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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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Wagner Factory Tour: Base Materials & Steel Edges

Ski Base Materials The base material on a ski is incredibly important because that’s the part of the ski, along with the steel edge, that makes contact with the snow. Together, they determine the ski’s speed potential and durability. We work with three types of ski base materials: Standard Material (P-Tex) Super Durable Base: holds […]

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Ski Graphic Inspiration

Custom Ski Graphic Inspiration Every now and again it’s important to get a little dose of ski graphic inspiration. We caught up with our in-house graphic designer, Heather Baltzley, to expose some new custom topsheet graphics to help you curate your own design creativity. Here are 12 of our favorite graphics right now.     […]

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