2020 Ahmeek 115 - Carbon

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HOW IT WORKS:

  • Order your new skis and we handcraft a pair just for you
  • You can order both stock and custom skis
  • Skis ship by the ship by date listed on the product page

    HAVE QUESTIONS?

    Phone: 231-459-4323

    Email: jeff@sccskis.com, slindenberg@sccskis.com


    Why Do I have to Wait?

    • Every pair of skis is custom built, whether you add a custom option or not, we use the exact same build process in every pair. It takes time to carefully craft each pair. We don’t cut corners, only the best - no compromises.
    • Custom skis can take time to complete artwork and design, so order early!
    • Our ski build queue is currently at our production capacity and quality takes time

    When should I expect my skis?

    • Your skis will ship based on the current Build Time/Ship By date listed on the product page.
    • Once your skis are ready to ship, we'll email you a tracking number with an estimated delivery date. Most orders ship via USPS Priority Mail.

    Want skis faster?

    • Contact us to see if we can expedite your order.

      Phone: 231-459-4323
      Email: jeff@sccskis.com, slindenberg@sccskis.com

    • Contact us to see what we have in stock - we often have pre-built custom skis available that are not listed online.
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      Handcrafted in Northern Michigan

      We carefully handcraft each pair of skis with the finest materials from start to finish in Northern Michigan, USA! Learn about Shaggy's.
      Custom skis handcrafted in the USA

      Custom Options

      Custom Ski Graphics

      Two Year Warranty

      We stand behind our product with a two year warranty - double the industry standard.

      Shipping/Returns

      Free Shipping in the USA on orders over $99. Most skis ship via USPS Priority Mail.
      30 days returns on new stock goods
      5 ski day satisfaction guarantee on stock skis

      The Ahmeek 115s are fat powder skis whose appetite for deep snow is matched only by their versatility all over the mountain. After a morning of face shots in the pow, the Ahmeek 115s will powerfully set their edges on hardpack and anything else in their way. The 115s are built to take on the nastiest terrain and let you rip high speed turns that would normally have you dumping speed.

      The Ahmeek collection bridges the gap between aggressive freeride and playful freestyle, allowing for charging hardpack and big terrain, yet having enough flex in the tip to remain playful all over the mountain and float in the powder. Their hybrid MidLight construction, precision tuned rocker/camber profile, variable sidecut radius, and 115 mm waist make them ideal for taking on whatever Mother Nature throws at you.

      The Ahmeek 115s are the ski that will have you saying WOW! Probably the most unexpected ski in our line that is versatile enough to be a daily driver, but also your dedicated powder weapon. Sure, they're not ice skates, but these skis will maneuver in the trees and charge big lines faster than you ever thought possible.

      Dimensions: 146-115-131

      • Early Rise Tip Rocker maximizes flotation in powder and busts through crud.
      • Pure Carbon Construction* combines an ultra lightweight biaxial Carbon Fiber (+-45 deg. orientation) coupled with a slightly heavier unidirectional Carbon Fiber and a Poplar hardwood core to create an exceptionally lightweight and responsive ski. 
        • *Please note the clear windows in the ski graphic will show carbon fiber rather than wood, as carbon is opaque.
      • Rounded mini-cap top edge with full height UHMW sidewalls are bombproof and look good too.

      Pure Carbon Construction

      Pure Carbon Ski Construction - What makes skis

      Core

      Laminated Poplar Hardwood: Premium Tulip Poplar is hand selected and cut into full length strips. Strips are individually flex indexed and laminated together symmetrically. Each laminated core is CNC milled to a precise thickness profile developed for each model and length.

      Composites

      Unidirectional Carbon Fiber strips above and below the core, ultra lightweight Biaxial Carbon Fiber above and beneath the core,  binding mat underfoot. Rubber bonding strips placed along edges, sidewalls, and ends for rock solid bonding.

      Sidewall

      Full height UHMW - the same raw material as your base, bombproof and double chamfered for reduced swingweight.

      Topsheet

      Clearview gloss Nylon with sublimated graphics and transparent windows to inside the ski. 

      Base + Edge

      1.4 mm CNC Knife Cut 4001 Race Grade Durasurf sintered UHMW. 2.2 mm over-sized and heat treated edges take a beating. Please note, Base colors are swapped every other pair (black into blue, blue into black).

      Ahmeek 115 Camber Rocker Profile

      Length (cm) Dimensions (mm) Turning Radius (m) Mounting Setback (cm) Weight (g/ski)
      186 146-115-132 20-22.5 -6.0 1975
      180 146-115-132 20-22 -6.0 1900
      174 146-115-132 18-20 -6.0 1850

      Get the right length skis

      Not sure what length will suit you best? Use the chart below to get in the right ballpark.

      If you really want to dial in your model and/or length choice, give us a call for expert, one-on-one, advice from a skier:  (231)459-4323

      Blog Post About How to Size and Pick Skis

      Here's a basic chart to get you started.

      Ski Sizing Chart


      Sizing skis is a little bit of an art and a little bit of a science. There are numerous factors that all effect the optimal ski length for you. 

      A few of the factors are:

      • Skier size and weight
      • Skier ability (experts size up, beginners size down)
      • Type of terrain you like
      • Where you normally ski
      • Current ski size

      The list could go on and on, but if you need help with the decision, always feel free to call us at 231.459.4323, live chat, or email us!

      What snow conditions are they made for?
      Ahmeek 115 Snow Usage Chart

      Are they right for me?
      They're right for you if you want a ski to float in the powder effortlessly, yet still grip on hardpack, and absolutely bust through the nastiest crud. These are the skis you want to grab when the snow is deep and you're looking to take your powder skiing to the next level.

