Sometimes a jack of all trades spreads itself too thin, sacrificing focused brilliance for diffused widespread appeal. In the case of the Legend X 96, it maintains a laser like precision across the whole spectrum of conceivable tasks in any mountain environment imaginable. A true one ski quiver for the expert who prefers to explore the ungroomed. With a turny 15 meter radius, the X 96 feels like a slalom ski built for the offroad. Its well suited for the turn happy but is just as comfortable opening it up to longer, GS speed arcs thanks a layer of titanal and Powerdrive sidewall technology, soaking up terrain like a Baja rally truck. A redesigned tip profile with the golden ratio of rise to splay to taper, the X 96 stays afloat with no flopping and provides plenty of effective edge while also reducing swing weight. The all new redesigned tip and tail profile make blending edging and rotary skills in even the most challenging snow conditions a breeze. This ski is like having a cheat code for the mountain. The Legend X 96 also makes a very capable tourer thanks to the weight saving of the paulownia wood core, a narrow enough waist (96mm) for tricky side-hilling situations and a tip suited for tireless trail breaking. The X 96 makes breakable crust manageable, floats in soft snow better than anything else in the category, carves with surgical precision, and pivots like a jet boat on the Shotover. If this ski could talk its catch phrase would be, "Anytime, anyplace....come at me bro!"
LEVEL: ADVANCED TO EXPERT/PRO
TECHNOLOGY: TIP AND TAIL ROCKER, SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION, TITANAL REINFORCEMENT, LIGHT PAULOWNIA WOOD CORE, POWERDRIVE
SIDECUT: 132/96/112 MM
RADIUS: 15 M (178)
AVAILABLE LENGTHS: 165 / 171 / 178 / 186
RRP $1349 (OPEN) / $1699 (SPX 12 KONECT DUAL WTR BINDING)