Scott The Ski (2015)

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Rating: 2.59 / 5
Price: $
Year: 2015
Level: 2
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 88, 89, 91, 92, 93
Tip/Tail/Waist: n/a
Lengths: 155, 165, 175, 180, 185

Stability at speed: 2.92 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.93 / 5
Crud performance: 2.09 / 5
Flotation: 2.43 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.55 / 5
Overall: 2.59 / 5

Scott's The Ski is a new model that reaches back into the annals of skiing heritage. The Ski was originally a model developed by freestyle skiing pioneer Bobbie Burns, who lives in Sun Valley, where Scott USA is based. This tribute version uses the original graphic but is a contemporary design, with an elliptical (or humped) top sheet that saves weight while stiffening torsional rigidity. But under the top sheet it's a laminate construction-not cap-with a wood core milled in an arch-topped shape. It's designed to be a soft-flexing, forgiving, all-mountain generalist (the shortened sidewalls below the arched top give it a less aggressive edge bite than full-sidewall skis). Tip rocker absorbs terrain shocks and adds soft-snow flotation. Scott's 3D Sidecut breaks the ski into three sections, with a straighter section underfoot and traditionally deep 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 Ski features a new version of 3Dimension sidecut, with a section of long-radius (rather than straight-line) sidecut. "The Ski is quick, nimble, and user-friendly. The turn shape is completely predictable. It rips at speed, and has a light liveliness that played well in the bumps," said Bob Gleason.