Gear

Salomon QST 106 (2019)

2019 Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski

Brand: Salomon

Model: QST 106

Overall Score: 3.65 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

140-106-126

Lengths (cm)

167, 174, 181, 188

Radius (m)

20

Gender

Male

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.39 / 5

Playfulness

3.56 / 5

Forgiveness

3.61 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.56 / 5

Crud Performance

3.72 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.67 / 5

Flotation

3.83 / 5


Salomon QST 106 2018/2019 men's all-mountain wide ski
The 2018/2019 Salomon QST 106.Photo courtesy of Salomon

By putting basalt stringers underneath the QST 106’s inverted poplar wood core and a blend of built-in carbon fiber and flax in the shovel, this ski became a frontrunner for tester’s choice as “most improved.” The QST 106 is predictable and easy to ski, consistently schmearing and arcing in soft snow and packed powder. Even with its skin-track-friendly weight, it could still push through variable conditions without talking back. 

Strength: Stability at Speed

Weakness: Quickness     

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