Balsa is an exceptionally light hardwood. Laminated vertically together divided by strips of woven flax (also known as linseed), to provide additional torsional and compression strength. Lighter than Poplar/Ash but more expensive.
Matte EC4060 topsheets require no lacquering saving around 100gm / pair, and reduces the use of not-quite-environmentally friendly lacquer. It also shows through the natural structure of the underlying laminate layers.
A traditional manufacturing method that provides strength, durability, good grip and edge hold. Sidewalls protect the sides of the sandwich core, and increase a ski's torsional stiffness and therefore edge control and pop. Added micro-cap increases the durability of the topsheet.
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.
Blended transition zones" use complex curve geometries where both positive/negative sidecut and where rocker/camber meet to make turn initiation fluid yet the whole ski more stable and controllable in all conditions.
Much like the legend himself, the Candide 4.0 never rests. Updated for the 2016/17 season with a new versatile 118mm waist, an updated camberline and progressive multi-radius sidecut to make those switch backcountry booter landings even smoother, plus new lengths to fit your style. Lightweight balsa/flax core, slight camber underfoot and rockered tip and tail make the Candide 4.0 your ultimate pow and backcountry freestyle machine.