The 2022 Salomon QST Ripper skis are the quintessential all-mountain skis for young skiers looking to cut their teeth on some freeride terrain or for kids looking to make their first foray into off-piste terrain. This ski offers some great modern design characteristics that really allow junior rippers to reach their full potential. A full Poplar wood core keeps the weight down while providing a progressive and snappy flex perfect for young freeriders who want a lot of energy out of their ski. What's really cool is that these skis feature the same shape as their larger relatives so kids can take advantage of the same design characteristics as adults who ski other skis in the QST collection. A twin rocker profile keeps at 99 millimeters underfoot in the 147-centimeter length, the QST Ripper provides more than enough floatation for kids who want to get into the deep stuff and have their first taste of what it feels like to effortlessly plane through powder. With that said, the ski is still narrow enough to provide a reasonably quick feel from edge to edge when they want to go lay some carves over on the groomers. The classic tapered tip shape of the QST line is featured in this ski as well which not only help with maneuverability, but it also gives the ski a smooth and deflection-free feel in soft of variable snow which helps the ski stay on its intended line. Whether they're progressing rapidly or already going full send, the QST Ripper is a great ski for kids who want to turn the mountain into their playground.
- Sidecut: 128/99/117 mm at 147 cm length
- Turn Radius: 10 meters at 147 cm length
- Weight: 1430 grams per ski at 147 cm length
- Poplar Wood Core
- Early Taper
- Ability Level: Advanced Junior Skiers