2020 Hubbell 85 - Custom

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Handcrafted in Northern Michigan

Every pair of skis is proudly handcrafted from start to finish in our own facility in Northern Michigan! Learn about Shaggy's.
Custom skis handcrafted in the USA

Graphic Info

Choose from Graphic Library (included)
  • Select a design from our library with over 70 unique options
  • We will adjust graphics on the design to your specific ski model and length
Design Your Own Graphic (add $50)
  • You supply your own artwork for your custom skis and we supply a graphic layout file. 
  • When you have completed your artwork, we will send an upload link to receive the files.
We Design Your Graphic (add $100+)
  • You provide us with a rough layout of your graphic (hand sketch is fine!) and the necessary graphic elements (photos, logos, etc) - then we create your custom ski graphics.
  • Alternatively, we can also customize any graphic from the graphic library for you (change colors, add logos, etc)

Two Year Warranty

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

0% APR Financing Available*

We provide easy and affordable financing through our partner, Bread, so you can pay for your purchase over time. *More Info: www.skishaggys.com/pages/ski-financing

Shipping/Build Info

Free Shipping in the USA on orders over $99. Most skis ship via USPS Priority Mail.
Custom Built Your graphic is sublimated onto a plastic topsheet and then laminated permanently with the rest of the ski during our layup process.

The Hubbell 85s are all mountain frontside skis built for both seasoned experts looking for a hardpack carving ski and intermediate skiers that wants to expand their options all over the mountain. Responsive and performance focused, they carve quick trenches on corduroy, grip on ice, and rail anything on the front side of the mountain.

Want to lay down quick turns in the fresh corduroy or frontside crud? The 85mm waist coupled with a 17m turning radius (at 180cm) will keep you smiling all day. We utilize camber and camber pockets underfoot to maximize edge hold and offer our most refined early rise rocker profile to keep them floating in the crud and soft snow.

The Hubbell 85s are built to grip on groomers and ice with a shovel that wants to energetically pop from turn-to-turn. The flex is optimized to allow for quick and easy turn initiation, while maintaining the stability to make high speed turns in less than ideal conditions. 

These skis are for you if you're looking for a responsive frontside ski to take on groomers, ice, general crud, and variable snow.

Dimensions: 124-85-109

  • Early Rise Tip Rocker maximizes flotation in powder and busts through crud
  • Quick turning radius (17 m @ 180 cm) with elongated tip radius let you dive into turns quick turns predictably without the fear of hookiness.
  • Ash Hardwood Core gives you a smooth and stable, yet energetic ride.
  • Full Height UHMW Sidewalls ensure predictability when skiing from one snow condition to another.
  • Available nanoMAG® Damping System construction makes chatter on ice a thing of the past.

Custom Ski Graphic Frequently Asked Questions

 

Will you send a proof or preview of the graphics before you make them?

Yes, we always send a proof for any custom graphic prior to printing.

Custom ski photo gallery

View gallery here

Do you offer quantity discounts for custom skis?

Yes! We waive the custom artwork fees for orders over 5 pair (same ski, same length). Contact us for further discounts on orders over 10 pair.

I don't have my graphics ready, can I still order order now?

Yes, we will put your skis into production when you send us your artwork. Feel free to order ahead of time.

I would like a custom illustration or full custom artwork for my graphic, can you do that?

We can set you up with either our graphic designer or send print specs to your preferred artist/designer. The art cost for this starts at $200 and increases based on complexity.

What colors will my ski base be?

They will be the the standard base colors/graphics from the stock version of your ski model. For example - the Ahmeek 105s have one ski black with "blue Shaggy's" letters and one ski blue with black "Shaggy's" letters - so any customized Ahmeek 105 will have that corresponding base. Depending on stock levels, we may be able to do an all black base with different color "Shaggy's" letters - call us at (231)459-4323 to inquire.

 

      Download Blank Ski Print Templates

      Set up your custom graphic print file with the correct size by downloading a template to use with your preferred design software.

      Document Size 16" x 80" @ 200 dpi
      Color Mode CMYK
      Bleed Extend graphic 1" around edge of ski shape template

      Construction

      nanoMAG ski construction

      Core

      Laminated Ash Hardwood: Long grain premium White Ash 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 length.

      nanoMAG® Damping System*

      nanoMAG® magnesium sheets are inlaid into the Ash hardwood cores. The unique characteristic of this material is its ability to dissipate mechanical energy into heat, with increased capacity as the material is moved faster. This unique combination produces the most stable, yet lively 95 mm waist ski on the market. The faster you ski, the more stable they get!

      Composites

      Unidirectional Carbon Fiber strips above and beneath the core, Triaxial Fiberglass above and beneath the core, Fiberglass 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. They provided exceptional grip and stability on hard snow.

      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.

