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Snowboard English 2010


From park to backcountry, Palmer boards inspire confidence and fun. Slow or fast, they rail good, jump good, pow good, carve good ‌ effortless, responsive handling for excellent riding control. And if you wish to pull the trigger, they love acceleration and speed. They stay quiet, super stable and precise – never nervous, never insecure. Effortless, playful, in control, Palmer boards are body-friendly, high tech, and built in Europe to guarantee long lasting quality.

Experience confident riding that Feels Like Flying ... Experience Palmer.


Body-Friendly High Tech – the FLF Mini-Rocker

Check out the Feels Like Flying principle in action. See why our Feels Like Flying (FLF) Shape Design puts you in control of a ride that never felt easier.

The Feels Like Flying shape combines the best of two worlds, the advantages from the regular and the reverse camber (Rocker) shapes. The carving shape delivers both a dynamic initiation into turns, as well more edge contact with the snow during acceleration. Meanwhile, the forgiving nose and tail of the reverse camber shape bring you easy, effortless handling and increased flotation. Palmer Feels Like Flying (FLF) Shape vs. the Reverse Camber (Rocker) Shape: A comparison of how they work.

The edge pressure defining contact points switch on the Feels Like Flying shape, while the contact points of the reverse camber shape stay at the same spots.

When the board leans into a turn the edge pressure starts to build up and the contact points from both ends move from point A towards the center of the board to point C. The reduced snow resistance unloads nose and tail pressure after turn initiation, preventing the nose and tail from getting pushed into the snow. At the same time the residual edge making contact with the snow gets more pressure in the middle of the turn. Towards the end of the turn as pressure unloads the contact points move from C back to starting point A, allowing more edge to make contact with the snow.

Experience confident riding ‌ that Feels Like Flying.

Reverse Camber shape: contact points do not move


The Technology:


The Experience:

Feels Like Flying (FLF) Shape Design puts you in control of a ride that never felt easier.

Riding Excellence. FLF, which stands for “Feels Like Flying”, makes boarding easier than ever before by giving the rider effortless handling and improved riding control. The result is a safer, less tiring and a more fun riding experience. FLF gives the rider greater control when turning, accelerating and braking.

Feels Like Flying Shape Design. Exclusive for Feels Like Flying is the optimized interaction between sidecut and nose and tail surfaces. FLF reduces nose and tail edge pressure after turn initiation, preventing the nose and tail from getting pushed into the snow.You can actually see and feel how it works.

Handling and Control. This reduced snow resistance unloads nose and tail pressure allowing easier and more predictable handling for a more confident, in-control ride with reduced risk of catching an edge. It’s also less exhausting for your whole body!

FLF makes the board very precise, easy to direct and yet offers a fantastic edge grip at any speed. Never nervous, never insecure ... just a quiet, confident, comfortable ride. And it allows you to carve at lower speeds!

But if you wish to pull the trigger the FLF shape loves acceleration and speed and has no upper speed limit ... it just stays quiet, super stable and precise. Slow or fast, Palmer inspires comfort, confidence and fun! Fun and Body Friendly FLF makes riding more body friendly with reduced pressure on your joints, especially your knees.

The energy-efficient design is less tiring for the whole body and makes riding safer, more comfortable and easier to control.You feel more relaxed and confident which allows you to enjoy riding for more hours. Simply put … FLF makes boarding easier to enjoy and more fun at any level! Experience confident riding … that Feels Like Flying.


Timeless – Safe at Any Speed

“With its cap sidewall construction, the Timeless dishes up super smooth, chatter-free turns at any speed. At higher velocity, Palmer's FLF technology (which earned the company a Gear of the Year award last year) slightly lifts the nose and tail, to prevent the nose from digging into the snow when turning.”

Outside Magazine

Andy Finch


Artists Warren Heise Canada

warrenheise.com

Delphine Ettinger New York City

www.ashes57.com myspace.com/ashes57

Jason Norman Minneapolis www.thepaperprophet.com myspace.com/paperprophet


Alex Turvey London

alexturvey.com

Daniel Andersson Sweden

myspace.com/semiotext

Sense Tokyo


Crown LE Honeycomb

Timeless

P-Line

Pulse

Burn

Saga-R

Flash Twin


Snowboard Collection We’ve simplified our all-star lineup with our 3-shape sensations ... Feels Like Flying (FLF), Klothoid, and Reverse Camber. Body-Friendly riding experience, art collab look and built in Europe is what they all have in common.

The Crown, Honeycomb, and Timeless feature our revolutionary Feels Like Flying shape – the most progressive shape design available today, combining the best of two worlds by unifying the advantages of regular and the reverse camber (rocker) shapes. FLF provides easier, more predictable handling for a confident, in-control ride with reduced pressure on your knees plus a body-friendly design that is less tiring. Original winners of Transworld’s Good Wood and Future Snowboarding’s MVP, the Burn, Liberty, Pulse, and Halo continue to to be our best sellers featuring our smooth turning, easy-to-ride Klothoid shapes. New this year is the SAGA-R with a pure reverse camber shape and the old school nose and tail … bringing the old looks back to a playful new riding style. We’ve tricked out more of our models with artist collaborations including the Flash and Jade Twins.

The price-point P-Line comes back with new timeless colors and graphics … legendary Palmer quality for a lot less.

