The best of both worlds.
Light is right, but the fatter the better—thankfully, Scott made the SuperGuide 105 Ski for the touring-oriented powder pig. The full-length wood core and carbon stringers join forces in bombproof sandwich construction to create a ski that's pretty dang light but still stable and energetic during the descent. With a waist width of 105mm, this ski will float like a butterfly in pow and sting like a bee when you hit hardpack and techy terrain. Add in the ridiculously convenient skin fixation system, and you're ready to rock.
- A surprisingly light ski for zipping up and charging down
- 105mm waist width lends levity in pow while staying agile
- Float or rally with camber underfoot and an early rise tip
- Sandwich construction provides excellent stability
- Touring-friendly weight hovers around seven pounds per pair
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I see this largely marketed as a powder oriented touring ski, but also see almost no user reviews, so here's my experience so far.
I picked up this ski during an end of winter sale, so I cannot attest to its touted powder performance. However, spring touring on Mt. St. Helens the summit was completely wind blown and iced over and this ski PERFORMS. With that said, it is anything but damp which can make for a harsh ride in tough conditions. Touring on Mt. Rainier and in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area with shoulder season crud I was able to confidently ride through changing conditions without the ski getting deflecting (VERY stable ski). But, this leads me to my next point.
In tough situations it definitely prefers to open-up rather than attempt to dump speed. I love this, along with it's preference towards big, fast turns, but this is not for everybody.
Bottom line, this ski is far more stable and versatile on hardpack, chop, and variable snow than one would expect from a light powder ski. I find that most important since anything skis well enough in powder. Definitely recommend this ski.
I'm 6'1" and ski the 183 mounted at recommended with the Dynafit FT 2.0
Scott Superguide 105 Ski
Lightweight, performance touring-oriented ski. Backcountry Magazine 2017 Editors Choice.
Backcountry Pow Hunter!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Looking for a light but stable pow ski? Ditch your old pair, give me a ring, and grab a set of the Super guide 105s. Designed to float pow in the deepest of days while maintaining great stability when conditions get hairy is the theme with this beast. Overall, great in all conditions but mostly pow. The Guide holds a solid edge and gives you that stable but effortless feel that is crucial for a pow ski. If you have additional questions or are looking to grab a pair give me a ring at - 801-204-4533 or email@example.com.