You asked, we answered: a touring-specific evolution of the iconic QST line. The QST Echo 106 combines a karuba/poplar core, superlight basalt fibers, and cork damplifier, for a light-weight, lively, go-anywhere backcountry ski. The 106mm waist rallies in all conditions.
Ultralight core & construction
A featherlight karuba/poplar core combined with basalt fibers and cork damplifier in the tip and tail result in a lightweight core that excels on the uphill.
Cork damplifier in the tip and tail combined basalt fibers throughout offer stability at speed, while the karuba/poplar core creates a lively and responsive ride.
The QST Echo 106 is made from 30% recycled topsheet materials and 100% recycled ABS in the double sidewalls.
CORE: Karuba / Poplar Full Woodcore
Woodcore is a mix between poplar and karuba. Karuba offers lightweight and inertia.
Recycled Double Sidewalls
Basalt Superlight Fibers
CONSTRUCTION: Full Sandwich Sidewalls
Full Sandwich Sidewalls guarantees stability and precision, it enhances performance by providing good edge grip and smooth ski-to-snow contact.
REINFORCEMENT: Ti Binding Reinforcement
A titanal insert edge-to-edge underfoot, running throughout the ski, for maximal power and increased hard snow edging.
SPECIFIC FEATURES: Cork Damplifier
Cork is three times more absorbing than Koroyd. Using it in the tip of the ski enables a high level of vibration absorption and dampening with even less weight.