Pirelli, Blossom Skis team up to produce rubber-infused skis

rubber-infused-skisHigh-end tyre manufacturer Pirelli and handmade high-performance ski manufacturer Blossom Skis are collaborating to produce and launch the Blossom x Pirelli Rubber-Infused Skis.

Downhill ski design principles are based on both performance and comfort, with manufacturers striving to produce the most pleasant ride on the fastest skis. This involves properly arranging materials that provide for enough stiffness to complete quick turns and yet adequate flexibility for gripping snow and reducing uncomfortable vibrations, which also equates to better ski control.

Blossom Skis specialises in designing skis out of its factory in Valchiavenna according to individual needs. Its personalised ski technology has historically blended a wood core, melamine and phenol sidewalls, double titanal anti-torsion liners, lamina cups, fiberglass reinforcement, and scratch resistant caps.

Pirelli is a prominent tyre production company located in Milan and the exclusive supplier for the prestigious Formula One World Championship. Rubber engineers recently tried their hands outside of the automotive realm, producing a compound exclusively for Blossom Skis.

The layer of vulcanised rubber will be sandwiched in the composite during construction. Pirelli claims the unique addition is capable of dampening up to 60% of the vibrations typically experienced by skiers on snow.

The special rubber that has been layered into the Blossom ski core alongside the other materials will provide optimum downhill performance. Blossom x Pirelli Rubber Infused Skis are designed in seven different colors, but only 110 pairs of each will be released into circulation. They will be available for pre-order on the Pirelli Design website for the cost of about $1,520.