People have been emailing us and saying this post is on point and crystalizes what DOWN is about……so we won’t change it for today..just remind you that the pre-sale ends July 15th and returning customers get 10% off already GREAT prices. Thanks again for the support and contact us anytime with questions,
G and S
Some people have asked us about the conditions of the pre-sale….they are HERE. Other FAQs are…”When will skis ship?”…before September 30th and skis are already in production 🙂 …..”Do the prices include VAT in the EU?”. Yes all prices include EU and CH VAT 🙂 …also “What has change for 15/16?”..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 4 different lines.
We have of course made a lot of improvements including finishing, new topsheets, new flax damping layups, top edge bevels, step-down sidewalls, alu tail inserts, non-crimp carbon…and more..but I´ll outline the lineup with some details below.
Before we go into the specifics of each lineup we want to remind you of the quality of ski you are getting. Each ski is handmade in the EU by our partner factory that has over 20+ years of experience producing top quality skis for not only DOWN but some of the industries highest regard brands. In addition we have improved our carbon layups this year by combing FLAX and non-crimp carbon to make the skis damper while keeping the skis light, lively, and fun. Add on new industry leading IsoSport topsheets and handcrafted alu tail protectors you are getting an amazing ski at an amazing value…we would say the best price to performance ratio in the industry!
The Countdown-series is our freeride/all mtn lineup, with modified rocker lines from last year and stiffer flexes overall making these skis even more versatile. All skis in the Countdown series have our hybrid flax/carbon fiber combo and ash/poplar cores. Did your friends rave about our 14/15 CD lineup?….15/16 is even better!
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 more playful carbon/glass layup than the Countdown skis, making them more forgiving. This year we have introduced the TD103 which is an amazing all mtn slayer with symmetrical flex, round turn shape, and forward mounting. At 299E this ski is great value for a hybrid carbon skis and one of it’s kind in the ski industry.
The YW8 series is our premier touring and mountaineering ski series. A hardwood core, our hybrid flax/carbon fiber layup, sandwich construction, 1.9mm edges, and full race bases The shaping is our LRC concept giving you a “full-on”big-mountain shape and “full-on” freeride constuction in a ultra lightweight package…and yeah at 50% off the cost of our “big conglomerate” friends 🙂
The LTD Series are all the skis direct from YOUR feedback. The “CD1″…. a METAL SD115…. and a METAL CD114…these are true skiers skis…only 25 of each are available for this season so supply is super limited (like all our skis).
All that being said thank you for the support and let us know if you have any questions..we are here to help (direct owner customer service as always)
Winter is coming and thanks for GETTING DOWN!
-Geo and Simen