Introducing the new Generation 7 Competition Slalom Ski
A true composite structure combining carbon fiber technology with our traditional and trademark exotic woods.
Our new Gen 7 is named to commemorate our 70th year of building the highest quality competition-quality skis in the industry.
The Gen 7 incorporates the optimum composition of the highest quality materials to provide the right combination of flexural and torsional stiffness for smooth tight turns and eye-watering acceleration.
The Gen 7 Construction:
The Gen 7 starts life as a high pressure laminated sandwich incorporating a combination of beautiful hand-selected hardwoods, softwoods, and both unidirectional and bidirectional carbon fiber layers strategically sized and located to optimize both flexural and torsional stiffness. Each piece of this sandwich is selected parametrically to meet stringent specifications.
These layers are pressure laminated with structural epoxy resin under over 10 tons of pressure and allowed to cure per time and temperature specifications.
The Gen 7 Profile:
Derived from decades of building high performance skis, certain profile features have been researched, refined, and optimized. From the broad forebody section transitioning to the fast taper—a combination that allows fast hook turns with blazing acceleration... To the full radius edges—allowing fast, effortless edge changes….To the full width, extra deep tunnel concave bottom—allowing extreme roll angles with no slip-out.
Unlike the manufacturers of carbon fiber composite skis, we are neither size, nor shape-constrained by expensive molds. Once the blank is pressed and cured, it is profiled using a CNC router for perfect repeatability or customized per the user’s specific requirements.
The Gen 7 Rocker & Flex Pattern:
The smooth, variable-radius rocker allows seamless transition from pre-turn, through your turn, and into acceleration. Additionally, the flex pattern is controlled structurally and optimized for the inherent asymmetry dictated by the difference between your off-side and on-side turns.
The top surface is flow-coated with three coats of beautiful full gloss epoxy resin. The bottom and edges are finished with three coats of polyurethane varnish and hand rubbed for a finely textured, water-break-free running surface to assure full wet-out.