Ski Review 2017
SKI REVIEWS 2017
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Scott Sage [click]
Type of ski : All Mountain 50/50
Sage from Scott is the new name of the Sagebrush, reviewed last year by PROSKILAB. The ski does not seem to have changed much and its performance is very similar to the model already tested.
The Sage will instantly reassure the least experienced skiers. Its behaviour is sound and intuitive and the ski is stable and quickly gives confidence. Tolerant, it's very forgiving in errors of positioning or pressure. Its performance is good as long as you don't push it too hard.
You'll be comfortable taking the Sage anywhere thanks to the excellent cushioning qualities, and it requires very little physical engagement.
Despite its sound performance and the enjoyment it gives the rider, the reviewers nonetheless regretted a slight lack of liveliness and grip. The ski's flex, which makes it so accessible, can be felt at high speeds, when we noted a drop in performance, especially on hard pack.
The Sage was designed for accessibility and comfort. It's the ideal ski to discover off-piste skiing, an area in which its well at ease and excels. More experienced skiers will probably prefer a stiffer and livelier ski like the H95 or the Mantra.
Liked: Versatile both on and off piste
Disliked: Lacks character and quickness
A heavy ski
Scott The Ski [click]
Type of ski : All Mountain 70/30
"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.
Liked: A playful, enjoyable ski
Healthy and consistent performance at intermediary speeds
Great on soft snow
Disliked: 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 ...