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Ski Buyer’s Guide, Part 1: Ski Length

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Wagner Custom Factory Tours

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The One-of-a-Kind Gift

Give a one-of-a-kind gift this season “Wagner Custom is a small US ski factory that helps people find their mountain mastery through its unbelievably sweet, custom-fit, tailor-made skis.” – SNOW Magazine Every year, Wagner Custom handcrafts just a few of the world’s best skis. Each ski we precision craft is dedicated to an individual skier’s […]

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New Stock Graphics

2018-2019 Stock Ski Graphics & Solid Colors Each year, our amazing graphic designers come up with a few new stock graphic options for those of you that need a little extra inspiration for your topsheet design. Below are our new designs for the 2018-2019 winter season that you can use on your own custom skis. […]

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Mountain Skis

Custom Mountain Art on Skis When Wagner Graphics Guru, Heather Baltzley, was tasked with coming up with a series of custom skis to establish one big picture, she had just the photographs in mind. Typically, Baltzley doesn’t have the opportunity to work horizontally because most single pairs of skis showcase vertical art. She reached out […]

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Wagner Factory Tour: Ski Finishing and Tuning

Ski Finishing & Tuning Finishing Your skis come out of the press in the form of a block, with the topsheet wider than the sidewalls and some extra hardened epoxy resin extruding around the top and base. We clean off the scarf and flash with a bandsaw, using the steel edges as a guide. We […]

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Customizing Your Mountain Bike

Build Your Own Mountain Bike The past decade has brought incredible advancements in bike technology. Progress has allowed riders to go farther and faster on more technical terrain – all in better comfort. With the huge variety of options out there, you can certainly find a bike that’s close to perfect for the riding you […]

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Wagner Factory Tour: Ski Press

Ski Press Once we have fabricated the components of a ski, we will do what is called a wet layup process. This process involves taking each component of the ski, starting with the base, and stacking the structural layers while applying resin between each layer. The final piece of the this process is adding the […]

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Wagner Factory Tour: Structural Materials

Ski Structural Materials Every ski that we build has a wood core at the heart of the ski. Above and below that wood core is a structural layer.   The structural layers are what gives the ski its longitudinal (tip to tail) stiffness and they also contribute to the torsional stiffness (ski’s resistance to twisting) […]

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The Best Skis for Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced Skiers

What you need to know about skis for beginners, intermediate, and advanced skiers. Whether you are new to the sport of skiing, a seasoned veteran, or somewhere in between, there are a few characteristics you should look for when purchasing or renting skis. Beginner skiers want to find a ski that is going to be […]

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