      Should I choose the Carbon or MidLight (stock) version?
      The Carbon version is great for backcountry skiing including uphill touring with it's reduced weight. For a daily driver the MidLight construction is a bit better suited due to better vibration absorption. The reduced weight of the Carbon construction is beneficial for the person looking for the lightest setup. The most notable difference between MidLight and Pure Carbon is a large reduction in swingweight.

      View Ahmeek 115 - MidLight

      What length should I get?
      The Ahmeek 115s have tip rocker and a full twin tail. If you are between lengths, size up for a more stable ride, size down for more maneuverability. Check out our size chart in the previous tab for more info.

      What bindings should I get?
      You can use any binding on the Ahmeek 115s as long as the brake width is at least 115mm wide. We run Marker Griffon bindings on our demo skis. Visit your local ski shop for bindings and mounting.

      What can I customize?
      Graphics: Full custom topsheet graphics 
      Construction: Get a consultation

      What are Camber Pockets?
      Camber Pockets are additional small sections of camber (about 4 in long and 0.030" tall) molded into the overall camber of the ski in front of and behind your midsole position. They increase contact pressure to improve grip on hardpack and ice. [add graphic]

      Are they tuned and waxed?
      Skis come tuned with a 1° base edge bevel and a 3° side edge bevel and a slight tip/tail detune. The skis are waxed with a universal temperature wax to get you going.

      The Rundown

      Ride Notes: Burly and rugged enough for the heaviest lines, yet nimble enough to blast in the trees, floats effortlessly in powder.

      Design Needs: Maximum flotation in powder - stiff underfoot - twin tail - has to rip on hardpack

      Purpose: Build a true powder ski that is extremely stable and still versatile enough to charge on groomers/bust heavy crud.

      Logan Stanley - Shaggy's

      Logan Stanley
      Skier Level
      Beginner
      Expert
      Snow Types
      Ice
      Powder
      Turning Radius
      Short
      Long
      Flex
      Playful
      Powerful

      Why You'll Love Them

      1. These are the skis to take out in the best and worst conditions - the good, well, they're usually always good; but the 115s turn the table on bad conditions and make them feel like they're not even there.
      2. The 115 mm waist width and rockered tip will keep you floating in powder without all the leaning back - your legs just got stronger!
      3. Camber pockets molded into the minimal overall camber maximize edge hold on hardpack.
      4. Full twintip tails make the Ahmeeks maneuver easily in the tightest trees.
      5. MidLight construction keeps the burly construction's weight in check and ready for short-to-mid length tours.

      Customer Reviews

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      P.J.
      Height: 5'11
      Ski Length: 180cm
      Primary Ski Area: British Colombia (mostly backcountry)
      WOW!!! This is what I have to say.

      Bootjack 115 Wilderness Collection
      Where: British Colombia, Canada (mostly backcountry)

      I recently bought a pair of Shaggy's skis Bootjack 115 Wilderness Collection. I had the chance to try them in various snow conditions such as: deep powder, icy conditions, rainy conditions, tight trees and all the way to spring skiing. WOW!!! This is what I have to say.

      I've had the fortune to start skiing at age 3 year and for the first time, I took the plunge and ordered a pair of skis from the internet without physically trying or seeing them. I have to admit that I was nervous, but since Shaggy's was offering a 5 day satisfaction guarantee, it put me at at ease.

      I mostly chose the Bootjack because I was going on a backcountry ski trip to British Columbia Canada where I was expecting deep Powder and large terrain. I am pleased to report that the Bootjack performed very well! Even at low speed, the pronounced angle of the rocker tip kept me on top of the deep snow making the tight turns easy in between trees. There is no better feeling than to make big turns in deep powder on good quality skis.

      I also had a chance to ski at a resort where the conditions were icy in the morning and soft in the afternoon. The skis performed relatively well due to the camber and the camber pocket. The skis felt strong and stiff when I was on edge maintaining wicked speeds on big GS turns. Surprisingly enough, I was able to ski comfortably in the moguls. I tried a lot of powder skis, but I never found one that is as versatile as the the bootjack!

      I find the Bootjack is a perfect skis for someone who wants to skis powder, but also wants to have fun skiing groomed trails. I added the Limited Wilderness Collection package to the Bootjack only because I found the graphics amazing! The only down side to the Wilderness Collection is it brought a lot of conversation on and around the ski lifts.....not the best for anyone who prefers not to socialize. LoL

      Pascal J

      C
      C.R.
      Height: 5'10
      Ski Length: 184
      Primary Ski Area: Mt. Bohemia/Michigan Backcountry
      Should be called the G.O.A.T

      This ski should be called the GOAT, just like Michael Jordan (or if you're from the U.P maybe pre-vikings Brett Farve), this ski is hands down the Greatest Of All Time. Okay yes as an ambassador to the brand I'm a little biased, but with 5 years at Shaggy's this is by far my favorite offering. The first powder ski I have ever seen that is equally at home on a 20" blower day, or a 'it rained yesterday and now its 8 degrees out' day. Being from Michigan this is the way our winters go. From feast to famine, freeze to thaw, and back again, the Bootjack 115 charges through anything you put in front of it.
      The generous rocker in the tip gives this ski that elusive 'surfy' feel everyone is looking for in the soft stuff. The beefy 115mm underfoot, while admittedly a little heavy, keeps you and your legs happily afloat on even the deepest of days. The soft tip and relatively short radius keeps them playful and and oh-so-jibby in powder.
      That's the easy part. There are dozens of skis on the market that ski great when conditions are great.
      Where the Bootjack 115 really shines is on the OTHER days. The days where you question whether its really worth it to even drive to the hill. When its icy, chopped up, mashed potatoes, or any other concoction of snow and ice. This fat powder ski will blow anything else out of the water. The stiff, wide body of the ski, combined with generous camber and added camber pockets, make this ski feel more confident and stable than any ski I've ever been on. There is no speed limit with the Bootjack. It smashes through anything in front of it and laughs at cliff drops and snow snakes. GS turns through moguls? No problem.
      If you're looking for a ski that goes faster than Ricky Bobby at the Daytona 500, surfs powder like John John Florence at pipeline and inspires more confidence than Mel Gibson at the end of Braveheart this is the one for you.

