Over the last summer I have been testing a lot of ways to incorporate titanal topsheets into my latest ski designs. I have been playing with metallic finishes, copper finishes, as well as a rusty patina look. The metal topsheet is not just for looks. The titanal layer is very durable and protects the core as well as gives the ski much more rigidity. The combination of a bouncy bamboo core wrapped in a titanal topsheet makes for a very fun and powerful ski. Here is a video of the newest metal topsheet ski that has been added to the...
I love building things and taking on weird side projects! This year I have shifted my focus to ski building and have stopped taking on very much side work that is unrelated to skiing or ski building. That being said I have a hard time refusing a unique project. The video below highlights a fun project I did this fall for Great Divide Brewing. I still take on occasional skate projects and if you would like to see more of this work check out my skateboard instagram page @Kalmiaboards
Come say Hello this Weekend at Regis University! I will be there with several Kalmia boards decks and a beta model of Iris Skis.
I work part time as a ski tech - One I love tuning skis but it also gives me access to some really awesome ski tuning tools for my builds and pays for me to get some ramen :) The pic above is the response fellow ski Technician Kevin had when he noticed the ski we were tuning was signed by Bode Miller. The picture below is a pretty gnarly pair of Armadas that received some love today.