      *optional

      2020 Hubbell 85 Camber Rocker - Frontside All Mountain Skis

      Length (cm) Dimensions (mm) Turning Radius (m) Mounting Setback (cm) Weight (g/ski)
      186 124-85-109 18.5-20 -9.5 xxxx
      180 124-85-109 17-19 -9.5 xxxx
      174 124-85-109 16-17.5 -9.2 1680
      168 124-85-109 15.5-17 -8.9 1620
      162 124-85-109 14.5-16 -8.6 1550

      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?

      Hubbell 85 Snow Usage Chart

      Are they right for me?
      They're right for you if you want a quick turning all mountain frontside ski that is made for the days when the groomers and ice are endless. You want a ski that is strong in variable snow, but want to keep the waist width in check. You enjoy rolling from edge to edge and really feeling the ski flex into a short to medium radius turn. You want a ski that will jump into a turn and not need to get up to speed first.

      What length should I get?
      The Hubbell 85s have early rise tip rocker and a medium/forgiving flex. If you are between lengths, size up for stability at speed or size down for quicker turns. Check out our size chart in the previous tab for more info.

      What bindings should I get?
      You can use any binding on the Hubbell 85s as long as the brake width is at least 85mm 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: Fun, lightweight, nimble, and forgiving. Great for a day cruising the groomers or breaking through the variable snow.

      Design Needs: Edge grip on hardpack/ice - quick turning radius - medium flex (easy to initiate a turn) - fast from one edge to the next

      Purpose: Make a frontside all mountain ski that is perfect for both taking it easy and railing on groomers, while also fun and energetic. Build the skis so they can easily slide past the crud and predictably take you into new terrain. 

      Chad Barratt - Ski Builder

      Chad Barratt
      Skier Level
      Beginner
      Expert
      Snow Types
      Ice
      Powder
      Turning Radius
      Short
      Long
      Flex
      Playful
      Powerful

      Why You'll Love Them

      1. Whether these are your daily drivers, or your dedicated hardpack skis, your frontside fun factor just increased!
      2. The even flex makes carving quick, short to medium radius turns a breeze.
      3. The 85 mm waist width maximizes edge grip on ice and hard snow, yet still crushes the crud.
      4. Camber pockets molded into the overall camber maximize edgehold on hardpack.
      5. Available nanoMAG® Damping construction makes chatter on ice a thing of the past.
      All Mountain Skiiing

      Customer Photos

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      Questions on the Custom Process?

      Leave a message

      If you have any questions from customizing graphics to choosing the right ski model or length, just shoot us a message and we'll get back with you right away. We're here to help!

      Customer Reviews

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      K.B.
      Great skis!

      Got them in the Hubbel 85 as I ski mostly crap conditions. They are some of the nicest skis I've ever used. The Graphics generate a lot of compliments and inquiries.

      R
      R.Z.
      Do you think we should turn them in?

      The fourth ski of demo day was pure white, no graphics, no details except it was the skinniest underfoot of the day. My buddy had been on the same Hubbell prototype all day exclaiming it was the best ski he ever skied. It was a spring day with high crud banks that can turn any pole plant into an ear plant for unsuspecting or veteran. From the chair it was a tuck down to crank city whereas turns became linked arcs, edge to edge in the fall line. The goal of ski snow contact was easily achieved across flats over the headwall and rollers. The initiation of turns was effortless as they were so stable cruising through the piles of crud like a coast guard ice cutter. The ski when loaded up under pressure went into the arc with a pop that released into the next turn with a slingshot of energy that kept up the warp speed. Be it a long comfortable sweep across the slope or a quick demanding swivel, this ski was as welcome treat to the feet after a season on race skis. They were simply fun to ski, yet precise, stable, reliable, energized to let one descend downhill allowing the slope beneath to massage your balanced core without distraction or distortion. If you think of a descent down as if traveling over eggshells, the goal being not to crack through any of them without a gouge, jam or jarring slam of your energy, this ski allowed me to do so.
      My buddy said "Naw! when I asked him if we should turn them in after a full afternoon of delight. I think you would find them fun to turn on!

      J
      J.S.
      2018 Hubbell 85

      I was approached by Jeff and John Thompson to test the Hubbell 85 in March 2017. They knew I spend a great deal of time skiing 85 underfoot skis from another company which I've had a long standing relationship. I was initially intrigued by this ski as the 85 ski segment is a majority of the skis you would see at my home area (Boyne Mountain). The conditions skied were spring snow starting with groomed corn which deteriorated to corn with huge piles. This is usually requires a strong attention to ski control. Let me say the Hubbell delivered like I never would imagined. The ski was very easy to ride. I was able to "center" on the ski in all conditions presented. On other skis I would have stayed off the tips a bit to avoid any over the front "moments". I was able to easily ride over and through the corn clumps like I was riding fresh groomed snow. One of my buddies remarked that I looked like one of the few people having fun charging through the junk that day. The consistency of the ski was very impressive. I would not have imagined a "skinny ski" of the 85 to perform the way the Hubbell did in the conditions presented. I can't wait to get on them again when the 2018 season begins.

      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

      Shaggy's Ski Comparison Table

      Graphic 1

      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. 
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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

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