When you are looking for that one ski to take into the backcountry, charge hard, hike high, and know no bounds when it comes to your missions, the QST delivers. Newly updated from last year, the QST 106 is a perfect in between for both powder and crud perfection. Having been tested in both crud and powder the QST holds it's weight as a truly remarkable plank.
At around 2000 grams the QST is on the higher end of weight class for a touring ski, but when you need something that can deliver in both the backcountry and frontside, this ski is perfect.
The construction is broken down into several sections, and as a new addition to the 18/19 season the QST has an added layer of basalt. This still sounds a little weird to say, rocks in ski's don't make the most sense. However, with this addition Salomon is able to increase the Edging and stability of the ski tremendously. Another addition was the added flax laminate to reduce horizontal vibrations.
The QST 106 will perform in any condition you tell it to. The more effort you put into skiing these, the more response you will get back. The tip and tail drive hard and respond smoothly through each turn, but it definitely isn't going to bring you an easy playful ride to the bottom. In the end the ride will be more enjoyable on these than most other 106 skis out there.
|Lengths||167, 174, 181, 188 cm|
|Dimensions||140 / 106 / 126 mm (181cm)|
|Profile||Rocker tip and tail, camber|
|Construction||Koroyd Honeycomb Tip & Tail, full sidwall|
|Core||Basalt, Carbon, Poplar|
|Manufactuer Warranty||2 Years|