DEC 11, 2015
Can our new lighter, stronger Vantage series really nail piste and powder? Is Carbon Tank Mesh really revolutionary? We gave a pair each to Nina and Stefan to put to the test. Fair to say, the test went well…
Every year more people want to charge the piste then venture off into the powder when conditions are right. And they want to do it all on the same equipment. So we’ve done major work to make our Vantage series the one-quiver ski everyone’s looking for. That includes launching Carbon Tank Mesh, which adds a ton of strength – while actually reducing weight.
DO THEY WORK? YES THEY DO!
We’ve been super excited about these skis since they first rolled of the factory line: and we thought, what better way to get across their performance on piste and powder than to show them in action? Cue Nina Gigele and Stefan Reiter, our two Vantage guinea pigs (ok, and professional ski instructors…) to put them through their paces on a crisp Alps morning. We then followed the guys with our camera and here’s the result. Sit back and enjoy!
“Can I keep them?”
LIGHTER. STRONGER. ALLTOGETHER AWESOME.
For the tech-lovers among us, what we’ve done is take the old Vantage’s fantastic all-mountain construction, and go through every layer of the ski, challenging ourselves to make them lighter, stronger and better.
As part of that, these are the first skis to feature state-of-the-art Carbon Tank Mesh. This is super-rigid woven mesh that replaces layers of fibreglass, adding strength across the ski while actually reducing weight. The new Vantage skis are between 5% and 10% lighter than the previous series, and definitely among the lightest and best maneuverable in its class. They’re also the first skis with a Firewall – an extra-full sidewall that blocks vibration and transmits 100% power for solid edge grip on hard pack.