The Rossignol X-IUM WC 3 Skate Ski is a mush-loving monster, designed to crush the track when things are getting wet, warm, and sloppy. When you're hitting VO2 max up the last hill before the finish, the last thing you want is a ski that feels as soft as the conditions, so Rossignol made sure the WC 3 has a flex profile that can stand up to flat-out hammering, with a 3D Profile Active Cap construction that features a multi-directional fiberglass laminate to provide superior torsional stability when you're putting your all into every kick. Control Edge ABS sidewalls enhance the stiffness and stability, ensuring that you're not losing kick energy with a ski that's twisting when it shouldn't, and the Racing Cobra sidecut widens slightly in the tip, increasing the amount of effective edge you can use to push off of, while improving stability at speed. The cap construction also features RossiCap technology, which combines with the torsionally stiff elements of the ski to create what Rossignol calls snake effect. By slightly softening up the flex in the tip and tail of the WC 3, the ski is more able to float (think slither) over uneven or sloppy snow, reducing the need to power through choppy sections of track and allowing you focus on driving forward, rather than digging into mush. It isn't remotely noodley, however, thanks to a light and strong Nomex Honeycomb core that is has excellent compression strength, keeping the ski stiff and snappy for better kick performance and increased rebound. Since you can't control snow conditions, you've got to be ready for them all, so the WC 3 is designed to be the soft-snow addition to your racing quiver. The camber profile is slightly taller than its WC series relatives to glide over lumpy, sticky snow, and is built to flex properly in warmer conditions, keeping the ski stiff when temps are rising. An extra-hard white base is hydrophobic and allows for a deeper structuring, helping create a ski that e...