Built for skiers looking to carve the hardpack, dance in the moguls, float in the fluff and groove around the groomers, Salomon’s much-anticipated new Stance series created a serious all-mountain buzz at this year’s Ski Test.
The narrower of the two women’s offerings this year, the Stance 88 offers the perfect blend of race-style edge grip and power-building piste performance combined with the nimbleness and float of a freeride ski.
A great all-mountain choice for intermediate to advanced skiers who favour a traditional-shaped ski but are keen freshen up their style, the Stance 88 made a big impression on our female testers in Scotland last winter.
Scoring well across all categories, it varied shapes easily and the all-terrain rocker coped well with both chunky snow and boot-top fresh. Light, damp and rapid, the combination of the karuba/poplar wood core, dual titanal plates and progressive sidecut give the ski a lively, adaptable yet confidence-inspiring character.
“Hard charging, leaping and diving with the flexiest of fun times,” said Amy. “The Stance 88 is ideal for those seeking confidence in deeper or variable snow, yet still want a ski that will can rip up the piste.
If you’re looking for something a little further down the freeride end of the spectrum, the wider Stance 94 comes with a more planted and powerful feel, but if you like starting your runs with clean carves, boosting off ridge lines, slithering neatly through the bumps before finishing by cutting through the deeper crud with ease, the Stance 88 could well be the ski for you”.
The perfect blend of race-style edge grip and power-building piste performance combined with the nimbleness and float of a freeride ski.
- Salomon Stance 88
- 154, 161, 168, 174
- 17m @ 161
- Weight per ski