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Rating: 3.24 / 5
Waist Width: 122, 124
Lengths: 180, 190
Stability at speed: 3.23 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.13 / 5
Crud performance: 3.10 / 5
Flotation: 4.09 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.88 / 5
Overall: 3.24 / 5
The Scott Scrapper is a powder-specific twin-tip in Scott’s Freeski collection. It’s the biggest ski Scott makes, with a 124 waist (in the 190 cm length). It’s a stiff, wood-core laminate construction with no metal (metal would make a ski this size too heavy) and a sidecut that wants to carve long arcs in wide open spaces. Full-length vertical sidewalls give it solidity on edge. Scott’s 3-D sidecut breaks the ski into three sections, with a straight section underfoot and traditional sidecut radii in the tip/tail. This meant to help improve stability at speed and give the ski a playful, easy-pivoting feel. Scott gave it a decent dose of rocker in the tip and tail, just enough to loosen it up and smooth the ride in broken snow. As with many Scott models, the waist width and tip/tail dimensions vary by length to provide consistent performance throughout the size run.
Here’s what testers say:
“Buttery smooth feel. Laying it over felt so good. It’s super agile and very quick on the draw. It can handle conditions from west coast heavy snow to light blower in the Rockies.” – Mike Britt
“This ski is a blast. It looked forward to the nastiest of conditions and took care of business for you. It was comfortable charging and cruising. It just wanted to be out in the snow.” – Mike Rogan
“I was surprised by how fun and easy to ski the Scrapper is. After a long pow day, the Scrapper felt good on the legs.” – Luke Larson
“Big and burly – these skis are huge. These things are great in pow, but are a lot to handle in other situations. If you like to run and gun, then these are for you. They’re tanks!” – Jeremy Benson