New rear toe plate required for all AIRA Trick Skis
All AIRA Trick Skis come complete with machine screw inserts for the rear toe plate.
The Pro Trick Plate (PTP) is needed with all new AIRA trick skis.
The Invert Trick Plate (ITP) will not work with the new insert pattern.
AIRA HC TRICK SKI
the past year we have been asking our D3 test team to tell us EXACTLY
what they want in a trick ski. We asked skiers of varying abilities from
3,000 points to World Record holders. As with any questionnaire the
answers were varied but there was one common theme. “My current ski is
the ultimate in stability and tracking, but I would like to feel my ski
release easier and have more pop on all wake tricks.” With the increased
focus on wake tricks such as body-overs, toe step-overs and inverts we
turned our attention to improving how our trick ski performed during
every aspect of wake tricks, the cut (or load), the release off of the
wake and finally the landing.
With the all new AIRA and AIRA HC
D3 has addressed all of these demands. We are very excited to announce
we have exceeded even our own lofty expectations with the AIRA. Trick
ski design is as much an art as it is a science. Very subtle changes in
shape, rocker, flex and rebound can make very drastic changes to the
performance of a trick ski. Trick skiing is such a technically demanding
event. It requires great balance and timing. That balance and timing
all start with the ski. After creating many different prototypes Denny
Kidder, Will Bush and the entire D3 design team all agree we have ended
up with a masterpiece.
The new AIRA combines everything Denny
Kidder has learned over the years while also considering the changing
needs of the modern trick skier. Fresh new design concepts and solutions
were utilized to produce the ultimate ski for the new age trick ski
competitor as well as the seasoned veteran skiers. D3 just made trick
skiing easier for every competitor. One ride and you will be convinced.
new AIRA features a completely redesigned, forward thinking approach to
the traditional D3 overall topographical shape. More support where you
need it and less where you don’t.
A new tapered profile has been
designed into both the tip and tail of the AIRA. While subtle to the
naked eye this modification creates a truly magical feel on all wake
tricks and produces effortless pop that must be experienced to truly be
The new AIRA literally starts spins and rotations at the blink of an eye. Rhoni Barton Bischoff is on the D3 test team and she said, "With
30+ years on a D3 trick ski, I was skeptical that we could change our
entire design and not lose some of what has made D3 the best - unreal
tracking, overall stability and consistency between all the various
types of hand and toe tricks. However, the D3 Aira is the most amazing
tracking ski I have ever skied on and everything from basic spin tricks
to body overs to rotational flips are the cleanest, fastest, highest and
easiest I have ever performed them. The D3 Aira will be a career
changer at every level."
The AIRA’s ability to create load
with minimal effort is apparent from the first cut. Our new flex pattern
combined with the AIRA’s new side profile makes edging into the wake
effortless resulting in a powerful release for faster spins and quicker
flips. D3 Pro Adam Sedlemajer said, “The new Aira has
definitely helped to step my game up in many aspects. My flips are
faster yet more under control which is something very hard to achieve.
Moreover, the new shape has allowed me to feel exactly where I am on the
ski which made the load part of flips more consistent resulting in my
landing flips that I have never done before”
trick to trick quickly is the name of the game when chasing a personal
best or a world record. The AIRA’s ability to allow every skier to move
from trick to trick with speed is perhaps its best attribute. Still
featuring the largest sweet-spot in the industry for stability the AIRA
gains its quickness and agility from its fast rebound and bold new
shape. D3 Team and World Record Holder said it best, “I am now faster
from trick to trick. I now have time to add a trick or two at the end of
each pass. The AIRA is going to help everyone improve their scores.”
AIRA HC- Honeycomb core
AIRA HC begins with an aerospace quality aluminum honeycomb core and
100% carbon fiber laminate construction. The honeycomb core combined
with the carbon fiber make the AIRA HC our lightest trick ski. The
honeycomb core in the HC delivers lightning fast rebound that makes the
AIRA HC the pro skiers choice for all wake tricks.
ALL NEW FOR 2017
AIRA and the AIRA HC come complete with rock solid, ABS plastic anchors
embedded inside the core of each ski. These anchors allow us to install
the industry’s highest quality machine screw inserts in all AIRA
models. Rear plate inserts are now standard equipment on all AIRA
tricks. These rear inserts are designed to work with our new Pro Trick
Plate and also accommodate the Radar trick rear toe plate.
SIZES: 41", 42", 43" & 44"
tricks are shipped with machine screw inserts to accommodate current
D3, HO and Wiley front binding and D3's new PRO TRICK PLATE rear.
binding screws are included.
Recommended weight ranges for AIRA HC
ability level can affect size recommendations