The Salomon Q-96 Lumen will light up your skiing if you are a strong intermediate to expert skier that will spend more than half of your time off trail seeking out fresh snow, poking around in the woods, and make other skiers hoot at you from the chairlift. The Lumen is very light, and agile due to the Honeycomb Tip and Hook Free Taper. Salomon's Honeycomb Tip lowers the swingweight by pulling heavier material away from the tips and tails to give you better floatation, and reducing the amount of inertia it takes to steer the ski, and make it easier to control, especially in tight spots. The Lumen has a Hook Free Taper that will allow the ski to not get caught up when things are really light and really deep. Not just for off trail skiing the Lumen has a Semi Sandwich Construction that will give you edge hold by having a sidewall underfoot, and a Monocoque Cap Construction in the tips and tails that increase the maneuverability, and reduce the overall weight of the ski. The Full Wood Core of the Lumen is very stable at high speeds, and will charge through variable snow conditions with ease. Salomon's Utility Rocker will keep you on top of the snow, absorb negative vibrations, and initiate turns easier for you easier on piste. If you want a ski that will give you great flotation in deep snow, and tackle any day on the mountain except for bullet proof ice, shine a light on the Salomon Q-96 Lumen!
Hi, I'm Monica and I just got off the Salomon Lumen. This is a intermediate to expert ski. It's an all-mountain ski. I give it a 4 out of 5. It's very versatile. It does want powder. It does well in powder. On grooms, it does chatter a bit. It has really nice, long turns. It does hold an edge. For an all-mountain ski I think that's great. But I do give it a 4 out of 5.
Hi, I'm Annie and I just rode the Salomon Lumen. It's a lot underfoot. I'm going to give it a 3 out of 5. It was a stable ski. For the person that does like to have a nice wide ski, it's a great price-point. It just has a little bit of work on response but if you're going to sit back, want to have fun with a group of friends, the price-point on this alone makes it a nice ski. Again, I'll give it a 3 out of 5.
Hi, I'm Julie. I just got off the Salomon Lumen. I give this ski a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. It's a really nice ski out of their Q series. It makes great long radius turns. You can definitely push it to make a little bit shorter radius in flow. Holds a really nice edge. Giving it a 4.5 out of 5 stars because I'm preferring their other series this year, their frontside series over the little bit more all-mountain series. But just all around great performance out of this ski.
Hi, I'm Linda. I just finished skiing the Salomon Q96 Lumen. I give it a 3 out of 5 stars. It's an intermediate ski for all-mountain but I think the conditions are limited to some nice soft fluffy snow. The harder conditions we have today, it didn't hold an edge as well as I'd like and it was a little chattery. It is very forgiving and doesn't have any rebound so you're not going to get launched around. It's good for cruising the mountain and nice big long turns. Again, 3 out of 5.
Q: I'm 5 ft 3" and ski somewhere between average and aggressive. Trying to decide between 154 and the 162 length. If I choose average on the ski finder, it says to go with the 154. If I choose aggressive, it says the 162. What are the pros and cons of going with the longer ski?
A: Going with a longer ski will offer you more float and stability in all of the powder that Tahoe is getting right now. A shorter ski will be easier to maneuver, and make tighter turns especially in the trees since the shorter ski will have a smaller radius. Assuming that you are height/weight proportionate I would encourage you to get the 154.