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Scott The Ski review 2017

PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

"The Ski" by Scott is a model that the PROSKILAB™ team know very well. Over the last few seasons it has held its own in this selection of the best skis in the category, without ever quite managing to get to the top.

It doesn't seem to have changed much compared to last season and continues to please for its handling qualities and the enjoyment it gives. It's instantly manageable. First rides down at medium speeds both on and off piste show it to be a consistent, gentle and fun ski to use, docile as long as you don't ask too much. Turn initiation is intuitive, it's very happy in skid turns and slide turns, and especially enjoyable on soft snow when riders will enjoy really good vibes.

On the other hand, when you step up the pace, the lacks of rigidity and grip becomes very obvious. The very flexible tip tends to shake at high speeds. Riders needs to remain very central to avoid the front of the ski from losing grip. Grip and turn hold also deteriorates on hard pack and steep slopes.

Like the 88HD, The Ski is recommended for middle-of-the-road riders (who represent the vast majority of the market). It's perfect for skiers looking for an easy and playful ski for the pistes, that's incredibly enjoyable on soft snow and will take you off the beaten track.

Review: Pros

  • A playful, enjoyable ski
  • Well-balanced
  • Healthy and consistent performance at intermediary speeds
  • Tolerant
  • Great on soft snow

Review: Cons

  • A flexible ski
  • Tip tends to shake at high speeds
  • Performance less powerful, ski less at ease
  • Grip and performance found wanting on hard pack and steep slopes

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
Stability/turning performance
Short turn performance
Long turn performance
Skid turn performance
Snow contact
Soft snow fluidity
Performance on hard snow
Freeride - Performance on hard snow
All-terrain comfort

Who's it for?

Basic+ → Good+

Manufacturer's remarks

"The Ski" model by Scott was specifically designed to cope with all types of ride and all terrains. The Ski model features an exclusive elliptic sandwich construction that ensures stiffness with exceptional torsion, together with Korean wood along its whole length for unrivaled flex. Thanks to its 3-dimensional sidecut and its Pro-Tip rocker, The Ski offers performance and versatility in all situations.

Features of the The Ski

Brand : Scott
Model : The Ski
Year : 2017
Family : All-Mountain
Size tested : 180 cm
Tip size : 131 mm
Waist size : 92 mm
Tail size : 121 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : Not available

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in La Clusaz, France, March 2016