Salomon QST 118

A review of the Salomon QST 118 in the 2017 POWDER Buyer's Guide

Details Details

Price: $900

Lengths: 171, 178, 185, 192cm

Dimensions: 142-118-129mm

Radius: 25.5m (@185cm)

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Don't judge the QST 118 by its size—these thick-waisted bad boys can move. Twin-rocker profile makes for quick, easy maneuvering in powder and hardpack and a Spaceframe core (poplar wood, carbon and flax laminate fibers, plus a short titanal plate underfoot) keeps them responsive, light, and damp. It's an ideal contemporary ski, allowing you to "schmear and blow cold smoke all over the place," says Dane Weister. Brit Barnes calls it "a big, badass powder ski with a backbone that remains lightweight."