Modern ski design has given us a lot to be thankful for, from rockered shapes for deep powder to aggressive sidecut for quick turning. However, as backcountry ski design has entered warp-speed progression in the past few years, it has left behind a few things that more old-school skiers may desire from their skis: namely, long effective edge and a stable, damp feel, all wrapped together in a narrower package that turns effortlessly from edge to edge. Fortunately, the Scott SuperGuide 88 is here to fill that void. Evolving out of Scott’s decades-long commitment to manufacture high-level alpine piste skis, the SuperGuide 88 unites a round-flexing paulownia wood core with blended carbon and aramid stiffening layers to make a balanced, confidence-inspiring ski, especially for those who prefer the feel of a more traditional alpine ski. Get in the front of your boots and point the SuperGuide 88 down the hill, and it will do the rest.
- Excellent all-rounder that feels more like a piste ripper than a touring-specific ski.
- Full wood core makes for a round flex that’s easy to turn in all conditions.
- Moderate tip rocker lets the ski plane out of the snow when necessary, without compromising the hard-snow performance of the flat tail.
- Elliptic construction combines carbon and aramid to stiffen the paulownia wood core.
- Confirmed weight: 1255g/ski (170cm)