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After Something Similar to Salomon Q-98's

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Hi everyone,

I was looking at the Q-98 Salomon's. But 180cm I feel is too short, annoyingly the 188cm is too tall I think. I'm an all-mountains skiier, little bit of everything, just under 5ft 11. Very competent.

I'm doing a season this year so I want to make sure I get it right. Would I be better off buying out in La tania?

Thanks
Alex
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Do you mean the QST99?

If so absolutely get the 188. They're super turn and playful and not a handful at all (I'm 5 foot 9/~70kg).
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http://backcountryskiingcanada.com/Salomon-Q-98-Skis-Review talking about these.

Yeah I'm 5ft 11, 70kg.

Just watching some reviews of the QST'S they look good!
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Hmm ok, I *think* they're the same skis, but the model you link to is from 2013. Have you found a pair in shop to double check?
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A good ski shop should let you try skis out - if you don't buy you pay the rental, if you do buy then you just pay for the new skis.
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They are in a ski shop near me on sale, so I wouldn't be surprised if they are an older model. I'm just thinking if 188cm is too tall or 180cm is too short.
I mean these are my first skis to buy but I'm kind of on a budget £400-£500.
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If I was being the QST99, which is either the same or has evolved from the Q98, I would definitely get the 188 - they're very easy to ski and throw around, and that felt spot on to me. Hard to say without knowing how/how well you ski though!

How much is your shop charging? You can easily get the new ones, or last season's with bindings, for your budget.
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I ski pretty well, got very comfortable in deep powder last year.

The shop are charging 280£, 380£ with bindings. They look like the exact kind of thing I'm after. Just the size issue..
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@LaTaniaLoon, that's expensive - you can get the brand new 17/18 version for that with bindings (https://www.sport-bittl.com/de/marker-squire-11-id-17-18-rot-ab-30kg::99092_1_412.html for example).

I can only give you my thoughts on size: having skied last season's version 188 IS the right size for me in that ski, and I'd say for any good skier over ~60kg. But good is relative.
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@LaTaniaLoon, I'd have thought that if 180 is too small, then you're looking for something about 185ish? In which case 188 is only 3cm bigger. You'd need to be pretty expert to notice a difference of 3 or 4 cm in a pair of skis.
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A good comparison of Q Series and QST here:
http://desertsnowjunkies.com/salomon-q-series-review/

Noted that bindings on Q98 should be 1cm aft of factory line. Just about to transfer bindings to a pair.
Wondered if there were any other thoughts on this??
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