Flexural Strength (Failure)
Flexural strength is a structural property used to define a material's point of failure under bending. In other words, it's how much force a material can take before it breaks. Our Algal Wall™ sidewall is 15% stronger than traditional petroleum-based ABS sidewalls at room temperature, and 60% stronger at low temperatures.The result is a ski construction that will hold up better in harsh winter conditions than a ski built with traditional materials.
Ultimate Tensile Strength
Ultimate tensile strength is a material property used to define the point at which a material fails under tension. Our biobased Algal Wall™ polyurethane sidewall is 11% stronger under tension than traditional petroleum-based ABS sidewalls at room temperature, and 55% stronger at lower temperatures.
Energy Storage and Loss
Damping is a material's ability to absorb energy from an impact. In a ski, increased damping translates to a smoother, more stable and less chattery ride on variable snow surfaces. Our biobased Algal Wall™ polyurethane sidewall offers better 278% better damping than traditional petroleum-based ABS sidewalls.