Salomon Q-103 Stella

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With a 102mm waist, the Salomon Women's Q-103 Stella Ski is plenty big enough for those big-time powder days, but it certainly isn't so big and clunky that it can't rip it up on hardpack and grooms. The Stella's Utility Rocker profile provides flotation and control in deep power, crud, or variable snow, and Edgy Monocoque construction provides responsive maneuverability all over the mountain. Stunning graphics are sure to turn some heads, when they aren't covered in powder snow, that is. If you're sick of riding a ski so heavy that your legs feel like jelly by last chair, the Stella is a good option, as it has honeycomb construction in the tip, which reduces weight in non-crucial areas. The full poplar wood core keeps it strong and stable, so your ski won't flap in the wind or chatter on runouts. The gentle-rise tail adds control and strong rebound from turn to turn. If you're a powderhound and live for backside explorations--you know who you are--this is your stick.

- Backcountry.com

The Salomon Q-103 Stella women's all-mountain skis are for women freeriders who ski aggressively without boundaries. Directional stability with Utility Rocker, the Q-103 Stella shreds the powder and she shreds the groomed. Full Woodcore: Wood from tip to tail improves stability and rebound, maximizes ski to snow contact and filters vibrations. Edgy Monocoque: Designed for freeskiing applications, with reduced excess material for more efficient energy transfer from skier to snow. Oversized PULSEPAD: Anti vibration layer molded into the ski all along the front part of the ski to filter vibrations for better absoption and smooth ski/snow contact. Edge Free extremities: No edges in the tip or tail area of the ski provide more fluid gliding in powder because edges don't "hang up", and weight is reduced. Honey Comb Tip: Super light honeycomeb construction in the tip extremeties reduces inertia to make the ski more maneuverable and playful. Reinforced with an ABS frame for durability. Wide edges: Thicker edges for increased durability and improved shock resistance. Total edge reinforcement: A fiber reinforcement directly on the edges that provides edge stiffness for improved durability and grip. Gentel Rise Tail: A shorter, shallower rise to the tail rocker that increases edge contact and stability. Utility Rocker: The directional, hybrid version of TWIN ROCKER. A larger CARVE ZONE (camber) and lower tail rocker, with gentle rise, increase stability and control in all conditions, while remaining highly maneuverable and easy to steer. The Salomon Q-103 Stella womens rockered touring skis perform well both in powder and on groomed runs, so have fun wherever your legs can take you!. Lenght: 158 cm, 165 cm. Weight per ski: 3 lbs, 11 oz or 1690 g (size 158). Dimensions: 127 / 102 / 119 (size 165)

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

The 2013/2014 Q-103 Stella is designed specifically for women that ski aggressively all over the mountain, on-piste and off. With great stability and smooth running Utility Rocker, Stella shreds the powder and the groomed.Specs: 158cm: Tip-124mm, Waist-101mm, Tail-116mm, Radius-23.3Measured Weight: 7lbs 8oz (3.4kg)Features:Full Wood CoreEdgy MonocoquePulse PadOversized Pulse PadEdge Free ExtremitiesHoney Comb TipWide EdgesTotal Edge ReinforcementGentle Rise TailUtility RockerCarve Zone

- Second Ascent