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The Salomon X Adventure 89 Grip Backcountry cross country skis boast a deep DC Carve cup with full steel edges for exceptional performance and traction when adventure and exploration call. The Salomon X Adventure Grip Backcountry Cross Country Skis are great in and out of the track. Stability, Maneuverability, Lightweight Agility. Posigrip waxless technology. Designed for Consistent Grip/Glide, In and Out of Track Stability. For an all-around awesome backcountry cross country ski, check out the Salomon XADV Grip. Weight: 1985 grams or 4 lb, 5 oz (per pair, size 180). Type: BC waxless. Size Chart
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
Get off the beaten path, with its groomed tracks and spandex-clad crowds, and get back to nature on the made-for-adventure Salomon XADV 89 Grip Ski. With a Posigrip waxless base and 60mm waist, the XADV 89 lets you break trail through the woods and up into the hills. Out there where you're going, there are sure to be some downhill sections that would make those nordic racers and fitness gurus wet their spandex, but not you; generous sidecut and full-length steel edges let you look forward to those descents. The XADV 89 is all about fresh air, fresh snow, and free spirit. Salomon gave it Grip and Turn construction, knowing that it isn't going to spend a ton of time in groomed tracks or on corduroy. A light and responsive Densowood core is made with a combination of foam, wood, and tri-directional fiberglass laminate. This low-profile, wide core bears a resemblance to an alpine ski core and is built for off-piste adventures. Race Universal grinding is a low-pressure stone grind for fast glide in a wide variety of snow conditions.