root 88

Expert All-Mountain Carver


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A hard-charging, all-mountain carver, the Root 88 shares the 78's east coast roots but adds girth for versatility in more varied conditions. The torsionally rigid Carbon Box construction rewards fast, skilled carvers with great edge hold and stability. Able to store more energy than carbon fiber or Kevlar, our Ballistic Glass provides a consistent flex and rebound. The Root 88 is ideal for a skier who wants all-mountain versatility, but demands precise carving to appease their inner-racer.

The Sandwich

Nylon topsheet - has excellent wear and chip resistance
Carbon Box - provides superior edge grip and responsiveness
Ballistic Glass - 65% tougher than Kevlar for consistent rebound
Core with Ironwalls
    Sugar maple - screw retention and power
    Poplar - eliminates unnecessary weight
    Ironwood sidewalls - vertical, rock hard, and naturally waterproof
Micro-mechanical Damper - precisely engineered for stability
Ballistic Glass - symmetric ply
Carbon Box - symmetric ply
Edged base - high performance Isospeed 7500 bases for higher speeds

Specs

Length166175184
Dual Radius13.1-14.514.7-16.516.5-18.5
Sidecut135-88-117.5135-88-117.5135-88-117.5
ProfileFull camber | Slight turned-up tail

Technology

Order the Root 88

Length: $1100 $949
Bindings:
  • All skis come stone ground, hot waxed, and hand tuned
  • Free shipping US & Canada, $150 Worldwide

Videos

Exotic Skis Test - read the full Root 88 review

Reviews

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