Shaping Long Radius Concept (LRC)
This unique shaping philosophy is incorporated into our touring and big mountain skis.
What is LRC?
LRC is a complex, variable sidecut with a combined, average radius of 41m. The tip of the ski has a radial sidecut, while the underfoot section and tail are elliptical. The sidecut numbers are 29m in the tip, 55m underfoot and 35m in the tail, as measured independently by Fri Flyt magazine. LRC is combined with our freeride rocker profile to deliver the ultimate in stability, predictability and ease of use in all off-piste snow conditions.
When skiing in difficult conditions or far from the beaten track, having a predictable and dependable ski should be on the top of your list. A long turning radius make the skis much more stable and predictable across all types of snow you may encounter. The minimal amount of shape (difference between waist width and tip/tail width) and low angle of attack between the snow and the ski means that the skis never hook, grab or dig into the snow, which is a common problem with short radius skis.
Benefits to lightweight performance
In skis with lightweight constructions, having a long turn radius limits the tradeoff in stability that comes with the low weight and help making the skis behave better in difficult snow conditions. For this reason, all our super lightweight skis incorporate LRC.
In powder, you’re not skiing on the sidecut of the ski, but relying on bending the ski into the desired turn shape or simply sliding your turns. LRC means your tip and tail never hang or hook in the snow, deliver an infinite number of available turn shapes and make your skis extremely predictable and well behaved, even at irresponsibly high speed.
Big mountain skiing
In big mountain skiing, stability and predictability at high speed reigns supreme and LRC is naturally integrated into our SD105, which is our top-of-the-line offering for full-throttle skiing.