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Salomon QST 118

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Salomon QST 118 freeride ski test 2016

Dimensions:

Length (cm): 171, 178, 185, 192
Sidecut @185cm (mm): 142-118-129
Radius (m): 22.0, 24.0, 25.5, 26.5


Characteristics:

Terrain: 50% piste - 50% off piste
Skier level: intermediate - advanced
Stability: below average based on length tested
Edge grip: average
Edge switch: fast
Floatation: above average

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Freeride ski Salomon QST 118 2018

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Craig's review: Advanced freeride skier


Advanced freeride skier
Craig's rating of this ski:

2 stars


Considering his skiers profile:

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Reviewer Craig

"Powder bump runs with numerous face shots, creamy untracked pow turns, and even huge carve turns on empty groomed runs at the beginning of the day are my favorite. I am not a high speed skier."

 SkillsLevel 13
 FitnessLevel 9
 SpeedLevel 7
 Length:185 cm6'1"
 Weight:82 kg180 lbs

 


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Go long if you want stability


I am writing quick reviews of 13 new 2016-17 freeride skis that I rode during the SIA demo days. Conditions were generally soft, with 12 inches falling over the previous two days. Some face shots in the bumps on the first morning, with cut up groomers to test stability, and skied off areas to check edge hold.

Groomers

The Salomon QST 118 uses a carbon flax weave in its layup. It is moderately light at 1980g per ski flat, and lacks damping, and needs to be skied long. The 185cm felt short based on my profile. It did make nice short radius turns, but any turns at speed on cut up groomers, in this length, felt scary!

Bumps

With its light dampening qualities, the Salomon QST 118 will not be one of my top picks in the 115 underfoot category (even though the QST 118 skis short, and makes nice short radius turns).

Powder

With its lack of stability at speed in this length, the QST 118 keeps this from being a top powder ski.

Salomon about the QST 118

"Charge in powder with Twin Rocker agility enabling more drift and float in the deepest powder.

Soft and hard snow performance
Spaceframe is made out of an Inverted 3D Woodcore inserted with Carbon Flax & Power Transfer Platform. It provides Superior Ski to Snow Contact Off Piste & On Piste, guaranteeing Underfoot Performance for Hard Pack Carving.

Great terrain adaptation
Full sandwich, ABS sidewall construction, extending around the entire sidewall, delivers increased ski to snow contact, added strength and great terrain adaptation.

Quick and agile
Koroyd inserts in the tip and tail of the twin rocker shape ensure great floatation, drift in powder, and easy pivoting for more agility."
, says Salomon.

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