The redesigned 2020 Salomon QST Lux 92 still feels like the good old version, just a bit snappier and more fun. With a lighter weight, lighter feel, and quicker turning, the QST Lux 92 is an all-mountain favorite. Salomon combined a full-length poplar core with a ti power platform underfoot. They also added a carbon, flax, and basalt laminate to increase power, but not weight. The cork added to the tip and tail makes the ski very maneuverable and vibration-free. With a 17-meter turn radius at the 169 cm length, the skis can make a bunch of different turn shapes, and the 92 mm waist width is just about perfect in terms of a one-ski quiver. They carve as well as float, and our testers loved the natural feel and poise of the 2020 Salomon QST Lux 92.
Lauren Lepage skied the 169 and loved the size. She gave the ski all 4’s out of 5 with the exception of playfulness. This type of across-the-board scoring is indicative of a versatile ski, which is exactly what Salomon has aimed for with the new Lux 92. “This ski was maneuverable and offered easy, smooth turns on-piste. I really had fun on them—they absorbed every bump and turn!” Salomon does a great job making skis that you don’t really have to think about. They have an “automatic” type of feeling, and that’s what Lauren is picking up on here.
Kristi Brown skied the 177 and loved the size (and the rest of the ski, too). All 5’s for Kristi in the scoring for the Lux 92. “Last ski in this category and super-fun! I’m loving the big tip with a buttery entry. Loved the size and the ski was crazy-versatile for being so long.” It’s a nice way to say that for a ski this size, it moves very well.
Ariel Aidala skied the 161 and found it to feel a bit short. “A lot of tip made this ski seem pretty short. A bit floppy at times in the tip but easy maneuvering. For how big the tips are, the ski is pleasantly damp underfoot for good control. With that wider tip, these skis should perform well for an intermediate to advanced skiers in a little powder.” Ariel also conceded that the skis felt “flowy.” Nice.
Also on the 161, Jana Ross loved everything about the Lux 92, scoring it 5 of 5 in all categories. “This ski is super-easy to enjoy. Very playful and easy turning without having to move hard. It’s a real joy in bumps as short turns are really no problem here. Plus, it feels pretty light so you can go all day without your legs tiring out on you.” Great point by Jana here, noting that they’re a natural and easy ski to like. From moguls to groomers, the Lux 92 can do it all with ease.
Annie MacDonald skied the 177 and found that length to be “perfect.” She scored it 5’s out of 5 for stability, edge hold, versatility, and overall impression. That sounds like a winning combination to us! “Great way to start the day! Smooth like butter! Solid ski! Held well in big GS turns and still had maneuverability. Overall a great ski for a variety of people and conditions.” Annie makes a compelling argument for the QST Lux 92 being that one-ski quiver that you do not have to think about too hard, it just does what you tell it to do.
The overwhelming response of a confidence-boosting, fun-loving ski puts the 2020 Salomon QST Lux 92 in a rare category. Salomon does throw a lot of different materials into the ski, but it somehow comes out working really well. We’re not complaining.