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The Stance 96 is an exciting new direction for wider Salomon skis. It's firmer and more powerful than any models before thanks to a solid wood core, C/FX layers and twin Titanal laminates. It has the width for soft snow and exploring, and the precision and grip of a dedicated hard snow ski. This makes an appealing mix for stronger skiers who like to ski anywhere on the mountain with no compromise when conditions aren't perfect.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type It will go everywhere, from crushing out high speed turns on steep pistes to dealing with any snow that you might find away from the marked trails. It's only possible weak point is the very deepest days, but no all rounder can compete with powder skis on a pow day. That said it does have the width and rocker to deal with most fresh snow runs. It's a departure for Salomon, and very different to the QST 99. The Stance offers more grip and power, competing with other brand's stiff all mountain offerings, suiting a mix of pistes and all terrain skiing that involves much more than the holy grail of untouched powder runs.Skier TypeStrong all mountain skiers who demand grip, precision and power from a ski. Heavier, aggressive intermediate skiers will have no problem on the Stance but its main target is confident advanced and expert skiers who don't want to lose any hard snow performance and need a ski with the profile to deal with all conditions.OverviewShapeThe shape is that of freeride ski, with a 96mm waist and a 20m radius (182cm), built for stability and float. The construction resembles an all mountain ski, bringing power and grip to this all condition shape and is aided by the All Terrain Rocker. The result is a versatile ski for stronger or heavier skiers.RockerAll Terrain Rocker uses rocker at the tip for improved control and float, with camber underfoot for grip and energy. A smaller rocker on the tail aids turn completion and handling in soft snow without compromising hard snow performance.CoreA full poplar woodcore offers stability, liveliness and good ski-to-snow contact while filtering vibrations. A double layer of Titanal, one either side of the core, improves hard snow performance. It increases precision, offers good edge grip and aids responsiveness.ConstructionFull Sandwich Sidewalls maximise the precision and the energy transfer, resulting in the best levels of edge grip and control. Metal Twinframe Technology builds on this to reinforce the hard-charging nature of the ski.Key FeaturesMetal Twinframe TechnologyA double Titanal laminate is paired with C/FX. The top layer of Titanal improves stability and uses recessed windows that are strategically placed in the tip and tail, framing the C/FX layer. C/FX is Salomon's carbon and Flax layer which is used instead of heavier traditional fibreglass as it adds more precision and has better dampening properties. The result of this pairing is a damp ski that wants to go fast regardless of the terrain or conditions.eB tester’s comments: Luke (Buying Team) Proper fast charging all mountain ski. Handled crud and chopped snow with ease and were better on hard packed snow than I expected. Not a forgiving ski but I found them easier to control and initiate turns than some others in the same category.  Technical SpecificationsSize (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)16812694108191890176130961121919501821329611420194018813496116202070General InformationSkier Ability: Advanced/expertTerrain Type: Freeride Rocker: Tip/Tail RockerRadius: LongBase: SinteredBindings: Ski sold flatDIN: n/aConstruction: Full SidewallCore: Wood, Carbon, Titanal LaminateDemo: YesSizing Description: Forehead to over head height. The increased length ensures better grip, stability and floatation and is essential to making the ski work to its full potential. Large rockers at the tip mean it is important not to size down. [Full Details]
The brilliant S/Max 8 is the choice for piste skiers who want maximum performance with impressive ease of use. Race department influenced shaping and a user-friendly construction means this is the perfect choice for improving piste skiers. edge Amplifier helps maintain grip throughout the turn by transferring maximum power to the edge and just the right amount of rocker allows turn initiation to be effortless for fluid linked carves on groomed snow.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type Pistes are the home, forget about anything else. Cruising blues and reds or building up some speed and riding the edge all the way through a turn. Black runs are fine too, though they won't be attacked so hard.Skier TypeIntermediate to advanced skiers looking for precision and energy in a package that also allows some forgiveness. The S/Max 8 is for piste enthusiasts who want to rack up mile after mile of turns on groomed snow. Carving is be the aim but the construction also allows for easy turn release to facilitate sliding or skidding.OverviewShape73mm in the waist and a 15m radius (170cm) means this ski likes to turn and switch edges quickly whilst having enough width to feel nice and solid when the snow roughs up. It keeps the widest sections far into the tip and tail for a long effective edge and better grip. The tip has enough of a smooth transition so that it is predictable in to turns; the width on the blunt tail holds on right through a carve if you want that feeling of grip.RockerNo rocker on this ski, it's full camber for full grip and maxium responseCoreA poplar woodcore offers stability, liveliness and forgiveness while ensuring good ski-to-snow contact. A single layer of Titanal reinforcement on top of the core improves the edge grip, energy transmission and response.ConstructionSemi Sandwich Sidewall is the best of both. The cap at the tip and tails reduces the swing weight, adds durability and assists with starting and completing turns due to its forgiveness. The sidewall underfoot improves the precision and the grip on firmer snow.Key Featuresedge Amplifier SLThis is a built-up area through the centre of the ski around the binding, visually obvious, you can sense how it will affect the ski. The redesigned, SL specific 2-piece edge Amplifier provides 30% more grip while maintaining the right amount of flex underfoot for increased reactivity, agility and grip.eB tester’s comments: Steve (Buying Team) I love this ski for just how effortless it makes carving on piste. It will boost skills and confidence as it feels like a performance ski without any of the hassle of being over stiff or unwieldy. Linking smooth, clean carved turns at speed on red runs has never been easier.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)16011973102141775165120731031518451701217310415196517512173104162100General InformationSkier Ability: Intermediate|AdvancedRocker: Full CamberRadius: ShortBindings: Integrated, M10 GW DIN: 3 - 10Construction: Semi SidewallCore: Wood, Titanal LaminateDemo: Yes [Full Details]
The brilliant S/Max 8 is the choice for piste skiers who want maximum performance with impressive ease of use. Race department influenced shaping and a user-friendly construction means this is the perfect choice for improving piste skiers. edge Amplifier helps maintain grip throughout the turn by transferring maximum power to the edge and just the right amount of rocker allows turn initiation to be effortless for fluid linked carves on groomed snow.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type Pistes are the home, forget about anything else. Cruising blues and reds or building up some speed and riding the edge all the way through a turn. Black runs are fine too, though they won't be attacked so hard.Skier TypeIntermediate to advanced skiers looking for precision and energy in a package that also allows some forgiveness. The S/Max 8 is for piste enthusiasts who want to rack up mile after mile of turns on groomed snow. Carving is be the aim but the construction also allows for easy turn release to facilitate sliding or skidding.OverviewShape73mm in the waist and a 15m radius (170cm) means this ski likes to turn and switch edges quickly whilst having enough width to feel nice and solid when the snow roughs up. It keeps the widest sections far into the tip and tail for a long effective edge and better grip. The tip has enough of a smooth transition so that it is predictable in to turns; the width on the blunt tail holds on right through a carve if you want that feeling of grip.RockerNo rocker on this ski, it's full camber for full grip and maxium responseCoreA poplar woodcore offers stability, liveliness and forgiveness while ensuring good ski-to-snow contact. A single layer of Titanal reinforcement on top of the core improves the edge grip, energy transmission and response.ConstructionSemi Sandwich Sidewall is the best of both. The cap at the tip and tails reduces the swing weight, adds durability and assists with starting and completing turns due to its forgiveness. The sidewall underfoot improves the precision and the grip on firmer snow.Key Featuresedge Amplifier SLThis is a built-up area through the centre of the ski around the binding, visually obvious, you can sense how it will affect the ski. The redesigned, SL specific 2-piece edge Amplifier provides 30% more grip while maintaining the right amount of flex underfoot for increased reactivity, agility and grip.eB tester’s comments: Steve (Buying Team) I love this ski for just how effortless it makes carving on piste. It will boost skills and confidence as it feels like a performance ski without any of the hassle of being over stiff or unwieldy. Linking smooth, clean carved turns at speed on red runs has never been easier.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)16011973102141775165120731031518451701217310415196517512173104162100General InformationSkier Ability: Intermediate|AdvancedRocker: Full CamberRadius: ShortBindings: Integrated, M10 GW DIN: 3 - 10Construction: Semi SidewallCore: Wood, Titanal LaminateDemo: Yes [Full Details]
