For the upcoming 2016/17 ski season Rossignol is introducing a new top level tier of skate ski. The Rossignol X-IUM Premium Skate Ski. This new top level skate ski introduces several improvements over the standard X-IUM skate ski. The first of which is the increased running surface. The skis are one centimeter longer overall and the rise on the tip of the ski is very shallow providing another additional centimeter of running surface. As a result of this the ski will be offered in lengths of: 174, 181, 187, and 193. Overall the two additional centimeters of running surface create more surface area to distribute the weight of the skier and result in lower drag and faster skis. The new top level racing ski has significantly more rubust (deep) ABS sidewalls which allow for more stability in cornering and a more precise ski overall. The Rossignol X-IUM Premium Skate Ski will be available in an S1, S2, and S3 (including a white base model). Rossignol will continue to sell the the standard X-IUM only in an S2 mold for $100 less than the Premium variant. The Rossignol X-IUM Premium Skate Ski will be priced at $700 USD.
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