Q Lab

Salomon Q Lab

Brand
Salomon
Model
Q Lab
Category
Freeride
Weight
2450 gr
Waist
109 mm
Tested length
190 cm
Year
2016

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

8
6
6
5
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of Salomon Q Lab:

7 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
One of the heaviest skis in the test has a lot of sidecut in the waist. A lot of rocker and taper in the front, just a little in the back. The tail is very stiff, and the camber in the waist is very high. Consequently, the taper compensates for a long setback so that the tip doesn´t get too wide.

On snow:
This feels like a predictable and straightforward ski from Salomon. You can clearly feel the stiffness behind, but there is enough back ski to help you regain balance. The short sidecut is probably neutralised by the long rocker in the front and the stiff back ski. Salomon Q Lab doesn´t really impress the test team, despite no real negative surprises. It can be considered a safe buy.


Q Lab

Technical data:

Measured length
190 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 86655
Brand
Salomon
Model
Q Lab
Produced
Bulgaria
Available lengths
176,183,190
Contact length
115 cm
Rocker tail
27 cm
Rocker nose
46 cm
Side cut
146 cm
Taper tail
14 cm
Taper tip
30 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
12 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
9 cm
Max tail width
134 mm
Min waist width
109 mm
Max nose width
145 mm
Side cut radius
16.00 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
11 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2260 cm2
Weight
2450 gr
Relative weight
1.09 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
12 mm
Hight nose tip
57 mm
Angle nose tip
26°

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.