Salomon QST 99 Review

When circumstances are variable or firm, the Salomon QST 99 are best left at home. Our testers felt that the large floppy tips together with vibration dampening that was poor and a flex left a bit to be desired from an all-mountain ski. Adding to that, we discovered those tips being deflected easily and the tails hooking and grabbing in chopped up snow. We didn’t find that to be the case, although our testers hoped for performance in this group from this design.

Salomon QST 99 Review

Salomon QST 99 Review

Salomon QST Ski Review

Salomon claims the QST 99 inspires confidence when flying down your favorite groomers, but our testers only found that to be true when there was a new coating of fresh snow on top of this corduroy. When circumstances were firm and steep (on or off-piste), we discovered the tips of those skis to be rather floppy, regardless of the new technology that was embedded. Salomon has redesigned their entire line of QST skis so we thought we would give the QST 99 yet another opportunity to test their new structure. Although these skis sport a fresh carbon and basalt laminate operating the length of the ski, which our testers found increased the dampness of the Salmonon QST 99, we still found the suggestions to be rather chattery despite the new”Cork Damplifier” technology. We found them to be the most enjoyable when conditions are consistent and soft and scored the version of the ski.
We analyzed the 2019-2020 Salomon QST 99 in a 181cm length, which includes 138-99-120 dimensions and a stated 18m turn radius. Salomon integrated. In addition they replaced their older Koroyd tip technology with what they call”Cork Damplifier”, which will be lighter and damper. The ski’s form and profile hasn’t changed and our testers found that the ski to be quite similar to previous versions.

Mountain SKi

Our testers found that the overall feel more damp, particularly underfoot, but even our intermediate level ski sailors were able to push this ski beyond their comfort level on steep, fast groomers. We found a small increase in stability compared to older versions.

Salomon QST Ski

Salomon QST Ski

We discovered that at moderate speeds, and with medium radius turns, this ski may be entertaining carving down soft groomers. There’s a bit of pop in the camber, when circumstances were company had our testers shying away in your QST 30, but the absence of quality edge hold.

Conclusion

The Salomon QST 99 are right in the middle class in terms of pricing. While we feel the price is reasonable for the quality of the ski, in our opinion, there are performing all-mountain skis. Where you lap your key stash until it’s tracked out and head home, They’re best suited for a pow day. Despite the fact that they were redesigned using the notion of enhancing their performance in states with all sorts of new technologies and materials, our testers felt there’s still something left to be desired of these skis. At a huge field of amazing skis, sometimes simpler is better.

 

Updated: April 23, 2020 — 5:30 pm

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