Salomon XADV 59 Grip
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Explore untracked terrain or go to your local Nordic center with the stable Salomon XADV 59 Grip cross-country skis. Their partial metal edges and high-performance waxless patterns offer good control. Lightweight, consistent cores are made with uni-directional fiberglass wrapped around preshaped densolite foam. Make your way down icy slopes with added control thanks to partial steel edges located toward the front and back of the skis. G2 Plus waxless pattern on the bases delivers a combination of excellent grip and glide; sharp grip edges bite into snow when you kick and are smooth and quiet when you glide. Camber is tuned for easy compression and good grip when pressing with the forefoot; grip zone remains lifted when pressing with the mid or rear of the foot for good glide. Quality bases on the Salomon XADV 59 Grip cross-country skis have a low-pressure zone grind for fast glide on all types of snow.
The Salomon X-Adventure 59 Grip nordic touring ski offers a clever solution to an old problem. Metal edges or no metal edges, that is the question. Metal edges can provide better control, but the extra stiffness compromises grip and glide. Salomon's solution? Place the metal edges only on the tip and tail, not in the wax pocket area. The 59 Grip ski remains limber in the midsection, so that grip is not degraded. And since a nordic flexed ski, aka, "double camber", doesn't really flex into a turn through the ski's midsection, why put a metal edge there? Put the edge on the tip and tail, where contact with the snow will add to downhill control. The other unique aspect to the X-Adventure 59 Grip is a nod to the past. Resisting the trend to mid length skis, the 59 Grip is a trad length ski. Maximum versatility is the result. Narrow enough to fit into a machine groomed track, yet the traditional length provides surface area for busting trail in new snow. One ski for mondo fun anywhere you go that there is snow. Salomon X-ADV 59 Grip features: G2 base: "Grip and Glide" pattern with sharp grip edges and improved glide zone maximizes performance. Heel/toe camber: Ultra efficient classic camber provides easy kick when pressing with the forefoot. Lift up the grip zone while pressing with full body weight in the mid/rear part of foot for fast glide. Sidecut: 59/50/55mm 1-0-1 Steel edges: Steel edges only in the tip/tail contact zones, not in the double camber area. Sizing: 184cm/ 88-133lb, 191cm/ 121-154lb, 198cm/ 133-165lb, 205cm/ 154-187lb