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.
Reverse Elliptical Sidecut (“RES”) is a large, convex elliptical arc that runs from boot center to tip taper. With no traditional sidecut in the tips, the skis resist hooking or catching in soft snow, giving complete turn shape freedom at any speed.
A redesigned, thinner core profile supported with additional layers of full-width carbon fiber results in light weight, tour-oriented ski.
Brainchildren of the skin track, the Steeple Series harnesses our Reverse Elliptical Sidecut (along with a bit of team rider David Steele’s facial hair) to create two sets of touring skis dedicated to travel both up and down the mountain. Our Elliptical Rocker Profile makes a smooth transition into a low cambered section underfoot, ensuring good edge hold on the way up and great float on the way down. Light tail rocker allows for excellent maneuverability in powder and an easy release in firm snow, while our skin friendly tips & tails lend confidence to exposed kick turns.
The incorporation of our Tour Layup (full width carbon above and below the bamboo) allows us to plane the core thinner while retaining strength and skiing power. Read: less weight. RES allows the Steeple to remain stable and solid on hardpack, but gives them the maneuverability and stability required to charge and smear in any soft conditions.