Hello, this is Kilch, President and CESnow.
We finished another round of tests at Mt. Hood. There was still an amazing amount of snow and an army of camp kids there for racing and freestyle. What a scene. Very cool to see so many athletes on race skis, freestyle skis, and the same race and freestyle snowboard scene riding at such an incredibly high level.
We brought 15 more pairs of skis to test to verify final production constructions, graphic applications, times in the oven, etc. The new cores we are using (FSC Certified Bamboo Cores) are providing an incredibly solid ride. There is now no doubt about this. The vacuum molding process is also providing some interesting results, most importantly a huge sweet spot. These precise skis are easy to ride, even tuned very sharp with our new Wintersteiger Ceramic Polishing Machine. The different composite layers are each providing a different feel on snow. We’ll go into that further when we make final decisions, but again it’s great that our new process allows for testing so many different structural layers.
It looks like another test July 12 and 13. We also had a great weekend at Summer X Games with a RAMP tent, product, and talking to so many people there. The C4 RAMP Paddleboards got a lot of attention for sure.
What a summer so far.
President and CESnow