Ideal for anyone who enjoys high-speed skiing with confidence, the Blade Optic 96 represents the narrowest ski in the Blade Optic collection that harnesses the power of Gas Pedal Metal Overdive™. With a chevron shape of Titanal underfoot that expands into the forebody and rear of the ski, you'll experience immense edge grip on hard snow, with a powerful, smooth ride in cut-up snow and chop.
- Base & Dimensions: Fatty Base™ Sintered 1.7 mm
- Weight (g/ski): 1780
- Flex Pattern: Directional
- Sidecut Radius Avg (m): 18
- Stance Back From Center (mm): -54
- Ski Construction: Capwall
- Profile (tip-waist-tail) mm: 10-2-2009
- Edge Dimensions (mm): Fatty Edge 2.5 x 2.2
- Dimensions (tip-waist-tail) mm: 129-96-119
- Wood Core Material: Aspen Veener
5CUT™ MULTI-RADIUS SIDECUT:
FIVE different radiuses are blended into the ski’s sidecut. The result? A wide variety of turn shapes and an intuitive feel.
GAS PEDAL METAL:
Titanal focused across the ski width provides increased edge grip and torsional stability while maintaining a lively feel along the length of the ski. Two independent tip and tail Titanal pieces add extra power and energy.
Titanal focused vertically throughout the ski, extending throughout the tip and tail designed to add stability, power, and precision.
The tip and tail lift away from the snow to bring the contact points closer to the center of the ski. This increases a ski's lift in deep snow and allows it to engage more quickly on hardpack when rolled over on edge.
Ultra-High Density Polyethylene vertical walls over the edges absorb vibrations and provide powerful energy transmission.
ASPEN VENEER CORE:
An amalgam of Aspen Stringers brought together for a lightweight, snappy, and engaged feel.
The softer tip floats & initiates turns easily while the stiffer tail provides power, stability & high speed control.
FATTY BASE & EDGE™:
30% thicker base & edge, 2mm wide x 2.5mm high steel edges and 1.7mm thick base dramatically increase durability and tuning life the skis.
There isn't a perfect size for one's height and/or weight. The general rule is to pick a ski that is going to land somewhere between your chin and the top of your head. Pro and expert skiers may choose skis that are slightly taller than their height allowing for more speed and aggressive skiing, while beginners and intermediate skiers may choose a ski that is shorter (closer to the height of your chin) for a more manueverable feeling ski.
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