This Ski Is A Staff Favorite:
By: Jason H
The QST 99 surprised me. I felt like it skied well overall. Not as poppy and responsive as the Ripstick or the Enforcers. But the dampness of the ski comes in handy when skiing more variable conditions. I feel like these skis would be great for someone that is not going to race to be in line for first chair but still likes to get their turns in; a casual to pretty aggressive all mountain skier.
In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt M
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
By: Matt M
Check out our preview of 2020 Salomon skis.
Highlights from the 2019 Salomon skis lineup:
Big News on the Binding Front
If you follow the alpine touring scene, you may have already heard some of the hype surrounding Salomon's big innovation: The S/Lab Shift MNC (Note: the binding will also be released by Atomic as the Shift). The result of seven years of product development and testing that included pro athletes Cody Townsend and Chris Rubens, the Shift offers full DIN/alpine-style performance in an alpine touring binding.
Where this binding takes things to the next level is in the toe. Tech-style pins work like they do on other tech bindings for climbing, but the pins are housed in an alpine-style toe piece that provides elastic travel.
Townsend ... Continue Reading
2020 Salomon QST 99 Description:
Rather than the mere makeover that many popular skis get year-in and year-out, the QSTs seem to undergo an overhaul practically each season. Why? Because Salomon is that ambitious buddy who wants to play Risk until there is a winner. And it is him. Not content with business and usual, Salomon took last year's popular QST 99 and made it even stronger. There's a whole new tip shape, with reduced taper to improve edge grip and precision while carving. Then, thicker sidewalls for better durability and more crud-busting mass. Carbon, flax, and basalt are now blended together throughout the ski, refining the balance between dampness, energy, and smooth skiability. And to top it all off, the skis feature cork inserts in the tips that reduce vibration, lower swingweight, and float you up in powder. When the polls closed at the end of ski testing season last year, the verdict was clear: the new QST 99 dominates. Testers agree that it is one of the most versatile skis in the game, equally slanted toward advancing intermediates as expert skiers. Conquest over. Similar skis: Rossignol Sky 7 HD, Head Kore 99, Dynastar Legend X96.
2020 Salomon QST 99 Specs:
|Weight:||3690 grams (per pair for size 174cm) Learn more about ski weights|