Goode Fire (2012)
With its 98 waist, the Fire will prefer powder and soft snow. Goode expects the intended user to spend at least 60 percent of his days on something other than hardpack. Slight rocker in the tip is designed to improve flotation slightly and make the ski easier to turn and more forgiving. Goode builds its wider skis with progressively softer flexes for improved powder performance. Construction: wood core with all-carbon-fiber torsion box. Goode made a radical change in its layups for 2012, going with wood cores, instead of foam, in all of its cores. Testers were greatly impressed by the difference in performance, enjoying the extra heft of wood core Goodes, which have improved tracking and stability but retain the quickness of carbon-construction.
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