With a redesign last season, the Loken family is expanding this season. The Loken 91 now joins the 99 and 107mm width skis. The Loken 91 also comes with an upgrade from our standard construction. 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. Grab the Loken 91 if you rip the groomers all day every day or you call the east coast home.
The Loken features a long but subtle rocker in both tip and tail with camber underfoot. This combo offers large edge contact as you rail the ski throughout a turn, to provide the desired stability on hardpack, yet keeps you afloat when the snow piles up. The 99mm width can be the one-ski quiver to charge your local resort while the 107mm will provide some extra float for hunting those pow stashes.
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 both above and below, with strips of unidirectional carbon on the bottom layer. This adds pop and increases the strength-to-weight ratio.
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.