posts tagged "Squaw"

Boone is Back!

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!

 

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Perfect CR Day: 2.24.11

February 24, 2011 marks one year to date that the skiing community lost CR Johnson.  In recognition of CR and this tragic loss, High Fives Foundation has organized “The Perfect CR Day.”  If you are in the Tahoe area please join them and help their cause, and if not then just go skiing for CR. – Erme

The CR Johnson Memorial Fund, High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, 4FRNT Skis, Porters Tahoe, Discrete Headwear, Smith Sport Optics, Squaw Valley USA, Rime Knits, Mamasake Squaw and Moodys Bistro and Lounge present the Perfect CR Day!

February 24, 2011 (one year to the day, from the tragic loss of our friend and hero, CR Johnson) friends, family and fans will unite in Tahoe to celebrate CR Johnson and have the Perfect CR Day.

We look forward to the entire ski community joining us!

Perfect CR Day Activities (02.24.11):

  • 10am: Meet at Wildflour Baking Co. -(Olympic House, Squaw Valley USA)
  • “Oh Buddy” cookies will be on sale. All proceeds to CRJ Memorial
  • “Reign Supreme roll and Budweiser bottles” (Proceeds from this hour to CRJ Memorial Fund)
  • $35 per person, includes dinner, a glass of wine, steak frites, and two keg beers
  • $10 per person, includes two keg beers and music by DJ One Truest
  • Ages 21 and over
  • 10:30am: Go Skiing – Load lifts for skiing at Squaw Valley USA
  • 3-4pm: Lunch – Meet at Mamasake (Village at Squaw Valley USA)
  • 7-9pm: Dinnner – Meet at Moodys Bistro and Lounge for dinner, drinks and music
  • 9-11:30pm: Reggae Hour – Moodys Bistro and Lounge

About CR Johnson Memorial Fund:

The CRJ Memorial Fund Provides Funding for Alternative Modalities of Healing for Individuals suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury so they can “love the life they live.” The CR Johnson Foundation has awarded the first scholarship to Brennan Dekeersgieter in 2010. The CR Johnson Foundation and High Fives Non-Profit Foundation are accepting additional applicants for 2011 scholarships.

www.crjohnson.org

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