The brilliant S/Max 8 is the choice for piste skiers who want maximum performance with impressive ease of use. Race department influenced shaping and a user-friendly construction means this is the perfect choice for improving piste skiers. edge Amplifier helps maintain grip throughout the turn by transferring maximum power to the edge and just the right amount of rocker allows turn initiation to be effortless for fluid linked carves on groomed snow.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type Pistes are the home, forget about anything else. Cruising blues and reds or building up some speed and riding the edge all the way through a turn. Black runs are fine too, though they won't be attacked so hard.Skier TypeIntermediate to advanced skiers looking for precision and energy in a package that also allows some forgiveness. The S/Max 8 is for piste enthusiasts who want to rack up mile after mile of turns on groomed snow. Carving is be the aim but the construction also allows for easy turn release to facilitate sliding or skidding.OverviewShape73mm in the waist and a 15m radius (170cm) means this ski likes to turn and switch edges quickly whilst having enough width to feel nice and solid when the snow roughs up. It keeps the widest sections far into the tip and tail for a long effective edge and better grip. The tip has enough of a smooth transition so that it is predictable in to turns; the width on the blunt tail holds on right through a carve if you want that feeling of grip.RockerNo rocker on this ski, it's full camber for full grip and maxium responseCoreA poplar woodcore offers stability, liveliness and forgiveness while ensuring good ski-to-snow contact. A single layer of Titanal reinforcement on top of the core improves the edge grip, energy transmission and response.ConstructionSemi Sandwich Sidewall is the best of both. The cap at the tip and tails reduces the swing weight, adds durability and assists with starting and completing turns due to its forgiveness. The sidewall underfoot improves the precision and the grip on firmer snow.Key Featuresedge Amplifier SLThis is a built-up area through the centre of the ski around the binding, visually obvious, you can sense how it will affect the ski. The redesigned, SL specific 2-piece edge Amplifier provides 30% more grip while maintaining the right amount of flex underfoot for increased reactivity, agility and grip.eB tester’s comments: Steve (Buying Team) I love this ski for just how effortless it makes carving on piste. It will boost skills and confidence as it feels like a performance ski without any of the hassle of being over stiff or unwieldy. Linking smooth, clean carved turns at speed on red runs has never been easier.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)16011973102141775165120731031518451701217310415196517512173104162100General InformationSkier Ability: Intermediate|AdvancedRocker: Full CamberRadius: ShortBindings: Integrated, M10 GW DIN: 3 - 10Construction: Semi SidewallCore: Wood, Titanal LaminateDemo: Yes [Full Details]
This year's S/Max W No.8 keeps all the technology that made previous versions shine and updates them with a cleaner design for 22/23. Race department influenced shaping and a user-friendly construction means this is the perfect choice for aspiring piste skiers. edge Amplifier helps maintain grip throughout the turn by transferring maximum power to the edge and just the right amount of rocker allows turn initiation to be effortless for fluid linked carves on groomed snow.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type Pistes are the home, forget about anything else. Cruising blues and reds or building up some speed and riding the edge all the way through a turn. Black runs are fine too, though they won't be attacked so hard.Skier TypeIntermediate to advanced skiers looking for precision and energy in a package that also allows some forgiveness. The S/Max 8 W is for piste enthusiasts who want to rack up mile after mile of turns on groomed snow. Carving is be the aim but the construction also allows for easy turn release to facilitate sliding or skidding.OverviewShape73mm in the waist and a 14m radius (160cm) means this ski likes to turn and switch edges quickly whilst having enough width to feel nice and solid when the snow roughs up. It keeps the widest sections far into the tip and tail for a long effective edge and better grip. The tip has enough of a smooth transition so that it is predictable in to turns; the width on the blunt tail holds on right through a carve if you want that feeling of grip.RockerNo rocker on this ski, it's full camber for full grip and maxium responseCoreA poplar woodcore offers stability, liveliness and forgiveness while ensuring good ski-to-snow contact. A single layer of Titanal reinforcement on top of the core improves the edge grip, energy transmission and response.ConstructionSemi Sandwich Sidewall is the best of both. The cap at the tip and tails reduces the swing weight, adds durability and assists with starting and completing turns due to its forgiveness. The sidewall underfoot improves the precision and the grip on firmer snow.Key Featuresedge Amplifier SLThis is a built-up area through the centre of the ski around the binding, visually obvious, you can sense how it will affect the ski. The redesigned, SL specific 2-piece edge Amplifier provides 30% more grip while maintaining the right amount of flex underfoot for increased reactivity, agility and grip.eB tester’s comments: Cat (Castleford) Held the hardpack really well and felt super smooth and stable on the piste, even though conditions weren't perfect. It's so easy to ski and really encourages progression.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)150118731011316301551197310213169016011973102141760General InformationSkier Ability: Intermediate|AdvancedRocker: Full CamberRadius: ShortBindings: Integrated, M10 GW DIN: 3 - 10Construction: Semi SidewallCore: Wood, Titanal LaminateDemo: Yes [Full Details]
This year's S/Max W No.8 keeps all the technology that made previous versions shine and updates them with a cleaner design for 22/23. Race department influenced shaping and a user-friendly construction means this is the perfect choice for aspiring piste skiers. edge Amplifier helps maintain grip throughout the turn by transferring maximum power to the edge and just the right amount of rocker allows turn initiation to be effortless for fluid linked carves on groomed snow.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type Pistes are the home, forget about anything else. Cruising blues and reds or building up some speed and riding the edge all the way through a turn. Black runs are fine too, though they won't be attacked so hard.Skier TypeIntermediate to advanced skiers looking for precision and energy in a package that also allows some forgiveness. The S/Max 8 W is for piste enthusiasts who want to rack up mile after mile of turns on groomed snow. Carving is be the aim but the construction also allows for easy turn release to facilitate sliding or skidding.OverviewShape73mm in the waist and a 14m radius (160cm) means this ski likes to turn and switch edges quickly whilst having enough width to feel nice and solid when the snow roughs up. It keeps the widest sections far into the tip and tail for a long effective edge and better grip. The tip has enough of a smooth transition so that it is predictable in to turns; the width on the blunt tail holds on right through a carve if you want that feeling of grip.RockerNo rocker on this ski, it's full camber for full grip and maxium responseCoreA poplar woodcore offers stability, liveliness and forgiveness while ensuring good ski-to-snow contact. A single layer of Titanal reinforcement on top of the core improves the edge grip, energy transmission and response.ConstructionSemi Sandwich Sidewall is the best of both. The cap at the tip and tails reduces the swing weight, adds durability and assists with starting and completing turns due to its forgiveness. The sidewall underfoot improves the precision and the grip on firmer snow.Key Featuresedge Amplifier SLThis is a built-up area through the centre of the ski around the binding, visually obvious, you can sense how it will affect the ski. The redesigned, SL specific 2-piece edge Amplifier provides 30% more grip while maintaining the right amount of flex underfoot for increased reactivity, agility and grip.eB tester’s comments: Cat (Castleford) Held the hardpack really well and felt super smooth and stable on the piste, even though conditions weren't perfect. It's so easy to ski and really encourages progression.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)150118731011316301551197310213169016011973102141760General InformationSkier Ability: Intermediate|AdvancedRocker: Full CamberRadius: ShortBindings: Integrated, M10 GW DIN: 3 - 10Construction: Semi SidewallCore: Wood, Titanal LaminateDemo: Yes [Full Details]
