Salomon's new Stance series came to fruition from the demand for a ski that's simply designed to charge in all conditions. No flimsy lightweight carbon layers or short turn radii to be found here--Stance skis are meant to rip fall-line at speed without hesitation. As the widest in the line, the Stance 102 is equally at home in firm snow as it is knee-deep powder, thanks to its modestly sized 102mm waist. When you're ripping steep groomers or buffed out chalk, the metal twin frame laminate offers bomber dampening and stability to ensure the ski drives when it's supposed to without any tip-chatter or unexpected feedback. If you're standing in line for first chair listening to avalanche control bombs cracking, the Stance has your back from first tracks to chopped up afternoon crud thanks to rocker in the tip in tails which provides float and enhanced maneuverability in tight spaces. Titanal layering through the length of the ski ensures adequate stiffness, especially noticeable in the tail as you edge into firmer snow conditions at speed.