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Wagner Factory Tour: Ski Press

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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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Wagner Factory Tour: Wood Cores

Wood Cores The wood core is the foundation of every ski that we build. The wood core is the center of the ski, and when combined with appropriate structural materials, gives the ski the right feel. We work with a number of different wood cores, from light and nimble to heavy and robust. You can […]

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On-Mountain vs. Backcountry Skis

The differences between an on-mountain and backcountry ski setup How do you choose between a backcountry ski and an on-mountain model? Here, we take a look at what lightweight means in the ski industry, the difference between on-mountain skis and backcountry skis, and how bindings play a role in your overall setup. Here’s what to […]

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Wagner Factory Tour: Graphics

Topsheet Graphics The custom-ski process gets really fun when it’s time to choose a topsheet graphic. We offer three options: stock topsheets, small-batch wood veneers, and custom graphics. Our stock topsheet options change each autumn. New designs are created in-house by our graphic designer to reflect mountain culture and timeless design. She also creates solid […]

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Wagner Factory Tour: Skier DNA

Skier DNA The ski design process at Wagner Custom takes everyone through a series of the same initial steps. What’s distinctive is that we handcraft a ski that is uniquely optimized for an individual skier each time. It all starts with the Skier DNA fitting process, a series of basic questions about you as a […]

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