Salomon XDR 78 ST Skis + Mercury 11 Bindings 2019

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Lightweight and agile, the XDR 78 ST + Mercury 11 combines a wood, Ti, and carbon core with a lightweight construction to make it highly manoeuvrable and predictable everywhere in the resort.

Find out more about the new design and technology features on the blog.

Salomon's patented C/FX Superfiber is a reinforcement layer that combines Flax and Carbon Fiber to provide stability and reinforcement with dampening and vibration absorption - and this is a staple across the XDR Range.

When the Salomon R&D team needed to find a new material that would help deliver better ski-to-snow contact and exceptional dampening qualities, all in a lightweight package they looked north to the coastal fields of Normandy.

What they came up with was a unique combination of all-natural Flax and Carbon Fiber to sustainably provide dampening and vibration absorption.

“Our goal is to let skiers have more fun on the mountain. We took our patented C/FX technology to a new level to provide the power that you need for groomed slopes and the dampening needed when skiing in mixed snow.” says Scott Lumsden, Salomon product marketing manager, Alpine Skis & Bindings.

Watch the video below to see how all-natural flax fibers and Salomon’s design expertise combined to produce the new C/FX Superfiber technology that provides a platform that is suitable for skiing both on and off-piste as a true all-mountain ski.