Experience the ski that everyone is talking about. Offering a new 166 cm size, the Ski Of The Year from Powder Magazine proved the ski world is hungry for new shapes and product inspiration. The LINE Sakana is a versatile all-mountain ski like no other on the market. With a 105mm waist and signature swallowtail design, the Sakana offers unmatched carving abilities paired with deep snow float. This is the best ski for all-mountain carving, slashing and just generally having a great time. Grab yourself a pair of Sakana’s and start drawing your own lines down the mountain.
Shape + Flex
EARLY RISE : The tip and tail lift away from the snow to bring the contact points closer to the center of the ski. This increases a ski's lift in deep snow and allows it to engage more quickly on hardpack when rolled over on edge.
SWALLOWTAIL : A dramatic tail knockout de-couples the farthest reaches of the effective edge while simultaneously forcing the tail of the ski down in soft snow. The result is a ski that can be ridden at shorter lengths without sacrificing performance. An eye-catcher for sure in the liftline but it's not just eye-candy, Eric Pollard pushed for this design after experiencing its advantages in surfing and snowboard designs. The swallowtail design is as important as what it is as what it's not! The absence of material in the tail drastically reduces weight while the shape maintains a long effective edge for arching turns and staying in control. In powder, the tail drops you back in the snow lifting your tips for ample flotation while maintaining a neutral skiing stance so you're not in the backseat trying to stay afloat. For those concerned about durability have no fear, the tail is reinforced with titanal so stay in once piece.
Construction + Core
SIDEWALL CONSTRUCTION : Ultra-High Density Polyethylene vertical walls over the edges absorb vibrations and provide powerful energy transmission.
CARBON FLAX TAPE : Carbon Stringers offset by Flax Taping create added stiffness without the pingy, deflective properties of Carbon.
PARTLY CLOUDY CORE : A blend of lightweight Paulownia and Maple creating the best strength to weight ratio in our line.
Base + Edges
5CUT MULTI-RADIUS SIDECUT : FIVE different radiuses are blended into the ski’s sidecut. The result? A wide variety of turn shapes and an intuitive feel.