QST 106 Ski
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, the middle offering in the QST line, this ski undoubtedly hovers over the sweet soft stuff with ease, and the Twin Rocker profile blends tip and tail rocker with camber underfoot for enhanced performance down untracked powder, quick pivoting turns, and superior edge hold on the firm stuff. Toss in a solid medium length turn radius and you have a pair of sticks that thrive all over the mountain at high speeds.
Salomon started construction of the QST with a full length poplar core that provides a damp and consistent feel from tip to tail. Carbon stiffens the ski up without weighing it down, while a Titanal insert increases the ski's edge-to-edge speed and responsiveness. As a major change this ski now features cork in the tip and tail to dramatically decrease chatter at high speeds and add a little stability compared to previous year models. This beefed up construction with a classic shape will have you enjoying all of your days spent on the hill.
- Mid fat all-mountain ski built to charge hard, go anywhere
- Versatile 106mm waist width handles pow, crud, and firm pack
- Blend of rocker and camber holds an edge, floats, and maneuvers
- Medium length turn radius boosts stability at high speeds
- Poplar core provides a damp and responsive platform
- Cork in tip and tail dampens the ride to reduce chatter
- High quality sintered base glides across cat tracks
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Being a Salomon ambassador I was lucky enough to spend most of last season on these bad boys, and it was awesome!! The 106 has been completely resigned for this year with the biggest change being the increased rocker in the trail. This improvement allows the ski to release far better in powder and crusty conditions than ever before. The 106 waist is an excellent choice for someone looking for one ski to do it all. They handle powder like a dream but also allow you to rip groomers at the resort.
Paired with the Salomon Shift bindings they go uphill really well. I have taken them on longer tours in the La Sals as well as short approaches here in the Wasatch. It might not be the lightest setup out there but the added performance on the downhill makes it well worth it. Overall couldn't be happier with these skis and I'm pumped they are finally available to everyone else.