The frontside of the mountain at its very best. Racecourse technology trickles down to the consumer with the ski industry’s most powerful boards. Backed by decades of R&D on the World Cup circuit and this year’s most innovative technologies, expect impeccable power transfer, solid carving, and all the bells and whistles for solid performance on hardpack.
Rossignol’s classic 9 SL Slantnose Ti comes redesigned with a new 122/68/104 sidecut, new lowtip Power turn rocker, high camber underfoot and is completed with a solid, square tail. The ski comes in two models: with and without the IBox racing plate, a World Cup-tested technology consisting of a rigid I-beam centrepiece, allowing minimal torsion in the power zone under the foot, with a pair of lifters enabling the ski to flex at the extremities.
MAY THE G-FORCE BE WITH YOU
Trickling technologies down from its race series, Blizzard has created the fully cambered G-Force Supersonic IQ (123/72/105), a fearless, high performance, centrifuge-making machine with a 15.5m radius at 174cm. The sandwich sidewall construction comes with the intelligently designed one-screw IQ binding system for perfect flex, beefed up with titanium layers and magnesium over a solid wood core. An updated ski tip protector seals the deal.
Völkl’s super-premium frontside/highperformance carving V-WERKS CODE (122/76/104) takes its point of departure from the innovative, tip- and tail-rockered Code and slashes the calories with lightweight aramid, carbon fibre and titanal reinforcements, resulting in a higher-performing, torsionally rigid, yet lowerweight ski. The light and solid-as-can-be A Motion iPT “Hollow-Tech” binding interface combines with gas-injected Hollowtec bindings for primo power transmission over the extra-light wood core. Super styling combines with awesome German technology for an extremely sporty and sexy ski.
The engineers at Kästle have upped the ante by adjusting a new elliptical radius for more consistent tracking on the Race Cross (RX) models RX SL, RX 12 and RX 10. The new-to- the-armoury RX RS (104/69/90) boasts the same elliptical carving geometry and results in a powerful on-piste charger gifted with precision edging, high-speed stability and long carving turns.