Race Plate Dimensions: 15mm height x 57mm wide, mounting areas of toe and heel are 11cm each.
Ideal Target Skier: Legit Competitor: If you have a competition coming up this weekend (sorry, ski club rail jams don't count), and you seriously need the gear that pros are using, then we'll let you buy these. Otherwise, you'll have some explaining to do.
Skier Ability: Expert: Skiing comfortably anywhere on the mountain, and at any speed, jumping off cliffs and overall craziness.
Expert Binding Choices: Some of the binding options (i.e. the Look/Coreupt PX 15) available for this ski have high din ranges that start at 8 or 9. A very small percentage of skiers will be suitable for these bindings. If you know that you usually set your din at 8 or above, you are in the clear for a high din binding. Otherwise, those bindings are for EXPERT SKIERS ONLY!
Speed: Racer: Always pushing the limit of top speed, these skiers get in trouble from Ski Patrol on occasion, and are always the fastest skiers on the mountain.
Racing Finish: The edges and bases are prepared for World Cup race level precision. The bases are ground as flat as possible using modern tuning equipment, and have a fine structure laid for reduced friction.
Double Titanal Layering: This ski features two layers of Titanal metal alloy, one just above the base, one just below the topsheet. This gives the ski extra stiffness and strength while creating a dampening, or shock absorbing, effect to the ski. This is usually found in the highest grade of racing and competition level freeride skis.
Sandwich Construction (SW): SW means that the sides of the skis are a vertical wall rather the rounded Cap construction found on most skis. Since none of the skis material needs to be exerting force maintaining shape at the edges, SW skis are stiffer than their Cap counterparts. Most people find SW skis to be damper, that is more glued to the snow, superior at high speed GS turns and top notch at busting through crud or choppy snow.
Wood Core: The standard core which has throughout time provided the best performance and durability. Each model may have it's own density level to help define flex and maximum speed but every wood core ski will be solid.
Racing Lifter Plate: To get extra edging power, this ski features a plate that the bindings mount directly to. The plate gives skiers extra leverage to roll the ski up on edge, and to hold that edge, especially on hard snow and ice. Plates like this are typically found on racing skis, and other high performance skis that specialize in groomed run performance.