Quest for powder, or whatever's at the resort.
Like you, Salomon's QST 106 Ski craves those deep powdery mornings, yet it can still handle its own when you're forced to ride on-piste because everything's tracked out. Given its 106mm waist width, this QST undoubtedly hovers over the sweet soft stuff with ease, and a Twin Rocker profile only enhances performance down untracked goodness. Expect a playful pivot and surf-like feel when you turn down the steep and deep.
- A freeride powder floater with on-piste reliability
- 106mm waist width hovers over powder with ease
- Twin Rocker assures maximum flotation and easy turning
- Inverted 3D wood core filters vibration and optimizes stability
- Sandwich construction with full sidewalls increases durability
- Power platform enhances hard snow edging
- Shock-resistant Koroyd honeycomb inserts at tip and tail
- CFX carbon superfiber laminate for increased dampening
- Item #SAL00TO
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Was able to demo this last year.... but conditions only let me ski hardpack. I have no doubt that these are awesome in soft snow and powder, but I was still impressed with their on-piste performance.
This is definitely a rockered freeride ski, but still had good stability on groomers and was fun to arc long turns with. Stable and reliable, I had no qualms at laying them over at speed, however they weren't the most stable when things get really firm/hard.
Can't say firsthand how they'd be in soft snow, but based on how they felt I'm sure they'll be awesome.
Give me a shout if you want to talk more about skis; would love to help put you in your favorite ski setup.