Salomon Q-96 Lumen

2016

Women's Freeride
Salomon
Price: £400.00
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 128-95-114
Turn radius 18.4m (162cm)
Lengths 154, 162 (1,510g), 170
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Woodcore with honeycomb tip
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Powerful, loads of energy can switch easily into different turn shapes
Weaknesses Feel grabby and hard work at slower speeds, binding mount is quite central

They say

A playful all mountain freeski for women, the Lumen is equally at home in the trees, bumps and chutes as on piste

We say

The Q96 has heaps of grip on the piste, as long as it’s riding on a big edge angle, if you can keep them cranked, they won’t let go! Also, at high speeds they felt reactive enough to quickly switch into different turn shapes. For slower more steered turns they feel a bit more grabby and harder to handle. In the powder they were really playful, being easy to redirect into different turn shapes and having great rebound. This makes them a playful, energetic ski, which really urges you to get on and make them work.

Tester Comments

Lynn Sharp
Mega edge hold on the piste, great fun in the powder, easy to chop and change between long and short turns
Steph Ede
Easy to use, poppy, turny and playful off piste