Jesper Tjäder's new ski

Jesper Tjäder's new ski

Posted by Simon Tjernström

2020-02-11 15:29

GEARCHECK. Let's have a closer look at Jesper Tjäder's weapon of choice. The Head Framewall - A robust park ski made to last. With a framewall running thruout the ski this twintip is both robust, yet nimble under yopur feet.

Video Transcript

Hello everybody. We're gonna move into the park segment. Have a closer look at Jesper Tjäder's weapon of choice, the Head Fram Wall, a very nice looking ski.

Hey guys, welcome to Ridebrain. I'm happy to have you here. My name is René Harrer. I'm in charge of sales and marketing for Head with the sports ski division and today we're going to have a look on the freestyle line, specifically on the Frame wall featuring Attack 16 from Tyrolia. Have fun and check it out. Framewall and Caddy, actually a competition skis for our freestyle team led by Jesper, Jesper Tjäder. It's basically a frame wall all around the skis, like a sidewall material and abs material all around this ski. Better durability, also nice dampening effect. You know if you jump on rails you want to have like a not that heavy impact if somehow possible, and this is definitely a nice dampening tool as well. Full woodcore, handmade ski, laminated, sidewalls, everything included with the attack 16 binding to really be able to perform at its best, especially the bindings is a, is a topic which is super important for, uh, for the freestyle athletes because if the land backwards whatsoever, uh, we need to make sure that the binding doesn't release.

So there's definitely a different impact on freestyle jumping of big airs, halfpipes whatsoever. What would you use? We usually use Poplar woods, um, uh, Poplar and beech here at the, at the, uh, freestyle skis because they are, they have a nice rebound. They have a nice punch as well and they're durable, which is important because he needs, especially if you're right, slide down certain rails you have usually thicker edges. You have usually thicker running base. Very similar to rental products because they have certainly the same demand, super durable, um, ideally no breakage. Um, or at least make a few. No, not a few. A lot of jumps before the skis somehow breaks. Of course it's, are, they're so demanded. Of course sometimes the skis break because, um, it's also a difficult task because, um, you need to find engineers which be able to do that.

Actually that's why we do have a strong partnership with our athletes to really keep them involved in the, um, in the production and also in the development of the skis. Like the frame wall we usually, like, especially for Jesper, we have a different haptic here a different print here then than on the other side because he would like to have a stick grip and all that. He, if he, if he grabs his ski on whatever rotation he does, that he actually has a good grip for his gloves and for his, for his hand. And that's worked for, that's a small detail, uh, where the whole surface is a bit more, a bit more rough. So he has a better grip. He doesn't slip. So that's little details which comes from the athletes where they tell us what they need, how to use it. And yeah, that's how we work. Do you mix Poplar and beech within one ski or is it straight poplar?

Yeah, it's straight. It's straight beech actually with poplar layers so to say. Glass, there's are glass fiber layers in top of that glass and also below and bars on the side. This is all around frame wall, abs sidewall and that effect usually usually below the binding. There's also a metal. A metal card in order to have a proper um, um, screw attachement. Right, when you mount the binding with those impact, you want to have the bindings sticking to the ski. That's why you have a small metal layer, 0,5 millimeter metal layer, just below the binding so the binding doesn't rip off. What's the center of the waist? Is it ski center or all mountain? You have five different, six different mounting points here. Uh, we have five different mounting, six different mounting points actually because we marked the skis center because the twintip guys usually try to be very um, uh, mounted in the middle.

The, the athletes or good skiers usually know where they want to mount it, they test also. But, uh, and we do also have a demo binding in order to do a try. What is the best mounting point for me. But center for twintip skiers and, or, or trick oriented people and all mountain for regular skiers is usually what we recommend to, to use the full performance of the ski. All right. You wait, do you know the weight of the ski? Do you take into consideration lowering the weight? Uh, I don't know by heart the weight unfortunately, but definitely it's an important thing, to have a super light weight skis, and easy to rotate. It's not always the, you don't need the most super lightweight boot as a super lightweight skis. Uh, and then as stupid as it sounds, maybe they turn too fast.

Right? So the weight the of the ski needs to needs to be in the proper, um, dimension also have the rotation speed of the, of the, of the athlete. Right. And this is important and that's why with this weight, which is also tested with the athletes, um, is, is actually what works well if they do all the tricks. Because if it's, I said, if it's too heavy for us and it, it's, it's lame, um, you'd need more. You need more speed. And if it's too light, it's also not always the perfect equation. So that's why we tried to have a middle between a certain area where the athletes feel confident to make a proper rotation, and that the ski actually follows the rotation of the body. Perfect.