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Salomon QST 118 Ski

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    For the powder connoisseur.

    There are two things in this world that make you drool: bottomless pow and jelly-filled powdered doughnuts. While the latter is certainly nice from time to time, bottomless pow is your true vice, and the Salomon QST 118 Ski is the cup of black coffee you choose to wash down those steep powder-filled lines that leave your face plastered with pure powdery goodness.

    The QST 118 is a new offering from Salomon and comes loaded with all the big-mountain performance you need to step up to big lines in deep conditions. The wide 118mm waist provides float when your home range is pounded with back-to-back storms, and Salomon's Twin Rocker profile puts a generous dose of rocker in the tip and tail to give this ski a playful, surfy feel when you're sessioning deep tree lines and dropping into steep pillow lines. Full ABS sidewalls drive power to the edges when you lay the QST on edge for a secure and stable feel when you're arcing GS-style turns back to the base, and the tail insert—a lightweight layup of honeycomb material, Koroyd, and ABS plastic—reduces weight, increases float, and reduces that floppy tail feel rockered skis have to give the QST a damp, flop-free feel in the tail. To keep the QST relatively light and stiff, Salomon threw in a prepreg carbon and flax layup to enhance stability, absorb vibrations, and help enhance the ski's dampening qualities.

    • A dedicated powder ski with big mountain stiffness
    • Wide 118mm waist keeps the ski afloat on deep days
    • Tip and tail rocker with some camber underfoot
    • Inverted 3D wood core with single titanium laminate
    • Carbon and flax laminate absorbs vibrations
    • Tail insert enhances float and reduces flop
    • Item #SAL00TN

    Tech Specs

    Length
    171 cm 178 cm, 185 cm
    Dimensions
    [171cm] 139 / 118 / 126 mm, [178cm] 140 / 118 / 127 mm, [185cm] 142 / 118 / 129 mm
    Turn Radius
    [171cm] 22 m, [178cm] 24 m, [185cm] 26 m
    Profile
    Twin Rocker (rockered tip and tail, traditional camber underfoot)
    Construction
    sandwich (ABS sidewall)
    Core
    inverted 3D wood core, CFX superfiber carbon laminate, titanium laminate
    Claimed Weight
    [pair, 178cm] 9lb
    Recommended Use
    powder, freeride
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Eager for Pow

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Took these for a demo day and was impressed! I normally ski Armada JJs for my powder ski but these have me considering switching. On a standard Utah spring day these charged through early morning crust and then excelled when the snow softened up around midday, and still felt comfortable on groomed runs in between. Would definitely love to get these out on a powder day!

    Charging Pow Ski

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I'm 5'11" and 175lbs and tested out the 185cm at the factory mount with Salomon's Warden 13 bindings. I skied at Solitude resort with a mixture of creamy pow to heavier crud down on lower elevation.

    Pros:
    - I rode these directly after riding the QST 106 with Salomon's tech bindngs and in the snow conditions of the day, the QST 118 felts SO much more stable. Whether it was that they were heavier and more stable or just the waist width, they were way more stable underfoot.
    - These are most definitely a ski you can charge on. I felt comfortable letting loose on these and let'ner rip! They're relatively stiff, but not enough that you get worked.
    -These skied surprisingly well on chunky snow. No floppy ski syndrome through crud, just took it and didn't mind asking for more.

    Cons:
    - Not exactly the quickest turning ski out there, but I knew that would be the case with its turning radius. I personally own Atomic Bentchetlers, so something with a bit more of a boat like turning radius can be a touch of a surprise. I'm not sure I'd put this as a direct con, but its not the more playful ski out there.

    Overall:
    If you want a fun, hard charging pow ski, the QST is going to be a top contender for you. If you regularly ski open bowls or anything above treeline, it'll be a touch better suited than a tree skiing option. Feel free to reach out at my direct line 801.204.4547 or cojohnson@backcountry.com if you have any questions on these skis or what you should mount them up with.

    Charging Pow Ski

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    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    After starting to see the reviews from across the web pop up with great reviews I finally decided to pull the trigger and couldn't be more happy.

    If you're looking for a powder ski then look no further!