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.
Pro Trick Plate (PTP) is needed with all new AIRA trick skis.
Invert Trick Plate (ITP) will not work with the new insert pattern.
AIRA 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
The 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.
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 appreciated.
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 Foam Core
AIRA begins with a high density foam core which is then wrapped with
carbon fiber laminates and then compression molded. This construction
process creates a lightweight ski with the highest possible strength to
ALL NEW FOR 2017
The 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
ability level can affect size recommendations