Salomon's Stance 80 is for intermediates who want to ski equally well whatever condition the piste is in. The shape and width combine with the woodcore and Titanal laminate to create a superbly stable ride, no matter the snow. The long nose and tail ensure no grabby turns and the waist provides a balanced platform. Clean carves in the morning on the fresh groomed slopes through to smooth, effortless turns in the afternoon when it all cuts up and many piste models start to struggle. It'll even take you on your first adventures away from the marked trails.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type Mainly pistes but not exclusively. It will be happiest on reds and blues, whatever the condition, and that's the beauty of the Stance 80. It doesn't need perfect snow or grooming, it has the stability and shape to feel great when the snow isn't, which is when many other narrower skis will start to become more difficult. You can also take this for a few runs down the sides in the easier off piste.Skier TypeIntermediate piste skiers who want a balanced ski for use in a range of conditions. To achieve this they're prepared to sacrifice some quickness edge-to-edge to gain more stability, but it's still no slouch on firm snow as it has a nice energy about it, zipping through turns. Technique won't be perfect yet and the Stance 80 will help them improve in a range of conditions and speeds, never over precise but with enough performance to encourage and reward good technique. To make the most of it, the skier needs the confidence or desire to tackle more than just groomed snow.OverviewShape80mm in the waist is a good size for a ski that will spend plenty time on piste and still needs to work well in a lot of other conditions, narrow enough so it's still relatively quick edge-to-edge and with the width to be stable on rougher conditions. The nose and tail both have a long transition to where the sidecut starts, meaning the ski has quite a short radius so that it feels quick to turn on piste. This shape works well with the rocker so that the turn initiation is predictable and safe on soft or variable snow, and the turn completion is smooth and easy to switch between carving or sliding.RockerAll Terrain Rocker uses rock at the tip with an early rise tail and camber underfoot. This ensures smooth handling in softer snow with good turn initiation and release, with grip and control on firm conditions.CoreThe Poplar Woodcore offers stability, liveliness and forgiveness while ensuring good ski-to-snow contact.ConstructionMix of sidewall and cap. The sidewall underfoot ensures good grip and precision; the cap at the tip and tail increases durability and aids with some forgiveness at the start and end of the turn.Key FeaturesTi-C FrameThe Ti-C Frame combines carbon windows and a Titanal laminate to create a damp, charging ski that inspires confidence regardless of speed, terrain, or conditions.eB tester’s comments: Joseph (Aviemore) Conditions were definitely variable, but these skis provided a forgiving and stable platform. They are ideal for a resort skier just looking to cruise around the whole mountain. A versatile ski that is easy to ski in almost all conditions.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)161123801051318001691248010614193017712580107152060General InformationSkier Ability: Intermediate|Advanced|expertRocker: Tip/Tail RockerRadius: ShortBindings: Integrated, M10 GW DIN: 3 - 10Construction: Full SidewallCore: Wood, Carbon, Titanal LaminateDemo: Yes [Full Details]
Salomon's Stance 80 is for intermediates who want to ski equally well whatever condition the piste is in. The shape and width combine with the woodcore and Titanal laminate to create a superbly stable ride, no matter the snow. The long nose and tail ensure no grabby turns and the waist provides a balanced platform. Clean carves in the morning on the fresh groomed slopes through to smooth, effortless turns in the afternoon when it all cuts up and many piste models start to struggle. It'll even take you on your first adventures away from the marked trails.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type Mainly pistes but not exclusively. It will be happiest on reds and blues, whatever the condition, and that's the beauty of the Stance 80. It doesn't need perfect snow or grooming, it has the stability and shape to feel great when the snow isn't, which is when many other narrower skis will start to become more difficult. You can also take this for a few runs down the sides in the easier off piste.Skier TypeIntermediate piste skiers who want a balanced ski for use in a range of conditions. To achieve this they're prepared to sacrifice some quickness edge-to-edge to gain more stability, but it's still no slouch on firm snow as it has a nice energy about it, zipping through turns. Technique won't be perfect yet and the Stance 80 will help them improve in a range of conditions and speeds, never over precise but with enough performance to encourage and reward good technique. To make the most of it, the skier needs the confidence or desire to tackle more than just groomed snow.OverviewShape80mm in the waist is a good size for a ski that will spend plenty time on piste and still needs to work well in a lot of other conditions, narrow enough so it's still relatively quick edge-to-edge and with the width to be stable on rougher conditions. The nose and tail both have a long transition to where the sidecut starts, meaning the ski has quite a short radius so that it feels quick to turn on piste. This shape works well with the rocker so that the turn initiation is predictable and safe on soft or variable snow, and the turn completion is smooth and easy to switch between carving or sliding.RockerAll Terrain Rocker uses rock at the tip with an early rise tail and camber underfoot. This ensures smooth handling in softer snow with good turn initiation and release, with grip and control on firm conditions.CoreThe Poplar Woodcore offers stability, liveliness and forgiveness while ensuring good ski-to-snow contact.ConstructionMix of sidewall and cap. The sidewall underfoot ensures good grip and precision; the cap at the tip and tail increases durability and aids with some forgiveness at the start and end of the turn.Key FeaturesTi-C FrameThe Ti-C Frame combines carbon windows and a Titanal laminate to create a damp, charging ski that inspires confidence regardless of speed, terrain, or conditions.eB tester’s comments: Joseph (Aviemore) Conditions were definitely variable, but these skis provided a forgiving and stable platform. They are ideal for a resort skier just looking to cruise around the whole mountain. A versatile ski that is easy to ski in almost all conditions.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)161123801051318001691248010614193017712580107152060General InformationSkier Ability: Intermediate|Advanced|expertRocker: Tip/Tail RockerRadius: ShortBindings: Integrated, M10 GW DIN: 3 - 10Construction: Full SidewallCore: Wood, Carbon, Titanal LaminateDemo: Yes [Full Details]
