DescriptionLimited Edition- Only 30 pairs will be made
Here’s the idea behind Flylow’s Good Lab: We create a unique, durable product that you’ll use and love in the mountains. You’ll love it even more because the profits from that product go to benefit a nonprofit or community organization working for an issue you believe in. Win, win, right?
Our latest Good Lab project? Recently, we teamed up with Moment Skis and the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance to build a customized ski that’ll benefit backcountry endeavors in the Sierra. The Tahoe Backcountry Alliance advocates for human-powered winter adventures in Tahoe’s vast backcountry. It’s a collection of passionate people working to protect and serve well-loved wilderness areas like Mount Tallac, Rubicon Peak, Pyramid Peak, and more. They work on issues like access, parking, conservation, and education.
The ski, hand-built in Reno, Nevada, by our friends at Moment Skis, is a customized version of Moment’s brand new Wildcat Tour 108, a lightweight touring ski with rocker in the tip and tail and camber underfoot. At 108 mm in the waist, it’s fat enough for pow days but still skinny enough for spring couloirs.
The original topsheet, made just for this ski, was designed by Tahoe-based creative Jen GilanFarr, who took 70s surf art and fused it with topography maps of Tahoe’s Castle Peak and Mount Tallac—two of the places the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance is working to protect.
All of the profits from this one-off ski will go to benefit the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance.
|Length||Tip||Waist||Tail||Radius||Effective Edge||Weight (pair)||Mount|
|174cm||134mm||108mm||127mm||19.0m||1400mm||6.66lbs / 3.02kg||-6cm|
|184cm||134mm||108mm||127mm||22.0m||1500mm||7.40lbs / 3.35kg||-6cm|
|190cm||134mm||108mm||127mm||25.0m||1560mm||7.81lbs / 3.54kg||-6cm|
Rocker at the tip and tail and camber underfoot allows for incredible float and maneuverability in the trees and chutes while maintaining a significant amount of edge hold for both the icy runouts and the groomers.
PAULOWNIA / ASH WOOD COREFull length, knot free, in house laminated wood core gives this ski its unique blend of liveliness and dampening. All wood sourced in the USA.
UHMW SIDEWALLThe strongest and most durable sidewall material on the market ensures you have the best edge hold available while ripping the piste.
LOWFAT LAYUPA combination of custom lighter triaxial fiberglass, carbon fiber and Paulownia wood makes the uphill easier without sacrificing fun on the way back down.
4001 DURASURF BASEHands down the most durable base on the market. Dont worry about those snow snakes.
2.2 EURO EDGEThere are only handful of edge manufacturers in the world. We go straight to the source in Europe to offer the best edge possible. We do additional heat treating and bonding prep in house to make sure your edge stays sharper, lasts longer and can handle a beating.
I love my new Wildcat 108s! This ski has been awesome. It's light, responsive, and graphics are gorgeous with topos of Tallac and Pyramid. And it supports a great cause: Tahoe Backcountry Alliance. Thank you, Moment, for supporting! -Rachel Pringle, Truckee
Love these so far, but I got a core shot on my first day skiing them and don’t remember hitting any significant rocks. Worried about the strength of the base