Scott Sagebrush (2016)

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Rating: 2.90 / 5
Price: $850.00
Year: 2016
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 100
Tip/Tail/Waist: 139-100-129
Lengths: 168,178,188

Stability at speed: 3.00 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.51 / 5
Crud performance: 2.76 / 5
Flotation: 2.86 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.91 / 5
Overall: 2.90 / 5

The all-new Sagebrush is the most off-piste-focused ski in the Sun Valley Collection (Scott says it's 30% on-piste and 70% off-piste), with waists ranging from 98 - 102 mm and tips ranging from 137 mm to 141 mm, all depending on ski length. It's mainly intended for powder and other varied conditions outside of the groomers thanks to its construction, which is made up of beech, poplar, paulownia, and laminate sheets, collectively intended to give the ski a consistent, durable, and versatile flex profile. For something similar but skinnier, check out Scott's The Ski and Black Majic. The Sun Valley Collection features all mountain-focused skis designed to take on a variety of terrain. Full Ski Length Wood Core is intended to give the ski a smooth and evenly distributed flex pattern. Pro-Tip Rocker raises the tip up and off the ground, meant to make turn initiation and execution easier, especially in powder. With the tip lifted off the ground, less edge makes contact with the snow, which Scott calls Pre-Track Technology. The brand says this allows for both smooth short and long turns no matter what terrain you're on. 3Dimension Sidecut technology gives the tip and tail their own radii, designed for precise edge control. Scott, based in Givisiez, Switzerland, was founded in 1958. Its U.S. headquarters are in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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