by Ethan Stone, Newschoolers.com

With information from Julien Fiset Heon, Representative and Team Manager-Quebec, Newschoolers.com

Get ready for something drastic, newschoolers. For the past four years, the Teneighty model, considered by many to be the best all-around ski in jib culture and a catalyst for skiing's revolution, has remained almost untouched. Last year the Teneighty legacy took a new step with pro models, new graphics, and a slightly stiffer tail. And now, Salomon has taken the Teneighty one step further.

Last year Salomon's Pocket Rocket debuted into a genre of its own with Space Frame technology, a design that skimmed material from the edges of the ski to allow for a lighter, wider platform. With the Pocket Rocket's success, Salomon is introducing Space Frame technology to the entire 2003 Teneighty line.

What does this mean? The new Teneighty will be wider, more stable, and more responsive. New cosmetics have been added to complete the skis' overhaul. The models will be offered in 161 (14m radius), 171 (16 m radius), and 181 (18m radius) centimeter lengths, with a sidecut of 114/80/108. The new Teneighties should be better than ever before (see features below).

Teneighty, 181 cm.

Teneighty, 171 cm.

Teneighty, 161 cm.

2003 Teneighties

The only change to the Pocket Rocket for 2003 is a small graphics adjustment; it will come in lengths of 165 cm (15m radius) and 185 cm (21m radius), with a 122/90/115 sidecut. Still the only ski to be as at home in the park as it is in the backcountry.

The Teneighty Mogul hasn't changed much except for the graphics. It will still be offered in 170 (radius 18) and 180 (radius 20) lengths and a 95/66/82 sidecut (features below).

The Pro model boot is exactly the same construction but with new visuals. The Fiveforty line has been cancelled for 2003, and as a result the 2003 Seventwenties will be offered in shorter lengths. The Teneighty Grom Junior will return as well.

Pro Model Boot

Features:

Teneighty:

-Monocoque Light composite double wall(last year was single wall)

-Dynamic extended power platform

-Power foam PU

-Structure SRB-W

-Designed transparent UHMW

-Metalflex

-Twintip

Pocket-Rocket:

-Monocoque Titanium

-Filtering mono platform

-Metalflex

-Power foam Pu

-Structure SRB-W

-Graphite UHMW with graphics

-Twintip

Teneighty Mogul:

-Monocoque Single wall

-Wood

-Structure SRB-W

-Designed transparent UHMW

Pro Model Boot:

-Flex 95

-Custom footboard STD (race)

-Lateral insert

-Racing Kit

-absorbing footboard

-Course liner

1080 boot:

-Flex:75

-Pu Ether soft mono-material shell and cuff

-360 degrees standard 25 mm textile strap

-absorbing footboard

-autofit liner


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