• Scott Scott P4 2010

      • Review by .cam. on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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        Overall

        Overall a great ski for skier who does everything but the park. They did well almost everywhere I took them and really surprised me with their groomer performance. If it weren't for the durability ( which may have been just my pair) they would have gotten an easy 8.

        Performance

        The performance was fantastic. The ski was stiff enough and damp enough that I could not find a speed limit. It still had enough liveliness to be enjoyable on groomers though. On the groomers I found it to carve very well for its width. It carved medium sized turns on almost any snow condition and any speed above a slow crawl. It struggled to hold on broiler plate but I was tolerable if you drove your tips and had well tuned edges.

        I only had this ski in the powder and chop once. The snow wasn't particularly light or heavy and wasn't the slightest bit sticky. There were about 8 inches. In wide open trails the ski could make any size turn with ease. It needed to get going a little bit before it would plane well. It was very fun in the trees even though it has a stiffer flex and no rocker.

        In the chopped snow the ski was a dream. It didn't get deflected at all and drove through everything at any speed. This was the skis strong suit in my opinion.

        This ski is a little too stiff and a little to heavy for the park. It was fine with lazy 3's off jumps but was a handful on rails. This might be due to the fact that my edges weren't detuned and I was used to lighter skis.

        In the bumps this ski is manageable but a lot of work due to the size and stiffness.

        Design

        This ski has the dimensions as follows. 137-108-131 r=23. The ski also features some sort of multi radius but I didn't notice anything that I could relate to this. There is no rocker but the tip and tail are larger than normal. The ski is close to a symmetrical shape. I mounted at plus 4.5 cm from recommended which is 4.5 cm from true center. This ski also features two layers of titanal.

        Value

        Considering I paid $150 shipped from backcountry I consider this a steal. Had I paid msrp I may be a little disappointed.

        Fit

        I got the ski in a 191 and being 6 foot 5 inches tall, 260 lbs, and a "type III+" skier found that this length was fine but a 198ish ski would be ideal for me. That being said I didn't find the 191 to lack anywhere due to the length I just like a longer ski. The ski measures out to a 188.5 with a straight tape pull tip to tail with no sag.

        Characteristics

        For me I thought the flex was absolutely perfect. The ski is probably a medium-stiff stiffness. It was stiff enough where I couldn't get it too wash out even on bigger jumps/drops but it was soft enough to be very easy to ski.

        Durability

        I skied these skis for 8 days. The first seven days were mostly spent on easy groomers with family with the exception of a few park laps and some steeper trails. On the 8th day was the powder day. I skied them for 3 hours before the ski delamed under foot making a turn in the woods. I am disappointed in the durability on my pair but I am getting them warrantied to see if it was a defect or just a bad ski. The bases and top sheet are top notch though.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
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    • Name:
    • Scott P4
    • Manufacturer:
    • Scott
    • Year:
    • 2010
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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