Salomon QST 106

Salomon QST 106
Category: All mountain
Level: Advanced
Brand: Salomon
Modelyear: 2020
Measure (Tip/Waist/Tail): 140/106/126 mm Turning radius: 20.00 m (181 cm)
Sizes: 167,174,181,188 cm
Manufacturers description
The legendary QST 106 is the ultimate freeride ski. It can handle anything you put in front of it and is the most versatile platform we’ve ever made. Slash through soft snow, lay trenches in hardpack and conquer the steepest lines without a second thought. The new freeride benchmark is here. Full Sandwich Sidewalls guarantees stability and precision, it enhances performance by providing good edge grip and smooth ski-to-snow contact. The patented and exclusive C/FX technology is elevated to the next level of performance by being supercharged with two times more carbon and balanced with basalt to keep its superior dampening and vibration absorption properties. Cork is three times more absorbing than Koroyd. Using it in the tip of the ski enables a high level of vibration absorption and dampening with even less weight.

(Official information from Salomon)


What do you think about Salomon QST 106?
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Freeride
18/09/2019
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About the ski: Salomon QST 106 has been transformed into 2019/2020. New dimensions and new materials. Front and back have been put in cork instead of previous honeycomb material. Equally twisted, but more easy-going according to Solomon. In stores it comes with color matching Warden binding.

Olle: - A good ski! It's really good! In the piste it is nice before today, it was possible to go fast with them both in short and long turns. Outside, it also went well, very easily. Very soft front and back, easy to play around on. At a slightly higher speed the unstable. I drove 181 cm and would have liked the long meadow. A really all-round ski! Rating 4.

Max: - A really fun ski, playful. I'm happy with it! In the piste I like that it is playful, soft in both top and bottom. Not responsive at high speed and big turns, then it is not fancy and then I would have liked more response. In shorter turns it was quick and fun. Outside it floated well and was easy to ride, cruel to cross between Swedish mountain birches. Rating 4.

CROSS RATE: 4

Model year: 2020

callebalation
10/02/2019
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Strenghts:
Easy to drive.
Works both in the piste and off-piste.
Doesn't feel like it's as wide as it is.

Weaknesses:
The tips flutter in higher speeds but I have not noticed any weaknesses with it. Something many have complained about on the 17/18 ski.

Summary:
Easy to drive, works anywhere and great price.

Model year: 2018
Length on the ski: 181 cm

LawndartGustav
01/01/2019
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Strenghts:
Good everywhere!
Best ski in this width I tried in powder!
stable
Easily swung both inside and outside the piste

Weaknesses:
Not if you realize the limitations of a ski below 2kg compared to one that weighs 2.5kg.

Summary:
An awesome all-round ski I had both in Åre and the Alps, works well as single ski.
Easy to get rid of in bad snow and is fun in the piste. Best ski in this width I tried in powder!
Works well everywhere without being the best at something which is exactly what it should do!

Model year: 2017
Riding style: Off-piste and occasional pistes
Length on the ski: 188 cm
Riders weight: 73 kg
Riders length: 178 cm

Martin kjellberg
Martin kjellberg (Guest)
30/11/2018
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Strenghts:
A very fun and fast ski.
Despite the wide waist and long radius, it is still relatively fast from edge to edge.
Also got the chance to try it in better pillows where it was very nice.
versatile skiing that works in most environments.
The 18/19 model is very nice in my taste.

Weaknesses:
The tip could be somewhat fluttery in higher traffic, but did not see it as a major problem.
Requires some from you as a skier.

Summary:
I think Salomon has managed to get a very nice ski which is very fun and fast in the piste, while it is very well off the piste. A ski that can really be recommended for those who have good experience from the mountain and consider themselves a good skier. It's very versatile and really works all over the mountain. As said, it requires some of you as a skier to make sure you have fun on them.

Model year: 2019
Riding style: Ski / Powder
Length on the ski: 181 cm
Riders weight: 70 kg
Riders length: 179 cm

Fredrik71
30/03/2018
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Strenghts:
Easy to get rid of
easy genuine
stable
Fun

Weaknesses:
No

Summary:
Cruel allmountain skiing

Riding style: Pist 90% / powder 10%
Length on the ski: 181 cm
Riders weight: 93 kg
Riders length: 178 cm

Blommen1
16/03/2018
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Strenghts:
The ski has many strengths and above all it offers all sorts of skiing despite the wide waist. The ski is classified as an allmoutain ski and is the widest for a normal allmountain ski but can be guaranteed to be classified as one with the ease and flexibility of the ski. Although the waistline is relatively wide, it is incredibly smooth to put on edge.

Weaknesses:
The skid can be difficult for beginners, given the width and the high radius

Summary:
A developed ski from Salomon that is easy to do with. Allmountain ski that fits all ski slopes and adapts to conditions.