      S
      S.H.
      Can't Wait for POW!!!

      Thus far, my experiences have largely been on groomed, with small "Michigan Powder Days". The Bootjack is a tremendously fun ski to ride. But it definitely behaves much more like a powder ski in how it wants input. It's got a great, fun surfy feeling to it that makes it a blast! Driving your knee into the turn just isn't for this ski. It likes a smoother, softer approach and rewards you with a really groovy feel. It's a great combo with my Blizzard Bonafides which are more traditional style of ski (albeit larger). But even in just a little pow, I can't WAIT to hit some deep Western powder!!!! This thing is going to rock in that!

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      A.H.
      A do everything ski!

      I had a chance to try these skis out at Loveland ski area last April and I must say they are a wonderful pair of skis. I currently ride the 2015 Tubby and have been looking for something with more of an all mountain/ daily driver feel. I tested skis a lot of skis last year so I could make a decision on what I should buy and these are by far the best all mountain/ daily drives I test. I look forward to getting these mounted up and enjoy them for years to come!

      Proudly Handcrafted in Northern Michigan, USA

      We craft our skis with the best materials available with the simple goals of class leading performance and durability. We strive to keep you smiling on the snow.

      Selling direct to you allows us to use the best materials at some of the best pricing in the industry.

      About Us

      Customize Your Skis

      We can customize just about any aspect of your skis! From graphics to rocker/camber and construction types.

      Looking for a custom graphic? No problem! Want the your skis built with full rocker? We can do that! Just contact us to get the process rolling!

      Add a Custom Graphic

      Ski 2 Year Warranty - Satisfaction Guarantee - Free Shipping

      Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee


      Go ahead and mount them up!

      Ski them for up to 5 days and if you don't love them, send them back! We genuinely want you to have the best experience on snow you can.

      Skis cannot have any signs of damage or excessive wear and they must only contact snow during this 5 day period. That means if you go ski in rocky terrain or hit rails, they become ineligible for a return.

      *Only applies to stock products without customizations

      Satisfaction Guarantee Details

      2 Year Warranty


      We stand behind our products

      What is covered? We warrant out product agains defects in materials and workmanship. Basically, we cover your skis as they are in contact with snow. We build with the best materials and durability is paramount, but we cannot cover impacts with non-snow surfaces.

      Ever have an issue, just contact us and we've got you covered. Have an issue outside of warranty coverage or smash into some rocks? We'll still help you out, there's almost nothing we can't repair.

      Free repairs are available to any of our customers, just get them to us and pay for return shipping (we can get you some good shipping rates).

      Warranty Details

      Free Ski Shipping


      Anywhere in the USA

      We ship orders over $99 free within the USA! Skis are shippped normally via USPS Priority Mail for fast service, in some instances we will use UPS or Fedex. If you need expedited shipping, please call us at 231.459.4323 for more options!

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Skis Sold Direct to You

      2018/2019 Ski Presale


      How it works

      Here's the deal! We are taking early orders for the 2018/19 Season at a huge discount. Who doesn't like a good deal? So when you place an order for new skis by 11:59PM June 29th, we're offering you up $250 off! That's right, the absolute cheapest way to purchase your skis for the coming season. Haven't you waited long enough? Tell your wife, your husband, your mom or dad; this is only going to last for a few weeks!

      So what’s the catch? Your skis will be shipped to you by October 15th, so you will get them well before Winter 2018 hits. To get this deal just go to the skis page (they're already discounted), call us at 231.459.4323, or stop by the shop!

      Order by Date: 11:59PM on June 29th

      Ship by Date: October 15th

      Carbon Fiber Skis vs Fiberglass Skis - Skis Handmade in the USA


      STANDARD LAYUP


      Our standard layup construction includes a select cut Ash hardwood core wrapped with triaxial fiberglass and carbon fiber stringers under the core. The carbon stringers are used to increase pop and rebound energy in the ski, while complementing the predictable and torsionally rigid feel of the triaxial fiberglass.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The standard layup is best suited for the majority of skiers, it blends the traditional hardwood core with an energetic feel. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their Pure Carbon counterpart. Best for all mountain skiing with limited backcountry touring.


      NANOMAG® DAMPING SYSTEM LAYUP


      This method of construction incorporates a sheet of nanoMAG® magnesium into our Standard Layup that significantly reduces vibration and chatter in the nastiest conditions. The damping of the material increases edge hold and creates an exceptionally smooth ride.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The nanoMAG® Damping System is suited for the skier looking for the ultimate in smooth skiing, especially when making high speed turns. This option maximizes grip on ice. Two words to describe this option are "Smooth and Stable". This will slightly reduce liveliness (vs. Standard or Pure Carbon) but gives you that Cadillac Ride!

      Custom Ski Graphics

      Want to personalize your skis? Design your own custom graphic and we'll print it!

