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2017 Freeskier Editors Pick 2019 Backcountry Magazine Gear Guide Select 2019 Blister Best Of
Raven

Raven

Regular price $599.00 Sale price $749.00
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2017 Freeskier Editors Pick 2019 Backcountry Magazine Gear Guide Select 2019 Blister Best Of
Designed and developed 100% by Eric Hjorleifson, the Raven carries the spirit of its namesake. Its light and free spirited and welcomes adventure from the gladed trees to the steep and exposed alpine terrain. It's unique reverse camber allows you to drive the ski underfoot vs. pressuring the tips like a traditionally cambered ski. The result is tips that automatically rise out of the pow and enable the ski to pivot with ease in deep and inconsistent snow conditions. Take it to an open bowl and let’er run, or if you prefer to live in the woods take a tour into the tight trees and marvel in how quick and snappy you can be. You don’t have to work hard to ski this ski, save your strength to go further.
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Raven Construction

Ski Construction and Technology

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NeoTip™

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Eliminating deflection, delamination and fractures in the ski tip. These three issues have long plagued the durability of freeride skis due to the abrupt change in snow conditions and tip slap on impact from catching air. The bordering material in a ski tip that joins the core end is most commonly comprised of hard, non-elastic polymers. We began experimentation in our White Room using different grades of Neoprene to withstand the shearing impacts and provide absorption for change in conditions. The result is a dampened feel that calms the ski feel and increases the durability.
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Aspen-Maple Core

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We started with clear Aspen and Maple stringers running the length of the ski at min/max tolerance of the binding screw hole pattern. To reduce weight, we eliminated the Maple stringers, making the core 100% clear Aspen and then milling a 4mm x 60cm pocket where the min/max of the binding mount will occur and use clear Maple inserts to support the binding retention without adding all the weight. We rely on carbon stringers to support the tip/tail end of the core where the Maple is no longer present.
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Carbon Fiber

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A non-elastic alternative to traditional fiberglass. The carbon runs the length of the ski like a stringer, acting as a springboard of flex, superior to what traditional fiberglass is capable of. Carbon Fiber adds an incredible amount of strength with very little added weight.
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Tail Block

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A complex insert which adjoins the core end and runs out to the tail edge perimeter. Full wrap metal edge skis often stood on their tail end have a tendency to delaminate, due the weak joint bearing the skis weight between metal, rubber and fiberglass. A tail block eliminates the sensitive joint between laminates and edge and allows for non-invasive customization for skin tail clips if so desired.
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Semi Cap ABS Sidewall

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Similar to how you construct a sandwich, layers of premium raw material pile high into a 3D cavity that secures the shape outline with an ABS sidewall over edge. The semi cap design provides longevity and durability of the top sheet edge by stepping down from the square edge of the sidewall leaving a smooth 360 degree round-contoured edge perimeter. The exposed sidewall protects the core from moisture while also dampening vibrations.
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Sintered Base

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Our premium ski base, also known in the industry as a “race base” because it integrates carbon which further strengthens its gliding properties. A fast, freely gliding and tough carbon black base is necessary for applications where speed and off trail obstacles are present. The sintering process occurs prior to extrusion, where the the carbon and plastic enter into an extruder in pellet form, therefore individually contributing its own dense properties to the final product.
Desc. No. 4f-516771905
Signed By Signature
Date 01-07
Department Construction Features
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Raven Geometry

LENGTH 177 cm 184 cm 190 cm
DIMENSIONS 119-104-111 mm 121-104-112 mm 121-104-113 mm
TURN RADIUS 29 m 29 m 29 m
EFFECTIVE EDGE 1220 mm 1290 mm 1350 mm
TAIL TO WAIST
805 mm
840 mm
870 mm
MOUNT POINT FROM TAIL
825 mm
860 mm
890 mm
TIP HEIGHT 89mm 90 mm 91 mm
TIP ROCKER HEIGHT 15.32 mm 16.18 mm 16.80 mm
TIP LENGTH 250 mm 390 mm 390 mm
TAIL HEIGHT 36 mm 37 mm 37 mm
TAIL ROCKER HEIGHT 4.25 mm 4.86 mm 5.42 mm
TAIL LENGTH 300 mm 300 mm 300 mm
NEGATIVE CAMBER RADIUS 30 m 30 m 30 m
RUNNING SURFACE
1080 mm
1150 mm
1210 mm
WEIGHT 1600 gr 1700 gr 1850 gr

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