Written on: 13/08/2012 by james_elgy
I have used these skis for several years, and honestly these are by far the best skis I have ever used. The skis are extremely stable at high speed, beit in a straight line or otherwise. for this reason it is possible to use slightly shorter skis than usual, improving the responce and turning radius. Unlike many alpine performance skis the X-Wings are usable of piste. They are by no means perfect off-piste but they are easily good enough for the vast majority of off-piste skiing. I have... (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2011
I have just returned from 2 weeks at Snowmass Aspen where I rented Salomon Tornado Xwing skis. I recognised immediately how good they were for fast or speed controlled skiing on groomed piste, powder and even a few runs through the trees. I demo-ed Rossignol Richtor and Volkl skis as a comparison, the Volkl's being excellent also.
I liked the Tornados so much I bought a pair (US$849) and brought then back to Australia. Highly recommend. (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2011
I have just returned from St. Anton where I rented Rossignol Xwing skis. Brilliant performance on steep piste with exceptional grip on ice. Highly recommended for fast controlled skiing. (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2011
Brilliant skis. Just returned from skiing in Paradiski in France. These ski`s enabled me to ski to a level I believed was long gone. They are very responsive on both piste and off piste and give the skier a great sense of confidence. I would recommend these skis to anyone. Thank you Salomon. (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2010 by EAA (1 review written)
My ski experience is 1-2 weeks a year for the past 14 seasons and I ride all slopes as well as a some off-piste.
In February 2010 I rented and tried around 20 different skies and the X-wing Tornado Ti (178 cm) were my absolute favorites.
I used to ride Fischer RX-6 170 cm which was great on the slopes. But being 85 kilos and 183 I needed a longer and wider ski to be able to do well All-Mountain.
Other ski's were a bit faster on the slopes but terrible in the deep snow and some more stable in... (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2010
Rented a pair of Tornado Ti's in Italy last week and absolutely loved them. Longer (173cm) than I've skiied in a couple of years - I'm 54 and unfit - but they were beautifully responsive and easy to turn. Skiied mostly on groomed piste and they were a pleasure to ride. As someone else said here, they made me look a better skiier than I am... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2010
I rented a new pait of Tornadoes in La Clusaz Jan 2010. SSimply te best pair of skis I've ever used in 26 years of skiing. Skied off piste every day in 2ft fresh snow, day old and porridger snow. Piste, moguls and ice they never missed a turn, never caught an edge and flattered my skiing no end. I'm 50, 100kg 5'10" and skied on 173s. (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2009
Awesome pair of skis. Have been skiing for 3 years and decided to upgrade to an intermediate - expert ski. Took a couple of skis for a test run then came across the tornados. my first impressions were good. I then arranged a whole day trial where i put them through their paces. They were solid underfoot cutting through all the rubbish on the slopes and responded quickly when they needed to. On piste and off piste they stood up to the test and I am very pleased with my latest purchase. The... (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2008 by Jonnyf (1 review written)
We'll see how they are at Chamonix in a few weeks. I was never going to buy another pair of skis, but these were just so good anywhere on the hill, I had to have them. I don't think there are any. I bought them in the States as ex-rental in March when the exchange rate was good, so not pretty cheap.c (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2008 by paul uk (1 review written)
Went from 5 Stars to AC 3's which felt very solid but not as alive as my old 5 stars. Spent 2 weeks in Sun Peaks, BC, on these Tornados cover pretty well all the bases. Quick edge to edge, enough width under foot for playing in crud, fresh pow or bumps, light enough to flick around, yet on a groomer they are stable enough you can really crank them over - even got a glove down you can get such good angles:) Despite aging body these things made me want to go again and again until the lifts... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2008
I'm a returning skier with 4 seasons under my belt, after not having skied since I was in my 20's, (I'm 50 this year) I would class myself as an intermediate, more towards the beginning side. I try to ski at least 10 and hopefully 15 times a season. I weigh 210 lbs. and am 5' 10" tall. I have been skiing on Atomic Izor 3.1 skis for a couple of seasons and have really liked them, but as I have gotten faster and on greater steeps, (usually advanced Blues) I have noticed chatter, so I got a... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2008
Good to hear a real skiers review, not one of those reviews where you know the guy has been paid to ski 30 pairs of skis in one day! (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2007 by TheGreatSandaledOne (30 reviews written)
I was lucky enough to get my Tornadoes on sale from a ski shop on Ebay paying around £300 rather than the full price in the region of £550-600. These were complete with the Salomon Z12 binding.
The ski itself in a solid piece of kit with all the hallmarks of Salomon quality. They are truly awesome to ski on. Though mostly an on piste carving ski, they're perfectly capable off piste where the riders ability is present.
I've not felt as confident on another pair of skis, though these are my... (read more)
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