The brilliant S/Max 8 is the choice for piste skiers who want maximum performance with impressive ease of use. Race department influenced shaping and a user-friendly construction means this is the perfect choice for improving piste skiers. edge Amplifier helps maintain grip throughout the turn by transferring maximum power to the edge and just the right amount of rocker allows turn initiation to be effortless for fluid linked carves on groomed snow.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type Pistes are the home, forget about anything else. Cruising blues and reds or building up some speed and riding the edge all the way through a turn. Black runs are fine too, though they won't be attacked so hard.Skier TypeIntermediate to advanced skiers looking for precision and energy in a package that also allows some forgiveness. The S/Max 8 is for piste enthusiasts who want to rack up mile after mile of turns on groomed snow. Carving is be the aim but the construction also allows for easy turn release to facilitate sliding or skidding.OverviewShape73mm in the waist and a 15m radius (170cm) means this ski likes to turn and switch edges quickly whilst having enough width to feel nice and solid when the snow roughs up. It keeps the widest sections far into the tip and tail for a long effective edge and better grip. The tip has enough of a smooth transition so that it is predictable in to turns; the width on the blunt tail holds on right through a carve if you want that feeling of grip.RockerNo rocker on this ski, it's full camber for full grip and maxium responseCoreA poplar woodcore offers stability, liveliness and forgiveness while ensuring good ski-to-snow contact. A single layer of Titanal reinforcement on top of the core improves the edge grip, energy transmission and response.ConstructionSemi Sandwich Sidewall is the best of both. The cap at the tip and tails reduces the swing weight, adds durability and assists with starting and completing turns due to its forgiveness. The sidewall underfoot improves the precision and the grip on firmer snow.Key Featuresedge Amplifier SLThis is a built-up area through the centre of the ski around the binding, visually obvious, you can sense how it will affect the ski. The redesigned, SL specific 2-piece edge Amplifier provides 30% more grip while maintaining the right amount of flex underfoot for increased reactivity, agility and grip.eB tester’s comments: Steve (Buying Team) I love this ski for just how effortless it makes carving on piste. It will boost skills and confidence as it feels like a performance ski without any of the hassle of being over stiff or unwieldy. Linking smooth, clean carved turns at speed on red runs has never been easier.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)16011973102141775165120731031518451701217310415196517512173104162100General InformationSkier Ability: Intermediate|AdvancedRocker: Full CamberRadius: ShortBindings: Integrated, M10 GW DIN: 3 - 10Construction: Semi SidewallCore: Wood, Titanal LaminateDemo: Yes [Full Details]
Intermediate female skiers who want to ski equally well whatever condition the piste is in, are going to love Salomon’s Stance 80 W. The shape and width combine with the woodcore and Titanal laminate to create a superbly stable ride, no matter the snow. The long nose and tail ensure no grabby turns and the waist provides a balanced platform. Clean carves in the morning on the fresh groomed slopes through to smooth, effortless turns in the afternoon when it all cuts up and many piste models start to struggle. It’ll even take you on your first adventures away from the marked trails.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type Mainly pistes but not exclusively. It will be happiest on reds and blues, whatever the condition, and that’s the beauty of the Stance 80. It doesn’t need perfect snow or grooming, it has the stability and shape to feel great when the snow isn’t, which is when many other narrower skis will start to become more difficult. You can also take this for a few runs down the sides in the easier off piste.Skier TypeIntermediate piste skiers who want a balanced ski for use in a range of conditions. To achieve this they’re prepared to sacrifice some quickness edge-to-edge to gain more stability, but it’s still no slouch on firm snow as it has a nice energy about it, zipping through turns. Technique won’t be perfect yet and the Stance 80 will help them improve in a range of conditions and speeds, never over precise but with enough performance to encourage and reward good technique. To make the most of it, the skier needs the confidence or desire to tackle more than just groomed snow.OverviewShape80mm in the waist is a good size for a ski that will spend plenty time on piste and still needs to work well in a lot of other conditions, narrow enough so it’s still relatively quick edge-to-edge and with the width to be stable on rougher conditions. The nose and tail both have a long transition to where the sidecut starts, meaning the ski has quite a short radius so that it feels quick to turn on piste. This shape works well with the rocker so that the turn initiation is predictable and safe on soft or variable snow, and the turn completion is smooth and easy to switch between carving or sliding.RockerAll Terrain Rocker uses rock at the tip with an early rise tail and camber underfoot. This ensures smooth handling in softer snow with good turn initiation and release, with grip and control on firm conditions.CoreThe Poplar Woodcore offers stability, liveliness and forgiveness while ensuring good ski-to-snow contact.ConstructionMix of sidewall and cap. The sidewall underfoot ensures good grip and precision; the cap at the tip and tail increases durability and aids with some forgiveness at the start and end of the turn.Key FeaturesTi-C FrameThe Ti-C Frame combines carbon windows and a Titanal laminate to create a damp, charging ski that inspires confidence regardless of speed, terrain, or conditions.eB tester’s comments: Claire (Milton Keynes) I was really impressed with how this ski held its edge on the hard piste that we had but also how it cut through the rougher snow without throwing me off.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)1511228010412166015912380105131780General InformationSkier Ability: Intermediate|Advanced|expertRocker: Tip/Tail RockerRadius: ShortBindings: Integrated, M10 GWDIN: 3 - 10Construction: Semi SidewallCore: Wood, Carbon, Titanal LaminateDemo: Yes [Full Details]
Intermediate female skiers who want to ski equally well whatever condition the piste is in, are going to love Salomon’s Stance 80 W. The shape and width combine with the woodcore and Titanal laminate to create a superbly stable ride, no matter the snow. The long nose and tail ensure no grabby turns and the waist provides a balanced platform. Clean carves in the morning on the fresh groomed slopes through to smooth, effortless turns in the afternoon when it all cuts up and many piste models start to struggle. It’ll even take you on your first adventures away from the marked trails.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type Mainly pistes but not exclusively. It will be happiest on reds and blues, whatever the condition, and that’s the beauty of the Stance 80. It doesn’t need perfect snow or grooming, it has the stability and shape to feel great when the snow isn’t, which is when many other narrower skis will start to become more difficult. You can also take this for a few runs down the sides in the easier off piste.Skier TypeIntermediate piste skiers who want a balanced ski for use in a range of conditions. To achieve this they’re prepared to sacrifice some quickness edge-to-edge to gain more stability, but it’s still no slouch on firm snow as it has a nice energy about it, zipping through turns. Technique won’t be perfect yet and the Stance 80 will help them improve in a range of conditions and speeds, never over precise but with enough performance to encourage and reward good technique. To make the most of it, the skier needs the confidence or desire to tackle more than just groomed snow.OverviewShape80mm in the waist is a good size for a ski that will spend plenty time on piste and still needs to work well in a lot of other conditions, narrow enough so it’s still relatively quick edge-to-edge and with the width to be stable on rougher conditions. The nose and tail both have a long transition to where the sidecut starts, meaning the ski has quite a short radius so that it feels quick to turn on piste. This shape works well with the rocker so that the turn initiation is predictable and safe on soft or variable snow, and the turn completion is smooth and easy to switch between carving or sliding.RockerAll Terrain Rocker uses rock at the tip with an early rise tail and camber underfoot. This ensures smooth handling in softer snow with good turn initiation and release, with grip and control on firm conditions.CoreThe Poplar Woodcore offers stability, liveliness and forgiveness while ensuring good ski-to-snow contact.ConstructionMix of sidewall and cap. The sidewall underfoot ensures good grip and precision; the cap at the tip and tail increases durability and aids with some forgiveness at the start and end of the turn.Key FeaturesTi-C FrameThe Ti-C Frame combines carbon windows and a Titanal laminate to create a damp, charging ski that inspires confidence regardless of speed, terrain, or conditions.eB tester’s comments: Claire (Milton Keynes) I was really impressed with how this ski held its edge on the hard piste that we had but also how it cut through the rougher snow without throwing me off.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)1511228010412166015912380105131780General InformationSkier Ability: Intermediate|Advanced|expertRocker: Tip/Tail RockerRadius: ShortBindings: Integrated, M10 GWDIN: 3 - 10Construction: Semi SidewallCore: Wood, Carbon, Titanal LaminateDemo: Yes [Full Details]
