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Rafiki Powder Ski | Cat's Meow
But don't let the powder skis title fool you. This pivoty and nimble ski will float you through Hokkaido deep drifts, twist through tight trees and bumps, and still carve a groomer with ease. An ample tip and waist provide skiers with a floaty ride. The pared-down tail makes for quick release and instant control, while camber underfoot is all business on the groomer.
✔️ Ample tips and waists provide a floaty ride, while pared-down tails make for quick release and instant control
✔️ Medium turn radius ensures easy turn initiation in many conditions, without comprising stability and control, especially at speed
✔️ Early-rise tip profile is a directional shape that pairs off-piste stability and soft snow performance with control
✔️ Rocker in the tips handles crud and bumps upfront and provides maximum float in the soft snow; slightly eased tails enhance control
✔️ Camber underfoot allows you to have full control on groomers
✔️ Sandwich construction with a full-width triaxial fiberglass layup
✔️ Blended wood core is composed of FSC certified poplar and birch that improves stability in firm and variable conditions
✔️ Graphics by Coalition Snow Creative Director Lauren Bello Okerman
Rocker - Tip Rocker – 420 mm | Camber – +2 mm | Tail Rocker – 330 mm
Sidecut - The 18-21m sidecut on the Rafiki has a longer, medium turn radius. This sweet spot ensures easy turn initiation in many conditions, without comprising stability and control, especially at speed.
Core - FSC Certified Poplar and Birch
Laminates - Triaxial Fiberglass Laminate
Sidewalls - ABS Sidewalls
Base - IS 7500 Sintered
Edges - 2mm full wrapped steel edges
Is This The Right Ski For Me?
Not sure if this is the ski for you? Deep dive into the differences between all of our models in this handy flow chart.
Mounting & Spec Guide
Compare specs across all of our models here and find mounting info for your binding placement too.
How To Choose The Right Size Ski
Not sure what size is right for you? Check out our size guide here and learn how to choose the right size ski.
YOUR NEW BEST BUDDY
RAFIKI POWDER SKI
Rafiki means “friend” in Swahili and pays tribute to the trees that we plant in Kenya for every ski and snowboard we make. Indeed, this surfy pow slayer will be your best buddy when the snow flies.
PLAYFUL & FRIENDLY
DON'T LET THE POWDER TITLE FOOL YOU
The Rafiki floats through powder and crushes the courduroy. This pivoty and nimble ski will float you through Hokkaido deep drifts, twist through tight trees and bumps, and still carve a groomer with ease.
What's Your Return Policy?
We accept returns of skis that you purchased from us within 21 days of the ship date, even if you've skied on them :) This does not apply to skis purchased from another retailer. If you do need to exchange or return an item all you need is your order number and the shipping zip code in hand. Click here to start the process.
Can I Pay In Installments?
We offer two payment plans. The first is ShopPay, which you can select in checkout and pay in four installments over four months. The second is Bread, which has longer, interest-free terms available. Just click on the Pay Over Time button below Add to Cart.
I Still Have Questions... HELP!
Best way to reach us is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, Monday through Friday. As a small team, we do our best to respond in less than 24 hours.
Enjoy free shipping within the Continental US on all orders over $150. If you have questions about international shipping, please get in touch wtih us here.
We ship our skis UPS within the continental US. Please provide a valid shipping address for ground delivery. You can follow the progress of your shipment from the shipping email you receive. We endeavor to ship your skis within three working days.
Please note that we are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged packages. We highly encourage you to select Route Shipping Protection, which will protect from damage, theft, or loss for just a few dollars.
Why Coalition Snow?
Women Owned & Operated
We knew we deserved better equipment and a community that saw us, heard us, valued us, and put us front and center. So we said goodbye to shrink-it-and-pink-it and toxic bro culture and said hello to something more: a community that values camaraderie over competition, solidarity over sending, and compassion over cuntery.
We believe that the recipe for making a kick-ass pair of skis or snowboards has nothing to do with what's between your legs but what's between your ears and in your heart. We start with a concept that meets our unique needs and work with a team of engineers to bring our designs to life. We manufacture in reputable factories that prioritize the health and safety of their team and the environment. We test, bring in our Ambassadors and Athletes (did you know that our skis have been in the Olympics?), refine, and then deliver a finished product to you.
Building An Inclusive Community
From the beginning, we’ve been willing to do and say what our peers won’t. There is no place for the status quo, no room for hanging back, no time for wait or play it safe. In everything we create, we aim to make a positive impact in the world of snowsports and beyond. And that’s what makes us different. We're Coalition Snow, and we're the ones we've been waiting for.
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