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Pirelli takes rubber
to the slopes

Presented in St. Moritz the latest project by Pirelli Design resulting from the new partnership with Blossom, leader in the construction of “hand-made” top-performing skis

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Pirelli takes rubber
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The latest new development in the Pirelli Design project is a partnership with Blossom, a high-tech workshop that represents the feather in the cap of Val Chiavenna tradition in the construction of Made in Italy skis. 

Hence the launch of the first ever Sport Carve Ski with an anti-vibration rubber layer inside. 

Presented in St. Moritz in a world preview on 6th and 7th February, this Sport Carve Ski guarantees exceptional stability, both on short turns as well as in the long range, adapting seamlessly to the conditions of the snow on the slopes. 

In addition to the special design, which stands out for the use of rubber on the top of the skis and the iconic logo of the P lunga with a dot, it conceals its distinguishing feature in the technology of the materials used: a thin layer of anti-vibration rubber is enclosed inside the skis.

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This new PIRELLI skis is in fact built by the craftsmen at Blossom using the sandwich technique, which consists in overlapping a series of layers of various materials,. The Sport Carve Ski has a wooden core, which is supplemented by a graphite sole, a double layer of Titanal  for stability effect, and a special triaxial fiberglass for perfect torsion of the skis on turns. 

The unprecedented contribution provided by Pirelli inside the skis is a band of anti-vibration vulcanised rubber made using a compound especially developed by Pirelli engineers to dampen up to 60% of the vibrations transferred from the slope to the skis during the descent.

Pirelli rubber plays a fundamental innovative role by contributing to satisfy the most demanding skiers towards the creation of a truly “race-worthy equipment".  

The additional exclusive feature of the PIRELLI skis is that it will be produced by Blossom in 7 colours inspired by  the color coding system used by Pirelli for its racing tyres. Each colour will be produced in a limited, numbered series of 110 pairs per colour,  to commemorate the 110th anniversary of Motorsport Pirelli in 2017.

The skis are available from a minimum height of 151, rising to the following sizes: 158, 164, 170, 176, 181. 
Each of these sizes corresponds to a different curving ratio: , 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17. The sidecut,  of the skis is more accentuated: 121-71-106.

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