The rocker profile and tip shape are combined into one progressively changing elliptical arc, which allows the tips to plane faster in powder, deflect less in variable snow, and helps the effective edge running within the rocker length to engage in a more natural, effortless way.
The sidecut consists of an elliptical arc that begins at boot center and gets progressively smaller as it extends toward the tip and tail of the ski, resulting in a ski that carves harder the more it is put on edge, yet remains stable when it is skied flat.
In what will be his first pro-model of many, Karl Fostvedt looked to design his signature jib skis in what would become the redesign of one of our original models and best-selling skis, the Jeronimo. In its place, the Kartel Series was born by splitting the DNA of its predecessor into two skis focused on park domination, crushing natural features all over the mountain, and dropping the hammer on the biggest backcountry booters.
Our Elliptical Sidecut and Elliptical Rocker Profile create a playful ride that gives back as much as you put in, while the progressive mount maintains the float in soft snow and stability at speed needed to kill it all over the mountain.
For those wanting a wider park ski, the Kartel 98 offers a low swing weight, tight turn radius, and medium flex designed for optimal park performance.