Whereas many small ski companies rely on outsourcing to produce prototypes, we create and press new designs entirely in-house. A process that might take weeks for others takes 24 hours or less at Moment. It is this agility that allows us to experiment with radical rocker profiles, to rework dimensions by the millimeter and to test out new materials in order to bring you the best skiing experience possible every season.
We use carbon fiber in all our skis either in the form of woven unidirectional stringers or carbon tow threads added to the laminate matrix. Lighter than fiberglass, metal or basalt, carbon helps tune and strengthen the ski while adding longevity to the flex profile.
Our U.S. made Durasurf 4001 sintered base material takes a beating while staying fast. Harder and with better wax absorption properties than extruded bases, sintered bases are the industry standard for performance and longevity.
We source our edges from the industry’s most recognized manufacturer. They arrive from Austria hardened to 48 Rockwell and we perform additional heat-treating in-house to adjust eh hardness and ductility of the steel, ensuring you get the most life out of your skis.
In addition to carbon fiber, we use three types of fiberglass laminates to fine-tune the flex of our skis. Triaxial glass adds twisting strength and longitudinal stiffness. Biaxial weaves add torsional stiffness. Unidirectional glass helps absorb vibration and stiffen the ski from tip to tail.
Extruded UHMW (Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) is the sidewall material we use for every pair of skis. It is extremely light, durable and resistant to separation.
We use several different types of topsheet materials, enhanced with sublimated graphics - a nontoxic and eco-friendly alternative to silk screening. Each topsheet choice is made to ensure optimal durability and impact resistance while maintaining crisp and bright graphics.
We developed our propriety epoxy resin directly with the U.S. manufacturer. Custom-formulated for flexibility, durability and exceptional bonding is what keeps everything together. Made in the USA.
Strong, light and poppy with a great ride thanks to the damping performance of pine, our aspen/pine core is the foundation of our all-mountain and powder skis.
Ash stringers give this core outstanding stiffness and damping without excess weight, making it perfect for our big-mountain models and our competition park ski, the Vice.
Paulownia is exceptionally light in weight with similar properties to aspen in terms of flex and rebound. We use this as the core foundation for our touring models and add pine stringers for strength and smooth ride.
We use a core of laminated bamboo in the Frankenski. Bamboo is extraordinarily tough and flexible, making it ideal for the abuses of urban jibbing. It is also rapidly renewable since cutting bamboo does not stop the plant from growing.
A combination of carbon fiber stringers and glass sheets helps give our skis their signature smooth ride and long flex life. Triaxial glass adds twisting strength longitudinal stiffness. Biaxial weaves add torsional stiffness. Unidirectional glass helps absorb vibration and stiffen the ski from tail to tip.
Our Low-Fat Layup uses 33% more carbon and a lighter fiberglass weave to shave excess weight from the ski while persevering snap and life. We use this layup in our touring models and in our widest men’s and women’s powder skis.