Scott The Ski 2017 Review

October 13, 2016
Scott The Ski 2017
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Scott The Ski 2017 scott_the_ski_teaser.jpg
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
76
Edge Hold
6
Float
7
Versatility
6
Stability
5
Carving
5
Value
7

The Good

  • Easy to initiate
  • For hardpack and off-piste skiing
  • Responsive playful
  • Loves to butter, with good float
  • Forgiving

The Bad

  • Not for hard edgers
  • Loses performance at higher speeds
  • There are more powerful skis in this category
  • Fairly one dimensional--sticks to mid-radius turns
  • Aggressive skiers will want a stiffer ski
THE VERDICT

Scott's The Ski offers easy-to-acces turnability, providing a fun, somewhat floaty feel both on and off-piste. It's predictable, especially at mid-radius turns, and won't make you work too hard to get it on edge. It is not for aggressive skiers, especially if they like to power long arcs.

FULL REVIEW

Testers really enjoyed Scott’s The Ski, as it let them relax a little in the midst of cranking high octane turns on the hard chargers in this test, arcing buttery soft turns and enjoying the fact that the sun was out. Versatile enough to truly go on or off the groomed, built with a wood laminate core for pop and flex, this is a really fun ski that does not require too much work.

It’s overpowered in hard, fast turns, where it loses stability and edge grip. It’s not a ski for ex-racers or adrenaline junkies who want to blow the pistons out. It is a ski for intermediate to advanced skiers who like to cruise, but still appreciate well-designed peformance. All at a very attractive price!

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WHERE TO BUY
MSRP
$650.00
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