Twin tipped options for skiers who want to be more expressive than just making tidy turns down a mountain.
The skiing is creative, whether at an indoor dome park, hitting up urban features or searching out natural hits and lines.
The skis can be very specific in design such as fat powder chargers or slimmed down, super-poppy park models. The common theme is the desire to ski without limits – jumping, sliding, slashing, on trails, parks or off piste, just anywhere with snow.
A classic piste ski has anything from a 85mm waist to well over 100mm. Narrower skis work best in the park with lower swing weights for spinning and feel more agile. Wider skis take freestyle away from man-made features and use more natural terrain as well as making amazing powder skis. The radius is always longer to maximise stability.
You'll find rocker on the tip and tail aids butters and adds forgiveness for landing spins; in softer snow it improves the floatation and handling. Camber underfoot ensures pop for bigger tricks and decent grip on harder snow.
The ideal length for a freestyle ski is eye level - this gives you maximum ease of spinning on jumps and for rail tricks; go bigger for all mountain versatility or extra stability and speed.