2016/2017 Salomon QST 99 ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its men’s All-Mountain Back Category.

The QST line contains five new models ranging in waist widths from a portly 118 mm down to 85 mm—landing the QST 99 as the middle child of the freeride collection. Tester scores reflect enthusiasm for powder performance, with lower ratings for stability. “It’s light, easy to turn and the big, soft tip likes soft snow,” says Gaudet. “Get on hard snow on the steeps and the tails tend to wash out.” The QST 99’s sandwich sidewall construction includes Salomon’s Spaceframe full wood core with a layer of CFX—an extremely strong yet lightweight fiber made from flax—and a titanium insert located under the binding area. The profile includes a wide rockered tip, hook free tapered and rockered tail. “If you like a wide-tipped ski that’s surfy and pivoty in soft snow and good for takeoffs and landings, look to this Salomon,” says Rice.

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