Rockered profile excels in soft snow and delivers fluid performance on hardpack; when put on edge, 95% of edge length contacts the snow for precision on groomed runs
Full wood core delivers direct transmission of power with precision and efficiency
Elastomer inserts placed over the edges absorb vibrations, resulting in a smooth ride that softens ski-to-snow contact
Fiber reinforcements laid directly on the edges add torsional rigidity and improve edge durability, and wide metal edges withstand big impacts and improve shock resistance
The Salomon Q-90 skis require bindings with wide brakes
Base or topsheet color may vary from online photo
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by East skierfromQuick, light and fun skiI demoed the Q90 against the Blizzard Buswhacker and Rossi Experience 88. I had been skiing on Atomic Nomad Blackeye which by today's skis at 79mm under boot is narrow. Jumping up to 90mm under boot was enough for me.
The conditions were firm PP. The Q90 performed the best followed by the Rossi. I enjoy a quick ski that allows me to ski tight short turns down the trail edge. The Q90 excelled and the short turn radius specs were evident. When I let the ski run I found the ski very stable and little to no chatter on the tips.
My first day out on my new Q90's was a rare New England powder day. The ski allowed me to float so much more than my Atomics and just fine for the few days I can catch powder. Sure a wider ski would have been great but powder skis as my primary ski are not practical.
I have never been good in the bumps but this week I really felt like I made progress. Having a lighter ski really gives me the confidence to keep my feet together as one unit. The all wood core was a factor over the Rossi's.
My old Atomics were ok but nothing special. The Q90 is wicked blast.
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 5out of5
by East skierfromLoved the skiI demo'd the Q90 at Loon Mtn today along with Rossi experience 88 and Blizzard Bushwhackers. I am looking for a quick light ski to snap tight turns down the fall line with some occasional soft bumps. For me the Q90 outperformed the other 2. Super quick edge to edge and comfortable in some mild bumps on Lower Flume. On the steeps of Angel St and Flume they were so outstanding that the ski dared me to ski harder.
Not a GS ski but it certainly performed when I let them run.
Date published: 2014-02-02
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