Paulownia is a very light hardwood that is stable and easy to machine. Cores made with this material are lighter than Balsa/Flax cores, but are more expensive and require a lamination layer such as carbon-fibre to improve responsiveness.
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 rocker and either traditional or flat camber underfoot aids float off-piste yet retains feel on-piste.
You were out at first light, bagged a peak (or two) by noon, and you deserve a beer. But first, take a rewarding ski down. With the Agent 100's super lightweight paulownia/carbon core, weighing in at 1480g at 179cm, you easily set the pace on the climb. With all that energy left, blow them away on the descent with a solid 102mm waist, 5mm of camber underfoot, sandwich construction, rockered tip, flat tail and your own badass quads.