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Their story. A specific request…

"This ski is born out of the request of one of the grand palaces of Courchevel, "Les Airelles". They wished to provide their clients an exceptional ski, being both a mountaineering ski and an Alpine ski.
More specifically, an ultra-light ski to grade climb the slopes of the station after the ski lifts' closure, but also with a downhill performance worthy of the best Alpine skis.
After a winter of development and testing together with the assistance of Nicolas, ski instructor for high mountains, and with the great Serge, an Alpine enthusiast, the « Alpinisme » saw the light of the day. The result is astonishing: A tailored competition ski, 700 gram of pure joy!"

MC 163 Race

Light for the climb, the Alpinisme by AZ also excels on all types of terrains: Frozen corridors, powder snow, mogul fields. It will surprise you with its ease, comfort and performance.
It’s a technological signature by AZ.
The sidewall are made from laminated bamboo specifically selected for its lightness, elasticity and compression resistance. The typical AZ balsa and walnut core as well as three layers of tri-axial carbon fabric offer the “Alpinisme” the best compromise between flexion and torsion.
UHMW base / fine edge / ash wood reinforcements for the fastener mounting zone / classic camber.

   Size (cm)  Tip (mm) Center Tail Radius (m)
MC 163 Race 163.5 100 67 77 22.5




Their history. For all the slopes of the world…


"Between 1996 and 1998 I have developed a great number of freeride ski prototypes, most notably for professionals such as Brant Moles and Hugo Harrisson, multiple medalists at the Freeride World Tour. I have also developed the first Bandit in 1996 (B3) and the popular B2 in 1997, regarded as the first parabolic multi-purpose ski.
Building on these experiences, I wanted to go back to the ski that has been called the “All Mountain”, the all-terrain and all-snow.
For the hard snow, a ski both hooking with a distributed pressure on the edge and more centered underneath the feet and ski for soft and powdery snow, whose pressure distribution extends along the entire length of the ski and more globally on its width.
A ski not too large underneath the foot to avoid soliciting the knee joints on hard ground, but sufficiently for backcountry flotation. To adapt the geometry (center width, bearing surface) to the user’s morphology, to define the side-cut line’s radius to its velocity, the pressure distribution according to the field…The difficulty lies in the inclusion of these numerous parameters.
After years of developing racing skis, I have arrived to the evident conclusion of a very asymmetric ski: Lateral rigidities different in flexion and a shifted torsional axis with respect to the ski allowing to gain two behaviors on the snow.
The instructions: invert your skis! The more the surface of the carbon reinforcement is important, the more flotation there will be for soft and powdery now.
On the other side, for hard snow and for the track, the lighter the carbon surface, the more pressure distribution is put underneath the foot.”
“All Mountain 777, name taken from the passenger airline 777 nicknamed the “World liner”. All the snowy slopes of the world could be scratched by the marks of the 777.”



  Size (cm) Tip(mm) Center Tail Radius(m)
777 187 142 93 127 17
777 177 132 89 117 17
777 16 127 87 112 17


Their history – A reply to my own expectations…


“Without the legs that I used to have in my twenties, I stay nostalgic looking back on numerous years of competition during my youth and the strong sensations attached to them. Thus, I started enlisting all the vital criteria that should be rendered to. In my career full of encounters and exchanges, the broad lines of the Master FIS Program were all plotted:
It was in Davos, on a day shared with Michael Von Gruenigen, on which I was able to test his skis. They were easy with a disconcerting precision, a behavior which indelibly printed on my mind memory and were the first criteria to my list. Well aware that this would not be enough to craft a good competitive ski, the words stated by the outstanding visionary Emile Allais during an interview with Gilles Chappaz returned to my mind. He phrased the need for a left ski and a right ski. Highly relevant nowadays in light of today’s athletes’ body language, I integrated this notion to my specifications. The objective to be achieved has not been performed on the side-cuts, since the difference of the exterior and interior ski trajectories cannot be justified. It is on the differences of supports and therefore on the differences of pressure distribution that I have entirely focused on.”
“Having accomplished the work for the Master FIS Giant Slalom I only had to extrapolate to create its Slalom version.
February 6, 2000 – The Slalom of Adelboden: Michael Von Gruenigen turned in his best performance on testing skis that I had made available to the race department four days before…While these skis were dormant in a closet for more than a year, the history of short skis for slalom started at Rossignol. Then Jure Kosir turned the best time for the second round of the World championship finals at Bormio. Later, in December 2000 at Sestriere, five racers in the first ten and Hans Petter Buraas on the winner’s platform. What a great memory!”


