Matt Rini had a simple plan when he reshaped the Graviton trick ski. The idea was to make a ski that transitioned from trick to trick easier and cleaner than its predecessor. The Graviton now has one clean radius which allows the ski to carve smoother and roll on edge faster leading always to a tight line. The rocker profile with a smaller flat spot gives the ski the ability to edge quicker and pop off the wake better than ever. This is combined with FleX technology in the tip and tail so the ski can flex in the correct areas, ultimately giving you a cleaner release off the wake every single time.
Sidecut: The sidecut lines of the Graviton have one smooth radius from the center section of the ski through the tip and tail. This gives the ski a smoother carve to the wake after you land a trick and lets the ski roll on an edge easier, allowing you to travel back to the wake faster. The width of the ski has been made slightly narrower, making it nimbler from edge to edge. This allows the ski to sit deeper in the water, which makes landings easier and forces the line tighter so you can move from trick to trick more quickly
Rocker: The rocker profile has a slightly shorter flat spot and a little more rocker in the tip and tail. The shorter flat spot allows the glide speed of the ski to be greater which in turn gives the skier a sensation of a lighter ski. The reduced contact to the water also yields faster surface turns in both hand and toe tricks. More rocker in the tip and tail reduces suction, ultimately leading to a cleaner pop off the wake every time.
FleX Tech: The X contours found in the tip and tail ensure the ski flexes in these zones when load is applied. When you load the ski for a body over, toe step, or flip it, is much like loading a trampoline mat. This stored energy translates into easier, more consistent pop off the water. FleX Tech is a means to help keep you centered over the ski when you load the line. Skiers have noticed how easy it is to go straight up off the water, reducing unwanted travel.
Center Mount Inserts: Radar added 2 binding locations for the front boot. The forward location is for hand tricks only. It moves both feet to the center of the ski instead of having the front boot in the middle of the ski and the back foot closer to the tail. This allows the skier to stand perfectly over the ski without excessive forward pressure. Now cutting to the wake from the forward or reverse position is equally simple. The front boot location puts the ankle bone on the center line of the ski with a traditional half-inch adjustment either way. The neutral insert location is best for toe tricks as it allows the ski to swivel on a central balance point when a back foot is not located on the ski.