XO Skis 97 by Exonde Ski Product Review


SNOW Magazine took the XO 97 skis out for a ski product review test. Top testers included Greta Muxworthy and Mike Ramos. Greta is an Aspen local, ski racer and ski race coach. Mike Ramos is a new Aspen resident and former pro mogul skier. First impressions from the testers were that it is a perfect ski for an intermediate to advanced skier. They loved that it was lightweight, but was very high performance. Testers loved it carving on the groomers, in bumps and in some fresh powder that fell overnight. Greta liked how the ski performed in high-speed Giant Slalom turns. As an ex ski racer and alpine ski coach, she knows how to put it on edge and she expects high performance. She tested them on some firm snow conditions on the top of the mountain and on the lower mountain she had soft snow conditions to compare the ski performance and edge hold. Both testers felt like the XO 97 skis were some of the top models in the ski product review test.

XO Skis:

• Designed to be used without a binding plate for additional weight savings √
• Slightly rockered tip for easier turn entry into the fall line √
• High-speed carving stability. √
• Perfect grip and snow contact through the entire turn. √
• Power & Acceleration exiting the fall line . √

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