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Waist Width: 113
The Q-115 is the widest ski in the Backside All Mountain series, mainly intended for powder and other conditions outside of the groomers with its 139 mm tip and 113 mm waist (at 178 cm). Honeycomb Tip and Tail technology lightens the tip and tail, designed for extra floatation and less chatter. If you find yourself skiing powder and big terrain often, this is a great option from Salomon. For something similar but skinnier, check out the Q-Lab, Q-105, Q-98, Q-90, and Q-85. The Backside All Mountain series is comprised of six different skis ranging from 85 – 115 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 that 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. 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.