At the heart of every ski I build is a wood core. Each wood core is made with ash or poplar. Ash is flexible, durable and makes for a damp ski. Poplar makes for a lighter ski with good flexibility as well. Ipe or Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) is used for the sidewalls and covers the full width of the metal edge. Both are extremely dense and are the most durable woods on earth. Both are extremely hard, rot resistant and 2.5 times harder than ash or maple.

Every wood core is reinforced with triaxial fiberglass. The base is sintered Durasurf 4001 p-tex, metal edges hardened to the industry standard of Rockwell 48, VDS rubber is placed over the metal edges to provide a shear layer. Carbon Fiber is an additional option.

Why have a picture of wood as a top sheet when you can have the real thing. Each ski is topped off with nature’s graphics (wood veneer), cloth infused epoxy, or artwork. The man-made veneers give a beautiful consistent look and is a great re-use of wood material that other wise would be thrown away. Kingwood, ZiriCote and Olive Ash Burl veneers are all natural as grown by mother nature. The pics below are a representation of what the veneers will look like. Since each wood species and tree is unique the grain patterns and colors will vary.

For a wider selection of stunning wood veneers, visit
Certainly Wood. The price of the veneer may affect the price of the ski.

No matter which top sheet you choose, it’s sure to turn heads.