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Scott skis? have you skied them?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Has anyone here skied the scott skis? Yes the people who make goggles and poles. I was just wondering if any one has skied them yet, they make a wide variety of twin tips. everything from supper wide to narrower then the k2 silencer twin tips(public enemy little brother)
post #2 of 19
I have 2 pairs of Scott Missions, one for AT, & the other for resort. Versatile & easy to ski.
JF
post #3 of 19
Yes, people have.

Search.
post #4 of 19
Alpinedad: I'm not sure your search link is working. It's at least not working for me, though I'm often wrong about stuff, generally.

4ster: I've picked up some Santiago Missions off Tramdock, and I'm trying to decide between mounting them for AT or downhill. Sadly, I don't have your option of "both". How do you like your Missions as a touring set up? I thought they might be a touch heavy/stiff--but, again, I haven't skied them yet. Do you think the ski performs better one way or the other? I don't mean to hijack the thread, but you're pretty much in the perfect position to give advice for my situation.
post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
no problem yossarian hijack away. I was questioning about scott brand skis as a whole and more specifically this years line up so i didn't bother searching because i figured that being a dealer and my shop just getting the book(also not being there to ask the rep) that no one had written any questions about this years lineup. Also the search function link wasn't working for me either so you are perfectly right. Sorry if I didn't specify that I was asking about this years line up and the company as a whole also if I have made anyone mad by coming back to the rude "why don't you search" reply. It just bugs me when people randomly right in these threads SEARCH with a link assuming that because the person is new or is asking a question that may be in here allready that they didn't try searching maybe they just don't have the imagination to search as well as others. Thanks Northwest
post #6 of 19
Northwest#1,
Don't worry about it, I don't think any disrespect was meant. It was just a suggestion. I don't really know much about this years line-up, but Scott has had a pretty big presence in Europe for quite a few years, first with carving skis. I know quite a few people on both the Missions, & the P4, none of them are unhappy.

JF
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
4ster: I've picked up some Santiago Missions off Tramdock, and I'm trying to decide between mounting them for AT or downhill. Sadly, I don't have your option of "both". How do you like your Missions as a touring set up? I thought they might be a touch heavy/stiff--but, again, I haven't skied them yet. Do you think the ski performs better one way or the other? I don't mean to hijack the thread, but you're pretty much in the perfect position to give advice for my situation.
Yossarian,
I only got about 10 touring days in at the end of last year on this set-up. I mounted them with Fritschi Freerides, which I already had. They fit what I was looking for perfectly. My thoughts were that they were light enough, soft enough, wide enough & had a relatively tight turn radius. With these characteristics I find them versatile enough to ski comfortably in either corn, powder or the variable crust conditions usually found in the backcountry. I got them shorter than normal for the AT set, for a little savings in weight & better manueverabilty. The downside to that is if the snow was super deep, but I'm putting together another rig for that.

The bottom line for me is it was the right choice.

JF
post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
thanks 4ster for the appropriate responses
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
Alpinedad: I'm not sure your search link is working. It's at least not working for me, though I'm often wrong about stuff, generally.
Sorry about that -- fixed it here.

As for the 08/09 lineup, my understanding is that it's little changed other than cosmetics.

Talk to me in a month or two and I'll be happy to tell you about the 191 P4s. Right now, all I can say is that they're purty, and in my garage. Oh, and they're apparently built by Fischer.
post #10 of 19
I did a review of the 06-07 P4. http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=62359

Not much has changed. They are great skis. Much more versatile than I expected. The only short comings they have are that they sorta leave you empty on true hardpack and they are pretty heavy. Other than that a perfect every day ski for UT.

In fact I bought a 2nd pair on clerance for when my current ones bite it.
post #11 of 19
^^ (in response to alpinedad) I've got a set of unused 181 P4s as well. Looking forward to breaking them in at Alpine soon.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by 4ster View Post
Yossarian,
I only got about 10 touring days in at the end of last year on this set-up. I mounted them with Fritschi Freerides, which I already had. They fit what I was looking for perfectly. My thoughts were that they were light enough, soft enough, wide enough & had a relatively tight turn radius. With these characteristics I find them versatile enough to ski comfortably in either corn, powder or the variable crust conditions usually found in the backcountry. I got them shorter than normal for the AT set, for a little savings in weight & better manueverabilty. The downside to that is if the snow was super deep, but I'm putting together another rig for that.

