There has been some chatter about the need for a three ski quiver. We will explain our designs and the thoughts supporting the execution of the Grace Ski three ski quiver.
We ski big mountain terrain, that doesn't mean skiing relegated to the North American West, Pacific North West or Alaska. It is more a style of skiing. We have found more joy in skiing skis that are 105+ MM underfoot. No matter the terrain. I personally taught skiing at Keystone (hardly "big mountain" and don't hold it against me) on our Kylie 196. This is a diversion from the ski school norm for sure. I love the feel of 120MM underfoot in all conditions. We combined the ease of turning a short effective edge and early rise to accommodate all conditions and all speeds. The Y180 core is stiff and delivers consistent edge hold at all speeds. The Kylie does everything well. The Jake is a more traditional ski in feel and we consider it more terrestrial and less playful. The Jake is a side country dream and loves to skin. For those that never land switch, ascend and ski tight steep terrain this ski fills that need. THE KIWI is for powder descents. Plain and simple a ski for big turns in big powder. All three will not disappoint on groomers. We extend our Y180 core through out 98% of the ski. This delivers a ski that does not flop at the tip! The Y180 core is rocker ed pre press then molded to camber. This allows for a ski that wants to rocker out under pressure but isn't flexible or floppy.
Skiing is one of the most personal endeavors we at Grace simply want to design and build skis to make real skiers happy... we think we nailed it with the Kylie, Jake and THE KIWI.