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SMARTWOOD TEAK

HANDMADE BY LEAF

   

SMARTWOOD TEAK

HANDMADE BY LEAF

$ 1,301.50


Sizes:
174cm SOLD OUT
184cm SOLD OUT

Minimum order: –

Units: 2

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Lunchtime at St Moritz and everyone was sitting under the green double canvas of the refuge. I had spent the morning on the ski slopes with some of my closest friends and was ordering a “bombardino” at the bar, when my attention was caught by an old black and white photograph on one of the refuge walls. A descent champion from the past smiling next to his incredible wooden skis. Why had I not thought of it before? I have always hated those naff patterns that are found on most skis on the market, wearing them unbalances my sense of beauty. All I had to do was a quick product research and I discovered Castiglioni’s Leaf. Leafs are technologically state-of-the-art skis – the soul is in bamboo, glass fibre and carbon – but have that old-fashioned look that goes perfectly with beige cashmere Brunello jumpers, goose-feather padded coats and vintage suede ski boots. I have two pairs, one in wengè and one in teak. They are my favourite versions: perfect if you drive a Range Rover Vogue with biscuit-colour leather interior without ski rack!

Era l’ora di pranzo a Saint Moritz e tutti sedevano sotto il doppio telo verde della baita. Avevo passato la mattina sulle piste da sci con alcuni dei miei amici più cari e stavo ordinando un bombardino al bancone, quando la mia attenzione è stata rapita da una vecchio fotografia in bianco e nero appesa a una delle pareti della baita. Un campione di discesa libera del passato sorride accanto ai suoi formidabili sci in legno. Come potevo non averci pensato prima? Ho sempre detestato quelle fantasie naif che decorano la maggior parte degli sci in commercio, indossarli disturba il mio senso estetico. Mi è bastato fare una ricerca di prodotto e ho scoperto i Leaf di Castiglioni. I Leaf sono sci tecnologicamente all’avanguardia -l’anima è in bamboo, fibra di vetro e carbonio- ma con quell’aspetto old-fashioned che si accompagna perfettamente ai maglioni beige in cachemire di Brunello, ai piumini d’oca e agli scarponcini in cuoio vintage. Ne ho due paia, uno in wengè e uno in tek. Sono le mie versioni preferite: perfette se guidate una Range Rover Vogue con gli interni in pelle biscotto senza portasci!

Product Description


Smartwood is our universal ski. If you don’t know what sort of day you will have. If you plan to ski powder in the morning and spend the afternoon with your kids on the piste – Smartwood will be the perfect choice. With a short turn radius and a traditional camber you will be able to carve on piste while the wide tips and 88mm underfoot width will help you to float in powder. A mixed bamboo-poplar core, reinforced with carbon, make Smartwood a very responsive and versatile ski.