IT STARTS WITH THE CORE.
The S-LAB Minim features a super light, full Karuba Woodcore with Koroyd tip inserts creating an ideal lightweight construction.
WELL KNOWN AS ONE OF THE TOP MOUNTAIN ATHLETES IN THE WORLD, JORNET WAS INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE S-LAB MINIM SKI FROM DAY ONE.
WHAT DID KILIAN NEED IN A SKI?
Jornet was looking for one pair of skis that paired perfectly with his style of light and fast mountain travel. He needed a ski that was as light as possible for uphill travel but stable and strong enough to perform while skiing down. He needed one that gripped steep terrain for high mountain ascents. And he needed a ski that met the 160 cm length requirements for mountaineering competitions.
HOW DID AXEL DELIVER?
Phelipon translated Jornet’s needs into ski form. He constructed a 160 cm length ski around a lightweight, full-length Karuba woodcore. He increased the waist width to 68.5 mm, extended the radius and crafted a more straightforward sidecut to offer enhanced grip and performance in steep terrain. Finally, he added full length layers of carbon and flax plus reinforced binding zones to strengthen the ski and increase binding retention.
- Czech Republic