SuperGuide 105 Ski
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.
- Surprisingly light backcountry ski for zipping up and charging down
- 105mm waist width lends levity in pow while staying agile
- Camber and early rise tip edges firm snow and floats powder
- Sandwich construction provides excellent stability
- Touring-friendly weight hovers around seven pounds per pair
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- Q & A
Scott SG 105, A Great Ski !
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought these in a 175 cm length , for a fat backcountry AT ski, and occasional resort skiing in the East. If I was out West, I would have gone with the 183 cm ski.
Bases needed some hand tuning, quite railed at the tips, but after that, with a fresh wax, what a great ski ! They carve really well on hard snow, even some ice, and are super light skinning up. With a burly boot, Maestral RS, I have even skied them a bit at the resort, and they were great in the glades, even groomers.
Only downside, they did need a hand tune to get bases flat, and edges are quite thin, so don't just throw them on a stone grind machine.
I put ION LT bindings on them, with Koala Vacuum 2.0 skins. Flat ski, 175 cm is 1440 gms.