I'm 5'11 and 190lbs, and I'm 52 years old. I purchased these skis primarily for accessing more terrain at my favorite Yooper hill. My old 108's that I use to ski in Alaska were too long for the bus and difficult to maneuver in the trees and narrow shoots, especially in crappy conditions. My Ahmeek 105's at 180cm however, not only allowed me to gain better access, but rip nearly every condition that I've encountered over the last two seasons like nothing I'd ever imagined before. My buddies have tried to convince me that I'm just a good skier, but I'm pretty sure it's the skis. They're light and playful and with a stiff boot, I can push forward and carve the groomers and slash trough mashed taters like I only wish I could have 30 years ago. The length, width and rocker make for a super forgiving ski in the steep glades and shoots and keep me floating high and linking turns from top to bottom without fatigue. That's saying something. In closing, I love these skis and wish it was endless winter!
Ordered a pair of Ahmeek 105s last Sat. They arrived on Wed. Had Look Pivot bindings installed on Thurs. Skied Breck on Fri. Conditions were pretty much dust on hard crust. Skis did really well. Carvers would have been better but they were stable and performed well.
Saturday we had 8” of powder.These skis were incredible making fresh tracks in Horseshoe Bowl and Six Senses. The skis float really well, but also cut through the crud that you get late in the day on powder days. Did not try them in moguls, but will let you know when I do.
Very pleased with Shaggy’s customer service and with the skis.
Bobby Howard, nicknamed, BOHO, that's short for Mt. Bohemia and I'm no Queen, but my Ahmeeks are a rapsidy for you veterans who know. I coined the phrase, "That was Shagaliscious!", for you cultists who need an expression at the bottom of every run. I know, I say it a lot! I even gave my pic, Shaggy's photo of the Week, because I'm looking for some more free merch. But this pic of Bobby's Boards on the only gold chair at BOHO says it all. Lucky! So I enjoyed the extra cushions, stretched out and made owl sounds going to the top. Like this; whoowhoo...whoo..whoo..whooo. Those that heard it thought it was real. Well my hallucinations are my reality and I practice DIY therapy, so I'm good. Ski ya later, and have a Shagaliscious Day!
These are the best skis I've ever owned!!! I've lived in Aspen, have skied up to 100 days in a season and have skied hard on 10+ skis in the last 20yrs. These skis hold a firm edge on fast groomers, are extremely responsive in the bumps, and float through the pow. Shaggys (the business) have excellent customer service and a great story in ski making history. Not to mention I ordered the limited edition Lake Superior finish, which is a work of art in itself that highlights the magical lake and the beautiful trees that grow in the U.P. I will never own anything but Shaggys again!
Such a versatile and fun ski! This ski's tears up everything in its path, just as promised by Shaggy's. No problem getting these to do short quick turns, and they launch out of hard turns on corduroy. Prior ski was 88 under foot and these are way may fun and capable than those, with the added performance/float in pow. A great one ski quiver, indeed! Purgatory, Wolf Creek (see pic), Monarch and Breck so far!