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Luv for the Salomon Q-Lab

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  170 lbs. @ 5'9"; 63 yrs. old (but I actually ski  as like a 62 yr. old  :rolleyes... or perhaps younger...)  Current skis which see use are the Watea 94 and Line Mr. Pollard's Opus (115 waist).  Home base is Mission Ridge with occasional visits to Silver Mt., Idaho and White Pass.

 

   I skied the Q-Lab (183) during a demo day in spring 2014.  I actually checked 'em out twice and was smitten.  At that time I thought it would serve as a nice tool for cut-up crud time, stiff as it is.  I found a great deal at Utah Skis.com this past spring and paired them with STH 12 bindings.  Indeed, on new snow days I have used the Opus in the morning, and on cue, like a guitarist on stage, changed out to the Q-Lab as the day progressed.  I have skied on these 10 times this winter and am growing more and more attached each time.  They are stiff and demand to be driven.  I love the 183 at my weight and a low center of gravity (butt and thighs).  These babies love to go downhill like a horse to the barn, level out the bumps and like sweeping turns.  I'm on a quick learning curve using them in new snow, but feel more confident with the "spin turns" of the Opus in the trees.  When I find open familiar runs, the Q-Labs are scary fast and I heartily endorse them.  

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Yes a great ski. After demoing them and had to find a way to buy them. Alas will never be a top seller as most people can not handle them.
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Sound like a great ski!

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