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Technology of powder skis

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  • 1. TECHNOLOGY OF POWDER SKIS
    FOR DUMMIES
    Jan Hellemans | 3IO | TechnologicalDesign Engineering
  • 2. It’s all about …
  • 3.
  • 4. BASICS
    Flex
    Camber
    Radius/Sidecut
  • 5. LONGITUDINAL FLEX
    stiffer or more flexible along its length
    depends very much upon the rider and the type of riding
    the more aggressively/the faster you ride the stiffer the ski should be
  • 6. TORSIONAL FLEX
    the amount a ski can twist
    Stiffness from the riders feet to the contact points
    mainly controlled by the materials used in the board
  • 7.
  • 8. Rocker offers increased float in the powder
    Rocker is more maneuverable
  • 9. Powderskissidecut
    normalsized tip and tail
    the ski becomesextremelywide at the waist
    maximum floatation in extremelydeeppowder
  • 10. CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
    Armada ARG
  • 11. BASE 50/50
    Speed
    Rails, ledges, and boxes
    Combination
  • 12. EDGE 1.7
    vs.
  • 13. HYBRID ULTRA CORE
  • 14. AR50 SIDEWALL
  • 15. LAMINATE MATRIX
  • 16. QUESTIONS?
    Jan Hellemans | 3IO | Technological Design Engineering