ispo 2015

26Feb 2015

The Swiss brand Stöckli selects the very best materials to built its skis, which are worldwide reknowned as being next level in terms of manufacturing quality and finishing. During ISPO 15 Stöckli, introduced its 2016 ski line which includes numerous skis using the Core technology.

bCore is the lightest wood core currently available on the market. To answer Stöckli’s need of high downhill performances, the light plywood core is reinforced with flax fibres sheer webs, which provide the ski great reactivity and high fatigue properties. The patented technology offers what was until now just a dream: the combination of lightness and superior performances.

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25Feb 2015

For 2016 Faction skis, will keep on producing the multi award winning Candide’s ski serie, with playful, freestyle all-mountain skiing in mind. Apart from some shape modifications, the Candide’s line is still built with the only core able to put up with the massive airs and impacts taken by the freeski super-star: bCores. bCore is a patented technology that associate the lightest wood, a balsa plywood, to the most performing natural fiber composites, ampliTex.
This breakthrough ski core technology will also equip women’s ski from next year, in a 108mm width, free-touring orientated model : the Supertonic. Again, lightness will merge high downhill performances in these upcoming models.

More info about Faction HERE

More info about bCores HERE

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24Feb 2015

The Black-Crows flagship, the Nocta, big twin-tip backcountry slayer, comes back for 2016 with a dramatic loss of weight. The upcoming version is 1kg lighter than now! This has been made possible thanks to the use of bCores, a balsa plywood core for unparalleled lightness. reinforced by flax fiber composites webs for higher fatigue properties and great performances on the downhill.

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19Feb 2015

K2 skis, has always been a leading company in terms of innovative shapes and ski constructions, being at the for front of emerging tendences.
True to its reputation, K2 innovates once again, with launching for 2016 a ski made specifically for the free-touring European market. Specifications of such ski is unparalleled lightness with unparalleled downhill performances. You want to reach the top with ease and be able to go through any type of terrain at any speed with comfort and the same ease on the downhill.
To reach such performances level K2 has chosen to use bCores, a balsa plywood for the lightness reinforced by flax fibers composite sheer webs for the mechanical performances. Light, high fatigue properties, great response, all in one!
Availaible season 15/16, Men’s model is called Wayback while Women have the Talkback.

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18Feb 2015

More ski brands are displaying flax fibres layup, ampliTex, instead of the traditionaly used glass fibres.

Indeed, flax is a very sustainable material, much nicer to handle to work with than glass, no skin iritation, no harmfull dust, which are the first reasons why people love to work with it. From a technical point of view, flax present some major advantages, like being lighter than glass at equal stiffness. You can use as little as half the weight of your glass layup to obtain equivalent properties. Flax fibres have also 5 times better dampening properties than glass, which makes the ski nicer to drive with an harmonized flex.

SWAY (finalist 2115 ISPO award) – IDRIS (2013 ISPO gold winner, category offiste) – EARLYBIRD (2015 ISPO gold winner, category touring)

Judging by the amount of awards won by these small sized manufacturers, ampliTex flax fabrics is ranking up to become a leading layup technology!

More info about Sway HERE

More info about Idris HERE

More info about Earlybird HERE

More info about ampliTex® HERE

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12Feb 2015

Nemesis, Wild Belle, Belle to Belle, here are the names of three beauties, featured by Nordica during Munich ISPO 2015, which will be part of their 2016 ski collection.

This all mountain orientated ski range, has been designed to answer women needs for a easy-to-drive ski, performing on all types of terrain, with a light weight. The sum of these properties has been doable thanks to the use of bCores. The lightest wood core currently available on the market. The bCore is made of a plywood of balsa and reinforced by natural fibre composites sheer webs.

More info about Nordica HERE

More info about bCores HERE

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11Feb 2015

LINE skis was previewing during Munich’s ISPO their 15/16 ski line.
Emblematic team rider, Eric Pollard, stoked with the success of this year Opus Magnus ski, decided to choose the same ultra light FSC balsa core, reinforced with flax fiber composite sheer webs, in his whole pro-model line, which includes 3 different models! Opus Magnus, Mordecai, Sir Francis Bacon.

bCore, the lightest wood core currently on the market, is not just being outstandingly light, but is also solid enough to stomp the heaviest drops and provides great stability to charge the downhills, thanks to vibrations damping properties of flax fabrics.

Line also goes backcountry, finally introducing a touring ski, and it is based off its incredibly popular Sick Day model. The Line Sick Day Tourist is a lighter weight version of the award winning chassis, coming in at just 3,340 grams per pair. At 135-102-120, it’s an all around backcountry charger that should take whatever conditions arise.

More info about Line Skis HERE

More info about FSC HERE

More info about bCore HERE

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