WOMEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT TOURING SKI OF THE YEAR – SCOTT SUPERGUIDE 88

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.

Who is it for? If you’re planning a multi-day hut-to-hut trip this winter where every gram counts or just keen to facilitate fast and light day tour adventures, the feathery nature of the Superguide 88 W will be right up your skin track.

Pair it with: The new Fritschi Xenic 10 binding (with optional brake) and a pair of the new Dynafit TLT8 Expedition boots or Scott Celeste III’s for ultimate climbing performance.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE SUPERGUIDE 88W AND ALL THE OTHER NEW SKIS FOR 2020, SUBSCRIBE TO OUR GEAR GUIDE, OUT IN OCTOBER!

STATS

RRP: £500

Lengths: 154, 160, 168

Radius:16m @ 160

Dimensions: 121-87-110

Weight per pair:2400g @ 160

More Info: SCOTT 


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