PLAYFUL FREERIDE PERFORMANCE AT THE LIGHTEST WEIGHT IN CLASS
The SLAYr is freeride skiing at its ideal balance of lightweight, playfulness, and downhill performance. Super easy and fun to ski regardless of skill level, this ski is equally at home on big lines in far-off locales as it is buttering through the local trees on a powder day. The SWIFT sizes of the SLAYr 114 were designed with smaller users in mind.
- Polyurethane Sidewalls
- Full Carbon Fibre Construction
- Magnetic Contact Points
- Lightweight Hardened Steel Edges
- Two Tip-to-Tail layers of Titanal Aluminum
- Ultralight Custom 45° Wood Grain Core
- Flat Camber Profile with Early Rise
|Weight (lb):||3lb 6oz||3lb 9oz|
Flat Camber With Early Rise
The profile of the SLAYr is designed to be playful and easy to ski, yet stable at speed for big lines and aggressive skiing. Theearly rise in the tip and tail is drifty and fun while the flat to slightly positive camber underfoot retains power at high speeds.
Carbon Hybrid Construction
1. Textured co-extruded nylon topsheet - durable & sheds snow/ice
2. PolyUrethane sidewall - durability & dampness
3. 2 layers of carbon fibre, triaxial stitched - strong, light &torsionally stable
4. 7000 series Titanal aluminum sheets - dampness & power
5. Balsa wood core with 45 degree wood grain direction - unparalleled weight to performance
6. 2 layers of carbon fibre, triaxial stitched - strong, light &torsionally stable
7. Full thickness hardened steel edges - corrosion & dent resistant
8. Full thickness base - durable, long-lasting & fast
Light, fun, capable and easy skiing. Centered and “surfy” feeing in softer conditions but the camber and sidecut hold on groomers and the metal makes it stable at speed. Perfect touring ski … for me anyway.
I bought a pair last fall at 190 for a 215lbs skier and I am enjoying them a lot. After about 30 days on them I would say there are more versatile then expected. A lot of fun and floaty in the powder and I find them very agile even in the trees. They ski quite short and have made sage mellow terrain a lot of fun. Wind effect and heavy snow also ski very good, even 2" of fresh powder brings a lot more joys now. Arguably my cambered skis track nicer carving back and forth, but the slayrs make up for it everywhere else. I don't find I have to drive them hard - I imagine my weight has something to do with it.
They are shattery on pure crust, but I think for 90-95% of skiing here in the interior they're a great daily driver.
With about 50 days on Slayr's (disclosure: ambassador) in all conditions, they're my go-to big mountain ski. I love how Empire TE's ski in 80% of conditions & the Slayr covers that and 15% more. The camber adds bite in anything firm (where rocker skis feel like a shopping cart) and adds pop when loading and unloading through turns. Compared to Sendr's, they provide more feedback when pushed hard: more energy return when unweighted, and torsionally more rigid. When pushing hard on firm snow, my Sendr's tips would flutter (grip-release-grip-release..) but the Slayr's perform like a piste-oriented ski when pushed in firm, choppy, or varied snow. The width and tip rise makes them ski in deep snow as well as my 115mm full rocker Empires, which I rarely take out anymore- the Slayr is just as amazing and more. They are a big, stiff ski that smashes through crud with stability and ease, and loves to go fast or land big. They do not have the effortless turn initiation of my Empires or Seekr's, and can feel numb without enough input or edge pressure, but once you're on the gas, lean into them and hang on. The tips and tails are stiff enough to help correct landing too forward or backseat, but not painfully so. On days where fresh snow is scarce and I'm staying in bounds, I used to dust off a pair of FIS skis, but with their performance and versatility Slayrs are my #1 choice for any and all conditions now.
If you search a good powder ski, but you need it also in a quite strong and hard snow, the SLAYr is what you have to ride.
I found it super easy to turn in soft and non so soft snow. The 1 mm of camber will help you to reach another powder tack if you skiing on a resort.
I'm using with a Kingpin Binding and it' still enough light for long uphill (1500D+).