      We press your digital design into a plastic topsheet using the highest quality sublimation inks. During this process the ink actually becomes a gas and permeates into the plastic, actually becoming part of the plastic.

      Read below for some of the options we offer, but if you don't see the answer to your question, just get ahold of us at 231.459.4323, live chat, or email jeff@sccskis.com

      I have my graphic, what do I need to do to set it up for skis? See below


      Semi-Custom Topsheet - $50

      Includes one option from the list below (ski model name will be corrected):

      • Use a graphic from another current Shaggy’s model
      • Use a graphic from our graphic library View Graphics Here.
      • Swap main colors on the graphic

      Full Custom Topsheet (Level 1) - $100

      This includes either providing your own custom artwork that we help layout and format for printing or creating a graphic using a background from our library.

      Included Services (bring your custom design)

      • You create your own one-of-a-kind topsheet design either with our online tool or via your own software
      • We layout the graphic for your specific ski
      • We prep your graphic for print: file cleanup, adjust elements for ski specific layout, color correction. 

      Included Services (create a design with us)

      • Choose main background graphic from our library
      • Change color of graphic
      • Add your name or message
      • Add your own logo or image on top of the graphic
      • Two adjustment revisions ($15 per extra revision)

      Full Custom Topsheet (Level 2) - $150

      We create your topsheet graphic from your concept

      Included Services (plus any from above)

      • Graphic consultation (phone, video chat, or in person)
      • We create your ski graphic based on an agreed concept
      • Two adjustment revisions ($25 per extra revision)

       

      Once you've placed your order we will contact you regarding your graphic and always send you a mockup of the graphic on skis prior to printing!

      Need help? Have an idea for a graphic but have NO IDEA how to put it into print? We can make that idea a reality for a reasonable design fee. Just contact us and we’ll get to work!

      Want to order your skis now but don’t have your graphic ready? No problem! Go ahead and order, add the graphic fee and put a note on your order that you’ll send your graphic at a later date.


      How to Design your Custom Ski Graphic

      • Your custom graphics need to be designed as a rectangle with the dimensions of 16 in wide by the length of the ski plus 10 cm long (ie Ahmeek 180 cm + 10 cm = 190 cm total). This will include both skis as a pair.
      • When designing your custom ski graphic, we recommend you use a graphic program that supports layers such as: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, Corel Paintshop Pro, or if you do not have a graphics program you can use GIMP which is a free open-source program (http://www.gimp.org/).
      • Once your purchase is complete, we will send you a specific model design layout template that you can use for general placement, please remember that there may be slight shifts during pressing and to leave adequate room for that (full bleed to the rectangle)
      • Once you have your basic design done, you should paste the graphic layout provided by Shaggy's into a new layer (top layer) to see how the graphic will look with the ski cutouts and make necessary graphic adjustments. Remember to turn the ski layout layer offprior to exporting the file for print. See image below for reference.
      • The design should be done using the CMYK color space (this is how they will be printed), so if it is designed in another color space the colors may be slightly off. We cannot guarantee perfect color accuracy.
      • The design should be done in at least 150 dpi, but we recommend doing them at 200 dpi.
      • If created using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, the source file should be sent directly to us.
      • If a non-Adobe software is used, the files should be exported as a TIFF file, we will provide an upload link to submit the file (they are LARGE).
      • In most instances we will incorporate a small ski information emblem on the skis in an appropriate location near binding placement.
      Custom Ski Topsheet Graphic Example Design

      Ski 2 Year Warranty - Satisfaction Guarantee - Free Shipping

      Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee


      Go ahead and mount them up!

      Ski them for up to 5 days and if you don't love them, send them back! We genuinely want you to have the best experience on snow you can.

      Skis cannot have any signs of damage or excessive wear and they must only contact snow during this 5 day period. That means if you go ski in rocky terrain or hit rails, they become ineligible for a return.

      *Only applies to stock products without customizations

      Satisfaction Guarantee Details

      2 Year Warranty


      We stand behind our products

      What is covered? We warrant out product agains defects in materials and workmanship. Basically, we cover your skis as they are in contact with snow. We build with the best materials and durability is paramount, but we cannot cover impacts with non-snow surfaces.

      Ever have an issue, just contact us and we've got you covered. Have an issue outside of warranty coverage or smash into some rocks? We'll still help you out, there's almost nothing we can't repair.

      Free repairs are available to any of our customers, just get them to us and pay for return shipping (we can get you some good shipping rates).

      Warranty Details

      Free Ski Shipping


      Anywhere in the USA

      We ship orders over $99 free within the USA! Skis are shippped normally via USPS Priority Mail for fast service, in some instances we will use UPS or Fedex. If you need expedited shipping, please call us at 231.459.4323 for more options!

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Carbon Fiber Skis vs Fiberglass Skis - Skis Handmade in the USA


      STANDARD LAYUP


      Our standard layup construction includes a select cut Ash hardwood core wrapped with triaxial fiberglass and carbon fiber stringers under the core. The carbon stringers are used to increase pop and rebound energy in the ski, while complementing the predictable and torsionally rigid feel of the triaxial fiberglass.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The standard layup is best suited for the majority of skiers, it blends the traditional hardwood core with an energetic feel. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their Pure Carbon counterpart. Best for all mountain skiing with limited backcountry touring.


