If you loved the Theory you’ll really dig on the Katana. With a similar surface area quotient, the turning characteristics have been improved with reductions in line tension and drag. The Katana is an aggressive free riders dream. Bent Vee Tech Many of you reading this brochure are thinking “but I don’t turn buoys when I ski”, and that’s OK with us! In fact the vast majority of skiers in the world will never turn a buoy while dancing their water jig. The Bent Vee series of slalom skis was created to take you anywhere any time at any ability level. It’s the easiest, smoothest ski we’ve created with the least amount of drag you could ever imagine. Now don’t get us wrong. We take pride in the hi-performance level of every ski in our line, regardless of intended purpose! The fundamental aspects such as bevel and rocker line are that of a Vapor. So you ski assured, knowing you’re riding a high performance rip stick. Sidecut Surface area was added behind your feet for lift on deep-water starts and stability when riding straight ahead. The widest point in the tip is much further forward than a conventional slalom ski, giving the feeling of a longer wheelbase. Imagine a ’73 convertible Fleetwood rolling down the highway. It doesn’t get any more stable. When the ski is turned on edge, it creates an automatic turn based on the inside radius sidecut. The ski just pivots right through both on and off side turns without effort. Rocker(s) Every ski design actually has 2 rocker lines. The first one is down the center of the concave, which, in Bent Vee, is identical to the Vapor. The second rocker line is on the bevels (the part that touches a table), and we’ve made it flat and stable for consistent water flow in any conditions. By altering the sidewall thickness we can create a second “bevel rocker” suitable for the intended purpose which levels the attitude of the ski in the water. In this case, we made a free skier’s perfect rocker. Base Design The Bent Vee design also innovates with a FLAT SPOT across the middle of the concave. By putting a straight line across the deepest part of the concave, it shallows the depth of the base design, creating lift from the loss of depth and the flat line itself. That lift relieves line tension, making it easier for a skier to get up, hang on and get acceleration while cutting. To make sure the ski has plenty of grip and edging stability, GRIP RAILS were added to the base to hold the ski in an efficient edging position. ALLOY ALL-TERRAIN CORE Our most forgiving core to date is hybrid, combining Aerocore and Paulownia wood stringers in the tip of the ski. Say what? Wood is the dampest, most forgiving material we build with. The All Terrain Core absorbs rough water, vibration and skier mistakes. Turn finish and wake crossings are easier, as if you put a new set of air shocks on your sedan. By adding stringers only in the tip, we’re not sacrificing reactivity and performance of the running surface. It’s only smoothing out the ride and calming the forebody. AeroCore from boot location through the tail of the ski keeps acceleration and performance peaked.
- 100% Carbon inside
- Suggested max speed 32 mph
- All-Terrain Core now with Paulownia wood stringers
- RST (Radiused Stability Turn) tail shape
Size: 67″ 125-185lbs