BOUNDARY PRO SERIES SKIS
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Designed with feedback from our pro athlete team, the Boundary Pro 115 is a wide-waisted freeride powder ski with a modern rockered profile and powerful, torsionally stiff construction—perfect for B.C. pillow lines, deep resort laps or big Alaskan spines.
BOUNDARY PRO 115
Boundary Pro 115 Ski
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ENGINEERED KNIT TECHNOLOGY
Getting in the weeds with rubber technology is only half of the story. Kasey and crew also began re-thinking the way we approach the shoe’s upper materials.
“We’re doing the same thing with soft goods,” he says. “We’re exploring the way they’re woven, the way the yarns are extruded, and the way they’re knit.”
What the team discovered is an “Engineered Knit” upper that provides stretch where you need it, support where it matters, and exceptional breathability. The process to create this knit material once again relies on having complete and total control of the manufacturing process.
“We’re literally controlling the tension of the knit machine to get the durability of the knit to where we think it needs to be, to get it to hold the right shape, and to have the right openings for breathability. We’re in control of all the variables,” says Kasey.
Our Engineered Knit Technology is featured throughout our shoe line, beginning with the Momentum—which utilizes it exclusively as a complete, breathable upper optimized for gym climbing. The Aspect also features our unique knit on the shoe’s tongue for added comfort.
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Thanks to a molded midsole, our shoes will hold their shape much longer than competitors’. And once again, this is an example of getting deep in the weeds and engineering the heck out of the shoes.
“Instead of just die-cutting out a piece of plastic that then gets sandwiched in the construction of the shoe, we’re 3D molding a plastic midsole that matches the shape of the last so that longer term, the shoe stays the same,” explains Kasey.
The midsoles are constructed with Pebax plastic, which Kasey believes has the best memory and keeps its shape. That’s why a high-quality ski boot is made of Pebax, he says.
“You can just rally them over and over and they will still recover,” Kasey explains.
That means over time, no matter how many hours you spend teching your way up slabs, running laps in the gym, or crimping on the boulders, your BD climbing shoes will retain their shape.
“We’re going to change the paradigm longer term,” says Kasey, “where people will buy a shoe, and they’ll be able to get the same benefit from it pretty much throughout its life, until you have to resole it.”
When asked what he likes most about BD’s new climbing shoes, Kasey boils it down to one succinct answer.
“For me, they’re shoes that give you confidence. And that’s really what matters.”