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14.7

Scott Sage reviews 2017

PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

Sage from Scott is the new name of the Sagebrush, reviewed last year by PROSKILAB. The ski does not seem to have changed much and its performance is very similar to the model already tested.

The Sage will instantly reassure the least experienced skiers. Its behaviour is sound and intuitive and the ski is stable and quickly gives confidence. Tolerant, it's very forgiving in errors of positioning or pressure. Its performance is good as long as you don't push it too hard.

You'll be comfortable taking the Sage anywhere thanks to the excellent cushioning qualities, and it requires very little physical engagement.

Despite its sound performance and the enjoyment it gives the rider, the reviewers nonetheless regretted a slight lack of liveliness and grip. The ski's flex, which makes it so accessible, can be felt at high speeds, when we noted a drop in performance, especially on hard pack.

The Sage was designed for accessibility and comfort. It's the ideal ski to discover off-piste skiing, an area in which its well at ease and excels. More experienced skiers will probably prefer a stiffer and livelier ski like the H95 or the Mantra.

Review: Pros

  • Versatile both on and off piste
  • Accessible
  • All-mountain qualities
  • Good rotation
  • Well-balanced

Review: Cons

  • Lacks character and quickness
  • A heavy ski
  • Lacks grip

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
14.8
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
14.8
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.3
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
14.8
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
14.5
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
16.3
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
16.3
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Freeride - Flotation quality
☆☆☆☆☆
14.5
Handling in powder
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
14.5
Freeride - Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Any ground comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
14.5

Who's it for?

Intermediate+ → Very good

Manufacturer's remarks

Scott's Sage, formerly called the Sagebrush, is back. Inspired by its Sun Valley collection brothers, The Ski and Black Majic models, the Sage offers the same innovative technology, but on a larger platform. With 100mm under foot, the Sage will smoothly ride any conditions, any day of the week.

Features of the Sage

Brand : Scott
Model : Sage
Year : 2017
Family : All-Mountain back
Size tested : 188 cm
Tip size : 141 mm
Waist size : 102 mm
Tail size : 131 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : Not available

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2016