Scott Scrapper 115 (2017)
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Rating: 2.75 / 5
Waist Width: 115
Lengths: 182, 189
Stability at speed: 2.86 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.74 / 5
Crud performance: 3.43 / 5
Flotation: 3.56 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.53 / 5
Overall: 2.75 / 5
The twin-tipped Scrapper, with its powder-ready 115 mm waist, is the widest ski in Scott’s collection. (The Scrapper 124 has been retired for 2017.) It’s a quiver ski for deep-powder days.
It’s a wood-core laminate construction built for durability and high performance in deep snow, though vertical sidewalls give it a measure of hard-snow edginess as well. Fiberglass reinforcement, rather than metal, keeps it light and responsive in soft-snow conditions. The core is paulownia, prized for its light weight. Moderate rocker in both the tip and tail enhances buoyancy and shock-absorption in off-piste conditions while keeping it loose and surfy in deep snow. Scott’s 3D Sidecut breaks the ski into three sections, with a straighter section underfoot and deeper sidecut radii in the tip and tail. This is designed to improve stability at speed and give the ski a playful easy-pivoting feel.
The Scott brand was founded in 1958 when Sun Valley racer and ski-tuner Ed Scott developed the first tapered aluminum ski pole. It has grown into a multisport conglomerate (bike, wintersports, motosports, and running) based in Givisiez, Switzerland, with U.S. headquarters in Salt Lake City. It began making skis in 1998. It also makes poles, goggles, and boots. -J.C.