Skis

Playboy Releases Video on How to Wax Your Skis

Yeah, you read that right.  Playboy has come out with a video of two bunnies waxing a pair of skis, and no, that isn’t a euphemism. The truth is, the video is pretty straightforward and clean.  Yes, they wearing low cut skin-tight suits, but they are actually teaching how to wax a ski.  And for […] Read more…

Ski Gear Storage – 4 Quick Care Tips

Last weekend A-basin turned off their lifts, marking the true end to the extended season. But before you jump head first into summer, make sure your ski gear storage techniques are in order so when opening day comes around you’re not stuck with mildew infested clothes or boots that have changed shape. Here are few […] Read more…

Masterfit Boot Testing #inbend

  Every year I eagerly await the annual America’s Best Bootfitters Ski & Skiing Magazine’s Boot Test. Hosted in Bend, Oregon it brings together the top boot specialists. Spearheaded by the infamous Mark Elling and Steve Cohen, it is the boot event of the year. Being a part of the boot team test gives me […] Read more…

On Snow Ski Demo at Copper Mountain – How it Works

After 4 days at the SIA show (Snowsports Industry Association) in Denver last week I and 6 other employee buyer/testers headed to Copper Mountain for the ski demo. For the last 4 or 5 years we have gone to Winter Park to do the testing. It was a very pleasant change to test at Copper. […] Read more…

How Long Does a Pair of Skis Last?

Replacing skis has nothing to do with the graphics, although early 2000s graphics on a ski in 2014 doesn’t look too good, but what matters is what’s happening underneath the topsheet over time.  The abuse from the mountain conditions, skiing style and technology changes over time can greatly hinder the performance of skis. Regular maintenance […] Read more…

Get Your Gear In Gear

The first skiing tracks are being laid and the annual snow dance has happened. It is time, winter is here. And even though every fiber in your body is poised for skiing, are you sure your gear is as amped as you? This is my pre-season checklist. Inevitably every season I have to track down […] Read more…

2 Pairs of Skis?

Ok, yes I do own and operate skis.com and I am very particular about my skis.  Most people would think owning two pairs of skis is not necessary, but, there are very good reasons to own more than one pair of skis these days, and here’s my opinion on why. To be honest 10+ years […] Read more…

Choosing the Right Ski Bindings

Ski bindings can be intimidating. They don’t really have any graphics and don’t seem to have features that differ from one to another. Nonetheless, ski bindings are extremely important and could be the difference between standing up safely after a fall versus a broken leg after a fall. Now that I’ve scared you a little […] Read more…

Ski Maintenance: The Art of Taking Care of Your Skis

You’ve just spent your hard-earned money on a pair of brand new skis and you’re excited to take them to the mountain this winter.  You perform at your best when you utilize everything your new skis have to offer. If you want that same amazing feel of the skis and be able to maintain the […] Read more…

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