All Mountain Performance

All Mountain Freestyle

Liberty

P-Line

Halo

Park / Pipe / Jib

Jade Twin


Just Built Better! For more than 15 years, Palmer has led the industry in the evolution of snowboard design. Although more expensive than others – Titanium inlays, Honeycomb Core constructions, FLF and Klothoid sidecuts, high end woodcores, Cap Sidewall and prepreg laminate constructions produce the most durable and warranty-free boards on the market … guaranteed quality built in Europe! Check out Tech-Icons on each board to learn what’s inside! ALL MOUNTAIN PERFORMANCE • EXPERIENCE PALMER


CROWN LE Are You Experienced? DESCRIPTION: Titanium-powered and carbon-fiber energized accelerations in our exclusive FLF shape will hold an edge on anything and it’s unreal in powder. Titanium and carbon work in combination like a bow – the more energy in, the more energy out. The legendary Palmer woodcore with Nomex™ Honeycomb in tip and tail delivers the lowest swing weight with exceptional response in the cap-sidewall construction. Smooth lacquered top plus 3D metal logo give it that high-end sports car look. RIDER: Incredibly fun for an experienced freerider - very fast and powerful, yet smooth and easy-handling ride.

+ 4 Titanium Inlays + FLF Shape + Nomex™ Honeycomb in Tip & Tail + 4 Tip-to-Tail Carbon Fiber Strips + NCF Prepreg

Board Size

+ Cap Sidewall Construction

Length

+ Beech/Poplar Woodcore

Effective Edge

+ Stone Ground Inlaid 7200 Graphite Base

Sidecut Radius

+ Split Sidewalls

Waist Width

+ 6 x 2 Inserts and Directional Centered Stance

Stance Width

[cm]

[mm] [mm] [m]

[mm] [cm]

Stance Setback

[cm]

157

161

165

1565

1605

1645

1190

1230

1270

7.25 K

7.25 K

8.45 K

256

257

258

49-61

49-61

49-61

0

0

0

ALL MOUNTAIN PERFORMANCE • EXPERIENCE PALMER


Sports Car performance with the Cadillac ride, the first full length “Honeycomb” returns for its 13th year and the newest FLF shape continues its legacy as the lightest highest performance board on the market. It wins awards and this year we’ve returned to a look-through topsheet which we pioneered in 2001. Less weight and more fun with honeycomb and FLF. ALL MOUNTAIN FREESTYLE • EXPERIENCE PALMER


HONEYCOMB Excuse Me While I Kiss the Sky DESCRIPTION: Awarded Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year Award, the Honeycomb is cored with superlight Nomex™ Honeycomb from tip to tail, creating the lightest unlimited high-performance snowboard on the planet. The FLF shape in a cap-sidewall prepreg construction creates a playful, smooth, and responsive ride. Carbon fiber strips add energy and rebound, 7200 graphite base adds speed, and the smooth lacquered top reduces drag. RIDER: For the all mountain rider who demands the ultimate lightweight tool.

+ FLF Shape + Tip-to-Tail Nomex™ Honeycomb + 4 Tip-to-Tail Carbon Fiber Strips + NCF Prepreg + Cap Sidewall Construction + Poplar/Okume Woodcore Reinforcements + Stone Ground Inlaid 7200 Graphite Base + Split Sidewalls + 6 x 2 Inserts and Directional Centered Stance

Board Size Length

[cm]

[mm]

Effective Edge

[mm]

Sidecut Radius Waist Width

[m]

[mm]

Stance Width

[cm]

Stance Setback

[cm]

156

160

164

1565

1605

1645

1190

1230

1270

7.25 K

7.25 K

8.45 K

256

257

258

49-61

49-61

49-61

0

0

0

ALL MOUNTAIN FREESTYLE • EXPERIENCE PALMER


BURN Freestyle Powerhouse DESCRIPTION: Original winner of Transworld’s Good Wood Top 10, the Burn features a smooth easy-to-turn Klothoid shape and a matt black over gloss topsheet finish. Combining rock solid, beech/poplar woodcore with lightweight Nomex™ Honeycomb in tip and tail. The Burn is soft enough for technical freestyle riding, but torsionally stiff enough for high-speed turns. RIDER: The Burn has the shape and pop to rip in the park and also has the speed to smoke all of your buddies back to the lodge.

+ Klothoid Sidecut + Nomex™ Honeycomb in Tip & Tail + NCF Prepreg + White Full Sidewall with Lime Green Print + Beech/Poplar Woodcore + Sublimated Stone Ground 4400 Isospeed Base + 6 X 2 Inserts and Centered Stance

Board Size Length

[cm]

[mm]

Effective Edge

[mm]

Sidecut Radius Waist Width

[m]

[mm]

Stance Width

[cm]

Stance Setback

[cm]

154

158

160

162

1540

1580

1600

1620

1180

1215

1235

1255

7K

7.3 K

7.6 K

7.9 K

251

251.8

253

254

49-61

49-61

49-61

49-61

0

0

0

0

ALL MOUNTAIN FREESTYLE • EXPERIENCE PALMER


TIMELESS Safe At Any Speed DESCRIPTION: The ultimate upgrade for those ready to ride at higher levels, the new Timeless redefines freestylefriendly. Featuring new FLF shape plus full woodcore, prepreg, cap-sidewall construction, the Timeless will stay stable at high speeds, float through powder, and land big jumps. This Freestyle powerhouse to fly down any part of the mountain comes with limited edition graphics by Daniel Andersson and a matt black over gloss white finish. RIDER: Excellent maneuverability and can do anything at any speed, the new Timeless is the new benchmark for riders who know the basics and will perfect their skills on a board that will keep up with them.