      PURE CARBON LAYUP


      Our Pure Carbon construction includes an ultra lightweight biaxial Carbon Fiber (+-45 deg. orientation) coupled with a slightly heavier unidirectional Carbon Fiber. A full Carbon model allows for an exceptionally lightweight and responsive ski. The exceptionally high strength and stiffness of the Carbon Fiber allows us to use a lightweight Poplar wood core, that is Select Cut in Northern Michigan. For maximum binding screw retention, we mill out the core and place an extra retention plate in the binding area. Average weight savings versus their standard counterpart is 1.6 - 1.8 LB/Pair.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The Pure Carbon layup is best suited for the skier looking to often use the ski for backcountry touring where the weight savings allows for more climbing, or someone looking for the lightest ski. Many skiers have reported back that they are able to increase their on-snow time when the conditions are rough, primarily due to reduced muscle fatigue. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their standard counterpart, however have a significant weight savings.

      *Please note that due to the opacity of Carbon Fiber, skis with this construction will not have "clear windows" into the core as on some models. The windows will instead show the carbon fiber on top of the wood core. Alternatively, and based on availability you may specify to have your graphic printed on a lightweight matte finish white material. Ski graphics with "windows" to see the core, will be white instead.

      Skis Sold Direct to You

      2017/2018 Ski Presale


      How it works

      Here's the deal! We are taking early orders for the 2017/18 Season at a huge discount. Who doesn't like a good deal? So when you place an order for new skis by 11:59PM June 30th, we're offering you up $250 off! That's right, the absolute cheapest way to purchase your skis for the coming season. Haven't you waited long enough? Tell your wife, your husband, your mom or dad; this is only going to last for a few weeks!

      So what’s the catch? Your skis will be shipped to you by October 15th, so you will get them well before Winter 2018 hits. To get this deal just go to the skis page (they're already discounted), call us at 231.459.4323, or stop by the shop!

      Order by Date: 11:59PM on June 30th

      Ship by Date: October 15th

      Carbon Fiber Skis vs Fiberglass Skis - Skis Handmade in the USA


      STANDARD LAYUP


      Our standard layup construction includes a select cut Ash hardwood core wrapped with triaxial fiberglass and carbon fiber stringers under the core. The carbon stringers are used to increase pop and rebound energy in the ski, while complementing the predictable and torsionally rigid feel of the triaxial fiberglass.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The standard layup is best suited for the majority of skiers, it blends the traditional hardwood core with an energetic feel. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their Pure Carbon counterpart. Best for all mountain skiing with limited backcountry touring.


      NANOMAG® DAMPING SYSTEM LAYUP


      This method of construction incorporates a sheet of nanoMAG® magnesium into our Standard Layup that significantly reduces vibration and chatter in the nastiest conditions. The damping of the material increases edge hold and creates an exceptionally smooth ride.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The nanoMAG® Damping System is suited for the skier looking for the ultimate in smooth skiing, especially when making high speed turns. This option maximizes grip on ice. Two words to describe this option are "Smooth and Stable". This will slightly reduce liveliness (vs. Standard or Pure Carbon) but gives you that Cadillac Ride!


      PURE CARBON LAYUP


      Our Pure Carbon construction includes an ultra lightweight biaxial Carbon Fiber (+-45 deg. orientation) coupled with a slightly heavier unidirectional Carbon Fiber. A full Carbon model allows for an exceptionally lightweight and responsive ski. The exceptionally high strength and stiffness of the Carbon Fiber allows us to use a lightweight Poplar wood core, that is Select Cut in Northern Michigan. For maximum binding screw retention, we mill out the core and place an extra retention plate in the binding area. Average weight savings versus their standard counterpart is 1.6 - 1.8 LB/Pair.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The Pure Carbon layup is best suited for the skier looking to often use the ski for backcountry touring where the weight savings allows for more climbing, or someone looking for the lightest ski. Many skiers have reported back that they are able to increase their on-snow time when the conditions are rough, primarily due to reduced muscle fatigue. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their standard counterpart, however have a significant weight savings.

      *Please note that due to the opacity of Carbon Fiber, skis with this construction will not have "clear windows" into the core as on some models. The windows will instead show the carbon fiber on top of the wood core. Alternatively, and based on availability you may specify to have your graphic printed on a lightweight matte finish white material. Ski graphics with "windows" to see the core, will be white instead.

      Carbon Fiber Skis vs Fiberglass Skis - Skis Handmade in the USA


      STANDARD LAYUP


      Our standard layup construction includes a select cut Ash hardwood core wrapped with triaxial fiberglass and carbon fiber stringers under the core. The carbon stringers are used to increase pop and rebound energy in the ski, while complementing the predictable and torsionally rigid feel of the triaxial fiberglass.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The standard layup is best suited for the majority of skiers, it blends the traditional hardwood core with an energetic feel. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their Pure Carbon counterpart. Best for all mountain skiing with limited backcountry touring.


      NANOMAG® DAMPING SYSTEM LAYUP


      This method of construction incorporates a sheet of nanoMAG® magnesium into our Standard Layup that significantly reduces vibration and chatter in the nastiest conditions. The damping of the material increases edge hold and creates an exceptionally smooth ride.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The nanoMAG® Damping System is suited for the skier looking for the ultimate in smooth skiing, especially when making high speed turns. This option maximizes grip on ice. Two words to describe this option are "Smooth and Stable". This will slightly reduce liveliness (vs. Standard or Pure Carbon) but gives you that Cadillac Ride!

      Custom Ski Graphics

      Semi-Custom Topsheet - $50

      Includes two options from the list below:

      • Use a graphic from another Shaggy’s model. View Graphics Here.
      • Swap main colors on the graphic
      • Add your name or message
      • Add your own logo on top of the graphic

      Full Custom Topsheet - $100

      • You create your own one-of-a-kind topsheet design
      • You have a clear idea for your design and the required images and we'll put it together for you

      Once you've placed your order we will contact you regarding your graphic and always send you a mockup of the graphic on skis prior to printing!

