DOWN WITH FLAX

DOWN SKIS, is a Europen based company, dedicated to create originally designed high quality freeride and freestyle skis, notably beiing knowed through their distintive carbon layup’s construction.

For 2016 Down has totally redesigned its ski range by incorporating ampliTex flax fibres fabrics within their originally carbon layups. The purpose is to add damping to the carbon fibres, which are stiff but also really vibrating material on the down side, making carbon skis loosing their efficiently and comfort on icy and choppy snow conditions. The ampliTex flax natural fibres increase the damping properties by up to a factor 3, which makes them the best match to carbon layers, in order to keep a smooth ride down the hill, while being lighter than glass at equal flexural stiffness. On top of unique properties, ampliTex flax fabrics are harmless for the workers, coming from a sustainable plant that needs no irrigation, no fertiliser and is free of GMO.

We can say that carbon + ampliTex flax fibres, is the most efficient sandwich layup, as showed in below picture.

 

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Down Skis sells directly from the factory to customers, which enables them to price extremely competitively while still delivering the highest quality skis. Until July 15th, Down does a summer presale on the whole upcoming 2016th range. Log on to their web page to learn more about this special and limited offer. The concerned 2015/16-line skis are the Countdown, the YW8 and the LTD Edition.

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More info about ampliTex HERE

More info about Down HERE