The art on this year's Pro I wanted to make simple, but colorful with highlighting brush strokes. The mountains and rising sun are recurring themes in a lot of my art, but this is the first time I have brought them all together in one graphic.
The concept came from my need for a ski that makes skiing backwards in powder easy. I find the most challenging aspect of skiing backwards in powder is digging your tails in and going over the bars.
The engineering came from a culmination of four years worth of proto type powder skis. We tested tons of different variations in length, width, tip height, shape, tip shape, early rise, early taper and flex. I went as far as to have Line send me skis with big rectangle tips and then used a jig saw the continually modify the shape. I also built cardboard models of the ski to get a better idea 3 dimensionally of different early rise variations. The early rise combined with the tip height, mounting point, symmetrical flex pattern and early taper in both tip and tail eliminate all risk of going over the bars. It is the best ski I have ever designed.
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