SKI CONSTRUCTIONS

RESORT

This construction was specifically developed for our Resort collection models, to obtain the funniest carving skis ever!
A dynamic poplar-ash woodcore, combined with a full titanal layer and wrapped with our bamboo-ply sidewalls, for the maximum precision and power; to complete it the best quality edges and the nano graphite base to reach the highest speed. Our ‘slow-cooking’ method merge all the ingredients harmoniously and gives a smooth and pleasant carving ski, also lighter that the average, without losing stability and edge hold.

FREESKI

A poplar-ash mix in different percentages to obtain a light but still powerful woodcore, perfect to float in powder and reliable for carving on hard and icy snow. To keep the skis lighter but improve their performances in different terrain and conditions, we chose a triaxial fiberglass combined in some model with flax-carbon reinforcements, while a bamboo plate underfoot makes all our skis compatible with the ski-touring and telemark bindings. The bamboo and the wooden topsheet keep the weight low and, together with the best quality edge and base, complete the construction making it strong and durable.

LIGHT

It is our lightest construction developed for our backcountry skis art87 and the deep powder skis art135. A woodcore composed by the best quality paulownia, locally grown and worked, reinforced with ash wood and combined with the same elements of our powerful freeski construction. These elements, together with the Wood Evolution topsheet and the bamboo sidewall and plate, allows to get a super-light skis compared to their sizes, without loosing in performance downhill. Then, for our ski touring model art87, we have selected a special hybrid fiberglass to make it even more performant in the ascents.

*material quantity/disposition/dimensions change according to the different ski models

SKI PROFILES

CLASSIC CAMBER

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Profile developed for our Resort Collection models and derived from the traditional carving ski profile. The camber is characterized by a slight and soft curve, that goes from the contact points close to the ends up to the apex in the middle of the ski. These skis produce more pressure on the snow and they requires more accurate turn initiation, but offers superb precision and power on groomed and harder snow. The rider’s weight puts a concentrated pressure on the edge from tip to tail, resulting in increased edge hold and reliability. 

FREERIDE ROCKER

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This profile combine a more traditional camber underfoot with a modern, elongated and early rise rockered tip. In this case the front contact point is placed further back from the tip, while the rear contact point remains close to the tail. The rockered tip gives a better flotation in powder and keeps the skis maneuverable and less ‘catchy’ on hard snow, while the camber part transmits energy and retains edge hold, making the skis versatile enough to handle also mixed conditions.

TWIN ROCKER

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Thanks to this profile the skis have the playfulness and floatation typical of a full rockered ski, without loosing edge hold and versatility. The contact points are closer to the middle of the ski but still not underfoot, out of the binding area. The cambered midsection provides a longer edge, increasing edge hold and stability also on hard snow, while the rockered tip and tail provide floatation also in the deepest snow and give the ski an incredible maneuverability.

TERRAINS

RESORT

Our Resort skis are designed for those that love the feeling of laying a ski on the edge riding perfect turns. Edge to edge quickness and responsive turn initiation/exit are their main skills, and they’ll give their best on the perfectly groomed snow and hard pack in worldwide resorts.

ALL-MOUNTAIN

The All-mountain skis are developed for skiing the entire mountain: if you’re looking for one ski to do it all, these skis are the right choice. They are designed to handle every slope and snow type, from powder to ice, from perfect groomers to heavy snow at the end of the day.

POWDER

If you are always looking for powder, wether at your local resort, on backcountry missions or by heliski, these skis are what you need. They are wide but light, rockered and with a relatively soft flex, in order to float and remain maneuverable in the deep snow. They are also suitable for ski touring, some plus some minus, and do not fear hard or mixed snow conditions.

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