Why we chose the Scott Pure Mission 98 Ti: Lightweight, zippy, powerful
Lengths (cm): 170, 177 & 184
Sidecut (mm): 133 / 98 / 199 (177 cm)
Radius: 19m (177 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1,850g
This is the all-new Scott Pure Mission 98 Ti. It’s a freeride ski that’s born from the same construction as the Scott Pure Pro 109, a product which stole our hearts during last year’s Mpora Ski 100 selection process. The Pure Mission 98 comes with an all-mountain waist width, while a lightweight titanal sandwich construction keeps the skis nimble yet powerful.
If you’re not aware, the Pure range from Scott was born from the influence of freeride legend, Jeremie Heitz, who was after a range of skis that could stand up to his style of skiing on some of the steepest faces on earth (and not hold him back while he ascended these far-flung peaks).
Scott Pure Mission 98 Ti Build
As with most of the skis that sit in the Pure freeride lineup, a powerful Titanal layer sits at the heart of the Pure Mission 98 Ti. This layer has been specifically shaped and tuned to provide power exactly where it’s needed – and that’s mainly underfoot – while reducing weight where it’s not.
Carbon and Aramid has then been used to give the skis another boost in snappiness with a very slight weight penalty. You can see the carbon and aramid stringers here, stretching out to both the tips and tails. This helps to reduce tip flap considerably.
Taking a quick look at the core, you’ve got a Paulownia core that’s been laminated together with beech stringers to provide a lightweight yet surprisingly damp ride. This whole construction comes in at an impressively low weight of 1,850 grams for the 184 cm length. This makes the skis feel incredibly nimble underfoot, and stops them being a burden when you do decide to take them for a tour well away from the resort.