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2014 Salomon Q 96 Lumen

Posted

Pros: Extremely versatile as a one ski quiver

Cons: Not as much edge grip as I'd like in a daily driver

Initial impressions:

Upon first sight, I really like what Salomon is doing with the graphics of this ski and am impressed with the direction they're going with this entire line up. 

 

On the snow:

I wasn't sure what to expect with this ski but with dimensions and flex like this ski has I was sure that it would do well in the softer snow. Not only did the Lumen power through the soft snow, but it put big grins on my face when I hit the mogul section.   When I hit the groomers heading back to home base the Lumen was nimble and playful, inspiring me to play around on the edges just a little bit more.

 

 

Product: 2014 Salomon Q 96 Lumen
Length Tested: 170 CM
Dimensions/Turn Radius: 131/96/117 - 18.5M
Camber : Camber with Tip/Tail Rocker
Binding: Salomon Demo
Mount point: Suggested Boot Center


Environment & Conditions:
Location of Test: Winter Park
Snow Conditions: Firm, chalky groomers, some soft edges
Demo or Own: Demo
 
Tester Info:
Username: Trekchick
Age: 46
Height/Weight: 5'6" 130 lbs
Ski Days/Season:80+
Years Skiing:27
Aggressiveness:Finesse skier with a sense of adventure
Current Quiver:  Scott TheSki 165cm, Blizzard Samba 166cm, Blizzard Dakota 170cm, Nordica Wildfire 177cm
Home Area: Northstar and Squaw
Preferred Terrain: Trees, moguls, and the occasional groomer

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2014 Salomon Q 96 Lumen
Description:

The Q-96 Lumen is a playful all-mountain freeski for women with Utlity Rocker, so it floats off piste but remains stable in both soft and hard snow conditions.

Details:
DetailValue
Lengths154/162/170/178
Dimensions131/96/117 (170cm)
Turn Radius18.5M @ 170
Constructiontip / tail rocker
Core MaterialWood
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended BindingSth2 13 WTR
Recommended useOff-piste
Binding TypeFlat
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Model Year2014
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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