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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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New Wood Veneer & Stock Topsheet Graphics

Each season, we come out with a few new stock topsheet graphics and order limited-run wood veneers to keep things fresh. Here is a look at some new options and inspiration for custom artwork on your skis this year. Wood Veneers Our wood veneers are limited batch orders which makes them extremely unique. They are […]

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How To Navigate A Ski Buyer’s Guide

Each fall, all the big ski and outdoor magazines release their annual ski buyer’s guides showcasing the top skis, boots, and bindings for the season to come. There are standout models and hard to miss favorites, but what does it all really mean? And, is this a reliable way to purchase skis? We caught up […]

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29 vs. 27.5: What Mountain Bike Is Best For You

29-inch Mountain Bike Wheels Versus 27.5-inch Mountain Bike Wheels Skiers love mountain biking and at Wagner, we love getting technical with gear. The big question in mountain biking today is how to choose between a 29-inch wheel and a 27.5-inch wheel. It’s a lot like choosing between a big stable ski and a more agile […]

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Ski Camber vs. Rocker: A Skier’s Guide

Up until the early 2000s, most skis had one thing in common: ski camber. But what is camber, and how does it compare to rocker or early rise? Here, we take a closer look at ski rocker and ski camber and how these elements play a role once you hit the mountain. To understand rocker […]

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Our Favorite Custom Ski Graphics From 2016-2017

Custom Ski Graphics Every pair of skis we make is uniquely crafted for that individual skier. The ski width, length, shape, rocker and camber profile, stiffness, flex pattern and material makeup is different for each pair of skis. But, that’s all internal. What makes our skis so fun post-production are the special graphics that each […]

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