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Ski Buyer’s Guide Part 1: Ski Width

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The Ultimate Gift

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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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