DIN range of 3.5-12 and are adjustable to any boot size between 262-385mm.

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Ski Sizing
       
Height (in) Beginner (cm) Intermediate (cm) Advanced (cm)
3'-3'1" 65-74 - -
3'2"-3'3" 75-79 - -
3'4"-3'6" 80-84 - -
3'7"-3'8" 85-94 - -
3'9"-3'10" 95-104 105-109 -
3'11"-4' 105-109 110-114 115-119
4'1"-4'2" 110-114 115-119 120-124
4'3"-4'4" 115-119 120-124 125-129
4'5"-4'6" 120-124 125-129 130-134
4'7"-4'8" 125-129 130-134 135-139
4'9"-4'11" 130-134 135-139 140-144
5'-5'1" 135-139 140-144 145-149
5'2"-5'3" 140-144 145-149 150-159
5'4"-5'5" 145-149 150-154 155-165
5'6"-5'7" 150-154 155-159 160-169
5'8"-5'9" 155-159 160-164 165-175
5'10"-6' 160-164 165-169 170-185
6'1"-6'2" 165-169 170-174 180-195
6'3"-6'4" 170-174 175-185 190-200
6'6" + 180 + 185 + 200 +

This chart provides a range of sizes suffice for skiers based on their height and ability level. Remember, there are lots of different styles of skis these days, so even though the ski fits into your size range, it may not be the ski for you. Use our Ski Selector if you have any doubts or questions, for a more catered list of skis that will make you the best skier on the mountain.

Description

Details

Square Tail: These skis have a square shaped tail, which adds stability to turns on hardpack as well as very steep terrain. Probably not a park ski, though :)

Titanium Layer: A thin, but strong layer of Titanium sits under the topsheet of this ski. Not only does it make the ski stronger, it keeps it lighter than other metals, and also creates a dampening effect for the ski. This means it rides smoother over bumpy terrain.

Hybrid Cap/Sandwich Construction: This ski features Cap construction at the tip and tail for added durability and to reduce topsheet chipping, and has Sandwich constuction underfoot for greater edge hold and power through the turns. Its the best of both worlds.

Skier Ability: Advanced to Expert: Skipping the blue runs to get to the black runs, but sometimes a little cautious when it gets very steep, or some hesitation when your buddy says, ''You just have to clear those rocks or else you're toast.''

Salomon Powerline Technology: Powerline is a Salomon dampening technology in which two arms running along the side of the ski absorb terrain changes, improving stability at variable speeds and terrain conditions.

Tip Rocker: This refers to the early rising of the tip to get the ski on top of the soft snow, rather than pushing through it. When the skis are held with the bases together, it will look like the tips are bent, and spread away from eachother. Tip rocker also helps skiers pivot the skis, making tight trees remarkably easy, and gives the ski a surf-like feel.

Salomon XT12 Bindings Included: This ski comes with a pair of XT12 bindings that will compliment your ski quite well. They have din range from 4-12 and are fully adjustable (262-382mm) to fit almost any boot size.

Textured Surface: Ideal for repelling wear and tear on the skis surface. Textured ski surfaces (aka snakeskin topsheet) are rough surfaces to the ski that hide or repel scratches keep your skis look new long after they are not. Originally designed for rental skis for obvious reasons, this surface is now available on a wide variety of retail skis as well since everyone likes their skis to look nice.

Metal Tip Protectors: These skis have rugged tip protectors made of metal that will help fight against chipping and damage to the tips, which is both a performance and cosmetic benefit.

Basalt Layers: This stick sandwiches basalt around the wood core, which is lighter than metals like aluminum or titanium, but still offers extra stability and dampness.

Ideal Target Skier: East Coast Hardpack Lover: This is an excellent ski for East Coast skiers that ski aggressively on the hardpack while still getting off trail a bit. West Coast skiers: this is a carving ski that should only be brought out when the powder is gone and its time to rip the groomers.

X-Chassis Tech: Carbon/Polymide diagonal reinforcement in the middle of the ski that increases torsional rigidity and prevents twisting when the ski flexes during a turn. This technology dramatically improves edge grip and stability while skiing at high speeds.

Tip and Tail Protectors: Plastic protectors on the tip and tail increase the durability of the gear tenfold, and when someone says its dorky, just tell them that they are for nose and tail grabs, sort of like those old school skateboards.

Wood Core: The standard core which has throughout time provided the best performance and durability. Each model may have it's own density level to help define flex and maximum speed but every wood core ski will be solid.

Additional Info

Ability Level Intermediate/Advanced, Advanced, Expert
Gender Men's
Terrain Type All Mountain
Model Year 2015
Waist Width Range 80-89mm
Includes Ski Bindings Yes
Twin Tip No
International Availability-Prices USD United States, Canada
Core Wood
Construction Hybrid
Base Sintered
SKU 36450
Country of Manufacturer Austria
Warranty Manufacturers one year standard warranty

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