This is a long-named ski that flies under the radar for sure. Just like the men's version, the QST Myriad 85 doesn't get a whole lot of press or recognition, but it really should. Unchanged for 2021 except for graphics, the Myriad does what it says it's going to do: myriad things. From steeps and trees to groomers and bumps, the 85 has the shape, profile, and construction to be all things to a huge number of skiers.
There's not really a high-end or a visible low-end to this ski, as it not only punches way above its level, but also is able to handle slow speeds and easy skiing at the same time. Built with a poplar wood core and a semi-sandwich construction, don't be fooled by the lack of a full-vertical sidewall.The half-cap build actually works really well in this application, giving a bit of extra quickness to the skis, even though they're a bit heavier than their wider QST counterparts. Without the carbon and flax of the wider QST's, the 85 relies mostly on the wood for its stability and strength, and that does come at the cost of weight. What you get in return, though, is a smoother and more stable ride due to that weight, so if you prefer a bit of substance under your feet (by no means are they "heavy"), the QST 85 is a great choice for you. Our testers last year, both men and women, loved the 85 and its ability to handle any and all conditions and terrain. For just a simple ski at 85 mm underfoot and a wood core, these skis outperformed many expectations. A bit of metal underfoot in the mount zone does help with both binding retention as well as stability, so there is that bit of a bonus.
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