Gear Buddy Opinion
The Salomon Stance line was developed for dependable and reliable all mountain performance. These skis are great for the no frills skier who prefers to stay on the ground and carve over flying through the air and buttering. The 96 is a super versatile option that can handle either coast and any conditions.
Salomons on trail all mountain answer to the QST. A bit better tip engagement, damping and stability than the QST series. A good all mountain ski that is kind of a jack of all trades. Just a fun and more stable all mountain ski that would be good for someone spending more time speeding around on trail in variable snow, than off trail seeking powder and tight lines. Someone looking for less stability, more maneuverability and an easier going time should seek the QST 99.