Brainchildren of the skin track, the Steeple Series harnesses ON3P s Reverse Elliptical Sidecut RES along with a bit of team rider David Steele s facial hair to create two sets of touring skis dedicated to travel both up and down the mountain. ON3P s Elliptical Rocker Profile makes a smooth transition into a low cambered section underfoot, ensuring good edge hold on the way up and great float on the way down. Light tail rocker allows for excellent maneuverability in powder and an easy release in firm snow, while skin friendly tips tails lend confidence to exposed kick turns. The incorporation of ON3P s Tour Layup full width carbon above and below the bamboo allows them to plane the core thinner while retaining strength and functional power. Read: less weight. RES allows the Steeple to remain stable and solid on hardpack, but gives them the maneuverability and stability required to charge and smear in any soft conditions. Steeple 102 Specs: 176cm 127102111 Radius 26.7m Effective Edge 132cm Weight 1.82 kgski 186cm 128102112 Radius 27.7m Effective Edge 140cm Weight 1.93 kgski 189cm 129102113 Radius 28.3m Effective Edge 144cm Weight 2.10 kgski Materials: 1. Bamboo Cores: The heart of every pair of ON3P skis is a FSC certified, vertically laminated, 100% bamboo core. Bamboo provides a responsive, yet damp characteristic to our skis that we have grown to love. Our core shape gives the ski strength where it needs it, better resisting bending and breaking. Bamboo is also a quick growing, environmentally friendly grass. For 1516, ON3P has made the change to an improved bamboo material, resulting in a 10% decrease in core weight. 2. Unidirectional Carbon Fiber: Each ski incorporates unidirectional carbon around the core, adding pop, stiffness, and dampness without any significant increase in weight. 3. 1.8mm 4001 Durasurf Sintered Base: Our Durasurf 4001 base material provides our skis with better glide and protection from damage compared to other sintered and extruded base material, and is 38% thicker than the industry standard. To ensure each ski is ready to go out of the wrapper, every pair of ON3P s receives a four hour hotbox treatment 4. 2.5mm x 2.5mm Extra Thick Edges: We use a 34 wrap for our 2.5mm x 2.5mm, Rockwell 48 steel edges. The 34 wrap allows the tipstails of the skis to flex, thereby decreasing the risk of delamination. 5. UHMW Sidewalls and Tip Spacers: UHMW Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene is an incredibly strong material, has a higher abrasion resistance than steel, and resists cracking unlike ABS. 6. Tri Axial Fiberglass: 19oz or 22oz Tri axial Fiberglass provides torsional and longitudinal stiffness, ensuring proper edge hold and power transfer. 7. VDS Vibration Dampening Strips: VDS rubber is applied to the edges sidewalls, acting as a shear layer that provides improved bonding strength and vibration dampening. 8. Extra Wide Binding Mat: An additional layer of fiberglass mat provides increased screw retention and prevents pullouts. To ensure proper coverage for all types of hole patterns, we run our binding full width on every ski we make. Our binding mat also features double bias fiberglass, increasing torsional stiffness underfoot. Elliptical Rocker Profile: The rocker profile and tip shape are combined into one progressively changeing elliptical arc, which allows the tips to place faster in powder, deflect less in variable snow, and helps the effective edge running within the rocker length to engage in a more natural, effortless way. Elliptical Sidecut: The sidecut consists of an elliptical arc that begins at boot center and gets progressively smaller as it extends toward the tip and tail of the ski, resulting in a ski that carves harder the more it is put on edge, yet remains stable when it is skied flat.