Hi I’m Thom and I just got off of the Salomon XDR 75 ST. This is a 5 out of 5 star ski for me. This is the perfect ski for a beginner skier maybe somebody who has rented a handful of times. But what it allows you to do is skid and smear these really controlled, really easy turns with absolutely no effort. But the second you actually tilt the thing up on edge, with a little better technique and start to carve a turn, it’s right there with you. Most skis in this kind of caliber, can’t do. So it is really going to allow you to progress, become that solid intermediate skier really, really quickly. 5 out of 5 stars.