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posts tagged "2011/2012 Gear"
Continuing with our goal to provide unique gear to the skiing community, Skiershop is excited to bring in Black Crows Skis for 2011/2012. Black Crows are an independent ski brand (just 5 years old) from France and developed by riders Bruno Compagnet and Camille Jaccoux. And while everyone right now is drooling over next year’s gear at SIA, here is where you can learn about Black Crows in addition to buying a pair…
Via Black Crows: Developed to allow a wider range of skiers to benefit from the Corvus 196 technology, it was necessary to adjust the ski in terms of construction, width and flex distribution. With a slightly less raised tip for better rotation, an increased sidecut for a more compact ski and a lightweight wooden core, the Corvus 185 meets our high standards of versatility and performance. For this 2012 edition, the flex has been even more refined on the front part of the ski.
Freeride, piste, ski touring, telemark, these red Corvus are the skis that can do it all, whatever the conditions. Both a formidable weapon for high speeds and a disciplined partner for short turns, they also show their full potential in rough uneven snow.
Via Black Crows: Intimidating on paper, the Sevun provides an incredible feeling of lightness and ease of use. With a turn radius of 25 metres, remarkable for a ski of this size, the Sevun perfectly reflects our vision of skiing: instinct and creativity in every kind of terrain.
Extremely agile in powder snow thanks to its floating capacity and an exclusive shape, this ski is also capable of carving through hard snow and will allow you drive it with high precision. And when one of those rare days that the powder seekers live for occurs; those magical days when floating means happiness, the Sevun can show the full extent of its potential: unlimited.
Via Black Crows: The latest addition to the collection and the first Black Crows ski to use the rocker technology, the Nocta was designed by Julien Regnier a pioneer in reverse camber development. The modern sidecut makes the Nocta a powerful weapon for powder skiers, while its soft and dynamic flex allows for great handling in any snow conditions. With its 18 meter sidecut radius, the Nocta also carves well on hard snow.
Double Rocker: its front rocker, long and gradual, allows the Nocta to be very effective in deep snow and its back rocker, more moderate, provides an excellent stability at high speed. The volume distribution also ensures a maximum efficiency in powder snow, notably due to its floating and stabilizing tail. Lightweight and well balanced, centre mounted, this master of freestyle backcountry is the weapon for big jumps and switch run-ins.
Its easy rotation, its stability at high speed and the incredible confidence that it provides in every type of snow makes it the ideal tool to play with the terrain and gravity. A simple and precise ski which inspires complete confidence, whatever the conditions, including in the air.
Ski to do everything and go everywhere, the reputation of the Navis was built on the combination of comfort of use and precision.
Inspired from tossing beers back in BC and made possible by a $30,000 winning from their first trip to SIA – Las Vegas, Liberty Skis took a dream of creating high performance twin-tips and ran with it. Now headquartered in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, Liberty Skis has grown substantially since 2003… Here is what Skiershop is carrying for 2011/2012.
Double Helix: 150-121-140mm / 174cm, 182cm, 190cm.
A versatile rockered twin that is at home jibbing in the backcountry and spinning laps at the resort.
Helix: 135-105-122 / 167cm, 176cm, 182cm, 187cm.
The Double Helix’s little brother. Featuring Stealth Rocker in the tip, it’s a go to every-day ski for when you aren’t wearing your beacon inbounds.
LTE: 113-80-103 / 157cm, 164cm, 171cm, 178cm.
Note: this ski gets wider as you get longer, (87 underfoot at the longest length). The LTE is an easy skiing all mountain park ski with regular camber.
Antigen: 116-89-115mm / 168cm, 176cm, 184cm.
A park ski with symmetrical rocker, sidecut, and flex so you can butter everything your heart desires.
Mutant: 160-149-145mm / 192cm.
Featuring Bomb Rocker and tapered tips and tails, this ski is for the dream trip. Sell everything you own, buy an RV, thumb down a heli in AK, and grab these boards!
Still have questions… Give us a shout and we’ll be happy to chat with you about the gear you’re looking for: 1-800-996-8398.
Editor’s Note: Rossignol’s Freeride S-Series already includes the powder slaying S7, though this spring ski testers and athletes have also been raving about the Sickle. Below is a sneak peek and press release from Rossignol. – Erme Catino
It’s official! Rossignol’s 11/12 Sickle picks apart big lines, backcountry booters and boilerplate with swagger and style to spare. Already compiling a fan base including athletes and ski testers, the Sickle is showcasing the effortless float and madman versatility that make it the “go-to” for any serious freeskier next season.
Jason Hutchins of Blister Gear Review states simply, “The Rossignol Sickle. THE MOST VERSATILE SKI EVER. The end.”
While Rossi athlete Chris Logan adds, “The Sickle is super stable and just charges on everything. SpinTurn Rocker makes pow skiing so… easy while the sidecut and stiffness helps it rail on hardpack.”
The 11/12 Sickle boasts SpinTurn Rocker, a 100% full rocker shape that delivers unsurpassed float and a playful, buttery feel in powder. This 100% full rocker shape combines with Extended Sidecut technology and a damp, stable wood core construction, allowing it to rail on hardpack as well.
See the Sickle in action in Level 1’s new movie “After Dark”. Trailer dropping July 1st! http://level1productions.com
11/12 Sickle: 140/110/133 Radius: 21.3 @ 186cm. Sizes: 174cm, 186cm.
Skiershop will be carrying the Sickle in the fall, though we still have a couple of this years model in stock (same ski). So if you are already drooling, cash in on the spring discount – 10/11 S6.
Words, Photos, and Video: Erme Catino
This past Sunday Skiershop along with Stockli USA held a VIP demo day for friends and rippers in Stowe, VT. Luckily for the guys, the order for a sunny early spring day came through and people were psyched ripping up the corn on their Stockli Demo’s.
Stockli has always been known for burly race construction skis. Next year Stockli will take it’s first venture into the rocker market with the Stormrider 110 TT (tip and tail rocker), and Stormrider 95 (early rise tip).
But rather than type about the skis – we’ll do that in the fall, we spoke with Stockli’s Jay Bowen about what is on tap for Stockli 2011/2012 (note – video quality is a little low, camera had issues and had to use the phone).