2016/2017 Scott Sage ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its men’s All-Mountain Back Category.

The Scott Sage, abbreviated from last season’s Sagebrush, sports a classic wood topsheet design as a nod to the company’s 1958 genesis in Sun Valley. “A gentle giant,” says Cole of the 100-mm-waisted ski. “It has a bit too much of a classic tail to get top scores in all criteria, but it’s good for a variety of skiers in a variety of conditions.” The Sage’s performance reflected Cole’s sentiment, where all testers gave it average scores for versatility and playfulness and lower scores for stability and float. The Sage has tip rocker and a 3Dimension sidecut, which creates a tip and tail radius (and a widening of the waist at each length offering). Construction details include a sandwich sidewall and a wood core with double sheets of Titanal. “It lacks energy, but it’s easy to maneuver in a variety of conditions,” says Loomans.

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