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Archetype: Original and versatile – Available in 163cm, 171cm, 177cm, 184cm, 195cm

$1,150$1,295

The Archetype was our first shape ever – an oldie but a goodie. It seemed quite fat back in the day but now we recommend it for people who are spending about half of their time on-piste. Popular for NZ North Island conditions and with people who are in the teaching-kids-to-do-a-pizza phase of their lives.

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Would you like upgrade to our full carbon construction?

A full carbon pair of Kingswoods is our most epic set-up. We sandwich our bamboo core between two 500g/m2 carbon fibre sheets, and of course use the same thick edges and base material. The result is a highly-responsive, incredibly stable, yet very light ski (20% lighter). The flex will last forever and the feel is sublime.

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Category:

163cm
Dimensions: 125/93/114
Sidecut: 20m

171cm
Dimension: 132/100/124
Sidecut: 18m

177cm
Dimensions: 135/100/122
Sidecut: 18m
Avg Weight: 2150

184cm
Dimensions: 143/104/122
Sidecut: 18m

195cm
Dimensions: 147/110/131
Sidecut: 26m

Techy stuff:

A generous amount of sidecut and not too much width under foot give the Archetype good edge hold on hard-packed snow while still being an all-mountain ski. The Archetype also has early rise in the tip for easy turn initiation. The traditional, three-point radius gives these skis a long effective edge for better grip on hard snow and a more classic-ski feel.

These skis are made with:

– Bamboo core and sidewalls
– Black sintered bases
– Textured, sublimated topsheet
– Toughened steel edges
– Tri-axial fibreglass

Testimonials

Put them on edge and they will carve in hard pack and flex nicely in the turn so that sharper carving turns are possible. In the softer, fresher snow they are more fun than conventional carving skis as they surf over the top rather than sinking and slowing down into the softer snow.

David, on Archetype

I thought I would really only use my Archetypes on those rare powder days. Despite this I thought I’d see how they would go on the hard packed artificial snow. I enjoyed them so much I spent the remaining six days on them.

David, on Archetype

They’re fast, responsive and the stiffness is spot on.

Hamish, on Archetype

Now that I know they ski well on piste and how much fun they are in the softer snow, I don’t think I’ll go back to my narrow, conventional carving skis again this season. Thanks for making such a satisfying and enjoyable pair of skis.

David, on Archetype

It’s a terrible snow year at Ruapehu but I’m having some of the best skiing I’ve ever had thanks to the skis.

Hamish, on Archetype

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