The new Stance series fills the missing ‘punchy all-mountain/freeride’ gap in Salomon’s line-up, and is super effective on hardpack even in this relatively girthy 96mm model.
A full sandwich construction ski with two layers of metal and poplar wood core; all trimmed and spliced to keep weight out of the ends. It actually feels heavier than the quoted weight, but then it was universally identified as being very planted so maybe it was the locked-in connection to the snow we were associating with mass.
Once sliding, you’re in no doubt as to the ski’s ability to handle any terrain. The 96mm width gives it a natural stability, and the damp, controlled feeling hides the speed right to the point where you start to question a few key elements of the run. Like do you really want to turn in chopped snow at this speed? Answer – possibly not, but get centered, activate the brave button and feel the Stance soak it up.
Dickie was slightly wide-eyed: “Epic stability – the charger’s charger. Fantastic grip and power. Needs driving to turn at low speed so you do need to keep the power on. As you ease out of the turn the Stance will simply fly – it’s one of the most planted, controlled skis around.”
Epic stability - the charger’s charger and one of the most planted, controlled skis around.
- Salomon Stance 96
- 168, 176, 182, 188
- 20m @ 182
- Weight per ski