This past weekend, David Bird and I had a chance to ride some of the new skis for next season. These are still first round prototypes, but wow. We have learned SOOOOO much in the last season about the skis, and what works and what wont work.
The new graphics are being modified a bit, so we are going to hold off on sending you all a page with them until we get them perfect. (this is the reason you havn't recieved them yet). We want you to be able to show them around local shops in your area, but not until we have them perfect.
The cores have been re-designed and they are bomber. The flex is still progressive (softer at tip/tail, stiff in middle third). Butter's are still easy to get off the ground, however the core is transferring much more energy to the pop out of butters as well on jumps/rails.
Like I said before, we are going to be testing some other core configurations and test putting some titanal (titanium alloy) in the ski for added rigidity and to better hold bindings in place.
We'll keep you updated on how prototyping is going throughout the next few months. If you have any ideas or suggesstions/comments, feel free to share them!
...he died doing what he loved. He will always be rememberd as a great snowboarder, but more importantly as a great friend.
In loving memory of Josh Malay.