The Fischer SCS Skating ski shares some characteristics with the all-out races skis made by the Austrian leader in ski production. The shape is the same 41-44-44mm side cut for predictable, stable glide. The air core is the same as some higher price skis. What is different, and keeps the cost down, is the use of fiberglass instead of carbon-fiber. The tips and tails are strong laminates that resist abuse. The sidewalls are made of a sturdy wood product. The base of the SCS is the World Cup Pro. It’s composition is right in between the Plus base and the Cold base of the higher priced models. This, coupled with a universal grind, gives this base the greatest range in snow temperatures. If you are a student just entering the world of skate ski racing, or you are a coach looking to outfit a school team, this could be the perfect ski for you. My friend Greg has a pair he calls his training skis, but he often races on them because at times they are faster than his race skis of another brand.