Scott Sports has always been known as a progressive, freeride, all mountain ski brand ever since its first Mission way back in the late 1990’s. Now the legacy of the Mission continues (a ski with that name is back in the collection again at 98mm underfoot), and the Pure Free is perhaps the epitome of the company's ski DNA.
Aimed at advanced to expert skiers looking for a true all mountain tool that will perform at a high level but also won’t place heavy demands on the rider, they turn pretty easily. The Pure Free is perhaps one of the most interesting all mountain skis out there, especially for fans of Scott Sport’s look and feel.
The Poplar wood core offers strength and stability and even at higher speeds, they feel stable, with a Titanal reinforcement layer running underneath the centre of the ski. This means that the tip and tail are left to play and they feel super lively and responsive in shorter radius turns. For a 90mm ski, they zip around on pretty much all kinds of terrain they face. Surprisingly fun in moguls, great in the kind of chopped up stuff off the sides of the marked runs and wide enough that on powder days, they will handle perfectly well.
They can feel a bit of a handful in deeper crud and steeper terrain, but for the vast majority of all mountain skiers, that won’t matter because it’s not where they want to be anyway.
So for a solid, fun and lively all mountain ride that has pretty much the ultimate versatility between piste and powder, the Scott Pure Free is right up there – plus they look super smart too.