+ FLF Klothoid Shape + NCF Prepreg + Cap Sidewall Construction + Tip-to-Tail Beech/Poplar Woodcore

Board Size

+ Sublimated Stone Ground 4400 Isospeed Base

Length

+ 6 x 2 Inserts and Directional Centered Stance

Sidecut Radius

+ Art by Daniel Andersson (Sweden)

Stance Width

[cm]

[mm]

Effective Edge Waist Width

[mm] [m]

[mm] [cm]

Stance Setback

[cm]

156

160

164

1565

1605

1645

1190

1230

1270

7.25 K

7.25 K

8.45 K

256

257

258

49-61

49-61

49-61

0

0

0

ALL MOUNTAIN FREESTYLE • EXPERIENCE PALMER


SAGA-R Born to Be Wild DESCRIPTION: With our first reverse camber or “rockered” shape, the new Saga-R blows your mind with it’s easy, effortless handling, and its forgiving Old School looking nose and tail. Spins like a top with predictable flex and lightweight poplar core, and soft buttery feel for sideways action in the park. The Saga-R floats through powder, absorbs the chop, and cruises in the backcountry with the utmost in ease. RIDER: From park to powder and back again, legends and newbies alike will enjoy its fresh playful style and graffiti-type graphics from Warren Heise of Canada.

+ Reverse Camber (-6 mm) + Prepreg + Full Sidewall Construction + Poplar Woodcore + Twin-Like Shape with Tri-Radial Sidecut + Stone Ground Screen-Printed 4400 Isospeed Base + 5 X 2 Inserts with Centered Stance + Full Wrapped Edges + Art by Warren Heise (Alberta)

Board Size Length

[cm]

[mm]

Effective Edge

[mm]

Sidecut Radius Waist Width

[m]

[mm]

Stance Width

[cm]

Stance Setback

[cm]

154

158

1540

1580

1176

1205

7.4

7.7

247

252

53-61

53-61

0

0

PARK / PIPE / JIB • EXPERIENCE PALMER


PULSE The Art of Shredding DESCRIPTION: Future Snowboarding’s MVP for 4 years straight, the Pulse features our easy-to-ride Klothoid shape. Prepreg quality plus a full-length beech/poplar woodcore and 4400 base at a competitive prices brings em back for more. RIDER: Intermediate to advanced rider looking for a fast and sick freestyle board that can rip it on the mountain as well as the park.

+ Klothoid Sidecut + NCF Prepreg + White Full Sidewall with red print + Full Length Beech/Poplar Woodcore

Board Size Length

[cm]

[mm]

+ Stone Ground Screen-Printed 4400 Isospeed Base

Effective Edge

+ 6 X 2 Inserts and Centered Stance

Sidecut Radius

+ Art by Jason Norman (Minneapolis)

Waist Width

[mm] [m]

[mm]

Stance Width

[cm]

Stance Setback

[cm]

154

158

160

162

1540

1580

1600

1620

1180

1215

1235

1255

7K

7.3 K

7.6 K

7.9 K

251

251.8

253

254

49-61

49-61

49-61

49-61

0

0

0

0

ALL MOUNTAIN FREESTYLE • EXPERIENCE PALMER


TWIN FLASH TWIN Jibinator DESCRIPTION: Extra smooth flex, with snappy response and stompability, the Flash is our true twin for bulletproof park and slopestyle riding. Engineered with durable Palmer prepreg, full sidewall construction, poplar woodcore, tri-radial sidecut with full wrapped edges, centered stance, and an easy-to-repair Isospeed 4400 base. RIDER: With its rubbery flex and super strong construction, the Flash kills it on jibs for any level of rider.

+ Prepreg + Full Sidewall Construction + Poplar Woodcore + True Twin Shape with Tri-Radial Sidecut

Board Size

+ Stone Ground Screen-Printed 4400 Isospeed Base

Length

Effective Edge

+ 5 X 2 Inserts with Centered Stance

Sidecut Radius

+ Full Wrapped Edges

Waist Width

+ Art by Warren Heise (Alberta)

Stance Width

[cm]

[mm] [mm] [m]

[mm] [cm]

Stance Setback

[cm]

147

150

153

157

1466

1498

1528

1570

1150

1180

1200

1230

7.3

7.5

7.7

7.9

246

248

250

253

50-58

52-60

53-61

53-61

0

0

0

0

PARK / PIPE / JIB • EXPERIENCE PALMER


P-LINE Ultimate Value Board DESCRIPTION: Overwhelmed, confused, intimidated about selecting a snowboard? Rows of boards to choose from, too many graphic choices, and lots of very confusing technical terminologies and distinctions. What’s my riding style, the sales guy asks? Wow … What do I know? I just wanna go snowboarding. I’m looking for a snowboard to do exactly that. Make it easy for me! RIDER: P-Line ... Always right! Easy selection ... Made for snowboarding. No riding style differentiations. Simple … timeless colors and graphics. Clean and simple but with a modern cool design. Ease of use… Palmer product. Made in Europe. Comfortable and safe for a guaranteed trouble-free snowboarding experience. Easy and safe choice … No confusing technical terminologies, but very high brand credibility. Safe, fun, clever, cool, has style and class, plus ... accessible for everybody. White: Sizes 146, 150

