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Salomon QST Lumen 99 (2019)

2019 Women's All-Mountain Wide Ski

Brand: Salomon

Model: QST Lumen 99

Overall Score: 3.5 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

134-99-116

Lengths (cm)

153, 159, 167, 174

Radius (m)

19

Gender

Female

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.5 / 5

Playfulness

3.44 / 5

Forgiveness

3.5 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.06 / 5

Crud Performance

3.63 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.56 / 5

Flotation

3.56 / 5


None

Testers were split about the Lumen 99—some felt it best suited for advanced intermediates on the cusp of carving because “it holds on as long as you need and gently eases you into the new turn,” said Bremner. Others felt it was best in soft snow because the tip was unwieldy and planky on groomed, which explains its relatively poor score in Quickness. Despite an edge-to-edge Titanal layer, its Spaceframe wood core and carbon/flax woven layer keeps things light.     

Strength: Forgiveness 

Weakness: Hard-Snow Integrity     

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