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Custom Topsheets: A Deeper Look at the Process + Some of our Favorites

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The Real Skier’s Gift Guide

Treat your favorite ripper to one of our favorite gifts this holiday season.   Osprey Kode 32 No backpack we’ve found is more versatile than the Osprey Kode 32. It’s marketed as a technical backcountry snowplay pack, but can be used truly for anything. It’s perfect for hike-to inbounds terrain as well as an all […]

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Ski Buyer’s Guide Part 3: Ski Materials

Ski Materials If you’re buying skis, you need to know how materials in the ski’s core affect the ski’s behavior. Here’s your guide. In Part 1 of this series, we covered how to choose a ski’s waist width based on where you ski most and what kind of terrain you prefer. In Part 2 of this series, we looked […]

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Ski Buyer’s Guide Part 2: Ski Shape & Length

Ski Shape & Length If you’re buying a custom ski, you’re going to need to know how ski shape and ski length interact. Here’s your guide. Note: The topic of ski length has been revamped for 2019, and the new article can be found here. In the straight ski days of yore, all you really […]

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Ski Buyer’s Guide: Ski Width

Ski Width Thinking about going custom? Here’s how to decide the most fundamental question—how wide you want your ski to be. Note: This article and the topic of ski width has been updated in 2019. You can find our newest article on ski width here. If you want to find the perfect ski, you may […]

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The Ultimate Gift

Gift Skis Deciding on the right gift for someone can be a challenge. Luckily, Wagner Custom Skis is around to eliminate gift-giving pressure. Wagner takes the hard work and complexities out of choosing equipment for your special someone because each ski is handcrafted and customized based on an individual’s Skier DNA. The Wagner process allows […]

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What you need to know about great ski materials

Everything you need to know about ski materials The weight, agility, stability and durability of any ski depend largely on the quality of the materials selected for construction. So the next step, after shape, length, camber and flex are determined, is to create a bill of materials. Hardwood cores By far the best all-around material […]

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What You Need to Know About Getting Great Skis

Choosing the best pair of new skis can be a daunting task. Width, shape, length, camber, materials, flex, etc., etc. Let’s face it; industry buyer’s guides can be confusing too. Here is our breakdown of getting the ski that’s right for you! Width and shape: Ski shape is generally given as width, in millimeters, at […]

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Looking back on the history of ski design

In the beginning, all skis were custom-made. Skis used for winter transportation, for cross-country racing and jumping, were carved by hand, from a single plank of wood, by the skier or a family member — perhaps by a neighboring expert carpenter. An experienced ski-maker knew how to tailor the ski’s camber and flex to the […]

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