Our core material is made right here in Switzerland out of vertically laminated wooden slats. In contrast to the “lame” foam core, the glued wooden core possesses dynamic mechanical properties. Expensive to produce because it is selected and dried to utmost precision, our unique core is responsible for AK’s trademark grip, lifespan, and performance on ice.
Elastac is a cutting-edge, rubber-based material that is responsible for the stable and smooth running of our skis. Moreover, by supporting your muscles while in motion, Elastac greatly relieves strain on the joints over long periods of skiing.
Our method for building a sandwich construction in a humid procedure enables us to join radically different materials such as wood, steel, fibreglass, carbon fibre, titanal, polyethylene, etc. This construction method enables us to tweak the various pressure/tension and torsion points of our skis, allowing us to adapt the ski’s rigidity to its user’s needs. This level of customization actually forms the basis of tailored racing skis—not incidentally, AK’s original raison d’être.
The specification called for development of a genuine touring ski with a width of 77 mm and a weight of under 1.1 kg. We have succeeded in constructing a super-light ski that plays out all its strengths during ascent: namely agility, lightness and comfort. Despite its light weight, the Super Light Tour has a good grip, “manoeuvres” extremely well, and feeling of extreme agilityis incredibly agile. The energy it saves during prolonged tours is massive.