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The big stick - 190's
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Q Lab Teamer? I've heard of the Q Lab, is the Teamer a different animal? A Google search turned up only this thread...
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Soooo... I'm on the 190 & it is a burly ski, yet very easy to maneuver. I'm only 140 pounds & no woories. It is a bit different design in that the ski looks to be rather center mounted, yet skis very balanced. It is 109mm underfoot,
Yet feels more nimble. On the carve/float ratio, it's 70/30.... odd for a wider ski. The tail is flat & long. On all but the firmest snow the ski is unflappable. The camber profile is low & the early rise is limited. It's a really a big mtn stick more than a fattie. It does require a dedicated pilot & will mulekick if you're having a moment instead of staying on task. It's near perfect.... If it were a 90 mm ski- it would be an east coast king! At 109 mm, it's more like the dark knight! Other than that- it's heavy, 2 layers of metal & 43 laminate layers.
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I've been in the 183 and 190. For my size (6'2", 215 lbs.), the 190 was awesome. I agree that it skis much narrower than it is. It is also heavy which I don't see as an issue. Hell, I point 'em downhill and gravity is my friend. The weight and build smooth out rough conditions and give a good "locked in" feel to turns. I enjoy the energy the ski supplies coming out of turns as well.
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Interesting... I have to ski the 190. I found the 183 skied really short... sort of scared me matter of fact, but I know that most everyone doesn't share my thoughts on the Q's.
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:D IRIP, A salomon athlete and you are using Looks???!!!   Maybe Hirscher has started a trend....

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biggrin.gif  IRIP, A salomon athlete and you are using Looks???!!!   Maybe Hirscher has started a trend....

How does one pass up this color combo?
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I've been in the 183 and 190. For my size (6'2", 215 lbs.), the 190 was awesome. I agree that it skis much narrower than it is. It is also heavy which I don't see as an issue. Hell, I point 'em downhill and gravity is my friend. The weight and build smooth out rough conditions and give a good "locked in" feel to turns. I enjoy the energy the ski supplies coming out of turns as well.

 

Hi there...I am brand new here. Drahtguy, I am the exact same size as you and always have a hard time finding reviewers our size. I'm looking at the Q Lab because of a great deal locally, but I am not sure of the size. I like steeps, tight trees and chutes...is the 190 too much quick turning in your opinion and maybe I should go with the 183? Any other ski recommendations that maybe you have demo'd? So far this year I have tried the K2 Pinnacle 105 (not bad, but a little soft) and the Atomic Vantage 95 (way to flimsy for me)...Thanks for your info if you've got any!

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@Altobd -- welcome to Epic. I think you'll be fine on either size, but personally I'd pick the 190 for the added stability and width. I spent today splitting time between a 183 Q Lab and a 2016 185 Cochise. I was skiing tight trees, glades and steeps. We had 5" overnight and most of the snow was near knee deep lightly tracked to cut up pow and soft crud. We've been getting good snow. Both skis were flawless. I had a few moments when I wanted more length. The Q is much quicker, as the turning radius suggests. The tips engage faster on the Q but are a touch softer. The Q will pivot and get you through tight spots admirably. That said, if you like speed, the Cochise is incredible.

If you have the opportunity, check out the Line Supernatural 108.
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@Altobd -- welcome to Epic. I think you'll be fine on either size, but personally I'd pick the 190 for the added stability and width. I spent today splitting time between a 183 Q Lab and a 2016 185 Cochise. I was skiing tight trees, glades and steeps. We had 5" overnight and most of the snow was near knee deep lightly tracked to cut up pow and soft crud. We've been getting good snow. Both skis were flawless. I had a few moments when I wanted more length. The Q is much quicker, as the turning radius suggests. The tips engage faster on the Q but are a touch softer. The Q will pivot and get you through tight spots admirably. That said, if you like speed, the Cochise is incredible.

If you have the opportunity, check out the Line Supernatural 108.

 

Thanks so much @Drahtguy that was super helpful. The supernatural was the other ski I heard about...one thing I forgot to mention is that I love the bumps too. I guess, I'm leaning towards the Q Lab 190 and Supernatural in 186...will see if I can find either for demo.

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The 183 is mellow; go 190. I'm 140 in chairlift shape & the 190 is quite manageable!
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The 183 is mellow; go 190. I'm 140 in chairlift shape & the 190 is quite manageable!

 

You're a beast! Thanks for the feedback.

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You're a beast! Thanks for the feedback.

I've said this prior, mounting em w the FKS that has a small footprint & avoiding lifters on your skis & boots helps make em less tippy & more manuveable for smaller folks. Also the mounting point is dead on, don't deviate- it will look forward comparatively.





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Thanks...skis are ordered! I'll start looking for those bindings.

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