2020 Limited Edition Yooper Skis - Da Ski

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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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      Limited Edition: Only 75 Pair Available

      Limited Build Quantity: 75 Pair - pre-distributed among 3 Models and each length
      Shape: Ahmeek 95 - Ahmeek 105 - Ahmeek 115

      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

      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/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

      Upper Peninsula Inspired Skis

      Da UP holds a special meaning to anyone who’s lived, visited, explored, or passed through. Get your Yooper on with this new release of the red/black buffalo plaid "Da Ski"! The graphic says it all; plaid, chainsaw, transparent areas to see the core, and of course - da UP, eh. What more could you need? 

      Four years ago, we released our first "Da Ski" graphic and it sold out in a month, so this time, don't miss out! Each ski model and length has a very limited amount of builds and when each is sold out - they're gone!

      • Limited Edition Plaid Topsheet includes red/black buffalo plaid, a chainsaw, and da Upper Peninsula.
      • Clearview Core Graphic shows the hardwood core through the red middle section of the skis.
      • 1 of 75 to ever be built! Each model/length quantity is already set, some combinations only have 2 pair available.
      • Available on Ahmeek 95/105/115 to suit your unique skiing style.

      Proudly Made in USA

      Core

      Laminated Ash/Poplar Hardwood: Long grain premium White Ash and 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 along the core, lightweight 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. 

      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.

      Need help choosing the right model? Just give us a call at 231.459.4323 or live chat below for some expert advice from a ski builder!


      Ahmeek 95 Details

      Ahmeek 95 Ski Specs


      Ahmeek 105 Details

      Ahmeek 105 Ski Specs


      Ahmeek 115 Details

      Ahmeek 115 Ski Specs


      We're only building a total of 75 pair of these limited edition skis. The distribution between each model and length is already set, so if you're size is available, don't wait too long. If your desired selection is sold out, check out our other limited edition graphics at https://www.skishaggys.com/collections/limited-edition-skis

      Model Length (cm) Total Available (pair)
      Ahmeek 95 162 2
        168 5
        174 6
        180 8
        186 5
           
      Ahmeek 105 162 3
        168 7
        174 9
        180 15
        186 7
           
      Ahmeek 115 174 3
        180 3
        186 2

      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 95 105 115 Usage Chart

      Are they right for me? 
      The limited edition plaid Da Ski ski graphic is available on our best selling Ahmeek 95/Ahmeek 105/Ahmeek 115 ski models. If you're unsure about which model is right for you, just give us a call at 231-459-4323 or email mail@skishaggys.com for help!

      What length should I get?
      Each model in our ski line has unique characteristics - please visit each individual ski model page for more info or contact us.

      What bindings should I get?
      You can use any binding on these limited edition skis. The binding brake width must be at least as wide as the waist width of your selected ski model. For example, the Ahmeek 105s require a brake width is at least 105mm wide. We run Marker Griffon bindings on our demo skis. Visit your local ski shop for bindings and mounting.

      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.

      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.

      Why You'll Love Them

      1. Proudly made by expert craftsman in Northern Michigan, USA
      2. Get the perfect ski for you! Our 3 Ahmeek Models bridge the gap between playful and powerful.
      3. Clear windows in every pair to see inside the skis 
      4. That buffalo plaid pattern is an eye catcher!
      5. Only 75 pair of these skis will ever be made!

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      A.K.
      Height: 5'11
      Ski Length: 180
      Primary Ski Area: Colorado Snow Nov-April
      DO NOT HESITATE...BUY THESE SKIS

      So I've been riding Volkls for my last three pairs of skis, and I loved them. BUT Ahmeek's blew them out of the water. I typically like 178cm or 179cm, but the 180cm and the profile on this ski totally solved that. On straight early season groomed, icy, conditions this ski rode really well. The thing I was most impressed with is the feel. It was very playful, but still solid under my feet. If you like getting off the main runs, open bowl, spaced trees, and general exploring of the mountain...this ski is what you want. I liked them so much that I immediately put both Shaggy stickers on the roof box, and i'm now ordering the 115s for my second pair. I've demo'd a lot of skis, these have been my favorite. I can't wait to get on these in mid season conditions.

