In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
All About Momentum
Salomon felt they generated a ton of momentum last year with the release of the Shift binding and some noticeable changes to construction of their QST line on both the men's and women's sides. So they ran with it. Now, looking at the lineup of 2020 Salomon skis, there's even more to be excited about. All the QSTs get new constructions and should even more playful and stable. All the changes are mirrored in the women's QST Lux, Lumen, and Stella.
Read our review of the all-new Salomon QST 106
The QSTs for 2020 get thicker sidewalls to improve durability and beefiness. The carbon, basalt, and flax are blended together in the new models from tip to tail, and there's an extra layer of flax plus cork tips to optimize dampness at a lower ... Continue Reading
2020 Salomon QST 118 Description:
Returning for 2020, the biggest ski in the QST line: the QST 118. Unchanged for 2020 with the exception of cork in the tips and tails to help with dampening. Charge in powder while still having the ability to make agile, drifty, floaty turns. The QST 118 is designed with Spaceframe Woodcore, Ti Power Platform, and CFX Superfiber laminate that delivers all the power of metal at a fraction of the weight. This set of boards is bi-directional to perform best in powder and soft snow thanks to full Twin Rocker and Koroyd tip and tail. Spaceframe provides superior stability, with lightweight agility for soft snow performance and underfoot power for hard pack confidence. This is a powder ski for strong, aggressive skiers.
2020 Salomon QST 118 Specs: