Down2 114

Down Down2 114

Brand
Down
Model
Down2 114
Category
Freeride
Weight
1990 gr
Waist
114 mm
Tested length
190 cm
Year
2015

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
5
3
4
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Down Down2 114:

6 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
6 / 10
Stability at speed:
6 / 10
Technical info:
Down follows DPS and Völkl in making pure carbonfibre skis for the trail. These large skis weigh just under two kilos. The sidecut is marginally shorter towards the tips and there is a pronounced transition to taper in the back ski. Very rough top sheet structure. Consistent rocker throughout. Both skis are powerfully twisted (five degrees).

On snow:
This freeride ski from Down has functional measures and it floats well in powder. It does seem however that the low weight comes at a price. They are not as smooth and solid when you skid around on varied snow as others. The test pair was twisted, and that probably makes a difference. Some of the testers thought they were hard to maneuver, while others commented on the lack of stability at speed and that they performed poorly on hard surfaces. However, you certainly get a lot of float area and low weight here, so this is a tempting option if you are walking to the summit.


Down2 114

Technical data:

Measured length
190 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 65344
Brand
Down
Model
Down2 114
Produced
Polen
Contact length
20 cm
Rocker tail
80 cm
Rocker nose
90 cm
Side cut
124 cm
Taper tail
30 cm
Taper tip
36 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
13 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
8 cm
Max tail width
128 mm
Min waist width
114 mm
Max nose width
136 mm
Side cut radius
24.7 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
8 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2253 cm2
Weight
1990 gr
Relative weight
0.88 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
16 mm
Hight nose tip
56 mm
Angle nose tip
29°

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.