This year's S/Max W No.8 keeps all the technology that made previous versions shine and updates them with a cleaner design for 22/23. Race department influenced shaping and a user-friendly construction means this is the perfect choice for aspiring piste skiers. edge Amplifier helps maintain grip throughout the turn by transferring maximum power to the edge and just the right amount of rocker allows turn initiation to be effortless for fluid linked carves on groomed snow.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type Pistes are the home, forget about anything else. Cruising blues and reds or building up some speed and riding the edge all the way through a turn. Black runs are fine too, though they won't be attacked so hard.Skier TypeIntermediate to advanced skiers looking for precision and energy in a package that also allows some forgiveness. The S/Max 8 W is for piste enthusiasts who want to rack up mile after mile of turns on groomed snow. Carving is be the aim but the construction also allows for easy turn release to facilitate sliding or skidding.OverviewShape73mm in the waist and a 14m radius (160cm) means this ski likes to turn and switch edges quickly whilst having enough width to feel nice and solid when the snow roughs up. It keeps the widest sections far into the tip and tail for a long effective edge and better grip. The tip has enough of a smooth transition so that it is predictable in to turns; the width on the blunt tail holds on right through a carve if you want that feeling of grip.RockerNo rocker on this ski, it's full camber for full grip and maxium responseCoreA poplar woodcore offers stability, liveliness and forgiveness while ensuring good ski-to-snow contact. A single layer of Titanal reinforcement on top of the core improves the edge grip, energy transmission and response.ConstructionSemi Sandwich Sidewall is the best of both. The cap at the tip and tails reduces the swing weight, adds durability and assists with starting and completing turns due to its forgiveness. The sidewall underfoot improves the precision and the grip on firmer snow.Key Featuresedge Amplifier SLThis is a built-up area through the centre of the ski around the binding, visually obvious, you can sense how it will affect the ski. The redesigned, SL specific 2-piece edge Amplifier provides 30% more grip while maintaining the right amount of flex underfoot for increased reactivity, agility and grip.eB tester’s comments: Cat (Castleford) Held the hardpack really well and felt super smooth and stable on the piste, even though conditions weren't perfect. It's so easy to ski and really encourages progression.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)150118731011316301551197310213169016011973102141760General InformationSkier Ability: Intermediate|AdvancedRocker: Full CamberRadius: ShortBindings: Integrated, M10 GW DIN: 3 - 10Construction: Semi SidewallCore: Wood, Titanal LaminateDemo: Yes [Full Details]
Salomon’s MTN 86 Carbon is for skiers who don’t want to compromise on lightweight or performance – mounted with a pin binding it has incredible grip and control for the end weight. The uphill is less strenuous thanks to low weight due to a full karuba wood core and carbon basalt reinforcement. Full sidewalls and Ti binding plate ensure precision as well as increased hard snow edge hold. This is the ski that won’t tire you on the ascent whilst allowing you to go as hard and as steep as you want on the way back down.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type Weighing under 1.1kg ensures touring efficiency; the quality materials used provide alpine like performance for harder and steeper conditions. Apart from the deepest days the MTN 86 will tackle it allSkier TypeSkiers looking for light weight and performance rolled in to one. Whether you want long tours, where weight is crucial, or it’s more technical, steeper descents that you’re searching for, where grip and control are essential, the MTN 86 will have you covered.OverviewShape86mm in the waist is a good size for a ski that will spend plenty time on firm or packed snow and still needs to work well in a lot of other conditions, narrow enough so it’s still relatively quick edge-to-edge and with the width to be stable on rougher conditions and float in soft snow. The nose and tail both have a long transition to where the sidecut starts, making the ski feel smoother during when riding softer snow. This shape works well with the rocker so that the turn initiation is predictable and safe on soft or variable snow, and the turn completion is smooth and easy to switch between carving or sliding.RockerAll Terrain Rocker uses rock at the tip with an early rise tail and camber underfoot. This ensures smooth handling in softer snow with good turn initiation and release, with grip and control on firm conditions.CoreFull karuba wood core. Karuba is one of the lightest woods used in ski construction and still provides the stability required of a top ski.ConstructionFull Sandwich Sidewalls guarantees stability and precision, it enhances performance by providing good edge grip and smooth ski-to-snow contact.Key FeaturesCork DamplifierCork is three times more absorbing than Koroyd. Using it in the tip of the ski enables a high level of vibration absorption and dampening with even less weight.Ti Binding ReinforcementA titanal insert edge-to-edge underfoot, running throughout the ski, for maximal power and increased hard snow edging.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)1641188510418139017212086106181801228510818General InformationSkier Ability: Advanced|expertRadius: LongBindings: Ski sold flatDIN: n/aConstruction: Full SidewallCore: Wood, CarbonDemo: No [Full Details]
Salomon’s MTN 86 Carbon is for skiers who don’t want to compromise on lightweight or performance – mounted with a pin binding it has incredible grip and control for the end weight. The uphill is less strenuous thanks to low weight due to a full karuba wood core and carbon basalt reinforcement. Full sidewalls and Ti binding plate ensure precision as well as increased hard snow edge hold. This is the ski that won’t tire you on the ascent whilst allowing you to go as hard and as steep as you want on the way back down.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type Weighing under 1.1kg ensures touring efficiency; the quality materials used provide alpine like performance for harder and steeper conditions. Apart from the deepest days the MTN 86 will tackle it allSkier TypeSkiers looking for light weight and performance rolled in to one. Whether you want long tours, where weight is crucial, or it’s more technical, steeper descents that you’re searching for, where grip and control are essential, the MTN 86 will have you covered.OverviewShape86mm in the waist is a good size for a ski that will spend plenty time on firm or packed snow and still needs to work well in a lot of other conditions, narrow enough so it’s still relatively quick edge-to-edge and with the width to be stable on rougher conditions and float in soft snow. The nose and tail both have a long transition to where the sidecut starts, making the ski feel smoother during when riding softer snow. This shape works well with the rocker so that the turn initiation is predictable and safe on soft or variable snow, and the turn completion is smooth and easy to switch between carving or sliding.RockerAll Terrain Rocker uses rock at the tip with an early rise tail and camber underfoot. This ensures smooth handling in softer snow with good turn initiation and release, with grip and control on firm conditions.CoreFull karuba wood core. Karuba is one of the lightest woods used in ski construction and still provides the stability required of a top ski.ConstructionFull Sandwich Sidewalls guarantees stability and precision, it enhances performance by providing good edge grip and smooth ski-to-snow contact.Key FeaturesCork DamplifierCork is three times more absorbing than Koroyd. Using it in the tip of the ski enables a high level of vibration absorption and dampening with even less weight.Ti Binding ReinforcementA titanal insert edge-to-edge underfoot, running throughout the ski, for maximal power and increased hard snow edging.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)1641188510418139017212086106181801228510818General InformationSkier Ability: Advanced|expertRadius: LongBindings: Ski sold flatDIN: n/aConstruction: Full SidewallCore: Wood, CarbonDemo: No [Full Details]
