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After a couple year hiatus, San Fransisco based Boone Skis is back and promising to be better than ever! The company has reworked everything from their ski designs and core materials all the way to where and how the skis are produced. Boone has always had a vision of producing all their skis in house, in their own factory, with locally sourced materials. After years of testing their original ski designs on the market, some more years of tweaking their ski building procedures, and then tying it all together, they’ve accomplished their goal.
Boone is now offering four different ski models that cover a vast range of skiing styles and applications. The new Boone lineup uses poplar in all their wood cores, changing things up from the bamboo cores found in their original skis. This gives the skis quite a bit more strength and has allowed Boone to develop some seriously high performing, hand made skis.
Take the Squallywood for example. Squaw has always been a big influence on Boone skis, and now the company has the means to build an appropriate ski. It’s relatively stiff with slight camber tip to tail. No rocker, no early taper, just full on big mountain ripper. A ski like this would have been out of place in the Boone lineup of old, but now it’s supported by a high performance park ski, a mid fat all mountain charger, and a giant 130cm fully rockered powder ski.
Look for Boone skis to find their way back into Skiershop for 2014. We’ll make sure to mount up each of their models for demo, so if you’re in the Stowe area stop by to try some hand built skis straight out of San Fransisco!
Salt Lake City, UT, (July 13, 2012) – DPS Skis, the world’s only manufacturer of pure pre-preg carbon fiber sandwich skis, is pleased to announce a new model, the Wailer 112 RPC, to be released during their summer Dreamtime Preorder event starting on July 19th, 2012.
As the dog days of summer take hold across the country, skiers’ thoughts begin to drift towards winter. Days are slowly becoming shorter, and soon enough sweltering afternoons will be replaced by powder filled mornings of cold smoke.
In light of summer dreaming, and in conjunction with July’s Dreamtime Preorder event, DPS is proud to announce the Limited Edition Wailer 112 RPC. The Wailer 112 RPC is a powder surfing/charging machine, and a special variation of the award winning Wailer 112 RP—a close family member.
The RPC (142-115-127) is for skiers that prefer to charge down the fall line, flying through cut up snow and crud in addition to powder. Available in a 192cm length, and only in Pure Carbon+Nano construction, the RPC features slight camber underfoot with a progressive 20-23m turn radius, lower tip and tail rocker, and enhanced SS dampening.
“It’s an RP, and features DPS’ Paddle Tech Geometry™ which made the 112 such a great ski, but the RPC is designed to ski more in the fall line and with more speed,” notes Marshal Olson, Retail Sales Manger for DPS. “The RPC gives up some of the 112 RP’s hard snow carving performance and versatility in exchange for enhanced crud busting and speed through powder.”
Combined with DPS’ powerful yet lightweight carbon construction, this unique shape will allow skiers to surf powder in the morning, then charge leftovers all day as they sniff out stashes.
The Limited Edition Wailer RPC will only be available during the Dreamtime Preorder: July 19 – August 1, 2012. Quantities are limited and early purchase is recommended.
For more information regarding the RPC and Preorder visit http://dpsskis.com/
DPS is a leader in innovative design and shaping, and is located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City. The company started in 2005 when Stephan Drake met Peter Turner and a partnership was born. Combining Peter’s background as a leading engineer in the ski-manufacturing world and Stephan’s vision and powder psyche, the duo created skis using space age materials and innovative shapes. DPS Skis are sold on four continents and are a trusted brand of serious skiers worldwide. For more information visit www.dpsskis.com or call 801.413.1737.
It has been a busy past few weeks of traveling, snowstorms, and then meltdowns… Through it all the Skiershop Team has been absolutely crushing it and having a blast at the same time. Here’s a quick recap on what has been going down – we at Skiershop couldn’t be prouder of our riders this season!
Our dynamic female duo of Louise Lintilhac and Ashley Maxfield took their skills to the Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships in Snowbird, Utah. Ashley took home 7th place, and unfortunately Weeze took home a black eye. The pictures looked scary, and we are glad that she is ok. Next up is Kirkwood, beginning April 4, 2012.
On the jib side, Tyler Duncan and Will Hibbs recently returned from the Dumont Cup at Sunday River, ME where they both made the semi-finals – yeah boys!
On the local level. Skiershop Riders Noah Ranallo and Colby Vavolotis continued to dominate the Ski The East Freeride Tour. Following the tour’s final stop at Jay Peak, VT, Valvolotis emerged victourous as the tour winner. For Ranallo, the Jay Peak competition marked the second time he won the Cliff Huckstable Big Air Award – Congrats boys!