Black: Sizes 154, 158, 162

+ Prepreg + Full Sidewall Construction + Full Length Poplar Woodcore

Board Size

+ Tri-Radial Sidecut

Length

+ Stone Ground Inlaid 4400 Isospeed Base

Effective Edge

+ 5 x 2 Inserts

Sidecut Radius

+ Full Wrapped Edges

Waist Width

[cm]

[mm] [mm] [m]

[mm]

Stance Width

[cm]

Stance Setback

[cm]

146

150

154

158

162

1465

1505

1545

1575

1615

1180

1200

1210

1220

1240

7.5

7.7

7.6

7.8

7.9

246

248

248

249

251

44-52

44-52

48-56

48-56

48-56

-1

-1

-1

-1.2

-1.5

ALL MOUNTAIN FREESTYLE • EXPERIENCE PALMER


Women’s Collection

We’ve ramped up the visuals on our award-winning women’s line with limited edition artwork on everything. Full sidewall construction, plus smooth turning, easy-to-ride Klothoid shapes are found on the award-winning Liberty featuring artwork by Sense of Tokyo and the best-buy Halo with art by Alex Turvey of London. The MVP Jade True Twin is decorated by Delphine Ettinger of New York City.


LIBERTY Foxy Lady DESCRIPTION: The Liberty’s high-end mix of lightweight technologies plus Klothoid shape delivers the most playful ride in our women’s line. Original winner of Future Snowboarding’s MVP award, the Liberty comes in a smooth lacquer finish with limited edition art by Sense. Super light, smooth-flexing poplar woodcore plus Nomex™ Honeycomb in tip and tail guarantees quick board response and easy handling in all conditions. 5 X 2 inserts and centered stance. RIDER: Built for the intermediate to advanced woman who wants a solid, fast snowboard to ride hard anywhere and in all conditions.

+ Klothoid Sidecut + Nomex™ Honeycomb in Tip & Tail + NCF Prepreg + White Full Sidewall with Lime Green Print + Poplar Woodcore + Stone Ground Screen-Printed 4400 Isospeed Base

Board Size Length

[cm]

[mm]

Effective Edge

[mm]

Sidecut Radius

+ 5 X 2 Inserts and Centered Stance

Waist Width

+ Art by Sense (Tokyo)

Stance Width

[m]

[mm] [cm]

Stance Setback

[cm]

148

151

154

1480

1510

1540

1145

1165

1195

6.5 K

6.8 K

6.8 K

238.5

239

241

46-54

46-54

46-54

0

0

0

ALL MOUNTAIN FREESTYLE • EXPERIENCE PALMER


HALO Sky High Confidence DESCRIPTION: The unique combination of technologies plus limited edition artwork by Alex Turvey creates an impressive ride for women. Original winner of Transworld’s Good Wood and the easy-to-ride Klothoid shape plus smooth lacquer finish keeps our customers coming back for more. Light, assertive, and smooth turning, with 5 X 2 Inserts and Centered Stance, the Halo has a full-length poplar woodcore plus easy-to-fix Isospeed 4400 base. RIDER: Great for the girl who is looking for a dependable and smooth turning board for any part of the resort.

+ Klothoid Sidecut + NCF Prepreg + White Full Sidewall with Purple Print + Full Length Poplar Woodcore

Board Size

+ Stone Ground Screen-Printed 4400 Isospeed Base

Length

[cm]

[mm]

Effective Edge

[mm]

+ 5 X 2 Inserts and Directional Centered Stance

Sidecut Radius

+ Art by Alex Turvey (London)

Stance Width

Waist Width

[m]

[mm] [cm]

Stance Setback

[cm]

148

151

154

1480

1510

1540

1145

1165

1195

6.5 K

6.8 K

6.8 K

238.5

239

241

46-54

46-54

46-54

0

0

0

ALL MOUNTAIN FREESTYLE • EXPERIENCE PALMER


JADE TWIN Girls Got Rhythm DESCRIPTION: Awarded Future Snowboarding Magazine’s MVP for three years straight, the Jade features a true twin shape with smooth flex for confident control. With a tip-to-tail poplar woodcore, full wrapped edges, Isospeed 4400 base and a lifetime of consistent flex thanks to prepreg technology, this board remains true to Palmer’s roots in innovation. RIDER: Girl’s best friend, especially in the park or rails.

+ Prepreg + Full Sidewall Construction + Full Length Poplar Woodcore + True Twin Shape with Tri-Radial Sidecut

Board Size Length

[cm]

[mm]

+ Stone Ground Screen-Printed 4400 Isospeed Base

Effective Edge

+ 5 x 2 Inserts and Centered Stance

Sidecut Radius

+ Full Wrap Edges

Waist Width

+ Art by Delphine Ettinger (New York City)

Stance Width

[mm] [m]

[mm] [cm]

Stance Setback

[cm]

142

146

150

153

1420

1460

1498

1528

1080

1120

1180

1200

6.7

6.9

7.5

7.7

239

243

248

250

44-52

48-56

52-60

53-61

0

0

0

0

PARK / PIPE / JIB • EXPERIENCE PALMER


Power Link System

PLS Shock


PLS Super Power Link System (PLS)

Simply put, the PLS is power steering for snowboards. The perfect upgrade for any board.

