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Waist Width: 103
Q-103 Stella The Q-103 Stella is the widest ski in the Women’s Backside All Mountain series, with a 102 mm waist, 127 mm tip (at 165 cm), and long 23.3 m radius designed for big, fast turns. It’s intended to get the job done on groomers, but at the end of the day, it’s a powder-focused ski due to its dimensions and its Honeycomb Tip technology, which lightens the tip and tail, designed for floatation and less chatter. For something similar but skinnier, check out the Q-96 Lumen, Q-88 Lux, and Q-83 Myriad. The Women’s Backside All Mountain series is comprised of four different skis ranging from 83 – 103 mm underfoot. Each ski has its own specialty, but they all share an intention to shred all over the mountain and provide lots of fun. Full Woodcore is built in to give the ski stability and reduce chatter and Utility Rocker lifts the tip and tail up and off the ground, intended for floatation, absorption, and edge grip. Hook Free Taper additionally moves the ski’s widest points slightly away from the tip and tail and towards the binding, designed for better turn initiation and reduced hooking, especially in powder and other conditions outside the groomers. Wide edges are also built to be extra durable for burlier terrain. If you like to ski a little bit of everything, this is one of Salomon’s best series for you. Salomon, based in Annecy, France, was founded in 1947. Its U.S. headquarters are in Ogden, Utah.