Convex Technology

Eric Pollard has always known that he wanted to create a ski with a lot of sidecut. A ski that wouldn’t lock into a turn, but still features a ton of effective edge for maximum control. But, like any ski, an idea doesn’t become a reality until you’ve actually created the shape of the ski. That’s where Pollard hit the nail on the head with the idea behind convex tips and tails.

Eric Pollard Line Skis                                                   Eric Pollard perfects the convex shape 

 

Essentially, convexity in the ski’s tips and tails allow for a spoon-like shape, making for more of a swift and looser feel while turning in deeper snow. While at the same time, the skis feature an extended effective edge, thus allowing the ski to still perform exceptionally well on groomers.

 

Convex Technology                                                 The spoon-like attributes of convex tip and tails 

 

 

 

LINE Outline Convex

 

 

 

 

In the words of Eric “Convex allows the ski to have so much sidecut, while still allowing it to be playful.” The new Sir Francis Bacon and Outline are innovation at its finest. With convex technology, you have the ability to slide, drift, and surf better than ever before.

 

Will Wesson Line Outline                                      The LINE Outline. The pow ski you wish you had yesterday 

Convex Tip & Tail Tuning Instructions

LINE Outline

DO NOT sand or stone grind the tip or tail of any ski with a Convex shape.

Stone Grinding or Sanding convex tips or tails will irreversibly damage the smooth contour of the base and could lead to base sand though. Auto feed machines must be programmed to enter and exit 175mm (measured along the base) from tip/tail. When manually feeding skis, the operator must raise the feed wheel and lift ski so convex tips and tails never contact a belt or stone grinder.
The running surface (area of ski that excludes the tip and tail) can be sanded, stoneground, and edges sharpened. After sharpening the edges, it is important to detune the edges of the tips and tails with a file or gummy stone.