The Salomon QST Blank is billed a freeride powder ski, and with a 112-millimeter waist, it certainly has enough width to float and surf through the deepest powder. This is the widest ski in Salomon’s line up. Built with a poplar wood core, the skis have a lot of strength and energy. The QST Blank is best-suited for advanced and expert skiers who know how to push a ski. As a result, the skis benefit from the C/FX stringers for energy and the Cork Damplifier laminate for smoothness and a quiet ride. In addition, Salomon injects an extra layer of ABS material under foot of the ski, giving it a ton of torsional stiffness in the mid-section of the ski, creating an awesome edge grip and a confidence-inspiring ride through tough and sketchy conditions. There are not many powder skis on the market today that can ski a wide variety of conditions so well, but the QST Blank bucks that trend with good edge control under foot even through the edge is short due to its rocker profile. If you are looking for a playful, surfy powder ski that has surprising versatility in a wide range of conditions, then the Salomon QST Blank skis should be at the very top of your list.
Sidecut: 137/112/126 mm at 186 cm length
Turn Radius: 17 meters at 186 cm length
Weight: 2250 grams per ski at 186 cm length
Poplar Wood Core
Tip and Tail Rocker
Ability Level: Advanced and Expert Skiers