Some people have asked us about the conditions of the pre-sale….they are HERE. Other FAQs are…”When will skis ship?”…before September 15th 🙂 …..”Do the prices include VAT in the EU?”. Yes all prices include EU and CH VAT 🙂 …also “What has change for 14/15?”..that takes a little longer.. As you´ve seen, we´ve reshuffled the lineup from last year, making it easier to understand by splitting the skis into three different lines. We have of course made a lot of improvements, improved finishing, new topsheets, top edge bevels, step-down sidewalls, tail inserts, non-crimp triax carbon, but I´ll outline the lineup with some details below. Details on construction can be found here.
The Countdown-series is our freeride/touring line, with modified rocker lines from last year, making the skis even more versatile. All skis in the Countdown series have our lightest glass/carbon fiber combo and ash/poplar cores, except the 102L which has a paulownia core.
Countdown 102L is an extra lightweight version of the 102 (formerly CD4), making it our premier touring and mountaineering ski. The shaping is the same as the 102 and likely the only truly lightweight ski on the market using a “full-on”, big-mountain shaping concept and having a 41m radius.
Countdown 102 is the same as last years CD4, but with a new rocker profile (slight camber underfoot, higher tip) and a slightly softer flex with a new tail insert.
Countdown 107 is the CD6 from last year, but with a slightly higher tip, camber underfoot and a tail insert for skin attachments and protection from chafing.
Countdown 110 is the shape of the CD7 in the Countdown construction and rocker profile. The shortest turning radius of the series and with a slightly softer flex, this is the most playful member of the Countdown series.
Countdown 114 is the CD2, with slight camber and a slightly higher tip rocker, improved layup and finishing and a new tail insert. The 114 waisted ski has been a favorite among the down crew as a true one-ski-quiver since it´s first version, and this is the best yet.
The Throwdown series is our freestyle line of skis, with the most playful rocker profiles, more symmetrical flex patterns and full twintips. The skis in the Throwdown series have a damper layup than the Countdown skis, making them more forgiving when landing tricks.
Throwdown 110 is the CD7 reborn, with a more symmetrical and more playful rocker profile and increased pop thanks to some more camber underfoot. If playful skiing all over the mountain is your thing, seriously consider the 110.
Throwdown 124 is the CD0 from last year in a freestyle version. Solid amounts of rocker in the tip and tail, slight camber underfoot and a medium flex. Playful big mountain best sums up this ski
The Showdown series is our most serious line of skis, with damper (but still lightweight) layups and a full-on, big mountain rocker profile.
Showdown 115 is the CD3 from last year in an improved package. Built for going fast, the skis still have the balanced flexpattern that lets you bang out shorter radius turns in the trees.
We are looking at adding more models at a later date, but that is still to be decided.
Let us know if you have any questions, and let me remind you that the number of skis in the presale is limited and that we may run out of some models before the presale ends…
Winter is coming!
-Geo and Simen