The PLS is all about leverage. The PLS enables you to transfer more body power to your edges for better grip, improved control, and quicker board response.

The PLS also eliminates the dead spot that a binding creates on the board, allowing the board to flex the way it should. The PLS makes heel-side turns feel like toe-side turns and toe-side turns feel better with less effort. Less effort means riders stay on the mountain longer.

Energize your ride.

The PLS come in 4 models for different riding styles and is not gender specific:

PLS Shock

Our highest end plate, the PLS Shock is the mack-daddy of the plates. With 13mm of lift, this dual durometer plate has harder plastic on the outside pushing power to the edge and softer plastic on the inside that cushions the foot and dampens vibration.

PLS Super

The PLS Super has 20mm of lift and more power to the edge. The PLS is great in the halfpipe because when you’re coming down on those 900s and don’t land just right, your toes will not catch the wall.

PLS Flex The PLS Flex is the best-selling plate in the line. With 10mm of lift, this softer freestyle model goes with any board on your wall. PLS Standard The PLS Standard has 10mm of lift and is more freeride-oriented.

PLS Flex and Standard


Glossary

4400 ISOSPEED

Screen printed or ultrasonically cut inlaid bases with stone ground finish for high speed, easy repairs, and maximum wax absorption. Fast, tough and fixable.

7200 HIGH SPEED BASES

The inlaid 7200 graphite bases have computer-controlled stone ground or structured finishes and are super fast.

CAP-SIDEWALL

Cap-sidewall sandwich construction is the most expensive to produce but combines the advantages of both sidewall and cap construction to distribute maximum power to the edges. ID-2000 sidewalls overlap the steel edges completely and guarantee maximum durability, precise edge grip and vibration dampening.

CARBON

Carbon fiber strips give a board additional liveliness, and more pop, strength and edge grip. We place carbon fiber in special configurations to modify the board’s longitudinal flex, torsional stiffness, and to improve power distribution from the bindings to the edges of the board.

FLF SHAPE

FLF (Feels Like Flying) is the optimized interaction between the sidecut and the nose and tail surfaces. Klothoid represents the numerous radii (circles) that define the sidecut, and FLF extends these radii into the nose and tail kick. In practical terms this means more control and effortless handling, thanks to an optimized edge grip. FLF pushes edge-hold, stability and acceleration to a new standard of handling and safety.

HONEYCOMB

Nomex™ Honeycomb core made of impregnated aramid fiber is ten times lighter than wood and has an excellent strength-to-weight ratio. Because Nomex™ is not affected by moisture, corrosion does not occur like it does with cores made of aluminum or paper. Our Honeycomb is filled with 99% air.

HRC-48 EDGES

Steel edges for a powerful and long lasting edge grip.

KLOTHOID SIDECUT

Klothoid technology allows Palmer engineers to control the centrifugal forces riders experience as they turn. This unique multi-radii shape technology allows us to blend together as many different sidecut radii as needed to achieve an even easier, more forgiving and effortless board that delivers the highest riding performance ever.

For more information, please go to our website: palmerproject.com


PREPREG/NCF (NON-CRIMP-FABRIC) PREPREG

Prepreg adds the perfect amount of glue exactly where it is needed and not a drop more. It ensures durability, long life, and consistency in flex and ride. Where other manufacturers use wet lamination to save money, Palmer maintains its commitment to quality by using prepreg in all boards. Prepreg allows us to deliver a finer product, helps maintain a safer workplace for our employees and minimizes our impact on the environment.

WOODCORES

Vertically laminated beech/poplar or Okume woodcores for high strength, low weight, and optimal flexural properties. Tailored to each board’s exact specs. Every model has its own special woodcore – different in wood type, shape, and composition.

3D WOODCORE

Three dimensional shapes milled into the board’s woodcore saves on weight and puts strength where it is needed - directing more power to the edges.

POWER LINK SYSTEM (PLS)

PLS increases leverage over the edges and makes riding easier – a recommended upgrade for any board.

SIDEWALL

Full sidewall that’s easy to fix.

TITANIUM

Titanium offers the unique racing features of high power, dynamic rebound, incredible stability, and excellent dampening.

TRI-RADIAL SIDECUT

Three radii are blended together for smooth turn initiation, stable ride on edge, and quick, powerful exit snap into the next turn.

TWINTIP

A snowboard or ski shape where the nose and tail are identically shaped and designed to be ridden forward and backwards. Most commonly used in freestyle riding.

UHMW PLASTIC BUMPERS

Lightweight tip and tail protectors for high impact ding resistance and lowest swing weight.

Photography: Fizza.it, Bud Fawcett

Website Design: Gian Reto Furger, Design Terminal


Ski English 2010


Slow or fast, Palmer skis inspire comfort, confidence and certainly fun! Never nervous, never insecure ... just a quiet, comfortable ride. And if you wish to pull the trigger, they love acceleration and speed. They stay quiet, super stable and precise. Effortless, playful, in control, Palmer skis are body-friendly, high tech, and built in Europe to guarantee long lasting quality.

