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Waist Width: 87
The Q-88 Lux is the second-skinniest ski in the Women’s Backside All Mountain series, with an 87 mm waist (at 159 cm). It’s intended to ski well in powder, but its specialty is mixed snow and groomers for the most part. Semi-Sandwich Sidewall construction utilizes ABS plastic, designed for edge grip and an easier, more maneuverable turning experience, and its 13.6 m radius (at 159 cm) is designed for quick and snappy turns no matter what terrain you choose. For something similar but wider, check out the Q-96 Lumen and Q-103 Stella. And for something similar but skinnier, check out the 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.