Cap construction is slightly less expensive per ski, but complicated to setup. Still using wood cores, the cap technique removes the sidewall to save weight and materials. Rubber is used to dampen vibration and bond the base layers to the core.
Used on our core and womens models, digital printing provides greater flexibility for designing complex graphics and requires no setup process, however the colours are not as bright or strong as the silkscreen method.
Matte EC4060 topsheets require no lacquering saving around 100gm / pair, and reduces the use of not-quite-environmentally friendly lacquer. It also shows through the natural structure of the underlying laminate layers.
Our standard core material. Poplar is a medium-weight, damp, vibration-absorbing softwood. Ash is a heavier hardwood that compliments the Poplar by increasing stiffness, responsiveness and providing a solid base for the binding screws.