The Saba (the number seven in Swahili) + Nia (one of the seven sacred principles for collaboration) are two new freeride skis designed around the lucky number seven.
The Saba and Nia were designed under the guidance of our team of athletes. We showcase each subject on a stark black background. The subject of the Saba Pro is a snowflake combined with geometric patterns and mazes, highlighting the balance of wonder and structure, using both hand drawing and 3D digital art mediums. The subject on the Nia Pro is the fireweed flower, telling the story of its resilience—rising out of the ashes and thriving during the transition to winter.
Unlike other Pro Models out there, the Saba and Nia were designed as a collaborative effort with all of our athletes from around the world. They took on full creative control with the shape, flex, artwork and construction while designing the ski of their dreams. The Saba + Nia feature Icelantic’s NEW Reflective Rocker profile. Reflective Rocker is a full rocker profile that mirrors the sidecut radius, creating a ski that is both playful and surfy when skiing flat, while still allowing the skier to engage the entire edge, providing the power to charge and carve the ski when needed. Designed with a long, gradual rocker profile and a balanced flex, the Saba and Nia are stiff enough to minimize chatter, while providing the skier a solid platform to stomp landings without wheeling out.