Snow and ice build-up can add significant weight to each ski, sapping your energy and bumming you out. We use an ultralight material on our topsheets, with a granular surface that breaks up surface tension and reduces build-up. This topsheet won’t even take a sticker, let alone 5 pounds of ice. Added bonus: the matte surface reduces scuffs, scratches and chips, keeping your board fresher for longer.
Whiter is lighter. Topsheet graphics incorporate the color white into the design, particularly at the tips and tails. The high albedo effect of a white surface keeps the board cooler and greatly reduces the melt / re-freeze cycles that lead to snow and ice build-up.
For the ultimate in non-stick properties, Chimera uses a UHMW topsheet that will accept a hot-wax, just like your base. By special order only; please contact us.