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Reason 120 - 2023
Reason 120 - 2023
Alpine touring, Backcountry skis, WNDR Alpine, algae, backcountry, microalgae, biomanufacturing, freeride, freetouring, skiing, bcorp, bcorporation, algaltech, biobased, skitouring, ski touring, freeskiing, mountaineering, outdoors, mountains, nature, natural, sustainable, freeride skis
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Reason 120 - 2023

Deep Snow Pleasures

Regular price $899.00 Sale price $699.00

"WNDR Alpine's widest ski is one that, unsurprisingly, really shines in deep conditions, but with a level of adaptability that is rare among ~120mm-wide skis." - Blister Review

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Light enough for a big day of human-powered access and agile enough to get the most out of any terrain, The Reason 120 is the shape for the days we all dream of. A girthy 120mm waist width provides effortless buoyancy in the deepest and lightest powder, while a spry 20m turn radius keeps the Reason easy to manage in tight terrain. The Reason’s Algal Core and Algal Wall work in conjunction to provide added stability and torsional stiffness to the platform, enabling it to be driven hard through variable snow. All in all, the Reason is a ski dedicated to deep snow pleasures that still shines in less-than-primo conditions.




* The Reason 120 reverse camber 170, camber 177 & camber 184 cm are sold out for the season.  Check out last year's stock here.

* Note that the only difference with the limited option is that it has a black border on the top sheet.  We have it available in Reverse Camber 184 and 191cm lengths. 
  • Lengths: 170 | 177 | 184 | 191cm
  • Dimensions (Tip-Waist-Tail): 147-120-138mm
  • Radius: 16m @ 170cm | 18.5m @ 177cm | 20.5m @ 184cm | 22m @ 191cm
  • Weight (per ski): 2080 grams/4.8 pounds @ 184cm length
  • Flex: Medium overall
  • Camber Profiles: Rocker-Camber-Rocker | Full Reverse Camber
  • Intended Use: Backcountry | Deep Powder Pursuits Artist: Ryan Schmies

PRODUCT DETAILS

 

  • Radius: 20.5m @ 184cm
  • Weight: 2070g @ 184cm
  • Lengths: 170, 177, 184, 191, 183cm
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Camber

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Reverse Camber

HABITAT

Alpine touring, Backcountry skis, WNDR Alpine, algae, backcountry, microalgae, biomanufacturing, freeride, freetouring, skiing, bcorp, bcorporation, algaltech, biobased, skitouring, ski touring, freeskiing, mountaineering, outdoors, mountains, nature, natural, sustainable, freeride skis
Alpine touring, Backcountry skis, WNDR Alpine, algae, backcountry, microalgae, biomanufacturing, freeride, freetouring, skiing, bcorp, bcorporation, algaltech, biobased, skitouring, ski touring, freeskiing, mountaineering, outdoors, mountains, nature, natural, sustainable, freeride skis
Alpine touring, Backcountry skis, WNDR Alpine, algae, backcountry, microalgae, biomanufacturing, freeride, freetouring, skiing, bcorp, bcorporation, algaltech, biobased, skitouring, ski touring, freeskiing, mountaineering, outdoors, mountains, nature, natural, sustainable, freeride skis

FOW: Pep Fujas // Photos: Jack Dawe (@wjackdawe)

OUR COMPONENTS

Algal Core

Algal Core is a vertically laminated composite of biobased high density polyurethane and domestically sourced aspen. This combination reduces weight and offers damping properties otherwise unattainable in solid wood core construction while remaining stable and intuitive to ride. Polyurethane biobased carbon content 41% by ASTM D6866-18 Method B.

Algal Wall

Algal Wall is a biobased cast polyurethane sidewall that protects the Algal Core and delivers better damping than a traditional, petroleum based ABS sidewall. Unlike traditional manufacturing techniques, we use a channel in the outside of the core as a mold for pouring in the liquid sidewall material. This creates a virtually seamless and unbreakable bond with the aspen as the sidewall hardens, increasing the overall structural integrity of the snowboard. This novel manufacturing technique diverts plastic waste from the landfill compared to traditional use of extruded plastic sidewalls. Polyurethane biobased carbon content ~68% by ASTM D6866-18 Method B.

Spiral Plate

Spiral Plate binding insert outperforms our traditional maple inserts in pullout strength testing conducted in house, resulting in better binding screw retention and enabling a more even, longitudinal flexing ski. SpiralMade™ materials are made using waste from our production process in Salt Lake City, diverting materials that would otherwise go straight to the landfill and using them to boost product performance.

