Salomon QST Stella 106 ski review, 2017/2018 women's Big Mountain Category, from our equipment experts at Realskiers.com powered by Masterfit.

One of the advantages to making men’s and women’s skis identical is it allows men and women to have a similar skiing experience, assuming sizing accounts for the obvious weight difference between test groups. This helps because we only have a dropper’s worth of data on the QST Stella 106, but a pond of stats on its unisex clone, the Salomon QST 106. The flood of raves includes remarks that could have been penned by either gender. “Super smooth in and out of the turn.” “Feels a lot easier to ski than a 106; playful.” “Would be wonderful for a deep powder day!” “Get me a helicopter!” These are heartfelt emotions uncolored by gender bias. They describe a ski that understands that smearing is a tactical necessity but that carving is also part of a well-balanced ski day. Responsive at any edge angle and happy to adapt to however it’s handled, the Salomon QST Stella 106 works as both an introductory off-trail ski for an advanced intermediate or the everyday ride for a strong woman who knows her way around a big hill.

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