Made for for the beginner to intermediate skier: 60% slope-carving, 40% all snow slopes. The Xlander 500 is manoeuvrable and very light on the feet. It does not require much energy to fully enjoy and stay comfortable on the slopes, even in changing snow conditions.
Ease of handlingThe rocker heel reduces the length of the blade, thereby easing lift-off.
StabilityThe width (75mm) provides stability in changing snow conditions.
TractionTolerant to edge changes, as well as confident on hard snow.
BuoyancyThe size (75 mm) of autoride rocker allows for some skiing in powdery conditions
Light Woodcore Tec : sandwich construction with light wooden core. For lightweight and therefore even more manageable skis. The ski acts as a shock absorber for greater comfort owing to the wood's superior vibration and relief absorption capacities.
Look bindings, Xpress 10 model. Adjustable DIN 4 to 10. Adjustable from 261 to 381 mm.
Metal tip end and reinforced topsheet.
Waxed and sharpened skis, ready to use. Blade sharpened to 89°.
What is an arch?
When placing a ski on the ground, its points of contact are found near the tip and heel, whereas the middle of the ski (under the bindings) is slightly raised (this is the camber). The longer and higher the camber, the greater the traction and more responsive the ski. The lower the camber, the more tolerant and manageable the ski.
What is a rocker?
On a rocker ski, the tip, and sometimes the heel, comes off the ground much sooner than with a cambered ski. This moves the points of contact towards the centre of the ski. The surface of the ski in contact with the snow is smaller: they are more manageable and buoyant on soft snow. When taking corners, the edge length offers more traction on hard snow. The longer the rocker, the more manageable your skis.
Light rocker at the tip and heel, arch under the foot. This shape provides manoeuvrability and tolerance upon changing snow conditions. Provides manoeuvrability in the instance of a shorter ski when skidding and stability with a longer ski when using the edge.
What are ski sidecuts?
The sidecuts have 3 sides, the width of the tip (front of ski), the skate (middle of ski) and the heel (back of ski). The wider the tip, the easier it is for the ski to enter the turns. The slimmer the skate, the more tenacious the ski is on hard snow. The wider the skate, the more comfortable and stable is the ski in changing snow conditions. The wider the heel, the more involved the ski is in turns. The slimmer the heel, the easier its slides.
What is a ski radius?
Do you like tackling big turns: Big turns: radius > 18 m Opt for skis with a large radius. Less vibrations and more comfortable management. You will love everything: big turns, small turns: Medium turns: universal radius of between 14 and 18 m Opt for medium radius. Look for multi-radius skis You prefer small turns: Small turns: radius < 14 m Skis with a small radius respond more quickly and turn better.
120/75/100 at 176 cm, radius = 17 m
60% slope-carving, 40% all snow slopes.
Sizes sold in stores: 166cm, 176cm. Sizes available only on the Internet and from in-store terminals: 156cm.