Base & Finishing
Our skis go through an extensive in-factory finishing process using only the finest, computer-controlled machines available. All skis are die-cut, base ground and structured to ensure that they're completely flat and fast in all snow conditions, the edges are bevelled and polished to our specifications and all skis are waxed and ready to use from the moment they're delivered to you.
All our skis come with full-wrap steel edges which are set in VDS rubber tape for the best possible adhesion to the woodcore.
Stepped-profile, 10 degree ABS sidewalls with a filleted top edge combine easy tuning, durability and reduced topsheet chipping with the best power transmission. Just one of the many details that make our skis better than ever.
All our skis use a combination of carbon and glass fibres. Carbon provides added snap and reduces the overall weight of the skis, glass fibers keep the skis damp and eliminate the overly reactive feel found in pure carbon constructions. Our carbon laminates are all new this season, with a non-crimp triaxial sheet taking the place of the normal twill fabric found in most carbon applications. Carbon laminates increase the flex life of your skis significantly through greatly reduced fiber fracture and fiber-matrix debonding, which is how most skis lose their pop and life. Our skis are not just lighter and of better value, they also greatly outlast the competition, providing you with a solid, dependable and fully performing ride for years to come.
All our skis come with fiberglass reinforcement plates under the binding area, providing you with a secure connection in a smoothly flexing ski.
Our edges are set in VDS rubber tape. This tape helps to bond the edge with other laminates in the ski's construction and provide an effective damper for unwanted vibrations, keeping our skis' performance smooth and consistent.
We use wood cores in all our skis. The properties of wood are unmatched for this application by any synthetic material. We use a combination of ash and poplar in most of our skis, which strikes the balance between light weight and high performance perfectly. Our lightest skis in the YW8-series are built with a full paulownia core, which reduces the skis weight significantly while keeping performance on the highest level.
We use only the highest quality structured polyamide top sheets. Polyamide is unmatched when it comes to strength, durability and aesthetic appeal. The topsheet structure serves to further enhance resistance to wear and reduces the tendency of snow getting stuck on the topsheet in wet conditions.