SKI SPECIFICATIONS

 

Unit

Style

170

177

184

191

Length (straight tape)

cm

na

168.5

175.5

182.5

189.5

Tip Width

mm

na

147

147

147

147

Waist Width

mm

na

120

120

120

120

Tail Width

mm

na

138

138

138

138

Turn Radius

m

na

16

18.5

20.5

22

Effective Edge

cm

na

132

135

140

148

Running Surface

cm

Camber

96

102

108

115

cm

Reverse

97

103

109

117

Tip Height

mm

na

73

73

73

73

Tail Height

30

30

35

35

35

35

Midsole from Tail Notch Center

mm

na

774

809

844

879

Waist to Mount Point

mm

na

10

10

10

10

Camber

mm

Camber

+3

+3

+3

+3

mm

Reverse

-1

-1

-1

-1

Weight (approximately)

g

Camber

1870

1970

2070

2170

g

Reverse

1870

1970

2070

2170

SIZE CHART

Skier Weight Skier Height Ski Length (Expert) Ski Length (Intermediate)
130+ lbs / 59+ kg 5’4”+ / 163+ cm 170 cm
140+ lbs / 63+ kg 5’7”+ / 170+ cm 177 cm 170 cm
150+ lbs / 68+ kg 5’10”+ / 178+ cm 184 cm 177 cm
170+ lbs / 77+ kg 6’1”+ / 185+ cm 191 cm 184 cm
190+ lbs / 86+ kg 6’4”+ / 193+ cm 191 cm

Our head honcho shows us how its done! FOW: Matt Sterbenz // Photos: Pep Fujas (@pepfujas)

To Camber or Not to Camber

Take a look at our exhaustive guide to help you make the right choice about your ski.

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love them as much as we do.

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Customer Reviews

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Freddy
Wonderful Skis these WNDR Reason 120

tremendous in the powder and I can turn them in the junk and on groomers as well as my Nordica all mountains. Lover these skis. Got them at the Wonder Alpine SLC store, the folks there are great, explain the technology and techniques.

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Blake Gordon
Rippers

They are so fun. It’s all I’ve been skiing on since I got them. Been able to rip some big high speed powder turns. I’m really amazed at how well they initiate a turn. You can really cut them hard if you need too and ski pretty tight trees at speed. Very impressed.

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Dean Tanner
So fun

I bought the reverse camber reasons mounted with resort bindings for an inbounds pow ski. They have exceeded expectations. They are playful, nimble, surfy, and stable. I mounted them at the recommended point which allows for a stable, comfortable, upright-to-forward stance. I have been surprised how nimble they are to turn and throw around in tight trees and chutes, and they are actually pretty fun on hard packed trails as well. We have had a great season thus far in the Wasatch. They are incredibly fun in deep, low density snow (of course), but we have also had some denser snow recently and they have skied phenomenally well when others around me have been struggling. I am 5'11", 150 lbs, and went with the 184cm. Extremely happy with them and I love that they are made sustainably in SLC.

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Brian Pollick
The Reason You Should Be Skiing A Pair

I’ve had about a dozen days on the new set up so far, mostly mechanized and a couple days of walking. My initial impressions of the construction are a robust top sheet and sidewalls, I’ve hit a few rocks resulting in minor scratches on the bases. Originally I thought the recommend mounting point was a little forward, but have found it to be a good balance between maneuverability and stability once I found my place on the ski. With rocker-camber-rocker profile the ski feels super snappy, giving the ability to pop out of turns, while the skis remain really playful in featured terrain. Stay forward on them and they give back, if not the stiff tails will let you know. Conditions have been fairly consistent soft, but shallow snow coverage, so I can’t speak too much on how they perform on variable mediums, though I'm suspecting the solid construction and underfoot camber will allow them to handle all conditions well.

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Chris Brazeau
We all need a Reason!!

Once again WNDR, my expectations have been exceeded! The Reason is one of the most versatile and playful skis that I have ever ridden. Last winter, when we were well into Vital season, I couldn't put away the Reasons. Even if there was only 5-10cms of fresh they were on my feet. Surfy, floaty, and nimble enough in the trees, I just needed to get one more day on them!
There is something about the character of your bio-based skis as well. In my conversations with other WNDR riders (there are many around Golden, BC!) it seems everyone has the same discernment - these skis perform like no other. Is it a placebo effect? Tho I do feel better after a day riding these skis, I believe that your intention of creating new materials that have new performance characteristics has been accomplished. I'm sure there's more to come, and I eagerly anticipate what's next, but for now...chapeau!