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
By: Matt McDonald
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.
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2020 Salomon QST 99 Description:
The QST 99 is back with a slightly updated shape and new construction for 2020. 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 swingweight. All of this combined with thicker sidewalls, new tip shape, and a slightly different rocker profile gives this ski a confidence inspiring feel all over the mountain.
2020 Salomon QST 99 Specs: