Scott Layla

2014

Women's Freeride
Scott
Price: £500.00
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 130-92-116
Turn radius 12 (158)
Lengths 158, 168, 178
Construction Light sandwich sidewall
Venturi Tip rocker
Dual radius
Strengths Light, easy to use, and works well both on and off piste
Weaknesses Feels flimsy when going for high speeds

They say

With ample width underfoot and a tight turn-radius, the Layla should be a strong all-terrain choice. It uses a lighter wood core than the men’s version, the Venture, on which it’s based, but still incorporates the ‘Venturi’ tip and tail.

We say

The tight sidecut is immediately apparent, particularly on the piste, where it loves to carve medium-sized arcs. Its lightweight construction also makes the Layla easy to turn and manoeuvre. It works well for easy carving on the piste, cutting tight arcs. But the lighter construction does have its limits: push it hard and it will start to feel less stable. In deep off-piste conditions it’s a similar story - the Layla is playful, fun, and easy to use, but it will have limits on the speeds it can handle

Tester Comments

Rowena Phillips
Performs equally well on or off piste. The rocker is smaller than most, so you get pushed into making smaller turns