At first sight, this boot looks exactly the same as last year’s version but it’s just the look. If the liner or the reinforcements remain unchanged, the sole is brand new and was designed to adapt to the new Turnamic bindings developed by Rossignol. Don’t worry, these boots are still compatible with NNN or Prolink bindings.
What are the specifications of the Rossignol X-IUM WC Skate ski boot?
Just like previously stated, the soles were completely redesigned on these boots and feature a stiffer 3D insert and a Grip sole for more comfort and a more secure feel when you’re walking. Thinner, the sole delivers a better contact feel with the ski and allows for more precision. The stiff Low Profile interface enhances lateral control and stability through the glide phases. The pins are better protected and won’t wear as fast as you walk and the boot really smells quality. The carbon reinforcements enhance control and rigidity through the kick and the carbon cuff keeps the ankle locked in through transitions. Its asymmetrical design makes it more forgiving than a symmetrical cuff and the Velcro strap is super easy to use. The liner is thin and offers a narrow fit for added precision and feel.
Who is the Rossignol X-IUM WC Skate ski boot designed for?
The boot delivers performance and seems best suited for sporty skiers who need a stiff chassis to control their skis perfectly. On the other hand, the asym cuff is forgiving and contrasts with the demanding lateral rigidity. You may pick this boot for two reasons. Either you want a good price to performance ratio for your long runs, or you’re lacking experience and you’re looking for a stiffer and more precise boot to progress with. In both cases, the X-IUM WC will make you happy.
What are the main assets of the Rossignol X-IUM WC Skate ski boot?
Value for money.