      Need help? Have an idea for a graphic but have NO IDEA how to put it into print?We can make that idea a reality for a reasonable design fee. Just contact us and we’ll get to work!

      Want to order your skis now but don’t have your graphic ready? No problem! Go ahead and order, add the graphic fee and put a note on your order that you’ll send your graphic at a later date.

      Printing Specs and more info can be found at https://www.skishaggys.com/pages/custom-ski-graphics

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      We use the highest quality materials in our skis to give you the best product.


      Select Cut Northern Michigan Hardwood Cores

      The wood cores are the "hearts" of your skis. At Shaggy's we start out with select cut Northern Michigan hardwood, primarily Ash wood. Ash is an exceptionally snappy and responsive wood with a very high stiffness for it's density. The long grain of the wood that is developed through our bitter cold winters and warm summers gives our cores an unmatched longevity! We also us local Beech and Poplar woods for specific models. The Poplar is used in skis featuring a Pure Carbon construction skis due to it's light nature. We use Beech for a slightly smoother and less poppy ride than Ash. We proudly source our Hardwood from a Matelski's mill right down the street in Boyne Falls, MI.

      Northern Michigan Hardwood for Ski Cores

      Composites

      We utilize a triaxial fiberglass in our standard models to wrap the core and provide both torsional and longitudinal stiffness. The fiberglass is oriented in three directions, the first parallel to the length of the ski, while the second and third orientations run +- 45 degrees to the first. We also use some of the best Carbon Fiber in the industry in our skis. When used to complement the fiberglass, a uni-directional Carbon Fiber strip is placed underneath the core which allows us to reduce the core thickness and reduce weight while adding responsiveness. When used as the exclusive composite (full Carbon) in a model, we use an ultra lightweight biaxial Carbon Fiber (+-45 deg. orientation) coupled with a slightly heavier uni-directional Carbon Fiber. A full Carbon model allows for an exceptionally lightweight, durable, and responsive ski.
      Full Carbon Fiber Touring Ski Layup

      Sidewall Construction

      Impact resistant ABS or UHMW-PE plastic surrounds our cores and is above our edges to absorb impacts and provide smooth, stable edge hold in all snow types. We use a special blend of extra wide ABS plastic that is extremely crack resistant in every environment. We place rubber damping strips between our edges, fiberglass, and sidewalls to reduce vibration propagation and to create a flexible shear bonding layer between dissimilar materials for ultimate durability. 
      CNC Sidewalls
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      Ski 2 Year Warranty - Satisfaction Guarantee - Free Shipping

      Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee


      Go ahead and mount them up!

      Ski them for up to 5 days and if you don't love them, send them back! We genuinely want you to have the best experience on snow you can.

      Skis cannot have any signs of damage or excessive wear and they must only contact snow during this 5 day period. That means if you go ski in rocky terrain or hit rails, they become ineligible for a return.

      *Only applies to stock products without customizations

      Satisfaction Guarantee Details

      2 Year Warranty


      We stand behind our products

      What is covered? We warrant out product agains defects in materials and workmanship. Basically, we cover your skis as they are in contact with snow. We build with the best materials and durability is paramount, but we cannot cover impacts with non-snow surfaces.

      Ever have an issue, just contact us and we've got you covered. Have an issue outside of warranty coverage or smash into some rocks? We'll still help you out, there's almost nothing we can't repair.

      Free repairs are available to any of our customers, just get them to us and pay for return shipping (we can get you some good shipping rates).

      Warranty Details

      Free Ski Shipping


      Anywhere in the USA

      We ship orders over $99 free within the USA! Skis are shippped normally via USPS Priority Mail for fast service, in some instances we will use UPS or Fedex. If you need expedited shipping, please call us at 231.459.4323 for more options!

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Skis Sold Direct to You

      2018/2019 Ski Presale


      How it works

      Here's the deal! We are taking early orders for the 2018/19 Season at a huge discount. Who doesn't like a good deal? So when you place an order for new skis by 11:59PM June 29th, we're offering you up $250 off! That's right, the absolute cheapest way to purchase your skis for the coming season. Haven't you waited long enough? Tell your wife, your husband, your mom or dad; this is only going to last for a few weeks!

      So what’s the catch? Your skis will be shipped to you by October 15th, so you will get them well before Winter 2018 hits. To get this deal just go to the skis page (they're already discounted), call us at 231.459.4323, or stop by the shop!

      Order by Date: 11:59PM on June 29th

      Ship by Date: October 15th

      Carbon Fiber Skis vs Fiberglass Skis - Skis Handmade in the USA


      STANDARD LAYUP


      Our standard layup construction includes a select cut Ash hardwood core wrapped with triaxial fiberglass and carbon fiber stringers under the core. The carbon stringers are used to increase pop and rebound energy in the ski, while complementing the predictable and torsionally rigid feel of the triaxial fiberglass.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The standard layup is best suited for the majority of skiers, it blends the traditional hardwood core with an energetic feel. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their Pure Carbon counterpart. Best for all mountain skiing with limited backcountry touring.


      NANOMAG® DAMPING SYSTEM LAYUP


      This method of construction incorporates a sheet of nanoMAG® magnesium into our Standard Layup that significantly reduces vibration and chatter in the nastiest conditions. The damping of the material increases edge hold and creates an exceptionally smooth ride.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The nanoMAG® Damping System is suited for the skier looking for the ultimate in smooth skiing, especially when making high speed turns. This option maximizes grip on ice. Two words to describe this option are "Smooth and Stable". This will slightly reduce liveliness (vs. Standard or Pure Carbon) but gives you that Cadillac Ride!

