Scott P4 (2008)
Emergent Scott again impressed testers with its deep-snow know-how. The P4's sidecut is as modest as its price, and two sheets of Titanal give it integrity, but a forgiving flex yields an easy feel-soft in the tip, so it never dives in deep stuff, but progressively firmer under foot. Yes, it's a full twin-tip, and youthful Scott positions it as a "big-mountain jibber," but that seems like a waste for a ski that's so energetic and capable in any big-mountain, soft-snow situation. "It's at ease anywhere on the hill," said Couperthwait. "Push it hard or just relax and ride it."
Powder-specialty ski buyer on a budget.
Hard-snow, where it gets a little planky.
|Lengths||171, 181, 191|
|Rating: Powder Performance||3.17 / 5|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||3.17 / 5|
|Rating: Long Turns||3.67 / 5|
|Rating: Medium Turns||3.15 / 5|
|Rating: Short Turns||3.20 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||3.21 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||2.65 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||3.20 / 5|
|Rating: Corduroy Performance||3.24 / 5|
|Rating: Moguls Performance||3.43 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||3.39 / 5|
|Rating: Quickness/Bumps||3.19 / 5|