Loosely related to the big-mountain-slaying Mode, the Design is its playful, shorter cousin with all the same high-performance guts—it’s not a wimpier ski, just one that comes in smaller sizes. The lightweight Progressive Flex core delivers a just-right blend of dampness and liveliness, ideal for powder chasers who still go up in any weather. Camber underfoot ensures high-speed stability in variable snow, and is balanced out by rocker in the tip and tail for exceptional float on the deep days. An exaggerated tail taper keeps the Design incredibly nimble despite its width, and the versatile sidecut inspires confidence everywhere from wide-open bowl skiing to crispy early-morning corduroy.
PROGRESSIVE FLEX CORE™ 2.0
Immediately recognizable by its stunning purple heart sidewall, the next generation Progressive Flex Core (PFC) is an evolutionary step forward from the original. By utilizing a trio of ash, poplar, and purple heart wood torsional rigidity and sidewall durability have both improved without packing on a single pound. PFC is the secret sauce in most of our model range. By utilizing a variable width sidewall, meaning a greater portion of the core is composed of purple heart at the tips and tails, the core produces a variable dampening and response that encourages confidence. This unique and balanced flex pattern provides high speed stability and effortless linking of turns.