      Custom Ski Graphics

      Semi-Custom Topsheet - $50

      Includes two options from the list below:

      • Use a graphic from another Shaggy’s model. View Graphics Here.
      • Swap main colors on the graphic
      • Add your name or message
      • Add your own logo on top of the graphic

      Full Custom Topsheet - $100

      • You create your own one-of-a-kind topsheet design
      • You have a clear idea for your design and the required images and we'll put it together for you

      Once you've placed your order we will contact you regarding your graphic and always send you a mockup of the graphic on skis prior to printing!

      Need help? Have an idea for a graphic but have NO IDEA how to put it into print?We can make that idea a reality for a reasonable design fee. Just contact us and we’ll get to work!

      Want to order your skis now but don’t have your graphic ready? No problem! Go ahead and order, add the graphic fee and put a note on your order that you’ll send your graphic at a later date.

      Printing Specs and more info can be found at https://www.skishaggys.com/pages/custom-ski-graphics

      Ski 2 Year Warranty - Satisfaction Guarantee - Free Shipping

      Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee


      Go ahead and mount them up!

      Ski them for up to 5 days and if you don't love them, send them back! We genuinely want you to have the best experience on snow you can.

      Skis cannot have any signs of damage or excessive wear and they must only contact snow during this 5 day period. That means if you go ski in rocky terrain or hit rails, they become ineligible for a return.

      *Only applies to stock products without customizations

      Satisfaction Guarantee Details

      2 Year Warranty


      We stand behind our products

      What is covered? We warrant out product agains defects in materials and workmanship. Basically, we cover your skis as they are in contact with snow. We build with the best materials and durability is paramount, but we cannot cover impacts with non-snow surfaces.

      Ever have an issue, just contact us and we've got you covered. Have an issue outside of warranty coverage or smash into some rocks? We'll still help you out, there's almost nothing we can't repair.

      Free repairs are available to any of our customers, just get them to us and pay for return shipping (we can get you some good shipping rates).

      Warranty Details

      Free Ski Shipping


      Anywhere in the USA

      We ship orders over $99 free within the USA! Skis are shippped normally via USPS Priority Mail for fast service, in some instances we will use UPS or Fedex. If you need expedited shipping, please call us at 231.459.4323 for more options!

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Carbon Fiber Skis vs Fiberglass Skis - Skis Handmade in the USA


      STANDARD LAYUP


      Our standard layup construction includes a select cut Ash hardwood core wrapped with triaxial fiberglass and carbon fiber stringers under the core. The carbon stringers are used to increase pop and rebound energy in the ski, while complementing the predictable and torsionally rigid feel of the triaxial fiberglass.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The standard layup is best suited for the majority of skiers, it blends the traditional hardwood core with an energetic feel. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their Pure Carbon counterpart. Best for all mountain skiing with limited backcountry touring.


      PURE CARBON LAYUP


      Our Pure Carbon construction includes an ultra lightweight biaxial Carbon Fiber (+-45 deg. orientation) coupled with a slightly heavier unidirectional Carbon Fiber. A full Carbon model allows for an exceptionally lightweight and responsive ski. The exceptionally high strength and stiffness of the Carbon Fiber allows us to use a lightweight Poplar wood core, that is Select Cut in Northern Michigan. For maximum binding screw retention, we mill out the core and place an extra retention plate in the binding area. Average weight savings versus their standard counterpart is 1.6 - 1.8 LB/Pair.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The Pure Carbon layup is best suited for the skier looking to often use the ski for backcountry touring where the weight savings allows for more climbing, or someone looking for the lightest ski. Many skiers have reported back that they are able to increase their on-snow time when the conditions are rough, primarily due to reduced muscle fatigue. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their standard counterpart, however have a significant weight savings.

      *Please note that due to the opacity of Carbon Fiber, skis with this construction will not have "clear windows" into the core as on some models. The windows will instead show the carbon fiber on top of the wood core. Alternatively, and based on availability you may specify to have your graphic printed on a lightweight matte finish white material. Ski graphics with "windows" to see the core, will be white instead.

      Skis Sold Direct to You

      2017/2018 Ski Presale


      How it works

      Here's the deal! We are taking early orders for the 2017/18 Season at a huge discount. Who doesn't like a good deal? So when you place an order for new skis by 11:59PM June 30th, we're offering you up $250 off! That's right, the absolute cheapest way to purchase your skis for the coming season. Haven't you waited long enough? Tell your wife, your husband, your mom or dad; this is only going to last for a few weeks!

      So what’s the catch? Your skis will be shipped to you by October 15th, so you will get them well before Winter 2018 hits. To get this deal just go to the skis page (they're already discounted), call us at 231.459.4323, or stop by the shop!

      Order by Date: 11:59PM on June 30th

      Ship by Date: October 15th

      Carbon Fiber Skis vs Fiberglass Skis - Skis Handmade in the USA


      STANDARD LAYUP


      Our standard layup construction includes a select cut Ash hardwood core wrapped with triaxial fiberglass and carbon fiber stringers under the core. The carbon stringers are used to increase pop and rebound energy in the ski, while complementing the predictable and torsionally rigid feel of the triaxial fiberglass.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The standard layup is best suited for the majority of skiers, it blends the traditional hardwood core with an energetic feel. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their Pure Carbon counterpart. Best for all mountain skiing with limited backcountry touring.


