The new women’s-specific Scott Superguide 88 W is a beautifully balanced backcountry performer that seriously impressed at this year’s SIGB Ski Test for it’s ability to perform on both the ascent and descent.
Weighing in at just 1.2kg per ski in the 160cm length we tested, the Superguide 88 W is mega lightweight and climbs like a pro. Whilst lightweight skis are great, they can turn backcountry bonanzas into terrible tours from hell if they’re not optimised to deal with the plethora of conditions we often face on the descent. Imagine hiking for hours, sweating your way to the summit only to find yourself faceplanting your way back down the mountain feeling like you’re piloting a pair of toothpicks.
Sub-optimal I’m sure you’d agree.
Thankfully the Superguide 88 W is built to deal and do it in style. Packed full of top of the range tech including Scott’s new elliptic carbon/aramid core and the clever 3Dimension sidecut, the Superguide 88 W both pivots and powers with ease. “Crud, corn, ice, dust on crust or fresh pow, the Superguide 88 W is robust and responsive and capable of crushing all round the mountain and its lightweight nimble DNA will definitely come in handy on those end of tour whacky races when you’re thrashing through the woods or hammering down icy narrow forest tracks at speed!” says Sophie.
A super sweet rig destined for big things in the backcountry this winter.
Lengths: 154, 160, 168
Radius:16m @ 160
Weight per pair:2400g @ 160
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