That stands for Original Gangstah, for those of you not well versed in 90's hip hop. For this winter we chose to bring back one of our very first and not widley produced graphics for the Cardinal to celebrate it as the foundation of the parlor line up.
An absolute classic through and through, the “O.G” is built on Parlor’s most popular platform, the Cardinal 100, and inspired by the best ski movie of all time. In an era when the concept of “quiver” did not exist, we’re pretty sure the Cardinal 100 would have been the choice for most. It still is today. With full (but subtle) reverse camber and a modest waist, the ski can handle whatever is thrown at it: bumps, trees, powder, groomers.
We made a few subtle updates that the true faithful may well spot, and made them heartwood so that the cores show through just the slightest amount!
To help provide the best fit possible Parlor makes each ski in three flexes: soft, medium and stiff. Flex is determined through height/weight and skier style. The right flex allows a skier to access all of the contact points and performance of the ski: so the skier controls the ski and not the other way around. Medium is the default choice and appropriate for most riders.
The laminates are the main structural component of our skis. All of our custom graphic skis come with the option of a frontside or backcountry lay up.
Built with three layers of Vectorply triaxial fiberglass, this lay up prioritizes dampness and stability while still maintaining a low swing weight.
Built with two layers of Vectorply triaxial fiberglass and two layers of carbon fiber skrim, this lay up is lighter in weight for those who like to spend some time going up hill. The carbon also gives the ski a bit of added pop.