When people took the first-generation Commander 98 out for testing, we heard comments like, “it’s a race-room GS ski you can ski anywhere” and “I’ve been waiting for a real frontside ski like this.”
Thinking back on that makes us laugh like Crom, laughing at your four winds from his mountain. We pulled up on that ski in a van with no windows, threw it in the back with a hood over its head, and drove it to our secret mountain laboratory where we spent the next six months exposing it to radioactive crystals and rebuilding it from the ground up.
The result is an all-new Commander 98. It now boasts an aspen/beech core, revised sidecut and camber profiles, a new mount point, more metal, and experimental mutant genes from outer space. It’s stiffer, more stable, faster in and out of turns, and ready to rock like never before. Incredibly, it’s also more forgiving when your quads are begging you to call it quits and the tram is calling your name for one more lap. But listen: the fact that it’s not going to rip your face off doesn’t mean it’s the ski to put your kid brother on, either. It takes a pinch of dynamite to get the new Commander 98 up in the morning, and it can make most skis flinch just by looking at them. We built it to go fast, kick ass, and chew bubble gum. And it’s all out of bubble gum.
Rocker at the tip, Camber underfoot, and a slight bit of tail rise provides a directional feel while maintaining the ability to slash and slide.
Aspen / Beech Wood Core
Full length, knot free, vertically laminated in house. Strong, damp and burly, beech provides the pinnacle of composure and calmness at the highest speeds in the most challenging conditions.
Extruded sidewalls constructed of modified Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) provide stiffness, dampening, durability. Allow for more impact resistance and easier repairs that stay put so you can bring the abuse year after year, season after season.
Modified Carbon Fiber Hybrid Composite Structure to compliment the characteristics of two sheets of Titanal metal laminates and stiffer wood cores for increased dampening and faster response.
7500 Series Carbon Base
Skis are tools not treasures and that means they need to take a beating which is why use carbon infused sintered UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene). Harder, faster and with better wax absorption and retention than extruded bases this is the industry leader for performance and longevity.
2.2 Euro Edge
There are only a handful of edge manufacturers in the world. We go straight to the source for the best of the best. We use only 2.2mm Rockwell 48 hardened steel edges. Heat treated additionally in house to ensure you get nothing but the absolute most out of your skis.
|176cm||130mm||98mm||116mm||20.0m||1465mm||8.53lbs / 3.87kg||-10cm|
|182cm||130mm||98mm||116mm||21.5m||1525mm||9.06lbs / 4.11kg||-10cm|
|188cm||130mm||98mm||116mm||23.0m||1585mm||9.30lbs / 4.22kg||-10cm|