2x POWDER Magazine Skier's Choice Winner! (2019 & 2020)
Designed as a lightweight backcountry ripper, the Seeker became so much more. For the 2020 season the Seeker evolves into an even tougher ski!
At 1720 grams (weight based on the 183cm size) the Seeker is respectably light. This we found to be the the ideal weight, light enough for any expedition or traverse but with enough heft to plow through any crud one might encounter at the ski hill. This ski for many of us became the daily driver. A ski with 112mm underfoot seemed large for an everyday ski, but its outstanding torsional rigidity and rocker sidecut profile makes it carve trenches on the hardpack and bust through crud like few skis before it. Of course, skiing the Seeker in powder will make you smile wide.
Carbon is an excellent reinforcement and the Seeker has 4 layers of it. We are using Triaxial, Double bias, Biaxial and the highest strength IM7 unidirectional weaves in this ski. The carbon combines with a full kevlar laminate underfoot and a high end fiberglass called S2 glass. Our 7 layer construction with opposing weaves and composites creates a quiet at speed, playful and super strong platform that dwarfs the industry standard of 2 layers. Of course only the fastest carbon-impregnated base material is used, stone ground to perfection. The Seeker also uses a resin-infused honeycomb tip and several layers of VDS rubber to control damping and enhance durability.
To top it all off and to make our product highly durable, in the sandwich of the cap construction we are using carbon nanotube resin. With billions of carbon nanotubes in the matrix our edges and cap are tougher than anything out there. Tested this past season and stock on all 2020 skis, additional IM7 uni carbon layers have been added on the tip and tail. In addition, a basalt/innegra layer, one of the toughest fabrics on the planet for impact has been added underfoot to fend off those pesky rocks.
The core is the soul of the ski and the Seeker has a special one. Borrowing techniques often employed in bow manufacturing, we bring together many thin layers of grain-optimized Aspen. These are laminated tightly under the binding screws and run the full length of the ski, tip to tail. Then, high quality quarter-sawn Sitka Spruce, that could easily have gone into a guitar, is inserted to lighten the core and smooth out the ride. On top of all that, a piece of quarter-sawn White Oak is top-laminated for binding retention and power transfer to the edges.
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|Recommended Use||All Mountain / Powder|
|Tip Width||137 (176 length) / 142 (183 length) / 147 (188 length) / 152 (193 length)|
|Waist Width||108 (176 length) / 112 (183 length) / 115 (188 length) / 119 (193 length)|
|Tail Width||125 (176 length) / 130 (183 length) / 134 (188 length) / 138 (193 length)|
|Profile||Camber Underfoot / Full Tip Rocker|
|Construction||7-Layer Construction w/ Hi-tech Laminates (Incuding Carbon, Kevlar, S-Glass)|
* Subject to change without notice.