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Your search for the ideal one-ski quiver ends at Salomon's QST 99 Ski, an all-mountain slayer that skis freshies and hardpack with equal prowess. With a 99mm waist, this ski rides morning pow, afternoon chop, and a little icy delight for evening desert. Its All-Terrain Rocker 2.0 profile lives up to its all-terrain status, with a camber underfoot that ensures excellent edge grip on firm snow and a rockered tip that navigates soft stuff with ease.
Salomon's Spaceframe 3.0 AMB construction starts with an inverted 3D wood core that filters vibration and optimized stability when you're speeding down the mountain. The CFX carbon superfiber laminate and Koroyd honeycomb tip also increases dampening, while the power platform underfoot enhances your edging on hardpack. No matter what you're riding, the ski's sandwich construction with 360-degree sidewalls increases increase durability and drive powder to the edges for a stable, powerful feel.
- This ski represents true all-mountain versatility on- or off-piste
- 99mm waist width carves hardpack and floats over soft snow
- Early rise tip with camber underfoot deflects chop and carves
- Inverted 3D wood core filters vibration and optimizes stability
- Full sandwich sidewalls 360° increases snow contact
- Power platform enhances hard snow edging
- Shock-resistant Koroyd honeycomb inserts at tip
- CFX carbon superfiber laminate for increased dampening
- Item #SAL00TP
- Q & A
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
If you're looking for an all mountain ski to perform in variable conditions... this is it. Got to ski this at a demo last year when conditions were.... less than ideal.... but I still had a blast.
Salomon uses 3 major technologies in this ski to make it really fun to ski. The Spaceframe layout uses softer materials at the tips/tails with progressively stiffer materials as we move inwards toward the Ti Power Platform which is a titanium plate underfoot to increase edgeholding, power-transfer, and rigidity. But the coolest technology is the CFX laminate which uses carbon for lightweight stiffness and flax fibers to reduce the "jitter" that carbon can introduce. Yeah. Flax Fibers.
And the thing works! Super fun and smile-inducing when you get it on edge, but I'd argue it's even better in softer patches. Edges aren't catchy, the tips don't dive, great float, but still easy to maneuver like a 99-waist should be.
Was really impressed with the performance of this ski, and as an added benefit it's light enough that it won't hurt when you hike to hidden stashes with them.
Give me a call if you're excited about this skis; I love to talk skiing!