The completely new QST freeride range from Salomon is proving to be one of the great new products of the season. Designed to be able to charge just as aggressively off-piste as on-piste, these freeride skis offer even greater performance and are also versatile.The QST 85 is the "smallest" ski in theQST range. It allows skiers who usually only ski on piste to adventure off it, confidently skiing by the side of the piste for new all-mountain experiences.Equipped with a range of technology, the QST 85 demonstrates performance on any type of snow thanks in particular to the Spaceframe technology which is made up of a wood core with woven flax and carbon and a Power Transfer platform. This technology provides exceptional ski/snow contact both on and off piste, offering superb responsiveness underfoot and improved grip on hard snow.The semi-sandwich construction combines ABS sidewalls in the middle of the ski and a monocoque construction in the tip and tail. This generates strong grip underfoot and improved handling. Finally, the Hook Free tapered tip and tail make it easier to carve and maneuver in soft and variable snow.
All Terrain Rocker 2.0:
With a slight tip and tail rise, All Terrain Rocker 2.0 adds an extra dimension of versatility and control for all mountain skiing. Camber in the middle of the ski and full length contact guarentees strong edge grip, stability and power for hard snow and piste skiing. In addition to the excellent terrain absorption and intuitive turn initiation, the slight twin rocker also allows the ski to pivot much easier when ski is flat, increasing control and maneuverability in all conditions.
The traditionally cambered section of twin rocker skis, where the side-cut is focused fro more power, energy and edge grip.
Spaceframe 3.0 AMB:
Directional design philosophy built to perform in all conditions thanks to all-mountain rocker and a woodcore that extends into the tail.
Hook Free Taper:
This ski has a 5 point sidecut, where the tip and tail taper in the narrow at the extremities for easier turn initiation and steering in soft and variable snow conditions.
A traditional woodcore filters vibrations and provides stability, rebound and smooth ski/snow contact.
Koroyd Honeycomb Tip:
The lightest extremities for better flotation, less inertia for easier steering and more control while increasing dampening and shock resistance.
A layer of basalt from tip to tail for additional vibration absorption.
Pulse Pad: Two layers of rubber elastomer in the tip, tail and underfoot give shock absorption and improve durability of ski.
A combination of ABS sidewall in the middle of the ski and monocoque at the tip and tail for strong edge grip underfoot and increased maneuverability.
Total Edge Reinforcement:
A fiber reinforcement directly on the edges that provides edge stiffness for improved durability and grip.
Waist Width: 85mm