Experience confident riding that Feels Like Flying ... Experience Palmer.


Body-Friendly High Tech – the FLF Mini-Rocker

Check out the Feels Like Flying principle in action. See why our Feels Like Flying (FLF) Shape Design puts you in control of a ride that never felt easier.

The Feels Like Flying shape combines the best of two worlds, the advantages from the regular and the reverse camber (Rocker) shapes. The carving shape delivers both a dynamic initiation into turns, as well more edge contact with the snow during acceleration. Meanwhile, the forgiving nose and tail of the reverse camber shape bring you easy, effortless handling and increased flotation. Palmer Feels Like Flying (FLF) Shape, Normal Carving Shape, and the Reverse Camber (Rocker) Shape: a comparison of how they work.

The edge pressure defining contact points switch on the Feels Like Flying shape, while the contact points of the reverse camber shape stay at the same spots.

When the skis lean into a turn the edge pressure starts to build up and the contact points from both ends move from point A, towards the center of the ski to point C. The reduced snow resistance unloads nose and tail pressure after turn initiation, preventing the nose and tail from getting pushed into the snow. At the same time the residual edge making contact with the snow gets more pressure in the middle of the turn. Towards the end of the turn as pressure unloads the contact point’s move from C back to starting points A, allowing more edge to make contact with the snow.

Experience confident riding … that Feels Like Flying.

Regular Carving Shape

Reverse Camber Shape


The Technology:


The Experience:

Feels Like Flying (FLF) Shape Design puts you in control of a ride that never felt easier.

Riding Excellence. FLF, which stands for “Feels Like Flying”, makes skiing easier than ever before by giving the rider effortless handling and improved riding control. The result is a safer, less tiring and a more fun riding experience. FLF gives the rider greater control when turning, accelerating and braking. Feels Like Flying Shape Design. Exclusive for Feels Like Flying is the optimized interaction between sidecut, and nose and tail surfaces. FLF reduces nose and tail edge pressure after turn initiation, preventing the nose and tail from getting pushed into the snow.You can actually see and feel how it works.

Handling and Control. This reduced snow resistance unloads nose and tail pressure allowing easier and more predictable handling for a more confident, in-control ride with reduced risk of catching an edge. It’s also less exhausting for your whole body!

Very precise, easy to direct and yet with a fantastic grip at any speed. Never nervous, never insecure ... just a quiet, confident, comfortable ride. And it allows you to carve at lower speeds with a reduced risk of catching an edge.

But if you wish to pull the trigger the FLF shape loves acceleration and speed and has no upper speed limit...it just stays quiet, super stable and precise. Slow or fast, Palmer inspires comfort, confidence and fun!

Fun and Body Friendly. By making skiing more body friendly with reduced pressure on your knees, it’s also easier on your joints. FLF from Palmer makes riding more comfortable and easier to control.

The energy-efficient design is less tiring for the whole body.You feel more relaxed and confident which allows you have fun and a great experience on the snow. Simply put … Feels Like Flying makes skiing and boarding easier to enjoy and more fun at any level! Experience confident riding … that Feels Like Flying.


P01 All Mountain Twin

“I skied them both in the powder (where they pleasantly surprised me) and on the groomed (where they seemed to be truly at home). This is a high performing, damp, all mountain ski with great edge grip which can be turned quickly. I think these skis are serious contenders for a great all around ski.� ExoticSkis.com


Freeflex Pro 11

Freeflex Pro 15

Speed Plate 13 速

Peak 12

P01 Twin

P01 Twin Plus

P02

P02 Carbon


Ski Collection Feels Like Flying … effortless, playful, in control skiing… body-friendly high tech and long lasting quality - built in Europe. Slow or fast, Palmer skis inspire comfort, confidence and certainly fun! Never nervous, never insecure ... just a quiet, comfortable ride. For this year, we expanded our line offering the P02 in two different models, in white and, in black with additional Carbon boost for additional liveliness and rebound power. Also the P01 comes in two versions, new is the P01 Plus in a Titanium construction offering the unique all mountain performance features of dynamic rebounds, incredible stability, and excellent dampening. All our skis come with the unique Feels Like Flying shape for complete all mountain dominance. Feels Like Flying combines the best of two worlds, the advantages from the regular carving and the reverse camber. The carving shape delivers both a dynamic initiation into turns, as well more edge contact with the snow during acceleration. Meanwhile, the forgiving nose and tail of the reverse camber shape bring you easy, effortless handling and increased flotation. Check out our outstanding Test Reviews. Experience confident riding … that Feels like Flying.

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P03 True Twin

P04 Twin


P02 Knee-saver, Breath-saver, Heart-saver DESCRIPTION: The effortless, easy handling FLF shape maneuvers with amazing ease and silky linked turns at low speeds. Build up a little speed, same result‌ build up some more speed, same result. Simple, easy, smooth. Really fun and very, very addictive. The core's titanium and Prepreg Sandwich construction give the P02 the strength of a high-end race ski that goes as fast and hard as you want to take it. Titanium is distinguished by its maximum torsional rigidity, optimal stability and unique precision. The result is tenacious edge grip on hard, icy slopes for carving smooth, precise turns. RIDER: P02 hits a home-run with all expert skiers looking for ultimate agility and speed in any terrain. The FLF shape helps the intermediate skier ride like an expert. Pure confident riding.

