Quest 115

Salomon Quest 115

Brand
Salomon
Model
Quest 115
Category
Freeride
Manufacturer
Atomic
Weight
2390 gr
Waist
114.9 mm
Tested length
188 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
6
6
5
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of Salomon Quest 115:

7 / 10

Flotation:
6 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
The playful Rocker 2 series from Salomon has been a big success, and now comes the Quest series. Compared with the Rocker-model, the Quest 115 has a longer setback and little taper in the back ski. The rocker is long in the front and short in the back ski. The width difference is small because of the generous taper in the front ski. The turning radius is long in the back ski (28.1 m) and short in the front (21.6 m). According to the instructions, it is mounted quite a bit in front of the setback. The extra bend on the tip increases the angle quite a bit, without raising it all that much.

On snow:
Easy to maneuverer, with a pronounced rocker tip. This is the Rocker 2´s more conventional brother. It responds well on the trail. The predictability of the Quest 115 is both positive and negative. It tends to be a little tame compared with the other skis in the test. We don´t like the fluttering on hard snow, there is too much rocker in the front ski and not enough rocker in the back (asymmetrical). It can feel quite heavy and there is certainly better flotation out there. The widest ski in Salomon´s Quest series turns out to be an average ski in this company.


Quest 115

Technical data:

Measured length
188 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 56653
Brand
Salomon
Model
Quest 115
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
168, 178
Contact length
115 cm
Rocker tail
25 cm
Rocker nose
48 cm
Side cut
128 cm
Taper tail
22 cm
Taper tip
38 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
11 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
6 cm
Max tail width
131 mm
Min waist width
114.9 mm
Max nose width
138.9 mm
Side cut radius
23.8 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
7.9 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2269 cm2
Weight
2390 gr
Relative weight
1.05 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
22 mm
Hight nose tip
61 mm
Angle tail tip
10°
Angle nose tip
29°
Height of camber
6 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.