The new Lumen appears in Salomon's Women Quest All-Mountain backside line, designed to float in soft snow and stay stable on hard snow. True to form, testers scored it highest for versatility, stability and flotation and slightly lower for carving ability. Muecke called it "a lively, solid ski for all ranges of abilities and snow conditions. It's a true one-size-fits-all ski." Tech details for the 96 millimeter-waisted ski include a full wood core, semi-sandwich construction, tip and tail rocker, and a honeycomb pattern in the tip for dampening, better flotation and easier steering. "Like your favorite jeans," Minneci said. "There are no surprises but it'll suit you."