+ FLF Shape Design + Titanium and Beech/Poplar Sandwich Construction

Ski Size

155

163

172

+ NCF Prepreg

Length

[mm]

1550

1630

1720

[m]

K 10.5

K 12.5

K 14.9

120

120

117

66

68

68

107

107

102

+ Laminated Cyan Sidewalls

Radius

+ Speed Plate Plus 13

Tip

+ Race Structured 7200 Inlaid Graphite Base

Waist Tail

[cm]

[mm] [mm]

[mm]

ALL MOUNTAIN PERFORMANCE • EXPERIENCE PALMER


P02 CARBON For Carving Aficionados Looking to Improve their Game. DESCRIPTION: The same effortless, easy handling as the regular P02 but with a carbon boost! Carbon gives the ski additional liveliness, and more pop, strength and edge grip. Addictive and smooth. Easy to rip down the mountain with no limits. The core's titanium and prepreg sandwich construction give the P02 the strength of a high-end race ski that goes as fast and hard as you want to take it. Titanium is distinguished by its maximum torsional rigidity, optimal stability and unique precision. Plus carbon boost. The result is tenacious edge grip on hard, icy slopes for carving smooth, precise turns. RIDER: This P02 is designed for more recreational-oriented ex or current racers and ski enthusiasts. Effortless, precise turns in the blink of an eye.

+ FLF Shape Design + Titanium and Beech/Poplar Sandwich Construction

Ski Size

155

163

172

+ Carbon Fiber

Length

[mm]

1550

1630

1720

[m]

K 10.5

K 12.5

K 14.9

120

120

117

66

68

68

107

107

102

+ NCF Prepreg

Radius

+ Laminated Cyan Sidewalls

Tip

+ Speed Plate Plus 13

Waist

+ Race Structured 7200 Inlaid Graphite Base

Tail

[cm]

[mm] [mm]

[mm]

ALL MOUNTAIN PERFORMANCE CARBON • EXPERIENCE PALMER


TYROLIA FREEFLEX PRO 15

Diagonal Toe

TYROLIA FREEFLEX PRO 11

The Freeflex Pro system allows the heel to glide freely so that the ski can bend through unhindered and retains its natural dynamics. Additionally, all freeflex bindings come with the special Pro Heel with reduced stand height.

Due to its higher release force vertically to horizontally, it holds up to the high backward lean forces.

Same description as the Pro 15 except the the Freeflex Pro 11 is the lighter model, with the Lite Heel and taller stand height.

Pro Heel

+ Aero Toe with TRP System

An increased contact area reduces friction and provides constant forward pressure in all skiing situations.

+ Height 19 mm + DIN 5 - 15 + Race Diagonal + ABS - Anti Blocking System + Freeflex Pro

Heel Track

+ Pro Heel

The heel track made of micro alloyed steel is now directly mounted on the ski. Moreover, we increased the height of about 1mm and the width of approximately 8mm. The benefits are more stability and better force transmission.

+ Dura-Coating

The Shock Absorber takes quick consecutive shocks easily. A base height of 13 mm ensures perfect edge hold even in the most tilted positions.

Bindings

+ SL Toe with TRP System + Full Diagonal + ABS - Anti Blocking System + Freeflex Pro + Lite Heel + Dura-Coating

TYROLIA SPEED PLATE PLUS 13 The special method of construction of TyroliaÂŽ plates provides torsional strength and allows free flexing dynamics for a stronger edge grip. Shock absorbing elements provide the ski with amazing stability.

+ Height 21 mm + DIN 3 - 11

+ Height 13 mm + Sole length 261 – 351 mm + Shock Absorber + Two-piece Flexsystem supports Freeflex + Increased torsional stability, control, and edge grip + Oblong holes maintain ski flexibility + Super Light


P02 Reviews

“Palmer's unique design has produced a ski that feels different from any other we have tested and one which seems like it could etch perfect carves into a pane of hardened glass. And – the amazing part – at the same time, the PO2 can be skied at low speeds with progressively soft edges. All this adds up to a superb on-piste ski capable of almost anything at any speed.” RealSkiers.com

“Definitely a ski for carving aficionados looking to improve their game with a high performance tool. Realistically, anyone can jump on the Palmers and instantly feel the sweet spot and the movements encouraged by the ski and begin laying down very nice tracks. Addicting and smooth. Easy to rip on. I want to add these to my quiver.” ExoticSkis.com

“This is certainly a fun ski. Slow or fast, the Palmer inspired comfort and confidence. This is definitely a performance ski, but one that is easy to ski.” EpicSki.com


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Essential One Ski Quiver DESCRIPTION: The P01 All-Mountain Twin finds the balance between the stiffness freestylers need for effortless, stable turns at all speeds and the snappy smoothness for their own self-expression. Blurring the distinction from peak to park, the FLF twin-like shape plus limited edition artwork by Jason Norman offers the perfect solution for every rider. RIDER: The P01 is the perfect match for playful All Mountain Freestyle. Hammering the pipe, or blasting the park, or ripping 4 feet of fresh in the woods anywhere …

