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Valen

Regular price$989.00
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  • Summer build, estimated to ship Nov 1
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way

Introducing the newest member to the Skevik collection, the Valen is to power through anything you encounter on a typical day riding the lifts. The Valen and Sevrin models share many traits but it’s the Valen’s directional profile along with Titanal metal construction that set them apart. Titanal metal sheets are strategically placed both above and below the maple core to increase the torsional rigidity and add more mass to the ski. Characteristics that are beneficial for holding an edge when the conditions get less ideal. Available in two versions — Frontside and All Mountain.

Grab the Frontside version if you rip the groomers all day every day. Jump up to the All Mountain if you’re looking for some float when the snow starts piling up.

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Finest Materials

Maple wood is processed into vertically laminated cores, creating the solid foundation of all our skis. Each core is CNC machined in-house to define a precise flex pattern. The end-grain of the core is protected by UHMW tipfill while the sidewalls expose maple's natural beauty. Linseed oil is applied for further enhancements. For more sidewall info, check this blog post.

Building on our core strength, we layer triaxial fiberglass and Titanal metal strips both above and below. This increases the torsional rigidity and add more mass to the Valen ski.

The sliding surface is the finest 4001 sintered UHMW base you can find. All our bases are black with coloured die-cut logos, making them simple, fast and more durable than the clear sublimated bases that are popular throughout the industry.

Our steel edges are hardened, sandblasted and primed for bonding, using Kevlar at the end to reinforce and tie into the ski. You won’t find edges on our tips and tails as they add unnecessary weight and are in an area that's prone to delaminating.

To bond everything together we bring in Super Sap resin. Entropy Resins exchanges petroleum for renewable plant-based carbon with no compromises, helping us produce great skis with a lower environmental impact. We also use rubber to improve bonding between the dissimilar materials.

The skis are finished and protected by the most durable, chip-resistant nylon topsheet you can find. Essential when you have a collection of amazing artists’ hard work to show off.

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