Innovation is the key word
To innovate and develop new techniques whilst paying particular attention to the environment: this mindset has been part of Lacroix from the very beginning. Lacroix develops its own tools: moulds…Reducing the use of plastics, the brand relies on technology present in the aeronautical and motor racing worlds: vacuum polymerization, water-jet and laser cutting, precision machining, anodizing, high-resistance adhesives …This technology taken from leading-edge industrial sectors is continually supervised and tested thus guaranteeing performance that still cannot be equaled in the skiing world.
All of the components, whether they are high-resistance alloys (titanium, “titanal” - aluminium based metal alloy - …) or technical fibres such as carbon and Kevlar, have been chosen for their own individual qualities. The results are second to none: comfort, sturdiness, dynamism …just some of the words that describe Lacroix’s skis.
Geometry, sidecut, camber and rocker of a ski heavily involved in the program’s success and its skiability. Lacroix skis have always been avant-garde. Since the compact ski snowboard via asymmetric or concept Morpho, our research led us to experiment with new ways.
The introduction of our rocker geometry allowed us to broaden the spectrum of users. The rocker makes the ski more maneuverable, more fun and therefore more accessible without losing its excellent grip and liveliness.
Lacroix has chosen the said “fibro metal” sandwich construction that is characterized by a glued laminated (or glulam) wood core protected by a metallic enclosure with fibres in between. The metallic enclosure gives the ski a certain dynamism that cannot be compared, in flexure as well as in torsion. Moreover, this means that the ski bends progressively, in a uniform manner and is ultimately more hardwearing. The “fibro-metal” sandwich construction allows for unequalled precision when controlling turns thanks to the resistance created by the edge of the skis. The choice of metal supports allows for a slimmer and therefore lighter ski.
This is the heart of the ski. It filters the vibrations, renders the ski dynamic and adjusts the flex (stiffness of the ski). Cores come in many different shapes and materials but the most efficient are without a doubt those that are made from glued laminated timber. The raw wood favoured by Lacroix is ash and poplar because it is lightweight, elastic, absorbent and hardwearing.
LX VIC System (Variable Inertia Core)
The material used in the composition of the core plays a major role in the handling of the ski. The designers have two opposing factors to consider: the lightness of the ski on the one hand, and on the other hand, its stability (comfort and precision). With the V.I.C. System®, which puts into play a variable density core machined in 3D, Lacroix has obtained a more lightweight ski but with maximum stability.The variable density core means that the flex is dispersed along the ski: it is thick under the foot and lighter towards the ends.The result: a lighter ski with a more dynamic flex and a perfectly regular curve radius.
LX OCC (Off Centre Concept)
A Lacroix technical concept based on a specially designed core for Freeride skis that are wider at the waist. The lightweight raw wood core is concentrated on the centre axis of the ski while the stronger, thicker wood provides lateral support.The advantages: A core whose weight has been optimized to meet the needs of the wider ski without compromising on efficiency or flexibility. LX OCC technology is essential to the handling of a wide ski on all terrain.