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4FRNT Switchblade Skis 2013

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The 4FRNT Switchblade Skis are the go-to ski for 4FRNT's best park and pipe riders. They are stiff enough for huge pop and stomping slightly off-balance landings but playful enough to butter up your toast on both sides. Semi-cap construction retains edging power underfoot but gives you a durability advantage at the tips and tails. Make a name for yourself - carve your way through life with the Switchblade!
Rocker Type
Classic Camber - Traditional camber underfoot with a bit of early rise at tip and tail
Asymmetrical Twin - Directional shaping with a full twin tip
Traditional Contact - The two contact points of the skis are at the tips and tails.
Twin Tip
Hyper-Block Core - A poplar and birch core designed for freestyle riding
Fiberglass Reinforcement - Fiberglass laminates above and below the core
Semi-Cap Construction - Combines a cap over the top of the ski with sidewalls on top of the edges for the best of both worlds - edgehold AND durability
Sintered Base
Full-Wrap Edge
Artist - Abe Kislevitz
Binding Compatibility
Bindings not included
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.


  • Terrain: Park & Pipe
    Park & Pipe
    Park and pipe skis, often called freestyle skis, are for skiers who spend the majority of their time on jumps, rails, and jibs of all kinds. Traditionally park and pipe skis have narrower waists with full camber profiles, but this category is incorporating more rocker patterns and different shapes. You will almost always find these skis with twin tips as well as other park specific features like thicker, more durable edges, dense extruded bases, and butter zones.
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced
    The majority of skiers/snowboarders fall into this level, whether you like to carve on groomers or venture into the powder. These skis/snowboards may be somewhat wider than beginner-intermediate skis, usually with a stronger wood core and sandwich sidewall construction. Depending on the type of ski, intermediate-advanced level skis may have full camber, rocker, or some combination of the two.
  • Rocker Type: Camber
    Camber is the traditional profile for skis offering skiers lots of edge hold, especially on harder snow. A cambered ski has a smooth arch underfoot and contact points near the tip and tail when unweighted. Camber skis excel at carving on hard snow; you won’t ever see a ski racer on anything other than cambered skis.
  • Turning Radius: Medium
    17-22 m radius is best for all-mountain and park & pipe.
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip
    Full Twin Tip
    Desinged to allow you to ski backwards, full twin tips are found primarily on park & pipe skis and freestyle powder skis. More and more, we are seeing twin tips on all-mountain skis of all abilities, as it makes it a little easier to get around, and for the most part does not inhibit forward skiing.
  • Ski Awards: Powder Magazine Skier's Choice
  • Athletes: Laurent Favre
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 166 171 176 181
Tip Width (mm) 119 120 121 122
Waist Width (mm) 85 86 88 89
Tail Width (mm) 112 112 114 116
Turning Radius (m) 14.9 16.1 17.2 18.4
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1600 1700 1900 2000
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