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A byproduct of our long standing cooperation with its designer and part owner, Eric Hjorleifson, the Raven may be the same ol’ name, but it is far from the original. This freeride Touring specialized shape is now 104mm with a single 29m turn radius. We then re-profiled its new Neo Core with 5-strand carbon fiber stringers to stiffen up and further increase its supportive flex pattern. These changes all pressed onto a reverse 30m camber not only dropped the weight by over 100gr, it turned this shape into an all mountain tranny sniper.
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Eric Hjorleifson conceived ReflectTech in order to make rocker and side-cut work together. In the past, full rocker profiles effected a negative impact on the ability of a ski to edge consistently. This effect caused the tips to hook and the tails to wash out with the ski on edge. With ReflectTech, the rocker radius and the side-cut radius match, allowing the ski to edge smoothly, creating predictable carving in all conditions. ReflectTechTM virtually eliminates tip hook. The ski will engage smoothly along it’s entire length, while still giving you the float and pivotability of a fully rockered ski.
Vibration drastically reduces confidence. The VibeVeil elastic membrane situated in the tips of our rockered skis dramatically reduces chatter and weak edge hold, commonly the result of extended negative radius profiles in ski tips when used in varied to firm snow conditions. All 2015/16 skis featuring VibeVeil have a transparent window logo highlighting the very material used in each ski.