Quest 98

Salomon Quest 98

Brand
Salomon
Model
Quest 98
Category
Allround
Weight
2060 gr
Waist
97.7 mm
Tested length
188 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

7
6
6
5
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of Salomon Quest 98:

6 / 10

Flotation:
5 / 10
Turning capabilities:
6 / 10
Stability at speed:
8 / 10
Technical info:
The Salomon Quest 98 is a continuation of the Rocker 2, but in a very asymmetrical version. A lot of tapering has been removed from the back ski, and there is longer rocker in the back than in the front. The rocker is a little special. There is an abrupt break to a flat section before a sharp tail at the back. The skis have a short turning radius with a lot of setback, which gives great width difference between the back and front, despite the tapering. The flex is stiff in the tail and soft in the front.

On snow:
Quest 98 can feel a little heavy and, at times, unwilling. It feels like it´s stiff in the wrong place. Stöckli masters this way better. Extremely difficult to turn and it requires back weight and large surfaces to maneuver. It´s OK if you have it on the edge at high speed. This is a ski for long turns on groomed slopes.


Quest 98

Technical data:

Measured length
188 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 76655
Brand
Salomon
Model
Quest 98
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
156, 164, 172, 180
Contact length
135 cm
Rocker tail
20 cm
Rocker nose
33 cm
Side cut
138 cm
Taper tail
20 cm
Taper tip
30 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
11 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
6 cm
Max tail width
123.3 mm
Min waist width
97.7 mm
Max nose width
136.9 mm
Side cut radius
19.5 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
13.6 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2072 cm2
Weight
2060 gr
Relative weight
0.99 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
20 mm
Hight nose tip
55 mm
Angle tail tip
19°
Angle nose tip
31°
Height of camber
9 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.