THE PEOPLE’S SKI TEST – SCOTT SUPERGUIDE 95


SCOTT SUPERGUIDE 95
Category: Touring
Lengths: 162, 170, 178, 184
Dimensions: 130/95/115 @ 178
Radius: 18m @ 178
MSRP: $799
More info: scott-sports.com

“At first glance, the Scott Superguide 95 has an aura of conservativeness to it. But don’t be fooled by its cover, because it’s so much more. With low-profile traditional camber, a skin slot on the tail and a 95-millimetre waist, it’s narrower underfoot than I typically ski off piste. But thanks to its lightweight wood core with carbon/aramid reinforcement, it excelled in terms of predictability and responsiveness. And while its width may leave a bit to be desired during the middle of a storm cycle, this ski is more than capable for the majority of days in the backcountry. On piste, you get out of it what you’re willing to give. It felt abnormally rigid and abrasive on icy fresh corduroy and refrozen chop, although very few skis are enjoyablein those conditions. But when things softened up, the lightweight profile and snappy, even flex brought out a playful side. So if you’re looking for a ski that feels both predictable and comfortable in the backcountry, that’s also energetic inside the ropes, then the Scott Superguide 95 is for you.” –Darryl Hunt

Reviewer’s Rating: On Piste: 8/10 • Off Piste: 7/10
Average Rating: On Piste: 7.5/10 • Off Piste: 7/10

REVIEWER BIO:

Darryl Hunt
Age: 36 / Height: 6’1” / Weight: 220 lbs / Occupation: Silviculture Worker
Once an avid and competitive park skier from Ontario, Darryl Hunt made the westward pilgrimage to bounce around various ski towns in B.C. at the age of 18, where he kept his jib skis but embraced wider boards to begin exploring beyond the ropes and dabbling in big mountain competitions. Now a silviculture worker in the summer and full-time ski bum in the winter, Hunt constantly works on evolving his skiing, and rekindled his love of hot-lapping chairlifts last winter after spending a handful of years skiing exclusively in the backcountry. He’s ridden a diverse range of planks in all sorts of shapes and profiles over the years, but for his daily driver has more recently gravitated towards a stiffer ski that’s flat underfoot with early rise in the tip and tail. Whereas for touring, he prefers a softer and lighter offering, but with a similar camber profile.

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