The Roots 90 is a youth ski developed by listening to our local kids and let them decide what they want out of an all mountain ski. The end result was a playful and smooth ski with a finely tuned waist width of 90 mm that works all over the mountain, in all conditions. From the piste and the park to the backcountry, the Roots 90 is a fun ski buddy who’s up for anything. The soft and smooth flex makes it playful yet stable.
The Roots 90 is the world’s first community developed ski for youth skiers, developed with a test group of local kids in our hometown of Åre, Sweden. The goal was to create the best possible all mountain ski for younger skiers who constantly evolve their abilities. The wish list had characteristics such as the needed to be easy to carve on hard snow, be easy to ski and float well in powder and slush, and (of course) easy to jump with.
We recommend the same ski length as the skier’s body length. If the kid is better and more advanced than the average, or slightly heavier, chose a longer length. For a lighter skier than average, chose a shorter length.
The Roots 90 is a ski that lets the next generation evolve at their own pace, on their own premises, on skis adapted to their specific needs. Which means, a ton of fun.
152 | 162 | 172 cm
123 | 127 | 127 mm
90 | 92 | 94 mm
111 | 115 | 115 mm
12,5 | 13,5 | 17 m
Weight per ski
1260 | 1430 | 1640 g
Factory edge tune
-70 mm from true center
Body length +/- 5 cm depending on rider's weight and ski level
Poplar wood core
The knot free, vertically laminated wood of snappy poplar is a medium lightweight core that gives a playful character of the skis. Combined with Titanal the skis become stiffer and torsional rigid yet keep its playfulness. Without Titanal the skis are just super playful. A CNC-milled and integrated 55x650 mm wood plate of beech secures the mounting of the binding.
Prepreg glass fiber
We are quite unique to use dry Prepreg epoxy resins instead of letting our employees handle liquid epoxy when building skis, which is otherwise practice in the ski industry. Our glass fiber rolls come industrially impregnated with HexPly M78 from our supplier Hexcel, a world-leading producer of advanced composite material for the aerospace industry. This results in a dry, safe and great work environment for our ski builders and significantly increases the quality of the skis.
Austrian race base
We like to ski fast! Therefore, we use highest quality Isospeed 7515 race bases from Austrian Isosport GmbH. These running bases are made of ultra-high density polyethylene with high quality graphite for best gliding properties in a wide range of conditions.
Extra thick steel edges
For maximum durability of our skis, we purchase one piece steel edges from the well renowned Waelzholz GmbH, who have manufactured steel edges in Germany for over 50 years. We use their extra thick and durable Profile 132 that is 2,3 mm high and 2,2 mm wide for all models except Fusion 95 Carbon Ultra, where we use a 1,9 mm high and 1,5 mm wide edge to minimize weight.
For best wear performance and abrasion resistance, we use sublimated 0,55 mm Isocap ICP 8210 top sheets with structured surface from Austrian Isosport GmbH.