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Remember when powder skis were 90mm underfoot and a nightmare on firm snow? How quickly the world changes. The SideShow is actually for those who ski more firm snow than soft. Though still admirable in powder, the metal laminate sidewall construction will etch laser sharp arcs on translucent hardpack that will leave the racers gawking. It’s also light enough that you won’t be surprised when you see it utilized as a powerful, high performance touring ski.
The Griffon has earned a place as the go-to freeskiing binding in the market for anyone looking for a high performance, 13 DIN freeskiing binding. Special Features: freeride brake, short contact area for lower swing weight, low stand height.
More about the SideShow ski:
ALL TERRAIN ROCKER
ROCKER: Easy initiation, versatility, agility
CAMBER: Control, edge hold, rebound
All-Terrain Rocker features an elevated tip for variable and soft snow performance, as well as camber underfoot for power, energy, and edge-hold in firmer conditions.
Simply put, All-Terrain Rocker offers versatility and ease in all snow conditions.
Progressive sidecut is a combination of two different radii, or sidecuts, that enhance the versatility of wider-waist skis. Standard sidecut theory is based on using a single radius. This works well on narrower skis, but becomes overpowering on wider skis, especially in variable conditions. The use of progressive sidecut on wider-waist skis guarantees improved turn initiation and hard-snow performance.
BIO CORE TECH
For backcountry skiers conscious of their caloric and environmental output, our Adventure skis use a blended core of aspen, bamboo, and Paulownia, (a reforestation plantation tree similar to bamboo) that has consistent density, great strength-to-weight ratio, and fast-growth carbon-sequestration. The core is just one component of the ski, but the result is 15% weight savings over our traditional fir/aspen cores and a lessened footprint, reducing the impact of the ski on you and the winter world.
TIP AND TAIL HOLES
Holes in the tip and tail are not only the attachments points for K2 skins, but they also fit the functional needs of a backcountry skier including the ability to build a rescue sled or construct various ski anchors. The holes are equipped with removable plugs.
All Adventure skis come with flat tails, providing backcountry utility by allowing you to plunge the tails easily into firm snow.
SKIN CLIP ARC
The tails of our Adventure skis are designed with a concave notch to ensure that the skin clip, regardless of size or skin brand, stays securely centered on the tail.
This wider-waisted construction combines the accuracy and power performance of sidewall underfoot with the lightweight and smooth turn initiation of cap construction.
Weight reduction is paramount in the BackSide model line. We've tooled a BackSide specific TNC Metal Laminate Construction that lessens weight wile providing an accurate and responsive feel.