Salomon QST 99

Salomon QST 99
Category: All mountain
Level: Advanced
Brand: Salomon
Modelyear: 2019
Measure (Tip/Waist/Tail): 138/99/120 mm Turning radius: 19.40 m Weight: 1765 gram (181 cm)
Sizes: 188,181,174,167 cm
(Official information from Salomon)


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snowmk
28/12/2018
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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 powder where it floated very nicely.
versatile ski that works in most environments.
The 18/19 model is very nice in my taste.

Weaknesses:
The tip could become somewhat fluttery in higher speeds but did not see it as a major problem.

Summary:
I think Salomon has managed to get a very nice ski that is very funny and fast in the piste, while it is very nice outside the piste. A ski that can really be recommended for those who have good experiences from the mountain and consider themselves a good skier. It is very versatile and really works all over the mountain. As said, it requires a lot from you as a skier for you to have maximum fun on them.

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

maxenbraxen
28/12/2018 (Modified: 10/01/2019)
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Strenghts:
They are easy to swing with and give good confidence in varied conditions. It runs like a medium-speed rail in medium-sized pistes. Also fun to go more playfully in the run-up and soft snow as well. Really fun outside the piste with decent flow.

Weaknesses:
I would not trust them when it is icy. There are more stable skis in the same weight class (Head Kore 99 I think about).

Summary:
With a pair of Atomic Shift bindings mounted, these are the ultimate all-mountain / freeride / top-travel combos. They are just right for short and medium-length top tours without compromising on the ride. They are not the most stable, but you should still be in reasonable speed for it to feel uncertain, especially if you are not heavy. Should I travel somewhere with a pair of skis then these are the ones that keep up (as long as the focus is not deep powder).

I have the bindings mounted according to the recommendation at the moment, but I will probably move them to -1 cm to make them feel a little longer and more stable and get a little better flow in the powder.

Model year: 2018
Riding style: piste, pillows, hike
Length on the ski: 181 cm
Riders weight: 64 kg
Riders length: 180 cm




Stenback
21/03/2018
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Good and fun skiing with nice ice grip. A little too soft in the range for my taste. Good offpiste and flow. The tail rocker is a bit too small to be playful. Good all-round properties. Grade 4.

Model year: 2019
Bertil
Bertil (Guest)
03/03/2018
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Strenghts:
Lightweight and nice skiing, works everywhere. Surprisingly easy to do short turns its long turning radius.

Weaknesses:
Odd pistons, small piles in the turns and it ends with slipping around in the turns.

Summary:
Soft coat, scratch very easy. Though I'm happy with the ski qualities, I would probably have chosen another just because of this. Being expensive to always file it for repair ...

Model year: 2017
Riding style: Ski / Offpist
Length on the ski: 181 cm
Riders weight: 76 kg
Riders length: 178 cm

Joakim Odengård
Joakim Odengård (Guest)
01/03/2018
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Strenghts:
Lightweight and very close skis

Weaknesses:
A little flat-colored

Summary:
How fun and playful skiing anyway. Have just driven carving skis before so this was really a lift for my skiing.

Model year: 2017
Riding style: Pist and often pissed
Length on the ski: 181 cm
Riders weight: 89 kg
Riders length: 180 cm

Gosta_Hiller
26/02/2018
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Strenghts:
Goes very well in cushions, uneven loose snow with varying hard and soft snow. Finely harvested piste with softer surface. Lightweight, which makes them a great alternative to top ski resorts.

Weaknesses:
Nothing too icy slopes.

Summary:
Very good skiing for all conditions except ice skies.

Model year: 2018
Riding style: Powder / Ski
Length on the ski: 188 cm
Riders weight: 78 kg
Riders length: 184 cm

Kautto
21/12/2017
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Strenghts:
Very playful skiing that works on the whole mountain! It should definitely not be underestimated in the powder with its 99cm in the waist, I have traveled with them on very deep days without any problems.

Weaknesses:
They can be a bit uncertain at high speeds on an ice piste when they are not used to being so flexible in the nose, but as soon as they get used to it, they are delighted to ride on the mountain!

Summary:
If you want a ski that can be used every day throughout the season then this is a good alternative

Model year: 2017
Riding style: Most pillows but also some pistons
Length on the ski: 181 cm
Riders weight: 85 kg
Riders length: 180 cm

OskarHermansson
01/12/2017
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Strenghts:
Easy and playful

Weaknesses:
Not 100% reliable in piste

Summary:
A superb ski for those seeking a 100% playful and poppy ski to play with in and out of the piste. At high speeds, its very easy hints make it impossible to feel completely safe and dare to squeeze fully with the skid. It has very little metal in it, but it is almost entirely made of wood, and as is said, it comes with only pros and cons.

Model year: 2018
Riding style: Powder
Length on the ski: 181 cm
Riders weight: 72 kg
Riders length: 176 cm

lepe
01/12/2017
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Strenghts:
Lättåkt
Stable
Very close despite its width
Responds quickly
Good edge grip compared to many other skis in the same width as I tested
Goes very well, but also in shorter turns when you want to slow down

Weaknesses:
If you want jibba and spin there is a better choice, otherwise it will be clockwise.

Summary:
Unbelievably easy-going and fun skiing, as you like, here you go skiing and not the other way around. To some extent requires a skier, but it still fits most from middle skiers and upwards.
Unfortunately, it did not test it in cushions, but on hard and rough surfaces it went incredibly well.
Optimal sword in my eyes!

Model year: 2018
Riding style: Piste / pillows
Length on the ski: 181 cm
Riders weight: 77 kg
Riders length: 183 cm

snigelfarfar
01/12/2017
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Strenghts:
Very fun and playful skiing and works next to everywhere

Weaknesses:
Runs better on ice

Summary:
Funny skiing that definitely worth the money

Model year: 2017
Riding style: EVERYWHERE
Length on the ski: 174 cm
Riders weight: 75 kg
Riders length: 183 cm