The bottom line for me is it was the right choice.

JF
Thanks for the input. If I can track down a deal on some Barons, I think that's the way I'll go. It'd be nice to get the skis off my back when I'm climbing. I had been planning to put some old p14s on the Missions, but I usually buy used skis, and I'm having a hard time putting scuffed up old binders on the pretty new Scotts. Griffons were my other option--but for an extra $100ish, the versatility of the touring function makes the Baron look tough to beat. I'm sure this is fascinating to absolutely nobody. Point is: I appreciate your informed opinion. Thanks again.
post #13 of 19
I have a pair of Santiago Missions that I picked up on SAC, haven't skied them or even mounted them yet so I can't really comment all that much.

I will say that every review I've read has been overwhelmingly positive and the construction looks top notch, which makes sense if they are indeed made by Fischer.

If you are a shop owner, I'm not sure what to tell you on this, but they don't seem to have great brand recogniton in the states. I kind of think thats why they are always on SAC, people don't know the brand (at least for skis), so they don't buy them. Which is a shame because they supposedly make some great skis. I guess I'll know in a few months.

Hopefully the brand will grow.
post #14 of 19
I picked up a pair of 182 Punishers last year after a demo day. I only got two full days in but I love them. Softer than what I'm used to, but I actually enjoyed that for some of the terrian I like to ski (and I'm getting older I guess). Very easy to ski and fun if you like hit trees/groomers/gullies/jumps all in one run. Not the best on ice, but great everywhere else.

I think the brand will grow here over time, although most of the old school shops are afraid to stray from the basic Volkl/K2/Atomic selection.
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by northwestnumber1 View Post
Has anyone here skied the scott skis?
I was one of the rude people who suggested searching. Why?

1) your post made no mention of what year, and since this season has barely begun, took you syntax at its face and assumed this was a global question. To which there have been numerous posts, especially about the Missions and P4's.

2) Nor did you mention you were a dealer; your question might have been interpreted differently if you had.

3) the fact that you felt the need to say, "yes the people who make the googles and poles..." suggested that you were behind the curve compared to most folks here, who are well aware that Scott makes skis. That in turn reinforced the sense that you were new to the community and could benefit by doing a search.

4) In your second post on this thread, you contradict yourself by first stating that a) you didn't bother to search, but then that b) it bugs you when people say to search, assuming you haven't. Well, guess what, you haven't.

5) Many of us feel that what's rude is new posters asking questions that have been asked and answered repeatedly without bothering to search. And then complain if we suggest a search. Or call it self-absorption: "My question is so unique/urgent/deep that I should not have to observe standard protocol all over the web. Or go to any trouble on my own. Tell me what I want to know NOW."

So who exactly has the attitude here? You should go try TGR as an experiment.
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
If I can track down a deal on some Barons, I think that's the way I'll go.
Send a PM to Canyons; I think he's got a group buy going.

And what beyond said, except that I don't agree that TGR is as much rude as it is mob moderated.

And to add, starting new threads instead of searching diminishes the value of doing the right thing, because it dissipates the information among different locations.

Honestly, I think the smart thing to do would be to set up a gear wiki as a complement to the forums, but it's not my site.

As for my thread drift, well, seems like appropriate payback.
post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 
well alpinedad i am sorry for having an attitude i am sure you dont care to have an apology. But here it is I am sorry for shooting back and not searching, I will indeed take the time in the future
post #18 of 19
Apology accepted. No big deal.

That said, you should really read your posts before hitting the button.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by alpinedad View Post

Honestly, I think the smart thing to do would be to set up a gear wiki as a complement to the forums, but it's not my site.
x500
Ala MTBR, they've got the system nailed
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