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Prime Series

Prime. Noun

The first of its kind. From which all others derive

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Prime Series

The 2017/18 prime series skis are the first of their kind

A culmination of over a decade of innovation and materials research, we've finally created a true high-performance lightweight big mountain ski that excels in all conditions and at any speed. Developed in Switzerland with the expertise of Mountain Guide and FWT Athlete Sam Anthamatten, we have crafted an impossibly perfect balance of precision engineering, high-tech materials and progressive shapes never before seen in skiing.

Featuring revolutionary TeXtreme carbon composites, Bcomp hybrid balsa/flax lightweight cores, proprietary multi-dimension sidecuts and generous tip and tail rocker, this is performance without compromise.

Prime Series

Prime 1.0

90mm underfoot lightweight touring ski. Designed for first ascents and arcing descents, this ski makes quick work of the up and keeps it solid on the way down.

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Prime Series

Prime 2.0

98mm underfoot all-mountain champion. Responsive, lightweight hybrid core and dampening textreme layers make this ski ideal for whatever the mountain tempts you with next.

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Prime Series

Prime 3.0

108mm underfoot for high alpine escape. This torsionally rigid ski has got you covered, whether touring in The Alps, Heli-skiing in Alaska or getting out of bounds in Colorado.

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Prime Series

Prime 4.0

118mm underfoot access-all-areas big mountain ski. Designed alongside Sam Anthamatten, this ski was made to conquer big mountain ascents and descents without compromise.

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Product Specs

118mm
2
2
MICROCAP CONSTRUCTION

Sandwich construction provides awesome edge hold while the ski’s topsheet wraps around and meets the sidewall, adding durability to the fragile join that can be prone to chipping.

90mm
4
4
MULTI-DIMENSION SIDECUT

A shorter radius underfoot keeps the ski nimble on the steep and narrow, and a longer radii blended to the tips and tails ensure a stable and feel when you’re flying out the bottom.

104mm
1
1
HYBRID BALSA/FLAX CORE

Reinforce the lightweight, super strong Balsa with layers of robust flax fibres and you are left with a durable wood core that holds an edge like other skis twice its weight.

3
3
TEXTREME CARBON

Deployed as a layer of laminate in our skis, a spread-tow structure weaves at varying angles and axis, spreading stability and stiffness across the whole width and length of the ski.

5
5
TITANAL REINFORCEMENT

Titanal reinforcement plates laid up on top of our hybrid balsa/flax cores ensure binding screws hold like nothing else and add durability to these super lightweight cores.

320mm rocker
2mm camber
330mm rocker
126mm
2
2
MICROCAP CONSTRUCTION

Sandwich construction provides awesome edge hold while the ski’s topsheet wraps around and meets the sidewall, adding durability to the fragile join that can be prone to chipping.

98mm
4
4
MULTI-DIMENSION SIDECUT

A shorter radius underfoot keeps the ski nimble on the steep and narrow, and a longer radii blended to the tips and tails ensure a stable and feel when you’re flying out the bottom.

114mm
1
1
HYBRID BALSA/FLAX CORE

Reinforce the lightweight, super strong Balsa with layers of robust flax fibres and you are left with a durable wood core that holds an edge like other skis twice its weight.

3
3
TEXTREME CARBON

Deployed as a layer of laminate in our skis, a spread-tow structure weaves at varying angles and axis, spreading stability and stiffness across the whole width and length of the ski.

5
5
TITANAL REINFORCEMENT

Titanal reinforcement plates laid up on top of our hybrid balsa/flax cores ensure binding screws hold like nothing else and add durability to these super lightweight cores.

410mm rocker
2mm camber
420mm rocker
133mm
2
2
MICROCAP CONSTRUCTION

Sandwich construction provides awesome edge hold while the ski’s topsheet wraps around and meets the sidewall, adding durability to the fragile join that can be prone to chipping.

108mm
4
4
MULTI-DIMENSION SIDECUT

A shorter radius underfoot keeps the ski nimble on the steep and narrow, and a longer radii blended to the tips and tails ensure a stable and feel when you’re flying out the bottom.

123mm
1
1
HYBRID BALSA/FLAX CORE

Reinforce the lightweight, super strong Balsa with layers of robust flax fibres and you are left with a durable wood core that holds an edge like other skis twice its weight.

3
3
TEXTREME CARBON

Deployed as a layer of laminate in our skis, a spread-tow structure weaves at varying angles and axis, spreading stability and stiffness across the whole width and length of the ski.

5
5
TITANAL REINFORCEMENT

Titanal reinforcement plates laid up on top of our hybrid balsa/flax cores ensure binding screws hold like nothing else and add durability to these super lightweight cores.

430mm rocker
2mm camber
450mm rocker
140mm
2
2
MICROCAP CONSTRUCTION

Sandwich construction provides awesome edge hold while the ski’s topsheet wraps around and meets the sidewall, adding durability to the fragile join that can be prone to chipping.

118mm
4
4
MULTI-DIMENSION SIDECUT

A shorter radius underfoot keeps the ski nimble on the steep and narrow, and a longer radii blended to the tips and tails ensure a stable and feel when you’re flying out the bottom.

132mm
1
1
HYBRID BALSA/FLAX CORE

Reinforce the lightweight, super strong Balsa with layers of robust flax fibres and you are left with a durable wood core that holds an edge like other skis twice its weight.

3
3
TEXTREME CARBON

Deployed as a layer of laminate in our skis, a spread-tow structure weaves at varying angles and axis, spreading stability and stiffness across the whole width and length of the ski.

5
5
TITANAL REINFORCEMENT

Titanal reinforcement plates laid up on top of our hybrid balsa/flax cores ensure binding screws hold like nothing else and add durability to these super lightweight cores.

440mm rocker
2mm camber
480mm rocker

Technology

Balsa/Flax Core

Natural flax fibers reinforce the strong and light balsa, resulting in a lively, yet damp, core that out performs those twice the weight.

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Multi dimension sidecut technology

Multi-Dimension Sidecut

The short radius up front enables you to turn when and where you want, while the longer radii further back ensure stability and power when charging fast. nothing will be holding you back.

Textreme carbon technology

Textreme Carbon

TeXtreme® is based on spreading tows (yarns) to create ultralight and ultrathin woven fabrics which improve impact performance while reducing weight when compared to conventional woven carbon fiber fabrics.

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Sam was after the Holy Grail – a ski that is light enough to tour up 1,500m, but burly enough to rip lines skiing down.

The Prime Series is what results when you put a design engineer and FWT athlete/UIAGM guide Sam Anthamatten in the same room and give them a blank sheet of paper to design their ultimate ski.

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