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Scott Pure Mission 98 Ti
Ski Lengths: 170-177-184 cm
Turn Radius: 21 m @ 184 cm
Buy Now — $800.00
ATHLETE COLLABORATIONS IN THE SKI INDUSTRY HAVE BECOME COMMONPLACE IN THE LAST DECADE. But anytime you hear the name Jérémie Heitz, you ought to pay attention. In this ground-up integration with the hard goods team at Scott, Heitz conjured his ideal driver for longer, spring missions in the Swiss Alps. After testing the Scott Pure Mission 98 Ti with dozens of experienced skiers one thing was clear: This ski was built by and for big-mountain guides and skier who covet the adrenaline rush of the alpine.
Starting with a core similar to the Scott Superguide Freetour, the team reworked the construction of the Pure Mission for stronger downhill performance, focusing on the high intensity skiing that for which Heitz is infamous. The engineers did this by adding a layer of Titanal to the paulownia, beech and carbon fiber core, creating a sandwich design, and adjusting the shape slightly. The overall update makes the Pure Mission one of the most stable and beefy skis in the all-mountain category, ideal for our testing grounds in Wyoming or tackling a ski mountaineering objective somewhere far off.
Despite its rock-solid stability, the Pure Mission remains lightweight and maneuverable, making it a solid tool for all-mountain skiers that split their days between the resort and backcountry, and prefer to only have one ski to do it all. When the Pure Mission launches this fall it will be Scott’s most versatile ski, able to handle a variety of conditions and terrain. The Scott design team worked with Heitz to make a ski that could handle backcountry touring as well as lapping the local hill.
FREESKIER testers found this to be mostly true, noting that the Scott Pure Mission 98 Ti was fun all-around, from bumps to straight down the fall line. Low-profile tips limit the float in deeper snow, but were still fun in light snow and held their own on groomers. Ultimately, the Pure Mission is meant for the ex-racer who tends to stick to what they know: aggressive, directional skiing with a full-gas attitude.