Salomon’s MTN 86 Carbon is for skiers who don’t want to compromise on lightweight or performance – mounted with a pin binding it has incredible grip and control for the end weight. The uphill is less strenuous thanks to low weight due to a full karuba wood core and carbon basalt reinforcement. Full sidewalls and Ti binding plate ensure precision as well as increased hard snow edge hold. This is the ski that won’t tire you on the ascent whilst allowing you to go as hard and as steep as you want on the way back down.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type Weighing under 1.1kg ensures touring efficiency; the quality materials used provide alpine like performance for harder and steeper conditions. Apart from the deepest days the MTN 86 will tackle it allSkier TypeSkiers looking for light weight and performance rolled in to one. Whether you want long tours, where weight is crucial, or it’s more technical, steeper descents that you’re searching for, where grip and control are essential, the MTN 86 will have you covered.OverviewShape86mm in the waist is a good size for a ski that will spend plenty time on firm or packed snow and still needs to work well in a lot of other conditions, narrow enough so it’s still relatively quick edge-to-edge and with the width to be stable on rougher conditions and float in soft snow. The nose and tail both have a long transition to where the sidecut starts, making the ski feel smoother during when riding softer snow. This shape works well with the rocker so that the turn initiation is predictable and safe on soft or variable snow, and the turn completion is smooth and easy to switch between carving or sliding.RockerAll Terrain Rocker uses rock at the tip with an early rise tail and camber underfoot. This ensures smooth handling in softer snow with good turn initiation and release, with grip and control on firm conditions.CoreFull karuba wood core. Karuba is one of the lightest woods used in ski construction and still provides the stability required of a top ski.ConstructionFull Sandwich Sidewalls guarantees stability and precision, it enhances performance by providing good edge grip and smooth ski-to-snow contact.Key FeaturesCork DamplifierCork is three times more absorbing than Koroyd. Using it in the tip of the ski enables a high level of vibration absorption and dampening with even less weight.Ti Binding ReinforcementA titanal insert edge-to-edge underfoot, running throughout the ski, for maximal power and increased hard snow edging.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)1641188510418139017212086106181801228510818General InformationSkier Ability: Advanced|expertRadius: LongBindings: Ski sold flatDIN: n/aConstruction: Full SidewallCore: Wood, CarbonDemo: No [Full Details]
Salomon's Stance 84 is a super-stable, high-speed cruiser, that will deal with whatever conditions it faces. This is the perfect model for advanced skiers who want an SUV of a ski for tackling any pistes and maybe some side-piste conditions too. The shape is ideal for range of turn sizes and the construction ensures that there's plenty of energy and grip for firmer snow. The nose and tail profiles, plus the rocker, provide effortless handling when the runs aren't pisted or you're exploring.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type It's built for a mix of different pistes plus some less challenging off piste. The dimensions and shape ensure it is smooth and fast on marked runs, whatever condition they are in as they're often not perfectly groomed. In fact, this is where the 84 will shine, when pistes get chopped or heavy and as narrower or more carve orientated skis start to feel trickier, it will handle as if nothing has changed. It's more than happy in fresh snow too, with All Terrain Rocker and the width producing flowing turns and a balanced feel, but it is groomed runs, of any colour, where it really shines.Skier TypeFor advanced skiers who enjoy a variety of conditions on marked trails. Pistes often have less than perfect snow, so by sacrificing a little bit of quickness in the turn there's a big gain in stability on the 84 and improved handling in rougher snow. The full wood core and Ti-C Frame mean you can push the limits, confident in the edge hold and enjoying the energy between the turns; the shape allows you to cruise when it's time to take it easier. Stronger intermediates will benefit from it's stability and should consider it too.OverviewShape84mm in the waist is a good size for a ski that will spend plenty time on piste and still needs to work well in a lot of other conditions, narrow enough so it's still relatively quick edge-to-edge and with the width to be stable on rougher conditions and float in soft snow. The nose and tail both have a long transition to where the sidecut starts, meaning the ski has medium to short radius so that it feels quick to turn on piste. This shape works well with the rocker so that the turn initiation is predictable and safe on soft or variable snow, and the turn completion is smooth and easy to switch between carving or sliding.RockerAll Terrain Rocker uses rock at the tip with an early rise tail and camber underfoot. This ensures smooth handling in softer snow with good turn initiation and release, with grip and control on firm conditions.CoreThe Full Poplar Woodcore maximises liveliness, stability and ski-to-snow contact while filtering vibrations. This is reinforced with a single layer of Titanal on top of the core for improved grip and efficient energy transfer.ConstructionFull Sandwich Sidewalls guarantees stability and precision, it enhances performance by providing good edge grip and smooth ski-to-snow contact.Key FeaturesTi-C FrameThe Ti-C Frame combines carbon windows and a Titanal laminate to create a damp, charging ski that inspires confidence regardless of speed, terrain, or conditions.eB tester’s comments: Steve (Buying Team) One of the surprises of the test for me, I knew it would be good but I wasn't ready for just how good. On piste it makes the cleanest, easiest turns, even when it gets choppy, with a definite fun factor thanks to impressive grip and a nice energy at the end of the turn. Through softer snow it felt just as good: stable and strong to push through the heavier bits, and floaty and balanced when it was lighter.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)169122841051515001771238410616164018512484107181720General InformationSkier Ability: Advanced|expertRocker: Tip/Tail RockerRadius: MediumBindings: Integrated, M12 GW DIN: 4 - 12Construction: Full SidewallCore: Wood, Carbon, Titanal LaminateDemo: Yes [Full Details]
Salomon's Stance 84 is a super-stable, high-speed cruiser, that will deal with whatever conditions it faces. This is the perfect model for advanced skiers who want an SUV of a ski for tackling any pistes and maybe some side-piste conditions too. The shape is ideal for range of turn sizes and the construction ensures that there's plenty of energy and grip for firmer snow. The nose and tail profiles, plus the rocker, provide effortless handling when the runs aren't pisted or you're exploring.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type It's built for a mix of different pistes plus some less challenging off piste. The dimensions and shape ensure it is smooth and fast on marked runs, whatever condition they are in as they're often not perfectly groomed. In fact, this is where the 84 will shine, when pistes get chopped or heavy and as narrower or more carve orientated skis start to feel trickier, it will handle as if nothing has changed. It's more than happy in fresh snow too, with All Terrain Rocker and the width producing flowing turns and a balanced feel, but it is groomed runs, of any colour, where it really shines.Skier TypeFor advanced skiers who enjoy a variety of conditions on marked trails. Pistes often have less than perfect snow, so by sacrificing a little bit of quickness in the turn there's a big gain in stability on the 84 and improved handling in rougher snow. The full wood core and Ti-C Frame mean you can push the limits, confident in the edge hold and enjoying the energy between the turns; the shape allows you to cruise when it's time to take it easier. Stronger intermediates will benefit from it's stability and should consider it too.OverviewShape84mm in the waist is a good size for a ski that will spend plenty time on piste and still needs to work well in a lot of other conditions, narrow enough so it's still relatively quick edge-to-edge and with the width to be stable on rougher conditions and float in soft snow. The nose and tail both have a long transition to where the sidecut starts, meaning the ski has medium to short radius so that it feels quick to turn on piste. This shape works well with the rocker so that the turn initiation is predictable and safe on soft or variable snow, and the turn completion is smooth and easy to switch between carving or sliding.RockerAll Terrain Rocker uses rock at the tip with an early rise tail and camber underfoot. This ensures smooth handling in softer snow with good turn initiation and release, with grip and control on firm conditions.CoreThe Full Poplar Woodcore maximises liveliness, stability and ski-to-snow contact while filtering vibrations. This is reinforced with a single layer of Titanal on top of the core for improved grip and efficient energy transfer.ConstructionFull Sandwich Sidewalls guarantees stability and precision, it enhances performance by providing good edge grip and smooth ski-to-snow contact.Key FeaturesTi-C FrameThe Ti-C Frame combines carbon windows and a Titanal laminate to create a damp, charging ski that inspires confidence regardless of speed, terrain, or conditions.eB tester’s comments: Steve (Buying Team) One of the surprises of the test for me, I knew it would be good but I wasn't ready for just how good. On piste it makes the cleanest, easiest turns, even when it gets choppy, with a definite fun factor thanks to impressive grip and a nice energy at the end of the turn. Through softer snow it felt just as good: stable and strong to push through the heavier bits, and floaty and balanced when it was lighter.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)169122841051515001771238410616164018512484107181720General InformationSkier Ability: Advanced|expertRocker: Tip/Tail RockerRadius: MediumBindings: Integrated, M12 GW DIN: 4 - 12Construction: Full SidewallCore: Wood, Carbon, Titanal LaminateDemo: Yes [Full Details]