  Size (cm) Tip (mm) Center Tail Radius (m)
SL ladies 155.5 115 68 88 11.9
SL Men 165.5 121 70 106 12.2




  Size (cm) Tip (mm) center Tail Radius (m)
GS Ladies 173 102 68 88 24
GS Men 184 109 70 94 27



Their history. A "ready-to-wear" ski -

"Numerous skis and prototypes tested, measured, analyzed…from all possible angles; Laboratory tests correlated with fieldwork in collaboration with the University of Compiègne, the University of Luminy, and the European Space Agency as a part of movement analysis and performance measurement.
Work that has allowed in 2000 and then in 2002 to analyze and to quantify the movements of an athlete during a turn. Also, my active participation in collaboration with Professor Müller of the University of Innsbruck on the new FIS rules with regard to the arrival of the "parabolic" skis on the slopes of the Racing World Cup Tour.
Today, all these achievement, amongst others, allow me to realize a user-centered design.

Simultaneously to the tailor-making, I offer a "ready-to-wear" ski for which every size is optimized according to the morphology, sportiness, purpose, speed, and bend radius of a representative user of the ski population."

The sidewall are made from laminated walnut or ash wood seeking comfort or performance. The typical AZ balsa and walnut core as well as the tri-axial glass fiber and bi-axial carbon fabric offer the best compromise between flexion and torsion.
An AZ signature where ease, lightness and comfort express themselves for the greatest delight.UHMW Base / classic camber.



The wood types and their specificities:

Walnut wood Its fiber length and the finesse of its texture offer softness and comfort
Ash wood A long fiber combined with a medium texture offer the ski precision and nervousness.


Performance levels:


1 For passionate skiers seeking relaxation and fresh air (sideslipping and low aggressiveness)
2  Lots of level differences for skiers seeking strong sensations
3 For passionate skiers enjoying athletic skiing, seeking performance and strong supports
4 For racing-driven skiers



  Réf. 1 2 3 4
Walnut wood WA * * *  
Ash wood AS   * * *



  Size (cm) Tip (mm)  Center Tail  Radius (m)
60-00 140 103 66 86 12
60-25 153 115 70 98 12
60/50 ou 70-00 166 115 70 98 14
80-00 172.5 112 70 97 17
80-25 172.5 122 80 107 17


114 75 99 19
100-00 184 123 76 108 20



Example :60-00

The morphology index corresponds to:

  • The definition of the bearing surface (contact surface) offering an optimized pressure on the snow regarding its use. Also, as an element intimately connected to the potential in corner speed, it defines the radius of the auxiliary lines.
  • The length of the lower part of the leg, height from the ground to the kneecap axis.It defines the ski’s lengths in its central zone for an optimal comfort of the knee, a very sensitive joint.

Use index corresponds to:

  •  Indicated value in percent of the ski’s backcountry potential
  •  The bearing surface following the snow conditions of the terrain of predilection.Compact and groomed on the slope, natural and thin off-piste, the snow imposes optimal pressure parameters in order to grant the ski the expected ease, tolerance and performance



The STAGGER Kids are designed following the same method as the STAGGER Classic. That is, respecting the morphology and the muscular potential of our future champions, as well as involving the playground on which they evolve.
These "Premium" skis allow the children to ski with ease and thus provides confidence from their first turns.
They are manufactured with the same materials as the adult skis, without any concessions, and in line with the AZ technology.

The sidewall are made from laminated walnut for comfort. The typical AZ balsa and walnut core as well as the bi-axial glass fiber offer great flexibility and high twist tolerance.
UHMW Base / classic camber.

   Size (cm) Tip (mm) Center Tail Radius (m)
K97 97 102 58 85 4.4
K111 111 104 61 87 6
K121 121 107 63 90 7.2
K132 132 105 65 88 10


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