The Rossignol X-IUM WC 2 Skate Ski is a track-munching beast that will turn every bit of energy you put into it into pure power and acceleration. When you're using every last drop of juice in your system to get to the line first, the last thing you want is a ski that feels like a wet noodle, so Rossignol made sure the WC 2 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 2, the ski is more able to float (think slither) over uneven 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. The WC 2 is slightly more versatile than it's condition-specific siblings, being designed with a slightly altered camber profile and flex to excel in whatever snow you find on the track. It has a low-profile carbon fiber tip that improves weight distribution, making it easier to snap the ski back under your foot after kicking, or blast through some lightning-quick step turns without a flapping, vibrating tip making you feel unsteady. The K7000 base is quick, too, and...