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Salomon have restructured their all-mountain offering around the new Stance family; how does the women-specific Stance 94 test against this season's pack?

Level
Advanced
Flex Rating
0
Terrain
All Mountain
Best for
Reasonably strong skiers who ski a bit of everything
Price
£580
Season
2020/21
lengths
174, 181, 167
Bindings?
No
Float
9
Playfulness
8
Value
10
Edge hold
10
Stability
9
Turn initiation
9
Overall Score
9
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Feels like a milestone Salomon all mountain ski
Nothing

This is the all mountain ski that Salomon has been looking for in the women's category, and the whole Stance family looks set to make quite an impact on the all mountain market.

The Stance 94 has had everything thrown at it; race-inspired sidecut, a mix karuba poplar wood core, along with carbon flax for dampening and a titanal layer for stability. But it's the fine balance of all these elements that makes for a remarkable ski. It took on any snow type happily and remained super-stable. Nothing seemed to challenge it.

The stiff tip made for a really smooth ride in the off piste, almost to the same standards as the QST freeride models. It's a little harder to carve on piste compared to some others in the all mountain category but this is consistent with where Salomon are pitching the ski. In their estimation the Stance 94 is rated 2/5 for on piste and 3/5 for powder, so a marginal bias to the off piste makes for a very well-rounded all terrain vehicle.

The top sheet is fairly average, but it's a trait of the line - clean cut and simple, which results in a smart if uninspiring looking ski. Probably a reasonable marketing decision for a ski that is likely to have mass appeal.