Salomon Q-90 (2016) - Ski Mag

Salomon Q-90 (2016)


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Price: $
Year: 2016
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 89
Tip/Tail/Waist: 130-89-117
Lengths: 161,169,177,185

The Q-90 is the second-skinniest ski in the Backside All Mountain series, with a 90 mm waist. It's intended to ski well in powder, but its specialty is mixed snow and groomers for the most part. Wide Edges are built to be extra durable for burlier terrain. Semi-Sandwich Sidewall construction holds it all together, utilizing ABS plastic, designed for extra edge grip and an easier, more maneuverable turning experience. For something similar but skinnier, check out the Q-85. And for something similar but wider, check out the Q-98, Q-105, Q-Lab, and Q-115. 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.