|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|Skier Level||Intermediate - Advanced|
|Ski Style||All-Mountain Frontside|
|Turning Radius||3D 18m, 23m, 14m|
|On Snow Feel|
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Scott The Ski 2017 - 2016 Review by A Better Ski
Scott The Ski isn’t the name of the newest ski cartoon, but is the name of Scott’s front-side all-mountain carver that has a surprising amount of versatility. I found it to be an exciting carver with moderate stability, that was capable off piste. I don’t think it’s the ski for ex-racer types, but for average skiers that want a lively and energetic carver that is relatively easy to ski, this could be the ski for you.
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Boots: Rossignol Alias Sensor 120
Bindings: Tyrolia Aaattack 13
Conditions: Soft Chop, Groomed, Hard Pack
Ski Personality: Scott The Ski is a moderately powerful carver with a fun and exciting rebound energy, that is also relatively easy to ski. I don’t feel like it’s for the aggressive ex-racer, but will be exciting for moderately strong skiers.
On the Snow Feel: Scott The Ski feels locked-in on edge, but is forgiving and approachable enough to feel maneuverable and easy to initiate at slower speeds.
Powder: Rocker in the tip helps allow The Ski to plane in deeper snow, but with a 92mm waist it just doesn’t have the float for deep powder days. Still, I found it really fun on moderately roughed up terrain off piste, and when there’s a decent amount of dust on the groomers, this ski will be quite fun.
Turn Initiation and Carving: What I really liked about the Scott The Ski is that it has a pretty exciting and energetic rebound while being quite approachable and easy to get on edge. I really didn’t feel that it took a lot of effort to get the ski to turn, and when tipping it on edge the ski would respond quickly. Entering the turn felt smooth, and yet when transitioning from edge to edge the ski was lively and energetic. As a smaller skier I did notice a decent amount of power, even when making medium and short radius turns, however I feel like heavy aggressive skiers (especially those ex-racers), may find The Ski to be a little under-powered.
Speed: Scott The Ski seemed happy at moderate speeds. With an 18m turn radius I never felt like The Ski wanted to be opened up and ran straight. I felt like it handled speed well, but it was so much more fun to carve short to mid radius turns at moderate speeds. The ski feels moderately powerful, but I wouldn’t put it on the same level as a ski like the ON3P Wrenegade.
Uneven/Variable Terrain: I found The Ski to be a pretty front all-mountain front-side carver, but it was certainly capable off piste. The smooth initiation seemed to carry over off piste, and tipping it on edge was easy. The ski is maneuverable enough, and I never had issues with getting caught up in variable snow. The tip rocker allowed the ski to float over the top of variable terrain, and it’s wide enough to smooth things out. I wouldn’t call this ski a crud buster, but it’s certainly a fn and capable ski for riding over and smoothing out variable terrain.
Edge Hold: Edge hold was quite solid. I never did get it on anything super hard or icy, but found it to hold perfectly fine on harder groomers.
Bottom Line: I think the Scott The Ski is one of the more approachable all-mountain front-side carvers, and with a decent amount of versatility it will cater to a decent amount of skiers. If you’re the aggressive ex-racer type, there may be more powerful carvers, but the rebound energy of this ski is quite exciting given the little effort it takes to get the ski on edge. I think this could be a really fun all-mountain carver for moderately strong skiers that don’t want to work really hard for turns, and yet want a ski that is still responsive and energetic. This ski has a powerful side to it, it’s just easy to access, and may be easy to overpower. Best of all, the ski is versatile enough t take you off piste. This could be a good daily driver for moderately strong carvers that also spend a good amount off piste.
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