Rossland and Red Mountain are definitely blessed with some of the hardest charging female shredders on the planet; this is documented. When we set out to make a ski specifically for them, we didn’t want to just make a “Pink Ski”. We found in testing that while the most common size in men’s all-mountain/powder skis was in the 185 range, for women it was closer to 170-ish. Starting from there, we developed a design and construction that has been optimized for a lighter, shorter rider who rips. The Transcend embodies the soul and the tech of the Seeker in a ski for the small(er) but mighty!
Carbon is an excellent reinforcement and Transcend has 4 layers of it. IM7 unidirectional and Double Bias weaves make up the four layers of carbon in this ski. The carbon combines with a full kevlar laminate underfoot and a high end fibreglass called S-Glass. Only the fastest carbon-impregnated base material is used, stone ground to perfection. Transcend also uses a resin-infused honeycomb tip and several layers of VDS rubber to control damping and durability.
To top it all off, and to make our product highly durable, in the sandwich of the cap construction we are using carbon nanotube resin. With billions of carbon nanotubes in the matrix, our edges and cap are tougher than anything out there.
The core is the soul of the ski and the Transcend has a special one. Borrowing techniques often employed in bow manufacturing, we bring together many thin layers of grain-optimized Aspen. These are laminated tightly under the binding screws and run the full length of the ski, tip to tail. Then, high quality quarter-sawn Sitka Spruce, that could easily have gone into a guitar, is inserted to lighten the core and smooth out the ride. On top of all that, a piece of quarter-sawn White Oak is top-laminated for binding retention and power transfer to the edges.
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