When you buy a mass-produced ski, you get a
We select our base materials with the assistance of Urs Greissbuhler, the mad genius chemist in charge of product development at InterMontana Sports. Base plastics contain varying proportions of crystallized material, and we can select different bases for dry snow, wet snow or variable snow. A fast base means you accelerate faster, get to the untracked snow ahead of the pack, skate and climb less on run-outs, and get tossed around less in wet and inconsistent snow. You won't believe the difference!
Tough ash and maple cores
A rock-hard wood core lasts longer than the inexpensive spruce and fir plywood cores used by most factories. It's livelier, holds binding screws securely, and remains dimensionally stable through the life of the ski. Because our hardwood cores are fully cured before we carve them to shape, they won't swell or shrink during or after the high-temperature molding process - which means we do the final base-grind on a stable ski and you get a perfectly tuned ski, ready to ski right out of the box.
Hi-tensile heat-treated metal
Big factories make fast skis using structural layers of an expensive alloy called Titanal. The stuff actually contains no titanium, or only a trace, accidental amount. When metal is called for to achieve higher speed or better crud penetration, we use the same high-alloy, heat-treated aircraft aluminum specified by Boeing for critical aircraft parts. And we use the finest tempered carbon steel edges, from an American subsidiary of InterMontana Sports.
Aerospace resins and fibers
We use Kevlar - the bulletproof vest fabric - to protect against rock impact. But the main structural loads are carried by a glass-fiber and resin system sold to aircraft manufacturers for use in defense products, including stealth aircraft. The stuff maintains high strength when flexed at very low stratospheric temperatures.
- Improved agility in challenging terrain
- Better confidence and more performance
- Reduced stress on the body
- Greater endurance - ski longer
- Showcase your individuality
- Participate in the design of your skis