Frequently Asked Questions

Custom skis are built just for you. We try to learn about you and what you would like from your skis. Every aspect of the skis can be tweaked and adjusted just for you, your skiing style and the terrain that you ski in. We strive to build the best skis you will ever own at a reasonable price. We are a small company with small overhead. We are a small family operation and when you call us you usually will be talking to the guy who is the designer, builder, shaper, tuner and the owner. I love what I do and I look forward to having a chance to build you a great pair of skis!

We use 98% US. made materials. Our skis are built with the same materials used in most ski manufacturing. We use a 4001 sintered base material and then utilize high quality metal edges for the base. We want your skis to last and be able to take a beating. On top of the edges we use a VDS foil to help reduce vibrations. We then utilize different combinations of fiberglass, carbon fibers, and kevlars for the base glass. These are adjusted according to skier weight, ability, preference, pack weight and terrain. When then use a 9 ply Red Oak/Birch wood core. This is light, lively, and very durable. Then more layers of fiberglass, carbon fiber, and kevlars. These are also adjustable according to skier weight, ability, preference, pack weight and terrain. Then our basic ski has no topsheet or graphics(other than our logo). Our resin has UV inhibitors, so a topsheet is not required. We do have topsheet material and can add it to the skis for a little better durablity. We offer a ton of graphics options so be sure to check out our graphics page too.

Our customers are our first priority and if you want a hand in building your skis we would love to share the experience with you. The spaces are limited and cost is $200.00 on top of the cost of the skis. This includes your lunches, snacks and dinners if you don't mind hanging out with the family. Which can be a little overwhelming at times. It takes two and half days to build and tune the skis to take home. This is very unique opportunity to be invloved from the beginning to the end of a very cool project. You will be able to tell everyone that you helped to build the skis you are on! You will have to provide your own transportation to and from McCall and make accomodations while you are here. There are a lot of great hotels, motels and B&B's in McCall.

If you are a student looking for a great project to do. This is a very fun way to show off your skills as an artist, builder and skier. If this is for a school project please contact me and we will work out a great discount for you.

Your graphics have to be finished and here before we are able to build your skis. There is some prep work that has to be done before hand in order to finish the skis while you are here.

Once your order is placed and you have your deposit in your order will be put into a queue. We build small batches of skis each month and according to where you are in the queue your skis will be built during that month. Skis will be ready to ship at the end of the month they are built. Most skis are ready to ship in six weeks. Usually the hardest part of making it all come together is the graphics. Have those nailed and you will be doing well.

The average cost of a pair of skis last year was $515.00USD. The base price of skis now starts at $500.00USD. You can expect the average cost of the skis to be around $640.00USD. Graphics, carbon fiber, size and such all affect the price of the skis. All in all they are very reasonaby priced custom skis. You will be hard pressed to find anything that skis as well and made just for you for anything less.

This is the best and easiest explanation I have found on the subject yet: http://offpistemag.com/themag/pdfs/offpistemag_rocker101.pdf Sorry, but no reason to rewrite something and make it more confusing than it really is. Be sure to read the whole thing and you will learn more about ski design than you had ever wanted.

We don't have any demo skis available. We are very small operation and don't have the budget to build enough skis to be able to do this yet. Besides they are custom and they are built for you. I could make a bunch of skis and base them off all the other manufacturers skis, but then you may as well buy one of those. These are yours and only yours. We try very hary hard to build the best skis and are confident that we can build you what you want.