      Side note: I rode 108 width most of last season. I was worried that the 108 --> 105 width would feel smaller, but the 105's felt wider than 105. Which I really liked. I think the 105s will do excellent for all powder days, no doubt. I'm getting the 115s for the big stuff, and so I can manage the ware and make the skis last multiple season.

      ENJOY!

      M
      M.P.
      Height: 6' 1"
      Ski Length: 180
      Primary Ski Area: Minnesota/Wisconsin
      Holy Smokes

      I can honestly say that these are my favorite skis that I have owned. I, like so many others, had my apprehensions about going to a wider ski. All of my previous skis had been 85mm and skinnier, so the idea of going to a 105 seemed unheard of. Also, I live in Minnesota where we aren't known for getting frequent dumps of snow, and I thought that a ski as wide as 105 would only be good on deep powder. All of this to say, I made the drive up from Minneapolis to the Shaggy's demo day at Spirit Mountain last February and fell in love with the Ahmeek 105. For fear of sounding like everyone else (not a bad problem to have in this case), I truly fell in love with these skis. They handle just about everything really well. They are really fun to ski in the powder, the crud, and groomers, alike. They have so much life when coming in and out of turns! The only time I deviated from them last season was right at the end of the season when it was 50 degrees and REALLY slushy. Their skis and customer service are amazing. It is so refreshing to be able to call up a company and get honest opinions from people that are passionate and knowledgeable about what they are talking about. I have finally found a brand I can be excited to rep for! Thanks, Shaggy's!

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      G.A.
      Height: 5'9"
      Ski Length: 156-183
      Primary Ski Area: Boyne/Schuss/Searchmont
      On order !!

      Demo'd Ahmeek 105 in two different lengths and decided on 174. Wasn't a fat ski fan until I tried these in spring slush. Wow, all of a sudden, I did not need to spot my turns .................. skiing heads up again, the way it should be. Felt like butter in all levels of build on the hill, Ordered these for summer build with custom graphic. Lot of fun for an older guy !!!!!!!!!!! Really expect them to maintain a more relaxed even stance in powder based on "slush cup" performance !!!

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      R.L.
      Height: 6'2"
      Ski Length: 180
      Primary Ski Area: Breckenridge, CO
      LOVE DA HOP SKIS!!!!!!

      I'm an intermediate skier and usually stick to the groomers but also like to find some fresh powder too. The Ahmeek 105's are the absolute best for me. I LOVE the variation I got with Da Hop Ski design and it really makes it a unique ski on the hill. They are forgiving enough to handle any dumb moves I try to make, but are also spirited enough that if you want a ski that can get going, these can do that too. An all around fantastic ski for my ability and I'm sure will be a delight to those who push the limits more or prefer more advanced terrain. I'm so glad I was directed to Shaggy's by a family member and these are now my FAVORITE skis. You'll love them for sure. THANK YOU to the Shaggy's team for such a great product.

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      H.C.
      Height: 5'8
      Ski Length: 174
      Primary Ski Area: Boyne/Bohemia/airplane ski West
      They Dance in Deep Snow and the Tracked Out.

      We hit ten days at Bohemia with big snow and the Ahmeeks slayed it. From waist deep to tracked out the Ahmeeks danced through it all with ease. They turn so easily I would suggest maybe going 5 cm longer than you think you might want. I bought a 174 because I ski primarily at Boyne and already have a 184 bootjack. I feel that a 180 would have been maybe a little better at Bohemia.
      I let my buddy ski them for a day and he was blown away. He skis a cham 94 and couldn't believe how much more nimble the Ahmeeks were. I also have to give a tip of the hat to the Purder 2. At 184/133 underfoot it pounded and floated and was super nimble for such a big ski wow. I won't be afraid to ski them in the trees again. All in all I've loved every pair of Skis I have from this wonderful company.

      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

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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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