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.
Used on 90% of our skis, silkscreen printing provides bright, strong colours that help our skis pop off the walls in-store. Unlike the sublimation process used by many of our competitors, very little waste is created using this method, and water-based inks are used to reduce environmental impact.
STP Technology is a patent-pending process used to press a small wave into the length of the ski. This creates a ‘pre-stressed’ core with increased torsional strength, letting us use less wood to create lighter, more forgiving skis with above-average edge-grip. For 14/15, we have developed a variation of the technique that provides a perfectly flat base.
Tip & tail rocker with varying amounts of camber underfoot gives maximum versatility and float off-piste.
If you’re searching for a hard-charging pow enforcer, the Chapter 116 should definitely be on your radar. A 116-mm-waist and Faction’s five-point-sidecut ski design creates a stable pair of planks that has the ability to rip through deep snow. The full-sandwich offering utilizes a frisky poplar and dense ash wood core fusion, giving these skis the flavor they deserve as you rip up the hill.