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World’s leading ski manufacturers appreciated the unique properties of basalt fiber

Well-known ski manufacturers began to use basalt in their technologies, this led to significantly less weight and perfectly balanced elasticity, and in addition, basalt is an environmentally friendly material.

Necessary rock studies of the gabbro and andesite basalt groups for the suitability as the raw material base for the production of continuous basalt fiber (CBF). A unique technique including laboratory melting and pilot-industrial melting at the high-tech equipment.

Fischer uses Air Core Basalight technology in the ski core where volcanic basalt fibers replaced the conventional fiber glass – with remarkable effects on skiing performance.

World’s leading ski manufacturers appreciated the unique properties of basalt fiber
Fischer Superlight Crown with basalt fiber core

Besides less weight, Basalight technology brought the properties of the middle-class skis close to the top class ones. This material is ideal for the specific ski movements in cross country skiing and the perfect flex characteristics that span all temperature ranges enable a whole new skiing experience.

Fischer is not the only world famous brand using basalt fiber in the ski construction – Rossignol launched a range of skis with a powerful basalt-enhanced sandwich construction, namely, Rossignol Avenger 76 Basalt, Rossignol Experience 88 Basalt TPX, Rossignol Experience 88 Basalt Skis.

“Basalt reinforcement layers also help stabilize the ski and prevent chatter at high speeds”, – the company said.

Basalt fiber layer running the length of the ski provides outstanding dampening and vibration absorption in the models of another brand – Salomon that has used basalt fiber in X-Drive line.

Companies: ROSSIGNOL

Industries: Construction

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