Salomon QST 99

2017

Men's Freeride
Salomon
Price: £400.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 140-99-122
Turn radius 19.6m (188cm)
Lengths 167, 174, 181, 188 (1,940g)
Construction Sidewall
Carbon, Titanal and wood core with honeycomb tip
Tip and tail rocker
Strengths Great float in deep powder while having solid edge hold on firm snow
Weaknesses Could be more stable at higher speeds on firm snow

They say

The Salomon construction DNA has always been about through innovative construction. With the QST the idea has been to put the right material at the right place. Backside skis charging off piste are not unique, but backside skis charging also on piste are…they’re called QST.

We say

It’s always exciting when we try out a new ski, and this is definitely an important new product launch for Salomon. The QST immediately feels like it’s a fun ski that has a lot of energy. It grips really well on the piste, with smooth edge hold through the whole length of the arc. It also feels extremely well balanced, with the tail helping to be forgiving out of the turn and allowing the centre of the ski to hold the line. In deeper, off piste conditions it feels really easy to use with the ability to cope with any turn radius effortlessly.

Tester Comments

Pete Davison
Rock solid edge grip when you open them up on the piste and in crud. The catch free tip and rocker profile give great float in the deep
Mark Jones
Very easy to use, but feel solid at higher speeds in powder. Easy to initiate the turn with good edge grip