CARBON DRIVE

THE DAYS OF SACRIFICING DOWNHILL PERFORMANCE FOR LIGHTWEIGHT ARE OVER

WHAT IT DOES

CARBON DRIVE ALLOWS US TO REDUCE WEIGHT FOR THE UP WHILE PROVIDING THE STRUCTURE FOR DOWNHILL PERFORMANCE

STABILITY & CONTROL

Carbon Drive offers a level of stability, edge grip and control giving you the confidence to go wherever you want on the mountain.

TORSIONAL RIGIDITY

Torsional rigidity is a key characteristic that contributes to stability and the ability to transmit power and energy to the edge for ultimate performance.

HOW IT WORKS

CARBON DRIVE IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO REDUCE WEIGHT WITHOUT SACRIFICING PERFORMANCE

Carbon Drive is the integration of a 3D uni-directional carbon fiber frame into an ultra-lightweight paulownia woodcore sidewall construction. The uni-directional carbon uses a single layer of fibers that run in one direction and are therefore lighter & thinner yet still super strong. When laid flat, it is ideal for managing strength in one direction. However, when wrapped it becomes incredibly strong in multiple planes. The resulting carbon frame’s 3D geometry guarantees optimal flex and unparalleled torsional rigidity resulting in the highest performing, lightest weight ski for backcountry touring.

CARBON FIBER

NOT ALL CARBON FIBER ARE THE SAME. THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF CARBON FIBER AND BLIZZARD USES DIFFERENT TYPES FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES IN DIFFERENT MODELS.

BI-DIRECTIONAL CARBON

Bi-directional carbon fiber is integrated into the rockered portion of the tips and tails of the ski. Carbon reduces the weight while weaving two layers of carbon in a bi-directional pattern increases the strength.

UNI-DIRECTIONAL CARBON

Found in our Zero G series, uni-directional carbon is where all the fibers run in one direction resulting in a carbon fiber that is lighter and thinner, yet still super strong. When laid flat it is ideal for managing strength in one direction. However, when wrapped it becomes incredibly strong in multiple planes. This material is what makes the Zero G skis so light and strong at the same time.