Native

Parlor Skis

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The "Native" is inspired by former Parlor social media director and fishing extraordinaire James Hamilton. Like many folks who visit the Parlor, James wanted a ski that could shine in New England’s finest soft snow conditions yet have the versatility for groomers and even the hard surfaces too. A ski quick and maneuverable enough for the tight trees, stable enough for the crud, and solid enough for a real arc. Moreover, he wanted a graphic that would connect him to, depending on the day, either his close second or superior New England pastime: fly fishing.

The Native is built on Parlor’s popular Kingfisher 105 platform. Parlor owner Mark Wallace brought the graphics to life, incorporating the beautiful colors of trout and streams where they live. On the uphill, the graphic will remind you of New England’s stunning beauty and natural resources. On the downhill, the Native will have you grinning from ear to ear.

kingfisher 105

           
Size (cm) :164 171 178 185 192
Radius (m) : 16.9 17.1 18.2 18.1 20.8
Sidecut (mm) : 1240
tip: 134
waist: 105
tail: 122
1310
tip: 138
waist: 105
tail: 125
1560
tip: 138
waist: 105
tail: 125
1630
tip: 140
waist: 105
tail: 126
1630
tip: 140
waist: 105
tail: 126

camber profile

Camber describes the bottom profile of the ski and is a significant design factor.

rocker tip & tail w/ traditional camber underfoot

Traditional camber means an upward curve in the middle of a ski, with the contact points at the tip and tail. The rider's weight puts pressure on the edge from tip to tail, resulting in increased edgehold and better "pop".

flex

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.

lay-up options

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.

Frontside:

Built with three layers of Vectorply triaxial fiberglass, this lay up prioritizes dampness and stability while still maintaining a low swing weight.

Backcountry:

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.

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