For a full recap of the event click the photo which will bring you to the Ski The East site or click HERE.
We recently returned from skiing powder in Jackson Hole with the Powder Magazine crew, and we still have Wyoming on the mind. In case you missed it, here is KGB productions’ WYoming Triumph Episode 11 – Yellowstone Part 1.
Words and Photos: Erme Catino | Skiershop Blog Manager
For years I’ve been an avid reader of Powder Magazine and perused the buyer’s guide in the season’s first issue. Even as a reader, Powder Magazine’s ski taste (not test) seemed to operate on a looser schedule – how could it not, you are in Jackson Hole with some of the raddest people in the ski industry.
Sitting on the flight out of Jackson Friday morning it all started to set it, well at least after the hangover subsided from the Powder Week closing party. This was one of the most fun weeks I’ve ever had. It was my first time to Jackson Hole, and while I thought it would be like Alta/Snowbird I was greatly mistaken… it’s bigger, rowdier, and the sidecountry blew my mind.
Each day skiers were given a brand to ski with in the morning, then another for the afternoon. My brands were Head, Dynastar, Folsom, Scott, DPS, and Armada. Additionally one day was reserved for ASSFART – meaning “all ski something fast awesome rad together,” where skiers made as many laps as possible on the Tram, each with a different ski.
The snow kept falling all week as if it were ordered, and locals brought us to their secret gems in the sidecountry and the darkside (note no pics of that stuff, wink). It was a whirlwind week with minds hazed over from powder skiing and high fives. A big thanks goes to Powder Magazine, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Matt Hansen, Pat Sewell for winning the Captains Cup, and to all the rad people who made the week possible. Hopefully see you next year!
Even though the West Coast is gearing up for some more snow, let’s face it, it has been a low tide year thus far in North America. Which is why many of our friends are heading to Europe this spring. You should too…
We fully endorse this trip and approve this message…
A close friend to the Skiershop family, Dean Decas finally returned to the mountains in his heart, Chamonix, France. Dean spends his summers in New England, however the snow came with a fury in Europe and he quickly took off to Cham where he ski mountaineers and guides clients to the goods. Here are a few photos of Dean’s recent excursions. – Erme
About Dean: Dean Decas is a ski mountaineering ninja and in 2003, Ski Magazine rated him as one of top 100 ski instructors in the U.S. Want to ski with him? For bookings, call Dean: 508-479-1756 or email him at Greekski@aol.com
Today begins the 2012 Swatch Freeride and Freeskiing World Tour stop at Revelstoke Mountain Resort located in BC Canada. Skiershop Team Riders Louise Lintilhac and Ashley Maxfield will be holding it down for us, and we’re stoked to see them shred.
Good luck ladies!
Surface is still a relatively new ski company, however you wouldn’t know given how fast they grew. They’re similar to Klint, blew up on the scene and aren’t going away.
Skiershop has been carrying Surface for several years, and we are really stoked to have them as one of our featured brands! Below are a few skis to take a look at, click on either of them or HERE to view our featured brand page for Surface.
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.
Skiershop is stoked to welcome Jeremy Walker to their Pro Team for 2011/2012. Jeremy is currently a coach for the Mad River Glen Freeride Team, and is an all around badass! Check out his bio. - Erme
Jeremy Walker comes from a long line of skiers. His father has been a professional ski instructor in Colorado for over 40 years, and his grandfather was the original ski instructor for the 10th Mountain Division. Jeremy has continued in their footsteps by coaching freeski teams around the United States. He coached the Jackson Hole Freeride Team for 4 years – this highly competitive team has been producing some of the country’s most talented skiers who are competing nationally in the Dew Tour, Rev Tour, and the Freeskiing World Tour.
Recently, Jeremy moved back to his home state of Vermont to ski and coach at his favorite ski area, Mad River Glen. He is one of the main coaches for the Mad River Glen FreerideTeam where he aims to produce the state’s best skiers and show the world that Green Mountain Skiers are a force to be reckoned with. Jeremy’s strong skiing background mixes elements from the East and West coast, park and pipe, big mountain, moguls, and even racing. Jeremy has been a go-to skier for many Jackson Hole photographers for years, and has been featured in videos by Storm Show Studios. He is a member of Green Mountain Freeride as well as a new member to the Skiershop Pro Team. In addition, Jeremy was just placed on Kastle’s Pro/Sponsorship Team. Jeremy is very excited to be skiing for Skiershop.com as he has been an avid supporter of Skiershop since its inception.