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.
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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
Here's a basic chart to get you started.
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:
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!