Win Fall-Line’s Ski of the Year, the Scott Slight 93 AND Fall-Line’s Backcountry Binding of the Year, the Fritschi Tecton
Fancy a new pair of skis? And not just any old ordinary pair, oh no, but the very ski that we at Fall-Line have crowned overall, almighty, world-beating, properly impressive Ski of the Year. We have a shiny pair of new Scott Slight 93s to present to one worthy and keen Fall-Line reader.
Enter here, and learn more about the Slights and Tectons below
Scott Slight 93
The Slight 93 is Scott’s new all-mountain ski that, put quite simply, will make you smile all over the mountain. It makes sweet work of crud, it’s wide enough to float through powder, it’s stiff enough to grip to January hardpack – and it’s lighter weight than its predecessor (the excellent Scott Crusade).
Matt Clark, our Austria-based ski guru and digital editor, observes: “As skiing evolves, so does the notion of a ‘do it all’ ski, and at 1500g/ski the Slight is light enough to foray beyond the reach of the lifts when new lines and fresher snow beckon.
“Fundamentally the Slight is a ski we could reach for every day, on any mountain in the world, without having to think about it. Which is why we’ve awarded them our coveted Men’s Ski of the Year award for 17/18.”
New skis need new bindings, which is why we’re also giving away a pair of bindings. And not just ordinary ones. Game-changing. Award-winning. High-performing. We’re giving away none other than the 17/18 Fritschi Tecton – lauded by our esteemed backcountry editor, Martin Chester, as Backcountry Binding of the Year.The game-changer is the reliable toe release Fritschi have added, while not piling on too much weight. Here’s Martin (our backcountry editor)’s verdict: “There has been a battle raging for a while – to justify the extra weight of a pin-binding that has a reliable toe release. Fritschi have finally nailed it.
“In addition, the toe is trigger-sensitive so you can step in and out with the greatest ease and no longer faff to get in. Then there’s the heel. Rather than holding this on two spindly pins, you now get a proper stable grip of the ski and a super-responsive performance as a result.”
You’ll find Matt’s and Martin’s full reviews of the Slight and the Tecton in the latest issue of Fall-Line, plus many more in our upcoming Gear Guide – find out how to get your copy HERE.