Talk is cheapHey,
I would have to see it to believe it.
Proper base edge tolerance should always be no less than .5 and no greater than 1.0 degree. That's realistic.
Side edge angles residing at anything less than 2.0 degree are an absolute waste of time if you plan on having any range of edge grip over all types of conditions. However 3.0 degree is optimal.
Side edge angle installation in finsih production is normally determined by how much work is involved in preparing the side wall for the final edge angle. I'm sure this is the case for Scott Skis.
They should be more concerned with the fact that trying to enter the US Market with a ski division will be like pissing up a rope with most retailers. However, they'll probably be very successful on the internet along with all the other ski companies doing their best to kill the specialty store and its undeniable importance for the future of our sport.