Scott The Ski 2016

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Scott The Ski 2016

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Regular Price: £385.00

Special Price £250.25

Scott The Ski

All skis are waxed, brushed out and carefully packed

The true full length woodcore of The Ski will give an unmatched even flex with exceptional torsional stiffness, these two complimentary features make The Ski an exceptionally versatile All Mountain ski.  Whether you are just making the most of the whole mountain or if you have a specific agenda e.g telemarking, then the firm tail gives both great support and acceleration out of the turn.

 

The 3D sidecut and Pro Tip Rocker give a beautifully smooth initiation to the turn and a very assured edge grip combine to give the skier great confidence in any condition.  The medium flex ensures a good level of forgiveness for when it doesn't quite go as planned.  Great fun, great look, an all round first rate ski. 

Please note there is a different colour profile for each length of ski.

 

TECH SPEC:-

Dimensions

132-93-122 @185cm

131-92-121 @ 180cm

130-91-120 @ 175cm

127-89-117 @ 165cm

124-88-114 @ 155cm

3D Radius

18m/23m/14m @ 185cm

17m/21m/13 @ 180cm

16m/20m/12m @ 175cm

15m/19m/11m @ 165cm

14m/18m/10m @ 155cm

 

Sandwich Sidewall Construction Elliptic

Pro-tip Rocker 320

3D sidecut

Full length woodcore

Pre-Track

Factory finish

 

 

 

 

 

Tech Spec

Brand Scott
Ability Intermediate, Advanced
Waist width 83-96mm (freeride/all mountain)
Ski shape Early Rise
Where you like to ski All Mountain (mainly on piste), Hike & Ride

If you buy your skis and bindings from us on our recommendation, either by visiting the store and talking to our staff, or "discussing" your requirements with us over the telephone or via e-mail and then when you ski them you cannot get on with them we offer the following guarantee:-

Subject to a weekly rental charge of £70 (rail binding system skis) or £95 (flat top skis that have been specifically drilled and mounted for you) we will accept return of those skis (providing of course they haven't been "mullered") and put the remainder of the price you paid for them towards a different pair.  

Please note, if you are unable to return the skis to us in person you would be required to pay for the carriage charges incurred in their return.

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Posted by Mike Luntley on Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Question:

Hi am looking at the Scott the ski as possible replacement for my K2rictor amps. Can you explain what the 3 turn radius numbers mean in reality please. Am used to just one? Also does the early rise means the same as 30 percent rocker I have seen in other makes? Thanks Mike

Answers:

  • Posted by John Sturgess on Tuesday, 13 October 2015

    Good Morning Mike

    Thanks for you enquiry about the Scott The Ski.

    You are quite correct that the terminology can be quite confusing and in many respects it simply adds confusion to what should be a relatively straightforward question, how differently to my existing skis do ***whatever*** skis actually ski.  We do a very serious ski test when looking to buy in our next season's skis and I can tell you their design and construction are not that high on our agenda; what we look for is how they actually perform.

    Rocker, whether it be Pro tip, early rise, early rise with taper, all mountain, frontside or whatever is just an indication that the first point of contact of the ski with the snow as you stand flat on your skis has been brought closer to your front binding than would have been the case on an old, traditional full camber ski where the first point of contact would have/still is about 120mm-180mm back from the tip.

    the "average distance from tip to point of contact on today's "rocker skis" is between 250mm and 350mm, there are some skis with pretty extreme rockers that have their contact point almost 500mm back from the tip but these are the exception rather than the norm.

    What these rockers really do is make the skis a little more forgiving, make them blend in and out of turns easier and make them noticeably less prone to "catching an edge" as you enter and indeed exit turns. (They almost eliminate the need to de-tune the tips and tails of the skis to prevent them becoming "grabby"y and difficult to ski, although we usually still just take the ultimate sharpness off for about 40mm right at first contact point.)

    On The Ski the things you would notice different to your Rictor's would primarily be their ability to cope more easily with changing snow conditions and in particular their ability to cope with fresh snowfall and slush much more easily than your Rictor's do.  Edge control will be about the same but at higher speeds they will probably feel a fraction less secure than your existing skis (I'm talking 60mph plus) but positive skiing will minimise this to an almost undetectable level).

    As regards terminology, 30%, 350mm, All Mountain, Powder Rocker, they are all the different manufacturers trying simply to differentiate their product from another brand's by making it sound more radical, they are all trying to achieve the same result from the same principle and that is to make skiing easier and thus more fun (this is achieved almost universally with the varying rocker technologies).

    As regards "turn radii" then 3D simply means that istead of a constant arc on the sidecut, there is a different radius at the front end to that underfoot and in turn between your heels and the tails of the skis.  With the bend you are likely to achive whilst skiing being greater from tip to toe binding than it will be on the shorter section from heel binding to ski tail, if the front section of the ski has a slightly longer turn radius when bent, this will decrease and so more closely match that of the tail section giving an overall smmoth radius for very smooth skiing.  This principle can be adapted to achieve different characteristics for diffenet skis to suit their predominant use.

    Anyway, we could get totally involved in the exact configurations that are possible but that would be missing the point rather and that is how do they ski?

    Well our view is that The Ski is fun, relatively forgiving, extremely versatile and now very reasonabluy priced for its level of performance.  It's quick turning, great in soft and sloppy snow and will give you a slightly less demanding ride than your Rictor's; it's also a little lighter in weight, size for size.

    Hope this helps, by all means call me if it would help to chat anything through.

     

    Kind regards

     

    John and Team at Snowfit

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