2014 Scott Crus Air Ski


Pros: A no-brainer. Precise, forgiving, stable.

Cons: A tad much sidecut?

Bought these more or less on impulse, having been a K2 guy for years. Liked these Skis immediately. No getting-used-to period, perfectly balanced, you basically forget about them when skiing. First skied them for two days in a resort where they left nothing to be desired on spring groomers and some steep couloirs, except maybe some edge hold on the iciest bits at high speed. They simply are not Touring and slalom race skis at the same time. Later in the Season they worked perfeclty in highly variable alpine spring touring conditions. Wind blown summit snow, 40+ deg chutes, brutal breakable and any type of corn an mank. In April, I chose these for a 2 week touring trip to northern norway. Skied some 56 types of snow in 13 days, they never let me down. A very minor downside is maybe the tight sidecut, you can sometimes tell in very steep, hard sidehills on the ascent. No big deal though. Just a situation where say 25m sidecut is better than 16. Don't let this put you off though.

Rocker profile is pretty minimal but just the right amount for a completely hook free, playful ride. I could link turns in thick forest and heavy snow at sea level where friends had long resorted to survival mode. You get the picture. I am 80kg/188cm and ski the 179 in the european alps and Norway.  The Crus'Airs don't ski very short, Platform and stability are very adequate for a guy my size. 1/2-2/3rds human powered skiing. The Crus'Airs weigh not much more that say a K2 Wayback but ski much, much better imho, especially in variable and hard snow. I would happily spend a ski resort/groomer holiday on these if need be. Pretty much found the perfect ski. Btw I mounted Dynafit Speeds. I gave them a 5.5 out of 6 just to leave some headroom.

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2014 Scott Crus Air Ski

Mountain Experience - The Crus'Air is for those looking to avoid the crowds. A 90-92mm waist and Pro-Tip Rocker ensure that these skis stay afloat in the deep stuff, while a dual radius sidecut and carbon fiber construction keep the skis nimble and stable in variable conditions.

Lengths169, 179
Dimensions169- 90W, 179-92W
Turn Radius16M @ 179
Core MaterialWood Carbon
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended UseBackcountry, Touring
Recommended BindingTouring
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC