The Foon flagship ride goes everywhere from resort to backcountry, and skis everything from crud to corn, pow to pooh, hardpack to champagne. On the Tyfoon, the sidecut is optimized for easy turning without sacrificing stability. The base incorporates a long, early rise, active rocker that starts low in the shovel when the skis are loaded. A similar but more subtle tail rocker allows them to smear and carve while keeping all their stability. Every pair of Foons is handcrafted in Mount Currie, BC and is milled from a single piece of Coast Mountain yellow cedar. This tight-grained wood is unique in the way it absorbs vibration to provide a damp, stable ride. Unlike most wood core skis, Foon uses a kiln-dried, solid 2in. board rather than layers of glued strips. It allows the natural flex of the wood to transmit to the skier. Like a custom surfboard, Foon skis are hand-shaped and hand-built to optimize the sidecut, base profile and flex profile.
- Sandwich construction with 2 layers of triaxial fiberglass and 2 layers of yellow cedar with a Durasurf 4001 graphite black base.
- Yellow cedar core, made from a single board that's split in two to make a pair of identical cores. Yellow cedar grows only in the Pacific northwest, so if that's where you ride, ride with a slice of the mountain.
- Core profile is shaped so the power and balance point is at the ball of the foot to maximize feel and control.
- Bevel on the topsheet makes it more durable and better at shrugging off hits from the side.
- Active Rocker Technology creates a variable rocker that allows your skis to ride long and stable and short and nimble when the turns get tight, and to smooth the way through transitions.
- Early rise tip and tail with a short, but pronounced camber for a vibrant, lively ride.
Beginner: new or getting back into skiing. Intermediate: confident with turning and stopping. Advanced: highly confident carver. Expert: steeps, drops, park, double blacks -- bring it on.
Sandwich and combination construction is generally used for big freeride-style skis while the lighter structural cap type of construction is more commonly found on cross-country skis.