Composites without Compromise
We wanted a better backcountry ski. So we built one—from the molecule up using biotechnology.
Composite materials of all kinds have existed in everything ranging from aircraft to bikes. And more recently, composites like carbon fiber have been repurposed by ski brands. But materials suppliers have never built materials explicitly with skiing in mind. For the first time in history, we’re using biotechnology to design materials specifically for backcountry skiing.
With our algal composite at the core, we’ve improved our ski’s torsional stiffness-to-weight ratio and edge hold, enabling superior performance up and down the mountain.
• Proprietary bio-based composite designed from the ground up to optimize performance in our backcountry freeride skis
• More stable ride feel for firm snow and harsh impacts
• Comparable strength to weight ratio of a carbon fiber ski
Our Science Platform
Part biotechnology, part chemistry and materials science, and part fabrication, our technology platform allows us to create new, bio-based materials with novel performance characteristics.
DESIGN WITH INTENTION
So why are we doing this?
The answer is quite simple: this allows for the more intentional design of the equipment we rely on.
Instead of being forced to choose from a limited selection of existing materials to use in a product, we design the performance characteristics we want directly into the materials we produce. This empowers us to use sustainable materials to produce better performing gear - gear designed from the molecule up for a better outdoor experience.