Rossignol X-IUM Premium Skate 2016/17 First Look

Rossignol X-IUM Premium Skate 2016/17 First Look

Rossignol has just revealed the replacement for the X-IUM Premium Skate. I reviewed the Premium skate last year and absolutely loved it – you can read that review here. This is why I am even more excited for the new version. In the new version Rossignol has reduced the weight significantly, a size 42 now comes in at a svelte 980 grams per pair (size 42). They have also redesigned the upper of the boot to allow for a greater range of motion. One single neoprene sleeve replaces the more traditional zippered full height cuff from the previous version. The speed laces are now only over the forefoot and are concealed behind a zippered shroud resembling that of the X-IUM premium classic. All of this has made ankle flexion even more natural. The boot now no longer uses an accelerator sole. It now employs a full length carbon shank which is bonded to the heel counter and cuff (which remain unchanged from the previous version). The company drew from its extensive alpine experience when designing the lug system. The lugs are directly bonded to the sole with no mounting hardware. This saves weight and also keeps your feet warmer because not metal mounting hardware is required.┬áStay tuned for much more SIA coverage in the coming days!

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What do you think? Are you excited for Rossignol’s latest boot? Let me know in the comments down below!