Model year: 2023-2024
Radius: 18 m
Technology: wood core, full sidewall, twin metal frame, tip and tail rocker
About this ski
The Stance series has been in Salomon’s lineup for two years now. The first rendition of the 90 was somewhat raw in feel. For 2024, Salomon has made the entire series more smooth. I would say they have refined all the Stance models. The Stance series has become a more mature, well-mannered ski, each of the skis in the series with a character of its own.
Like brothers, they all share some characteristics that definitely show they are in the same family. This 90 is certainly the nicest of them all, it is an easy-going ski, eager to please the largest percentage of skiers. It facilitates the groomer skier as well as the side-country skiers, finding the soft snow and bumps just off-piste.
With the metal, the Stance 90 has more than enough grip to ski the front side and even really compact slopes comfortably a long time after the last fresh snow has fallen from the skies. Obviously, it is not a racy ski, but the edge hold is there and you won’t be slipping and sliding around.
At the same time, the rockered tips and tails make for a fairly compliant ski in 3D snow. Whether it is a foot of powder or bumps, this ski is easy to handle. Mainly because the tips stay on top of whatever chop you’re getting into and the tails release without a fight. Again, for deep powder 90 mm underfoot may not be enough to sustain real float. But the tip shape works well. Both in staying on top and engaging carved turns on compact pistes.
A matured and much-refined version of a very versatile ski. I would confidently advise this ski to anyone but real power chargers as the one ski that does just about everything. And quite well too.
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