      NANOMAG® DAMPING SYSTEM LAYUP


      This method of construction incorporates a sheet of nanoMAG® magnesium into our Standard Layup that significantly reduces vibration and chatter in the nastiest conditions. The damping of the material increases edge hold and creates an exceptionally smooth ride.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The nanoMAG® Damping System is suited for the skier looking for the ultimate in smooth skiing, especially when making high speed turns. This option maximizes grip on ice. Two words to describe this option are "Smooth and Stable". This will slightly reduce liveliness (vs. Standard or Pure Carbon) but gives you that Cadillac Ride!


      PURE CARBON LAYUP


      Our Pure Carbon construction includes an ultra lightweight biaxial Carbon Fiber (+-45 deg. orientation) coupled with a slightly heavier unidirectional Carbon Fiber. A full Carbon model allows for an exceptionally lightweight and responsive ski. The exceptionally high strength and stiffness of the Carbon Fiber allows us to use a lightweight Poplar wood core, that is Select Cut in Northern Michigan. For maximum binding screw retention, we mill out the core and place an extra retention plate in the binding area. Average weight savings versus their standard counterpart is 1.6 - 1.8 LB/Pair.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The Pure Carbon layup is best suited for the skier looking to often use the ski for backcountry touring where the weight savings allows for more climbing, or someone looking for the lightest ski. Many skiers have reported back that they are able to increase their on-snow time when the conditions are rough, primarily due to reduced muscle fatigue. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their standard counterpart, however have a significant weight savings.

      *Please note that due to the opacity of Carbon Fiber, skis with this construction will not have "clear windows" into the core as on some models. The windows will instead show the carbon fiber on top of the wood core. Alternatively, and based on availability you may specify to have your graphic printed on a lightweight matte finish white material. Ski graphics with "windows" to see the core, will be white instead.

      Carbon Fiber Skis vs Fiberglass Skis - Skis Handmade in the USA


      STANDARD LAYUP


      Our standard layup construction includes a select cut Ash hardwood core wrapped with triaxial fiberglass and carbon fiber stringers under the core. The carbon stringers are used to increase pop and rebound energy in the ski, while complementing the predictable and torsionally rigid feel of the triaxial fiberglass.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The standard layup is best suited for the majority of skiers, it blends the traditional hardwood core with an energetic feel. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their Pure Carbon counterpart. Best for all mountain skiing with limited backcountry touring.


      NANOMAG® DAMPING SYSTEM LAYUP


      This method of construction incorporates a sheet of nanoMAG® magnesium into our Standard Layup that significantly reduces vibration and chatter in the nastiest conditions. The damping of the material increases edge hold and creates an exceptionally smooth ride.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The nanoMAG® Damping System is suited for the skier looking for the ultimate in smooth skiing, especially when making high speed turns. This option maximizes grip on ice. Two words to describe this option are "Smooth and Stable". This will slightly reduce liveliness (vs. Standard or Pure Carbon) but gives you that Cadillac Ride!

      Carbon Fiber Skis vs MidLight Fiberglass Skis - Skis Handmade in the USA


      MIDLIGHT LAYUP


      Our MidLight Construction combines a laminated Ash and Poplar hardwood core wrapped with a lighter Triaxial Fiberglass and twice the unidirectional Carbon Fiber of the standard construction. This construction style reduces the weight of the ski by ~1/2 lb/pair while maintaining all the energetic characteristics of our Standard Ash construction. With the MidLight construction, you get a ski that's on the lighter side of the spectrum, but is rock solid when it comes to charging through nasty variable snow.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      This is best suited for someone who will be exploring all parts of the mountain and likely doing a fair amount of off-piste skiing where maneuvering a lighter ski is easier. It is also great for a person looking for a daily driver ski that can also be used for backcountry touring.


      PURE CARBON LAYUP


      Our Pure Carbon construction includes an ultra lightweight biaxial Carbon Fiber (+-45 deg. orientation) coupled with a slightly heavier unidirectional Carbon Fiber. A full Carbon model allows for an exceptionally lightweight and responsive ski. The exceptionally high strength and stiffness of the Carbon Fiber allows us to use a lightweight Poplar wood core, that is Select Cut in Northern Michigan. For maximum binding screw retention, we mill out the core and place an extra retention plate in the binding area. Average weight savings versus their standard counterpart is 1.6 - 1.8 LB/Pair.

      WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

      The Pure Carbon layup is best suited for the skier looking to often use the ski for backcountry touring where the weight savings allows for more climbing, or someone looking for the lightest ski. Many skiers have reported back that they are able to increase their on-snow time when the conditions are rough, primarily due to reduced muscle fatigue. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their standard counterpart, however have a significant weight savings.

      *Please note that due to the opacity of Carbon Fiber, skis with this construction will not have "clear windows" into the core as on some models. The windows will instead show the carbon fiber on top of the wood core.

      Custom Ski Graphics

      Semi-Custom Topsheet - $50

      Includes two options from the list below:

      • Use a graphic from another Shaggy’s model. View Graphics Here.
      • Swap main colors on the graphic
      • Add your name or message
      • Add your own logo on top of the graphic

      Full Custom Topsheet - $100

      • You create your own one-of-a-kind topsheet design
      • You have a clear idea for your design and the required images and we'll put it together for you

      Once you've placed your order we will contact you regarding your graphic and always send you a mockup of the graphic on skis prior to printing!

      Need help? Have an idea for a graphic but have NO IDEA how to put it into print?We can make that idea a reality for a reasonable design fee. Just contact us and we’ll get to work!

      Want to order your skis now but don’t have your graphic ready? No problem! Go ahead and order, add the graphic fee and put a note on your order that you’ll send your graphic at a later date.

      Printing Specs and more info can be found at https://www.skishaggys.com/pages/custom-ski-graphics