Archive: October 2011

Catching up with Salomon FreeskiTV

We love Salomon Freeski TV here on Raise The Bar! In case you missed it, here is last weeks episode titled This is Norway. – Erme


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Klint 2012

Local boy, pro-skier, and Klint rider - Tanner Rainville

Klint is one of the newest freeride ski companies. They have snagged several top freeskiers, and more importantly their skis have been highly reviewed. Take a look at what Skiershop has to offer from Klint

Krypto: 145-123-142 – 175cm, 182cm, 189cm. This is Tanner Rainville’s go-to ski for slaying pow and backcountry jibbing. It features: slanted ABS sidewalls, potent full birch wood core, sandwich construction, multiple radius design, rocker construction, U.H.M.W. sintered base, and a CAD controlled stone grind. Tanner shreds, and you will too on this ski!

Prime: 128-91-115 (179cm) – 170cm, 179cm, 188cm. The Prime is Klint’s all mountain twin, everything from park to slaying lines, this ski has got you covered. It features: slanted ABS sidewalls, potent full birch wood core, sandwich construction, U.H.M.W. sintered base, and a CAD controlled stone grind.

Pure: 123-90-123 (182cm) – 175cm, 188cm. A park tester favorite from Powder Magazine, the Pure is a true twin with symmetrical sidecut and rocker/camber profile. It features: slanted ABS sidewalls, potent full birch wood core, sandwich construction, rocker construction, U.H.M.W. sintered base, and a CAD controlled stone grind.

Prime Junior: 113-79-105 – 135cm, 145cm, 155cm, 165cm. The groms need legit boards too, and the Prime features the same quality features as the Prime just in smaller sizes.

Still have questions… Give us a shout and we’ll be happy to chat with you about the gear you’re looking for: 1-800-996-8398.

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Ian Campbell Season Edit

Skiershop Team rider and founder of EASTablished Media, Ian Campbell, just released his 2010-2011 season edit. Check it out, and be on the lookout for more from this crew this season. – Erme



Gecko Climbing Skins: Who needs Glue…

Words: Erme Catino

Early season turns are right around the corner! With anticipated cold air supposedly moving across the country this week, it’s about time to get your gear in order for the season. While those first few skin laps at the local hill are fine for some un-tuned skis, skinning up the mountain with beat-up skins that have lost their glue can easily turn first snow-day stoke into a grumpy mess.

Enter Gecko Skins. Gecko Skins are based out of Austria and are NOT a glue skin. They use “molecular fusion,” which allow the skins to not wear out as easily, and can be cleaned with luke warm water to remove dirt, pine needles, etc. Furthermore, their adhesion layer can withstand temperature from + 250° C to – 70°C, and are patent pending.

I have fondled a pair of these in the shop and I am excited to get on them later this fall. Though according to Justin Reyher of Backcountry Magazine, “they are the real deal.” Check them out…




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Kastle 2012

For 2012, Skiershop is featuring a comprehensive collection of Kastle Skis. The company divides their skis by models, so in this dealer review we’ll be briefly going through the line, so you can see which Kastle ski will be right for you. And if they are good enough for Chris Davenport, Griffin Post, Colby J. West among others, we think you’ll be stoked too. Check it…

Kastle BMX – Big Mountain Cross: The BMX series is Kastle’s freeride line, and features early rise and modern freeride sidecuts so you can float pow and crush lines all day.

Shop Kastle BMX Series

Kastle FX – Freeski Mountaineering: The FX Series was designed by mountaineering badass Chris Davenport. They feature a lightweight core and freeride sidecut, and similar to the BMX line they come in a variety of widths and lengths.

Shop Kastle FX Series

Kastle LX and MX – Light Cross and Mountain Cross: These series focus on more traditional skis for all mountain skiing in all conditions. The LX line is a lighter version of the MX which features a sportier user-friendly ski.

Shop Kastle LX and MX Series

Kastle RX and TX – Race Cross and Tour Cross: The RX speaks for itself – race construction, on-piste Alberto Tomba wannabes look no further. The Tour Cross is an ultra-light touring ski with a freeride inspired sidecut similar to the FX line.

Shop Kastle RX Series

Shop Kastle TX Series

Still have questions… Give us a shout and we’ll be happy to chat with you about the gear you’re looking for: 1-800-996-8398.

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Salomon and Atomic Launch New Touring Binding

The Marker Duke finally has a friend to play with. Meet the Salomon Guardian and Atomic Tracker, two new touring bindings from the sister companies. Skiing Magazine broke the story a couple of days ago, and we skiers are always psyched to see new products coming down the pipeline. While the binding isn’t going to be available until Fall 2012, skiers are already drooling over it.  In the meantime you can shop our current touring bindings, since winter is quickly approaching. – Erme

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Salomon Freeski TV S5 E2

We typically post Salomon Freeski TV episodes here on Raise The Bar, but this one is special because it features Skiershop Team Rider – Tyler Duncan. Congrats again Tyler on making Salomon Jib Academy finals, and check out this unique perspective from the event. – Erme


Opening Reception “Natural Playground” Photo Exhibit

Words: Erme Catino
Photo: Summit Mushroom. Alexandre Buisse. Lyon, France

Tonight, October 14th, is the opening reception for The Natural Playground Photo Contest at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex, VT. Skiershop is very excited to be a sponsor of the event, and we are looking forward to checking out all the great photos that were selected as finalists.

The reception will be taking place from 6-8pm, where event organizers will be announcing the Juror’s Choice, and attendees will be allowed to vote for the Viewer’s Choice award. If you can’t make the reception, you can still vote online HERE through Nov. 4th.

We hope to see you there as there will be many door prizes from all the sponsors.

PS. It’s BYOB.




Salomon Freeski TV S5 E1 La Niña

Salomon Freeski TV is back with the first episode of season five, La Niña. The footage may be the deepest snow seen yet on their webseries…


Leaf Blower aka Fall Classic Ride happening now!

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for the Leaf Blower mountain bike event ~aka~ the first annual Fall Classic. It’s a warm, sunny day and the foliage is spectacular! We’ll keep updating this post with pictures throughout the day, so keep checking back! Group rides are all currently out on the trails, while Frida’s gets the post ride meal ready… Yum.

The registration table

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