Based on the popular QST 106 the new 2024 echo 106 builds on the same super stable ride and floaty handling but adds a lighter construction that makes it the perfect backcountry tool to go hunting for those perfect turns and lines. Cork Damplifier inserts and Basalt fibres keeps the light karuba/poplar core feeling reassuringly damp and planted when the conditions get rough and adds stability at speed. Put a tour binding on for a go anywhere do anything package or pair them with a regular alpine binding for a playful lightweight resort freeride ski that handles any condition or terrain that gets thrown at them. This is an early release available in limited numbers in only a few select retailers.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain TypeDeeper snow is where it will shine, so it wants bowls and powder fields rather than steep, technical chutes, but the shape means it will handle all kinds of terrain with easy handling.Skier TypeSkiers who want a ski light enough to take them far, but with the width and shape to really enjoy the descent when the snow is fresh and deep. Definitely more playful than powerful, it’s for skiers want to enjoy the turns with a surfy feel.OverviewShapeIt is 106mm under foot with plenty of rocker both tip and tail tells you this ski is going to be good in soft snow. Having set back contact points and a bit of camber at the waist means it playful and manoeuvrable on firm snow too.RockerFreeride Profile. tip and tail rocker uses camber underfoot for grip and response; the rocker aids turn initiation and release.CoreKaruba/Poplar Full Woodcore. Karuba is one of the lightest woods used in ski constuction to keep the overall weight down yet retain stability, while poplar enhances performance and provides the power good skiers need while again keeping the overall weight down.ConstructionRecycled Double Sidewall construction uses an extra layer of sidewall under foot that adds extra power and stability.Key FeaturesBasalt Superlight FibersBasalt is an extruded fiber made from melted down igneous Basalt rock. Basalt is lightweight and helps to add power to the core, even more so than traditional fiberglass, and has more elasticity than carbon giving it excellent dampening qualities for better snow contact for when things get rough.Cork DamplifierCork is three times more absorbing than Koroyd. Using it in the tip of the ski enables a high level of vibration absorption and dampening with even less weight.SustainabilityThe QST echo 106 is made from 30% recycled topsheet materials and 100% recycled ABS in the Double Sidewalls, for a step towards a more eco-friendly skiSize (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)173138106125181700181139106126191760189140106127201940General InformationSkier Ability: Advanced|expertTerrain Type: BackcountryRocker: Tip/Tail RockerRadius: LongBase: SinteredBindings: Ski sold flatDIN: n/aConstruction: Full SidewallCore: Wood, BasaltDemo: No [Full Details]
Based on the popular QST 106 the new 2024 echo 106 builds on the same super stable ride and floaty handling but adds a lighter construction that makes it the perfect backcountry tool to go hunting for those perfect turns and lines. Cork Damplifier inserts and Basalt fibres keeps the light karuba/poplar core feeling reassuringly damp and planted when the conditions get rough and adds stability at speed. Put a tour binding on for a go anywhere do anything package or pair them with a regular alpine binding for a playful lightweight resort freeride ski that handles any condition or terrain that gets thrown at them. This is an early release available in limited numbers in only a few select retailers.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain TypeDeeper snow is where it will shine, so it wants bowls and powder fields rather than steep, technical chutes, but the shape means it will handle all kinds of terrain with easy handling.Skier TypeSkiers who want a ski light enough to take them far, but with the width and shape to really enjoy the descent when the snow is fresh and deep. Definitely more playful than powerful, it’s for skiers want to enjoy the turns with a surfy feel.OverviewShapeIt is 106mm under foot with plenty of rocker both tip and tail tells you this ski is going to be good in soft snow. Having set back contact points and a bit of camber at the waist means it playful and manoeuvrable on firm snow too.RockerFreeride Profile. tip and tail rocker uses camber underfoot for grip and response; the rocker aids turn initiation and release.CoreKaruba/Poplar Full Woodcore. Karuba is one of the lightest woods used in ski constuction to keep the overall weight down yet retain stability, while poplar enhances performance and provides the power good skiers need while again keeping the overall weight down.ConstructionRecycled Double Sidewall construction uses an extra layer of sidewall under foot that adds extra power and stability.Key FeaturesBasalt Superlight FibersBasalt is an extruded fiber made from melted down igneous Basalt rock. Basalt is lightweight and helps to add power to the core, even more so than traditional fiberglass, and has more elasticity than carbon giving it excellent dampening qualities for better snow contact for when things get rough.Cork DamplifierCork is three times more absorbing than Koroyd. Using it in the tip of the ski enables a high level of vibration absorption and dampening with even less weight.SustainabilityThe QST echo 106 is made from 30% recycled topsheet materials and 100% recycled ABS in the Double Sidewalls, for a step towards a more eco-friendly skiSize (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)173138106125181700181139106126191760189140106127201940General InformationSkier Ability: Advanced|expertTerrain Type: BackcountryRocker: Tip/Tail RockerRadius: LongBase: SinteredBindings: Ski sold flatDIN: n/aConstruction: Full SidewallCore: Wood, BasaltDemo: No [Full Details]
Based on the popular QST 106 the new 2024 echo 106 builds on the same super stable ride and floaty handling but adds a lighter construction that makes it the perfect backcountry tool to go hunting for those perfect turns and lines. Cork Damplifier inserts and Basalt fibres keeps the light karuba/poplar core feeling reassuringly damp and planted when the conditions get rough and adds stability at speed. Put a tour binding on for a go anywhere do anything package or pair them with a regular alpine binding for a playful lightweight resort freeride ski that handles any condition or terrain that gets thrown at them. This is an early release available in limited numbers in only a few select retailers.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain TypeDeeper snow is where it will shine, so it wants bowls and powder fields rather than steep, technical chutes, but the shape means it will handle all kinds of terrain with easy handling.Skier TypeSkiers who want a ski light enough to take them far, but with the width and shape to really enjoy the descent when the snow is fresh and deep. Definitely more playful than powerful, it’s for skiers want to enjoy the turns with a surfy feel.OverviewShapeIt is 106mm under foot with plenty of rocker both tip and tail tells you this ski is going to be good in soft snow. Having set back contact points and a bit of camber at the waist means it playful and manoeuvrable on firm snow too.RockerFreeride Profile. tip and tail rocker uses camber underfoot for grip and response; the rocker aids turn initiation and release.CoreKaruba/Poplar Full Woodcore. Karuba is one of the lightest woods used in ski constuction to keep the overall weight down yet retain stability, while poplar enhances performance and provides the power good skiers need while again keeping the overall weight down.ConstructionRecycled Double Sidewall construction uses an extra layer of sidewall under foot that adds extra power and stability.Key FeaturesBasalt Superlight FibersBasalt is an extruded fiber made from melted down igneous Basalt rock. Basalt is lightweight and helps to add power to the core, even more so than traditional fiberglass, and has more elasticity than carbon giving it excellent dampening qualities for better snow contact for when things get rough.Cork DamplifierCork is three times more absorbing than Koroyd. Using it in the tip of the ski enables a high level of vibration absorption and dampening with even less weight.SustainabilityThe QST echo 106 is made from 30% recycled topsheet materials and 100% recycled ABS in the Double Sidewalls, for a step towards a more eco-friendly skiSize (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)173138106125181700181139106126191760189140106127201940General InformationSkier Ability: Advanced|expertTerrain Type: BackcountryRocker: Tip/Tail RockerRadius: LongBase: SinteredBindings: Ski sold flatDIN: n/aConstruction: Full SidewallCore: Wood, BasaltDemo: No [Full Details]
