Originally Posted by PaSucks
The Punisher and the Mission were not the same. Different dimensions. Could be different this year, I haven't checked.
With the twin tip, the Punisher will be a little longer than the equivalent Mission, but the figures I'm seeing for the 09 and also 10 models are:
172 Punisher & 168 Mission - both 126/86/113
182 Punisher & 178 Mission - both 128/89/115
191 Punisher & 183 Mission - both 130/90/116
I note there is a different turn radius quoted between the skis, but 'the word on the street' here in YouRope where Scotts have been around for nearly a decade I guess has been that the Punisher and the Mission were historically the same ski. This is something I've also been told by ski dealers...but not to say it is correct of course, but there's a lot of folks who reckon it is.
Just checked the Scott web site and the 2010 Misson now looks like a different construction to the 2010 Punisher [SSCL Light apparently - gee, I did think they felt lighter].
I also looked at the US-English version of the Scott web site versus the Europe-English version - hey, you guys miss out on a lot of models!! No Rebel, P1, Stunt, Pure, Neo, Aztec, Fire, Wind, Xplor'air, Realm and Maya. That's a whole load of good skis short of a quiver you're getting Stateside from Scott. I see a fair few Scott skis in Europe - the shops in Chamonix are full of them - even a fair number here in Scotland, but on my annual US ski trip I've never ever seen another pair on the hill. Even been asked quite a few times in lift lines what they are. Always thought it strange for a US brand (OK, I know they're made by Fischer) that they're far more popular and with a wider range in Europe than 'home soil/snow'.