Riding style: EVERYWHERE
Length on the ski: 188 cm
Riders weight: 72 kg
Riders length: 191 cm


SaMat
26/02/2018
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Strenghts:
Very good performance in both pistons and pillows
Versatile
rapid
Light
Fun

Weaknesses:
Burst slightly in stability on undamaged surfaces
Flattering top

Summary:
When Borgafjäll leads the snow top with its 153 cm it is obvious that your man goes to test the skis. In the morning it just stopped snow and the surface was amazing.

The skis were tested in the powder at once. Even though I was not alone in looking for some nice turns it was no problem finding their untouched lines carrying the mountain. In these circumstances the skis showed off their best side! They had a very good flow for their waist at 106 mm and I never experienced any trouble keeping the peaks above the snow surface. They were stable, fast and fun to ride on. The off-firing in Borgafjäll is basically only in the woods and, regardless of the speed among the trees, I had full confidence in the skis that went crazy. Really nice ride! For a 106 mm ski, the performance of the powder is really impressive.

Even in the more hilly parts of the mountain, the skis were nice to ride on. They dampened the vibrations in a good way and spread on the surface without any major concerns. Even here they were fast and surprisingly fun to go on. However, I did not realize that it was here that the skis were distinguished. Despite a good rating, I found that the stability of the skis was not always top, especially when more packed snow could sometimes cause them to lose stability. It is nevertheless important to point out that the ski was not under any circumstances underestimated. On the contrary, I thought that they offered a very nice ride on undamaged surfaces and overall they get a good score even in this part, but unfortunately they do not reach the full pot.

As for the performance in the piste, I think it was very good. I never felt that higher speeds were any concern for the skis. They were twisted in the turns and they were able to push them without any problems. Now I tested the skis in very good conditions and the surface could hardly have been better, but the experience is that the ski's properties in the piste are very good. One drawback worth pointing to, however, is the flickering dump that I drew attention to several times during the ride. Performanceally, I did not experience this affecting the skis, but it was definitely something that attracted my attention several times.

In summary, I want to give the skis a very good score. They are very good competitors for other skis with similar waist width and category and that they are easy make them a good choice for top trips. Even though I do not think they are brilliant on undisturbed surfaces, they are very versatile and I prefer pillow shooting appreciate their good flowability. During the ride I was also surprised at how playful the skis were going on. I will definitely keep them and look forward to many more nice yokes. Good job Salomon!

I highly recommend the ski for those who want a versatile allmountain skiing with good performance all over the mountain, especially if you plan to prioritize the pudding.

Riding style: Pist 10% / Powder 85% / Top 5%
Length on the ski: 181 cm
Riders weight: 84 kg
Riders length: 177 cm








Rajden
26/02/2018
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Strenghts:
Really fun skiing but many uses.

Playful easily and easily controllable that allows speed.

(Nice but me, extremely objective though. But anyway)

Weaknesses:
This ski deserves a 5a.

Did not find any of the days I had on the skis. And it was a day the skis were built for. So under the (typical Swedish) conditions I give them a big wow.

Summary:
A brief summary: For me who is a fairly easy skier (75kg) who goes quite versatile (10 season background as instructor and guide) and loves varied rides, I was extremely impressed with how easy these skis were already from the first run. Interestingly, the skis were tested one day with extremely nice conditions inside and outside the slopes. Soft everywhere with about 3 cm from snowfall from the day before.

The skis have a nice long radius that, with the help of the soft surface, could bend down from 20 meters radius to about 18 meters which is an extremely cozy radius to lie and carve on. Opposed speed well oh did not feel cordless at all.

When they were to be steered and driven in smaller and more controlled turns, the skid shape was very helpful, as they gave a lot of edge grip even in the smaller turns. The turns the skis would offer felt extremely under control and made me feel at home on the track already from year 1.

Stranged by the puckles on the track, they were inviting to challenge the balance and take the skies up in the air between the puckles and it was where you noticed how well balanced and light the skis were.

Understand why the skis have received great criticism in reviews before and look forward to going next year's iteration, said to be dropped several hundred grams. Will be exciting.

A top ski pass is me and is suitable for people who want to go varied, directional but in control.

Fits easier skiers with some technology I would like to say.

Model year: 2017
Riding style: pist, offpist, upset and puckle
Length on the ski: 181 cm
Riders weight: 75 kg
Riders length: 184 cm

Prokke
14/02/2018
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Strenghts:
Stabila with good grip.

Weaknesses:
A little ugly

Summary:
Testing these on a ski test, they think they were very lovely to deal with. Fast and responsive. Possibly a bit fluttery at high speed, but still feels like a very good allround ski.

Model year: 2017
Riding style: Pistons and pillows
Length on the ski: 174 cm
Riders weight: 74 kg
Riders length: 171 cm

telemarkscout
08/02/2018
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Strenghts:
Stable in most conditions, can stand on as a rocket performs in rough terrain while floating sharply in loosening.

Weaknesses:
ice on snow at the top where there is a corrode recess (minimal problem)

Summary:
One of the better skis I went on (Binding 22designs Outlaw X)

Riding style: Pillows / Trip / Piste
Length on the ski: 188 cm
Riders weight: 78 kg
Riders length: 183 cm