Scott Black Majic Ski Test Results 2016 ReviewSeptember 16, 2015
- Fun to ski
- Easy to initiate
- Reliable hold
- Versatile enough to ski in some off-piste conditions
- Little bit of extra rocker makes it accessible to wider range of skiers
- Not for ex-racers
- Bigger skiers can overpower it
- That extra rocker benefits West Coast skiers the most
One the surprises of the Frontside category, Scott's Majic provides plenty of arc and hold, without losing any of its fun factor. Definitely worth a long look, especially for frontside skiers who don't want the traditional race ski.
With a more traditional freeride focus, we didn’t exactly expect Scott to score high in the Frontside category, which is traditionally by brands with a deep race ski heritage. We were wrong. The Majic held its own on the hardpack, with easy turn initiation, good grip throughout each arc, and a strong finish–exactly the point where softer skis tend to wash out of the carve. It added a little extra fun factor, courtesy of the rockered shovel, which allowed for a more versatile turn shape and a little bit of off-piste performance as well.
At the highest speeds, you may still want more a race ski feel, especially on consistently icier conditions, and for bigger skiers who may overpower the Majic. Overall, a very enjoyable ski, particularly for hardpack lovers who don’t feel the need to take each turn so seriously.