Scott Punisher 105

2018

Men's Freeride
Scott
Price: £500.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 138-103-126
Turn radius 22m (183cm)
Lengths 173, 183 (1,700g), 189
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Carbon, aramid & lightweight woodcore
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Powerful, stable at speed. Width gives plenty of float
Weaknesses Less forgiving at slower speeds and in shorter turns

They say

The Punisher 105 has been re-engineered to increase stability and shed weight. This is a playful ski that is equally comfortable in the park and the backcountry.

We say

This feels like more of a hard charging ski than a lot of the lighter freeride models we tested. The Punisher feels stable at speed, with a locked down, planted feeling that gives you confidence to push on and drive through any variable off piste conditions. On harder packed snow it has high levels of grip and the relatively stiff flex makes it feel solid and dependable through the turn. In powder, once up to speed it works well and feels most at home when slashing out big, fast turns. At slower speeds and in shorter turns the width and strong construction makes itself more apparent and it feels harder work.

Tester Comments

Mark Jones
Strong, stable at speed. Powerful through the turn
Nicko Braxton
Grippy on the piste, strong charger but felt stiff and heavy underfoot