+ FLF Twin-Like Shape Design + NCF Prepreg + Beech/Poplar Sandwich Construction + Laminated Cyan Sidewalls + Race Structured 7200 Graphite Base + Art by Jason Norman (Minneapolis)

Ski Size

163

171

179

Length

[mm]

1630

1710

1790

Radius

[m]

K 15.9

K 17.5

K 19.4

120

121

125

84

85

89

112

113

117

Tip

[mm]

Waist Tail

[cm]

[mm]

[mm]

ALL MOUNTAIN TWIN • EXPERIENCE PALMER


P01 TWIN PLUS All Mountain Confidence DESCRIPTION: The Plus stands for Titanium. Titanium offers the unique performance features of high power, dynamic rebound, incredible stability, and excellent dampening, without adding weight. These P01s just take whatever is thrown at them and give you the confidence and trust to go faster and ride harder. Never nervous, never insecure ... just a quiet, in-control ride. RIDER: The P01 Plus is a high performance all mountain ski with great edge grip. Rips remarkably easy on the groomed and skis well in the powder and trees. Great turn variety and effortless handling.

+ FLF Twin-Like Shape Design + NCF Prepreg

Ski Size

163

171

179

Length

[mm]

1630

1710

1790

+ Laminated Cyan Sidewalls

Radius

[m]

K 15.9

K 17.5

K 19.4

+ Race Structured 7200 Graphite Base

Tip

120

121

125

84

85

89

112

113

117

+ Titanium and Beech/Poplar Sandwich Construction

[mm]

Waist Tail

[cm]

[mm]

[mm]

ALL MOUNTAIN TWIN PLUS • EXPERIENCE PALMER


TYROLIA PEAK 12 Unlimited freedom for freeriding! Peak is the specific Park & Powder binding of TYROLIA. It features the TYROLIA Pro Heel, reduced stand height and weight. The stylish design sums up the attributes of these bindings – adrenaline, action, and aesthetics. And, all of that combined with maximum safety. All TYROLIA Peak bindings have the TYROLIA Wide brake by default. But they are also available with the TYROLIA Fat (115mm) and XFat brake (130mm) for even wider skis.

+ Height 21 mm + DIN 3.5 - 12 + Light Diagonal (LD) Toe with TRP System + Full Diagonal + Light Diagonal (LD) Heel + Wide Brake (97 mm) + Dura-Coating

P01

“I think these skis are serious contenders for a great all around ski. They just skimmed along viciously egging me on to turn up the speed dial. If you can only have a one ski quiver, this would be the ski to spend your money on.” ExoticSkis.com

P03

“This P&P ski is more precise and carve-capable, and is probably easier to ski all day than many other twintips. The famous Palmer sidecut design seems to allow this ski to make great turns at various speeds, extending its range of capabilities outside the park and pipe to all kinds of terrain on the mountain. Very fun and sporty.” ExoticSkis.com

P01

Binding & P01/P03 Reviews

P03


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P03 TRUE TWIN Spread Your Wings DESCRIPTION: Featuring the FLF True Twin Tip Shape with limited edition art by Daniel Andersson, the new P03 is a specialty ski created for superb park and pipe performance. The FLF Shape allows for more stability when taking on any transition or kicker. Mellow enough for pressing battleship rails and solid enough for slaying bulletproof slopestyle courses. The graffiti style art makes its own statement as well. RIDER: Unlike many ‘park and pipe’ skis, the P03 has a very wide range of performance and surface types it likes. Very fun and sporty. ExoticSkis.com

+ FLF True Twin Shape Design + NCF Prepreg + Beech/Poplar Sandwich Construction 161

171

179

+ Screen-Printed, Race-Structured 7200 Graphite Base

Length

[mm]

1610

1710

1790

Radius

[m]

K 16.6

K 17.7

K 18.2

+ Art by Daniel Andersson (Sweden)

Tip

112

117

122

83

85

87

112

117

122

+ Laminated Cyan Sidewalls

Ski Size

[mm]

Waist Tail

[cm]

[mm]

[mm]

PARK / PIPE / JIB • EXPERIENCE PALMER


P04 TWIN Stairway to Heaven DESCRIPTION: Featuring FLF shape design, the new Palmer P04s represent what big mountain skiing is today. Designed for backcountry and deep powder conditions, the P04’s twin-like FLF shape provides maximum flotation plus quick maneuverability in tighter situations. Coming in two lengths with at least 95 mm under foot, the running surface is plenty big for powder days and great for the rest of the mountain too. RIDER: Powder, crud, groomers – the P04s feature effortless control and fun for all conditions for any riders wanting the next level flying sensation.

+ FLF Shape Design + NCF Prepreg + Beech/Poplar Sandwich Construction

Ski Size

179

189

+ Laminated Cyan Sidewalls

Length

[mm]

1790

1890

+ Race Structured 7200 Inlaid Graphite Base

Radius

[m]

K 19.4

K 20.7

132

132

95

98

124

124

Tip

[mm]

Waist Tail

[cm]

[mm]

[mm]

BIG MOUNTAIN TWIN • EXPERIENCE PALMER


P04 Reviews

“The P04 would be a great ski without the trick geometry, but the mini-rocker makes it easier and more forgiving than any ski that’s capable of similar performance.” Powder Magazine


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