The 21/22 Season was another one of progression for me. Not in skiing ability, the top of my game is already behind me. But in ski design I see a long long road of progression ahead. I've solidified my belief in a full wood core ski, confirmed its durability, and have put it through its paces. Building on my confidence in ski materials i've design a series of shapes that range from fun carvers to fat floaty powder skis. Ranging in sizes from 150 to 200 I'm also working towards offering a variety of rider sizes. Amped on where this year will take me I'm excited to be advancing my craft and take it with me to the mountain.
The 20/21 winter was a fun one for me. I tested out a pile of new shapes, new core materials, and pushed the limits on what a wooden sidewall can offer. I played around with some swallow tails that worked amazingly in new snow. Hit some target low weight skis for touring, and was able to torture test these things.
With that encouragement I threw down the dollars and time needed to get our ski press up to commercial grade specs and pressures. It will also shorten the cure times allowing me to build a ski much much faster for next season.
I was also able to meet a handful of skiers professional competition level skills and am working with them this summer on what will be some exciting shape and rocker profiles for the 21/22 season.
I never wanted gimmicky technology trademarks and a funny website descriptions to be the reason someone purchased these things. I'm making skis from an artist's perspective. Not a scalable high volume ski factory... my skis are all one of one creations.
So that's where I'm at with it all at the moment (spring 2021).
I have no aim to build a full line of skis and sell prebuilt models at scale.
My goal is to build low volume high performance powder skis that the big brands wouldn't dare. One at a time. All craft. No scale.
When the snow's dumping and you know your best deep snow days are ahead, i want to make skis that make those best days even better.
The small scale build method allows me to design skis while prioritizing performance and feel top of mind. I get to avoid all the cost cutting requirements that are necessary when designing mass produced skis.
So the stoke lives on, now in partially fulfilled dream form, yet to be fully birthed. Behind the scene though I'm getting closer to sharing my passion for building skis with the community.