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Salomon Stance 96 ski test

Buyer's Guide, Ski Test // November 1, 2020 // By

SKI TEST 2021

SALOMON STANCE 96 * ALL-MOUNTAIN * EDITORS’ CHOICE*

BEST FOR: Experts carving up the whole mountain

Salomon Stance 96

The Stance rewarded the speedy. The faster our testers pushed this ski—whether it was on groomers, the bumps or chopped-up pow—the better it performed. “Once up to speed, it skis great,” noted Jade Keene from Ski Tak Hut, a Vancouver Island ski shop. For its first all-mountain, metal-laminate ski, Salomon took the carbon and flax weave from its freeride QST skis. Then from its piste and race skis it added a poplar wood core, race-inspired sidecut and two sheets of Titanal. With all-mountain waist widths, from 90 to 102mm underfoot, the Stance has the shape to do it all, but, as Keene suggested, it’s not intermediate friendly. It took a hard-charging skilled hand to find Stance love. “The more energy I gave it, the better it performed,” wrote Technical Editor Ryan Stuart. Stable, powerful and able to carve through anything in its path, this is a one-ski quiver for expert rippers.

LENGTHS:                 168, 176, 182, 188

DIMENSIONS:          132/96/114 @ 182

RADIUS:                    20 @ 182

OTHER MODELS:    90, 102

SUGGESTED RETAIL: $699

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Salomon Stance 96 ski test

Buyer's Guide, Ski Test // // By


SKI TEST 2021

SALOMON STANCE 96 * ALL-MOUNTAIN * EDITORS’ CHOICE*

BEST FOR: Experts carving up the whole mountain

Salomon Stance 96

The Stance rewarded the speedy. The faster our testers pushed this ski—whether it was on groomers, the bumps or chopped-up pow—the better it performed. “Once up to speed, it skis great,” noted Jade Keene from Ski Tak Hut, a Vancouver Island ski shop. For its first all-mountain, metal-laminate ski, Salomon took the carbon and flax weave from its freeride QST skis. Then from its piste and race skis it added a poplar wood core, race-inspired sidecut and two sheets of Titanal. With all-mountain waist widths, from 90 to 102mm underfoot, the Stance has the shape to do it all, but, as Keene suggested, it’s not intermediate friendly. It took a hard-charging skilled hand to find Stance love. “The more energy I gave it, the better it performed,” wrote Technical Editor Ryan Stuart. Stable, powerful and able to carve through anything in its path, this is a one-ski quiver for expert rippers.

LENGTHS:                 168, 176, 182, 188

DIMENSIONS:          132/96/114 @ 182

RADIUS:                    20 @ 182

OTHER MODELS:    90, 102

SUGGESTED RETAIL: $699

from Buyer’s Guide 2021

all ski tests

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