The Aira Ti is the women's specific version of the men's Spitfire Ti, sharing the same technology, but with a lighter balsa wood core.
It uses the salomon C/FX3 technology, a carbon and natural flax fiber composite that gives both power and dampening properties to the ski, while remaining lightweight. However, we did find the ski surprisingly chattery at high speeds, particularly in long radius turns.
The Aira Ti also has both a pulse pad and rubber perimeter feature to dampen vibrations, and an ABS sidewall round the entire ski for total edge reinforcement.
A Ti powerzone gives added torsional stiffness making for a responsive ride in hard conditions, and it was impressive in short snappy turns with fantastic turn initiation and edge hold. The edge to edge Ti laminate and CFX both give added control and performance on piste, which is where the Aira Ti really shines. However, the soft tip and rocker give the ski enough float to be enjoyed off piste and in softer conditions as well.
The Salomon all terrain rocker 2.0 has a slight rise in the tip and tail. This gives the Aira added control in variable snow and helps with easy turn initiation, while the camber of the ski gives full length contact for stability and edge hold.
Another great ski from Salomon, the Aira 80 Ti is a capable all mountain ski, perfect for an aggressive skier that enjoys ripping groomers and venturing a little off the beaten track.