Scott P4 (2008)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $675.00
Year: 2008
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 134/108/128
Lengths: 171, 181, 191

Stability at speed: 3.17 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.65 / 5
Crud performance: 3.20 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.39 / 5

Emergent Scott again impressed testers with its deep-snow know-how. The P4's sidecut is as modest as its price, and two sheets of Titanal give it integrity, but a forgiving flex yields an easy feel-soft in the tip, so it never dives in deep stuff, but progressively firmer under foot. Yes, it's a full twin-tip, and youthful Scott positions it as a "big-mountain jibber," but that seems like a waste for a ski that's so energetic and capable in any big-mountain, soft-snow situation. "It's at ease anywhere on the hill," said Couperthwait. "Push it hard or just relax and ride it."

Best For

Powder-specialty ski buyer on a budget.

Not For

Hard-snow, where it gets a little planky.