Type III - Aggressive
Update: The Gold Label on the tails has worked quiet well at keeping the tails on.
I've owned these since 2017. Mine are nearly worn out and I honestly think I'll just buy the same boot again when they're finally done. They're great lightweight boots with enough power for backcountry skiing. I gave 5 stars but they're not perfect. Here's the few problems I've had. 1) When I'm skinning on the flat or slightly downhill, the boot presses against my achilles tendon. It's not a huge problem but it's a bit uncomfortable on a really long flat approach. 2) The gaiter will start to tear off...
So much fun in powder and quite light for the ascent. This is the ski in my quiver that I use the most. Go ahead and cash out your kid's college fund and get these instead. For reference: I'm 5'11, 200 lbs and went with the 178 cm. I've been happy with that length. I ski these with the Fischer Travers Carbon boot and find that to be a good match. You could go with a beefier boot but I don't think you have to.
Glide is good. Grip is adequate. The glue, which I know is supposed to be something new and special, is not particularly great. Below about 10F they don't stick well at all for me. The tails seem to get some snow under there and then it slowly creeps its way up until the whole skin falls off. Maybe I'll try putting a little Black Diamond Gold Label adhesive on the tails.
I own three of these Scott bags now. One for me and one for each of my kids that tour with me. I think they're the best avalanche airbag out there (obviously, or I wouldn't own three). They're fairly lightweight. I love not messing with air canisters. The functionality of the pack is good as well. Here are the things I don't like. 1) The zipper on the main compartment is pretty flimsly. On one bag it has failed. I was able to rig a fix, but it's not perfect. 2) The pouch for your shove and probe is c...