The Salomon QST Blank is about skiing without limits. The design has been led by Salomon's freeride athletes who were given a ‘blank slate’ to come up with their perfect ski. With a 112mmm waist, plenty of rocker and solid C/FX construction it's obvious that blasting down open powder fields or skipping through pillow lines they will have exactly the type of feel, handling and stability you'd want under your feet. However, not everyday is a champagne powder day and these make sure that if you're on firm snow you can still carve up the groomers, with plenty of edge hold and a relatively nimble feel to them they can put a smile on your face when on-piste too.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type It will go anywhere, do most things and even put a smile on your face when skiing firm snow, but where it really shines in deeper snow conditions where it's shaping and dimensions really come into their own.Skier TypeAdvanced skiers who want a soft snow focused ski, but also need it to be able to cope with all sorts of conditions and snow types too. Great adge hold for icy traverses or carving on hardpack, light and nible for tighter spots or through trees and tons of float. The skier buying these will be pushing their limits and need a ski to cope with all that is thrown it's way.OverviewShapeIt is 112mm under foot with plenty of rocker both tip and tail tells you this ski is going to be good in soft snow. Having set back contact points and a bit of camber at the waist means it playful and manoeuvrable on firm snow too.RockerTip and Tail Rocker uses camber underfoot for grip and response; the rocker aids turn initiation and release.CoreThe Poplar Woodcore offers stability, liveliness and forgiveness while ensuring good ski-to-snow contact.ConstructionSidewall construction ensures excellent grip and precise control.Key FeaturesC/FXCarbon and Flax woven together. It combines the strength, stability, minimal weight of carbon with the increased level of dampening of the flax.Cork DamplifierCork is three times more absorbing than Koroyd. Using it in the tip of the ski enables a high level of vibration absorption and dampening with even less weight.eB tester’s comments: Zak (Manchester) Perfectly suited for charging, big mountain skiers who don’t want terrain to dictate the performance of the skis. Loved it, solid at speed but still capable of being controlled when moving slower and didn’t feel overly limited by its width.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)178137112126152040186138112127172220194139112128182400General InformationSkier Ability: Advanced|expertRocker: Tip/Tail RockerRadius: MediumBindings: Ski sold flatDIN: n/aConstruction: Full SidewallCore: Wood, CarbonDemo: NoSizing Description: Forehead to over head height. The increased length ensures better grip, stability and floatation and is essential to making the ski work to its full potential. Large rockers at the tip mean it is important not to size down. [Full Details]
The Salomon QST Blank is about skiing without limits. The design has been led by Salomon's freeride athletes who were given a ‘blank slate’ to come up with their perfect ski. With a 112mmm waist, plenty of rocker and solid C/FX construction it's obvious that blasting down open powder fields or skipping through pillow lines they will have exactly the type of feel, handling and stability you'd want under your feet. However, not everyday is a champagne powder day and these make sure that if you're on firm snow you can still carve up the groomers, with plenty of edge hold and a relatively nimble feel to them they can put a smile on your face when on-piste too.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type It will go anywhere, do most things and even put a smile on your face when skiing firm snow, but where it really shines in deeper snow conditions where it's shaping and dimensions really come into their own.Skier TypeAdvanced skiers who want a soft snow focused ski, but also need it to be able to cope with all sorts of conditions and snow types too. Great adge hold for icy traverses or carving on hardpack, light and nible for tighter spots or through trees and tons of float. The skier buying these will be pushing their limits and need a ski to cope with all that is thrown it's way.OverviewShapeIt is 112mm under foot with plenty of rocker both tip and tail tells you this ski is going to be good in soft snow. Having set back contact points and a bit of camber at the waist means it playful and manoeuvrable on firm snow too.RockerTip and Tail Rocker uses camber underfoot for grip and response; the rocker aids turn initiation and release.CoreThe Poplar Woodcore offers stability, liveliness and forgiveness while ensuring good ski-to-snow contact.ConstructionSidewall construction ensures excellent grip and precise control.Key FeaturesC/FXCarbon and Flax woven together. It combines the strength, stability, minimal weight of carbon with the increased level of dampening of the flax.Cork DamplifierCork is three times more absorbing than Koroyd. Using it in the tip of the ski enables a high level of vibration absorption and dampening with even less weight.eB tester’s comments: Zak (Manchester) Perfectly suited for charging, big mountain skiers who don’t want terrain to dictate the performance of the skis. Loved it, solid at speed but still capable of being controlled when moving slower and didn’t feel overly limited by its width.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)178137112126152040186138112127172220194139112128182400General InformationSkier Ability: Advanced|expertRocker: Tip/Tail RockerRadius: MediumBindings: Ski sold flatDIN: n/aConstruction: Full SidewallCore: Wood, CarbonDemo: NoSizing Description: Forehead to over head height. The increased length ensures better grip, stability and floatation and is essential to making the ski work to its full potential. Large rockers at the tip mean it is important not to size down. [Full Details]
The Salomon QST Blank is about skiing without limits. The design has been led by Salomon's freeride athletes who were given a ‘blank slate’ to come up with their perfect ski. With a 112mmm waist, plenty of rocker and solid C/FX construction it's obvious that blasting down open powder fields or skipping through pillow lines they will have exactly the type of feel, handling and stability you'd want under your feet. However, not everyday is a champagne powder day and these make sure that if you're on firm snow you can still carve up the groomers, with plenty of edge hold and a relatively nimble feel to them they can put a smile on your face when on-piste too.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type It will go anywhere, do most things and even put a smile on your face when skiing firm snow, but where it really shines in deeper snow conditions where it's shaping and dimensions really come into their own.Skier TypeAdvanced skiers who want a soft snow focused ski, but also need it to be able to cope with all sorts of conditions and snow types too. Great adge hold for icy traverses or carving on hardpack, light and nible for tighter spots or through trees and tons of float. The skier buying these will be pushing their limits and need a ski to cope with all that is thrown it's way.OverviewShapeIt is 112mm under foot with plenty of rocker both tip and tail tells you this ski is going to be good in soft snow. Having set back contact points and a bit of camber at the waist means it playful and manoeuvrable on firm snow too.RockerTip and Tail Rocker uses camber underfoot for grip and response; the rocker aids turn initiation and release.CoreThe Poplar Woodcore offers stability, liveliness and forgiveness while ensuring good ski-to-snow contact.ConstructionSidewall construction ensures excellent grip and precise control.Key FeaturesC/FXCarbon and Flax woven together. It combines the strength, stability, minimal weight of carbon with the increased level of dampening of the flax.Cork DamplifierCork is three times more absorbing than Koroyd. Using it in the tip of the ski enables a high level of vibration absorption and dampening with even less weight.eB tester’s comments: Zak (Manchester) Perfectly suited for charging, big mountain skiers who don’t want terrain to dictate the performance of the skis. Loved it, solid at speed but still capable of being controlled when moving slower and didn’t feel overly limited by its width.Size (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)178137112126152040186138112127172220194139112128182400General InformationSkier Ability: Advanced|expertRocker: Tip/Tail RockerRadius: MediumBindings: Ski sold flatDIN: n/aConstruction: Full SidewallCore: Wood, CarbonDemo: NoSizing Description: Forehead to over head height. The increased length ensures better grip, stability and floatation and is essential to making the ski work to its full potential. Large rockers at the tip mean it is important not to size down. [Full Details]
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