Tensile strength: 700MPa* Austrian manufacturer AMAG revolutionised skis with this super-strong alloy’s combination of low weight and high torsion.
Tensile strength: 710-720MPa* Developed by Lockheed Martin, Weldalite is a weldable aluminium-lithium alloy widely used in aircraft.
Strongest: Kobe’s alloy
Tensile strength: 780MPa* In 2007, Japanese firm Kobe Steel announced a new unnamed aluminium alloy, fortified with zinc, magnesium and copper.
*Megapascal – a unit of measurement of compressive or tensile strength