Author Topic: All-mountain shortlist, please!  (Read 996 times)

Johnny2R

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Re: All-mountain shortlist, please!
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:37:37 am »
Didn't manage to hire the Crusades this time. Instead I went for Scott Punishers, in the same length (172cm), which I didn't get on with at all. I couldn't seem to find the 'sweet spot' with them at all, and it was really taking it out on my quads (I'd be interested to know why). Also we had icy conditions after 3 days and they appeared to me to have no edge hold to speak of. I think the problem may have been that these ones were simply too old and worn (they had clearly lost their 'spring', and when the skis were held together, base to base, there was no gap between them in the middle).

I changed them for some brand new Scott Ventures, which were longer (178cm) and wider (96mm), and which I had doubted would be suitable for the mix of skiing I was doing. But I couldn't have been more wrong - the improvement was huge! I found them bizarrely easy to carve tight turns on piste with, considering their width, and in the variable off-piste snow I encountered, they were amazing.