Pirelli has a lot of experience when it comes to tackling the snow. Tires like the Scorpion and Sottozero are some of the most popular choices in high performance winter tires and this season, the company is taking their expertise in rubber and is bringing that knowledge to the slopes with a Sport Carve Ski that will become the latest addition to their Pirelli Design project.
The tire company worked in collaboration with their Italian neighbors over at Blossom, who are known for their hand-made skis. Announced this week during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, the ski is the first of its kind to features a rubber anti-vibration layer.
Constructed using a sandwich technique that heat-seals a number of materials that include a wooden core, a graphite sole, Titanal for stabilization, and fiberglass. This is all built around a strip that contains a specially-formulated rubber that can reduce up to 60% of the vibration experienced during downhill descents.
The skis will be available in seven colors that echo the colors used in their racing tires and will come in 158, 164, 170, 176, and 181 ski lengths. Each color will be produced in a run of 110 pairs, a number that commemorates the 110th anniversary of Pirelli.