Reason 120

Regular price $699.00
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Alpine touring WNDR Alpine algae backcountry microalgae biomanufacturing freeride freetouring skiing bcorp bcorporation algaltech biobased Sustainable
Alpine touring WNDR Alpine algae backcountry microalgae biomanufacturing freeride freetouring skiing bcorp bcorporation algaltech biobased Sustainable
Alpine touring WNDR Alpine algae backcountry microalgae biomanufacturing freeride freetouring skiing bcorp bcorporation algaltech biobased Sustainable
Alpine touring WNDR Alpine algae backcountry microalgae biomanufacturing freeride freetouring skiing bcorp bcorporation algaltech biobased Sustainable
Alpine touring WNDR Alpine algae backcountry microalgae biomanufacturing freeride freetouring skiing bcorp bcorporation algaltech biobased Sustainable

INSPIRED FLOTATION


When your fantasies blend with reality, the ALL NEW Reason 120 emerges out of the crystalline ether of deep pow dreams and turns them into a real life experience of pure elation. In short, it’s a tool for the days we all wish for, and ‘the Reason’ we all pursue backcountry skiing.

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Take a 10% discount on any ski when you bundle with bindings, and an 8% discount on skins when you bundle with skis.

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LOVE IT OR RETURN IT

If you do not love your skis, return them for a full refund.
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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.

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Product Details

  • 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: Christian McCarthy Johansen

  • SIZE CHART

Habitat

Alpine touring WNDR Alpine algae backcountry microalgae biomanufacturing freeride freetouring skiing bcorp bcorporation algaltech biobased  sustainable
Alpine touring WNDR Alpine algae backcountry microalgae biomanufacturing freeride freetouring skiing bcorp bcorporation algaltech biobased  sustainable
Alpine touring WNDR Alpine algae backcountry microalgae biomanufacturing freeride freetouring skiing bcorp bcorporation algaltech biobased Sustainable

Photo Credit (L to R): Eliel Hindert, Will Wissman, Eliel Hindert

BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Our Algal Core is a composite of vertically laminated, domestically sourced aspen sandwiched between high-density, algal polyurethane stringers which ensure a solid but lightweight platform. Biobased carbon content is 41.58% by ASTM D6866.
  • Updated Algal Wall sidewalls are made utilizing a proprietary biobased cast polyurethane, engineered to improve edge hold and stability, while also increasing bondline strength over traditional materials, all while improving biobased content and durability over last year’s Algal Wall. Algal Wall utilizes a novel manufacturing technique that diverts plastic waste from the landfill compared to ABS plastic sidewalls. Biobased carbon content 67.89% by ASTM D6866.
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  • Biobased Super Sap® technology replaces traditional petroleum-based resin systems. We use Entropy Resins® to minimize the carbon footprint of our products. The certified bio-based content per ASTM D6866 of the ER-305 Resin is ~28%.

  • OUR TECHNOLOGY

FEATURES

  • Strength, Stiffness & Binding Retention Data.
  • Utilizes novel biobased materials derived from microalgae, designed from the ground up for ski performance. See our Biotechnology section below for further details.
  • Two camber profiles available for each length. Choose a shape for your skiing style; positive camber for versatility, greater edge contact on piste and a more traditional feel, or reverse camber for the ultimate in playful, off-piste float, charging, and pivotability.
  • Designed, developed, tested and fabricated in Salt Lake City, Utah USA.

Camber

Reverse Camber

TO CAMBER OR NOT TO CAMBER

COMPONENTS

  • Binding Plate: Domestically sourced hardwood insert that’s 550mm long by 60mm wide and 4/5mm thick to avoid pullouts.
  • Edges: Industry standard 2.2mm hardened steel
  • Base Material: Black sintered high carbon UHMW treated with a penetrating biodegradable (No PFCs) all temp application provides long lasting performance without toxic chemical impact.
  • Tailblock: 6.5mm thick with flush seams and skin tail notch
  • Composite: Triax woven fiberglass
  • Topsheet: Laminated ~51% ASTM D6866 biobased nylon and polyethylene textured topsheet

  • WHY WE'RE DIFFERENT

SPEC SHEET

Model Calc. Style 170 177 184 191
Length (straight tape) cm na na na na na
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 111 118 125 128.5
Running Surface cm Camber 96 102 108 115
cm Reverse 97 103 109 117
Tip Length mm na na na na na
Tip Height mm na 73 73 73 73
Tail Height mm na 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 gr Camber 1860 1960 2060 2160
gr Reverse 1870 1970 2070 2170

Photo Credit: Eliel Hindert

Bundle & Save

Take a 10% discount on any ski when you purchase any binding at retail price.  Offer valid up to two pairs. Also, take an 8% discount on Black Diamond Glidelite skins when you bundle with your ski of choice. We can even mount the skis up and trim the skins before they're shipped free of charge, so you're ready to rip as soon as they arrive at your door!

Low Impact Packaging

To reduce our dependence on disposable packing materials, we ship our skis using only recyclable products, including cardboard, repulpable tape, and kraft paper instead of shrink wrap.

Carbon Neutral Shipping

We strive to reduce the environmental impact of transporting our skis by sending every pair via UPS carbon neutral shipping. UPS supports projects that include reforestation, landfill gas destruction, wastewater treatment and methane destruction.  The project is validated by SGS, an independent third party.

Love It or Return It

We prototype and test our skis both in the lab and with feedback from athletes, guides, and mountain professionals. We don’t release a product unless we love it, and we’re confident that you’ll love our skis as much as we do. If for any reason you’re not 100% satisfied with a product manufactured by WNDR® Alpine, you may ship it back to us for a full refund under our Return Policy.

Take Back Program

We take pride in acting responsibly and seek to give our customers an opportunity to join us through the WNDR Take Back Program.

We will also take back your skis at the end of life and, depending on the condition, we may: 1) refurbish and find them a new home, 2) deconstruct and re-use parts of the internal materials, or 3) upcycle the skis. In all cases, we inspect the worn skis and utilize the data to help us improve our manufacturing process and ultimately the ski performance.

Lastly, as an incentive, if you send your skis back within 3 years, you will receive 20% off a new pair of skis, and have the peace of mind knowing that your old skis have been dealt with responsibly.