QST 118

Salomon QST 118

Brand
Salomon
Model
QST 118
Category
Freeride
Weight
2120 gr
Waist
119 mm
Tested length
192 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

3
5
5
5
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Salomon QST 118:

8 / 10

Flotation:
9 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
Salomon QST 118 is the biggest ski in the new QST-series. It has a long sidecut radius in the back, while it is short in the front ski. As the front ski has a lot of taper, the width different isn´t too big. There is a lot more front ski than back ski though. The ski is long and the rocker profile is low, without an extra bend in the tip. Soft tips and average flex. The weight is similar to many touring skis.

On snow:
Several of the test riders had this ski among their favourites. It handles speed well, at the same time as it is easy to maneuver at low speed. It is predictable, almost to the point of being boring. It floats well, better than many of the other skis with the same waist measure. If we have to pick on something it would have to be that the tip flutters a little at high speed. In addition, some of the test riders wanted more tail. But these are mere details. It is a good allrounder.


QST 118

Technical data:

Measured length
192 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 35554
Brand
Salomon
Model
QST 118
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
171,178,185
Contact length
91 cm
Rocker tail
50 cm
Rocker nose
51 cm
Side cut
132 cm
Taper tail
18 cm
Taper tip
42 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
12 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
5 cm
Max tail width
131 mm
Min waist width
119 mm
Max nose width
143 mm
Side cut radius
26.40 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
12 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2380 cm2
Weight
2120 gr
Relative weight
0.89 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
41 mm
Hight nose tip
69 mm
Angle tail tip
Angle nose tip
20°
Height of camber
3 mm

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.