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Touring Ski Pack X Drive 8.8 FS n


Touring Binding Tour F12 90mm Black White Red

View detailed description Touring Ski Pack, Salomon 2016

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Winter 2016
Advanced - Expert
All-Mountain 50% Piste
Size 179cm - Radius 17.8m

Alpine Ski Salomon X Drive 8.8 FS n

The X Drive series belongs to Salomon’s All-Mountain Frontside range. The skis are made to deliver incredible on-piste performance while offering off-piste opportunities.  The X Drive 8.8 FS, to make things simple, is the most powerful X Drive in the series.  

What can the Salomon X-Drive 8.8 FS do?  

If we had to answer with one word it would be everything. The X Drive 8.8 is an all-mountain quiver that carves groomers with ease and surfes powder like a lord.  It features a full sandwich construction that delivers an incredible smooth feel while its low density woodcore coupled with the Chassis X technology and a carbon/polyamid reinforcement provide tons of stability and responsiveness.  And if you look for predictability and floatation, you can rely on the honeycomb rockered tip that will keep you afloat effortlessly.  

Who is the Salomon X-Drive 8.8 FS designed for?  

The X Drive 8.8 was designed for demanding skiers looking for performance and liveliness. The ski requires solid skills (advanced or expert) to be managed.  It is extremely precise and highly versatile with its 88mm at the waist providing fast edge transfers and support. No need to worry about the conditions anymore, the X Drive 8.8 plows through anything that comes across! 

What are the main assets of the Salomon X-Drive 8.8 FS ?


Note: the sale of this item implies a personalisation of the product (drilling the skis). The right of cancellation cannot be exercised on these products, according to the Article L121-20-2 of the French Consumer Code. No refund or exchange will be accepted.

Product Name
Salomon X Drive 8.8 FS n
Product price
Specs Alpine Ski Salomon X Drive 8.8 FS n
Year 2016

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• Advanced - Expert
Ski category
• All-Mountain.50% Piste
Specific abilities
• None
Structure - Construction
Tip Yes
Tail No
Ski Camber
• Classic
Type of turns
• Long turns
• Directional (front tip)
Weight of the pair in grams
3590 en 179 cm

Manufacturer info :

Type of turns

  • Long turns


  • Directional (front tip)  :

    The ski shape allows only a directional use.

Weight of the pair in grams

  • 3590 en 179 cm

Structure - Construction

  • Sandwich sidewalls  :

    Sandwich sidewalls for extraordinary smooth ski/snow contact and great terrain adaptation. A MUST for Park and Pipe and performance proven in the race Milieu! Laminated sandwich sidewall construction enables to combine appropriate material layers for targeted performance.

  • Basalt layer  :

    Used in building highways throughout the world, a Basalt layer in the ski provides outstanding dampening and vibration resistance.

  • 100% wood core from tip to tail  :

    Provides optimum stability and powerful rebounce. Better contact ski/snow and reduces vibrations.

  • Low density woodcore  :

    The composite core density is lower which makes it 20% lighter without making it weaker.

  • Progressive Transfer Pads  :

    Integrated elastomeric pads on each end of the X Chassis.

    More fluidity through energy transfers toward the edges, better progressive feel and more chatter dampening.  

  • RKS (Stabilisation du Rocker)  :

    Fiber composite reinforcement that allows easy and precise turns 

  • Honeycomb structured tips  :

    Tips are ultralight and offer a better floatability. Less swing weight for added manoeuverability et more control. Better dampening and durability.

Camber type

  • Classic camber  :

    When the ski sits flat on the ground, the tip and the tail are in contact with it while the midsection rises above. It is this section that maximises the energy transmission towards the edge, ideal for piste skiing. It also provides a rebound which enhances energy return and pop.


  • All-Terrain Rocker 2.0  :

    Absorption of terrain variations

    70% of the ski is in contact with the snow when it sits flat on the ground. 90% of it is in contact with the snow when it is on the edges. 

Rocker type

  • Tip rocker  :

    Skis are more manoeuvrable, contact points on the skis are placed in order to reduce the effective running length, which allows easier pivot and a better float.


  • Chassis X  :

    Carbon diagonal reinforcement in the medial part of the ski. That increases torsional stiffness, grip and stability.

  • Tip protector  :

    Carbon reinforcement increasing the reactivity and the stiffness in torsion without compromising the weight of the ski.

  • Flat tail  :

    A flat tail design made for powerful and stable turn completion in deep powder.


SizeTip-Waist-Tail (mm)Radius (m)

Touring Binding Marker Tour F12 90mm Black White Red

Super strong touring binding, technically similar to the F10 but more powerful. 2040g for the S size and 2080g for the L size). 

Product Name
Marker Tour F12 90mm Black White Red
Product price
£206.90  instead of  £269.91
Specs Touring Binding Marker Tour F12 90mm Black White Red
Year 2017
Sizes S - L




Binding category
• Touring
Release value (DIN)
Minimum 4
Maximum 12
Setting of the binding
Type Heel piece
Toe component height Manual
Toe component width Automatic
Brakes width (mm)
Weight of the pair in grams
2040 en S 2080 en L
• Plate

Manufacturer info :


  • 4


  • 12

Binding technologies

  • Touring mode  :

    The patented, ergonomically shaped lever under the boot allows comfortable opening and closing. The position prevents the binding from unwanted release and provides unparalleled security against an undesired “telemark“ situation.

  • Anti Friction Device AFD  :

    All Marker bindings are equipped with a moveable AFD (anti friction device) and therefore guarantee a highly precise release almost entirely unhindered by dirt, snow and ice! Individual adjustment of the AFD to the area of application ensures perfect functionality - from racing, for children’s bindings or on ski tours.

  • Hollow Linkage Heel  :

    The heel was also redesigned from the ground up to guarantee optimal retention for all types of alpine and touring soles. The aluminium hollow axle saves on weight and maximizes the torsional stiffness. This very robust heel construction is best suited for the most strenuous of requirements.

  • Triple Pivot Light  :

    The compact toe features a horizontally inserted spring. Together with the gliding plate the gliding elements integrated into the sole holders ensure a very precise release behaviour which is comparable to all other MARKER bindings. Why should touring skiers and freestylers accept any compromises? An aluminium bridge on the top provides additional support without adding any extra weight.

Weight of the pair in grams

  • 2040 en S 2080 en L


  • Plate

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Customer reviews

Average score 5/5 (2 review)

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5.0 / 5 collected by Glisshop

- Wednesday 2 March 2016

Great skis - very happy with them and with the price and service from Glisshop.

4.5 / 5 collected by Glisshop

- Friday 26 February 2016

Bought these on the Ski Club of Great Britain recommendation for an all mountain ski, and I am very pleased with them. They are noticeably better than my previous skis in the powder and on bumps, and very nearly as good for fast on piste skiing. The edges hold well on hard snow too. Would support the Ski Club recommendation. Faultless service from Glisshop too.

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