AIRA TRICK SKI
For the past year we have been asking our D3 test team to tell us EXACTLY what they want in a trick ski. We asked skiers of varying abilities from 3,000 points to World Record holders. As with any questionnaire the answers were varied but there was one common theme. “My current ski is the ultimate in stability and tracking, but I would like to feel my ski release easier and have more pop on all wake tricks.” With the increased focus on wake tricks such as body-overs, toe step-overs and inverts we turned our attention to improving how our trick ski performed during every aspect of wake tricks, the cut (or load), the release off of the wake and finally the landing.
With the all new AIRA and AIRA HC D3 has addressed all of these demands. We are very excited to announce we have exceeded even our own lofty expectations with the AIRA. Trick ski design is as much an art as it is a science. Very subtle changes in shape, rocker, flex and rebound can make very drastic changes to the performance of a trick ski. Trick skiing is such a technically demanding event. It requires great balance and timing. That balance and timing all start with the ski. After creating many different prototypes Denny Kidder, Will Bush and the entire D3 design team all agree we have ended up with a masterpiece.
The new AIRA combines everything Denny Kidder has learned over the years while also considering the changing needs of the modern trick skier. Fresh new design concepts and solutions were utilized to produce the ultimate ski for the new age trick ski competitor as well as the seasoned veteran skiers. D3 just made trick skiing easier for every competitor. One ride and you will be convinced.
The new AIRA features a completely redesigned, forward thinking approach to the traditional D3 overall topographical shape. More support where you need it and less where you don’t.
A new tapered profile has been designed into both the tip and tail of the AIRA. While subtle to the naked eye this modification creates a truly magical feel on all wake tricks and produces effortless pop that must be experienced to truly be appreciated.
AIRA TRICK SKI