Salomon QST 106 Skis 2017-2018
The middle child of the QST line comes back unchanged for 2017-18, and our testers were perfectly fine with that. Its full sandwich sidewall construction provides impeccable edge hold and Salomon’s use of a carbon fiber/flax layer and a Titanal insert underfoot make ‘em even more stiff and stable. “Everyone raves about the QST so they didn’t need to change anything about them,” commented one tester. “They’re super sturdy and hold an edge so well… landing with these things off cliffs is so smooth.” While stiff, the ski’s rockered, tapered tip and tail ensure optimal float in soft snow and incredible maneuverability. Koroyd inserts (lightweight copolymer tubes with shock-absorbing properties) are also implemented in the tip and tail to cut chatter on hardpack.