2020 Tubby 120

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Every pair of skis is proudly handcrafted from start to finish in our own facility in Northern Michigan! Learn about Shaggy's.
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We stand behind our product with a two year warranty - double the industry standard.

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The Tubby 120s are playful powder skis built for slashing the deepest powder, dropping into the trees, and riding big lines. They are a fully rockered twintip that will make your entire season after your first turns the the deep stuff. The Tubby 120s go anywhere, and ski everything: BIG MOUNTAIN JIB.

They're perfect for you if you want a true powder ski to round out your quiver and make the best days even better. You want to pop between pow turns and leave your friends in the dust. You want the awesome surfy feeling of a ski without camber. You are probably constantly watching the radar and and are calling in sick on the deep days.

Haven't you waited long enough?! Get on a pair of Tubby 120s and you'll feel like you're bouncing on a trampoline between pow turns. They'll still rail on groomers, so you don't have to worry about making it back to the lift.

Do whatever you have to do. Give yourself an excuse this year - grab a pair and finally take that trip. We promise - it'll be worth it!

Dimensions: 150-120-141

  • Fully Rockered Tip + Tail maximize flotation in powder and rail through crud.
  • Hybrid MidLight Construction combines Ash and Poplar hardwoods for weight reduction without sacrificing pop and energy.
  • Full Height UHMW Sidewalls bonded with 8 layers of rubber are bombproof.

MidLight Construction

Ahmeek 105 Ski Construction - What makes skis

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 below 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. A rounded mini-cap top edge rolls over the sidewall to protect your topsheets.

Topsheet

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

Base + Edge

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

Tubby 120 Rockered Powder Skis

Length (cm) Dimensions (mm) Turning Radius (m) Mounting Setback (cm) Weight (g/ski)
186 151-120-142 Progressive (22 m) -7.2 2150
178 151-120-142 Progressive (20 m) -7.0 2050
170 149-118-140 Progressive (17 m) -6.3 1950

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?

Tubby 120 Powder Skis Snow Usage Chart

Are they right for me?
They're right for you want a true powder ski to round out your quiver and make the best days even better. You want to pop between pow turns and leave your friends in the dust. You want the awesome surfy feeling of a ski without camber and full tip rocker. You are probably constantly watching the radar and and are calling in sick on the deep days.

What length should I get?
The Tubby 120s have heavy tip/tail rocker and a forgiving flex. If you are between two sizes - you can easily size up. Check out our size chart in the previous tab for more info.

What bindings should I get?
You can use any binding on the Tubby 120s as long as the brake width is at least 120 mm 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

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: Super playful, forgiving, and float like a dream. Not my go-to for hardpack, but whenever there's soft snow - I won't grab anything else!

Design Needs: Maximum flotation - soft tip that deflects in powder - grip when on groomers - full rocker for float and maneuverability

Purpose: Make a dedicated powder ski that will maximize the fun-factor on powder days. Don't sacrifice flotation for versatility - we've got other skis for that! Build them to make every day in powder your most memorable one. 

John Thompson - Shaggy's Skis Partner

John Thompson
Skier Level
Beginner
Expert
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Ice
Powder
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Short
Long
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Playful
Powerful

Why You'll Love Them

  1. Flotation, flotation, flotation. It's like cheating in the deep snow. 
  2. Tradition sidecut with a variable radius will grip on hardpack with full edge engagement.
  3. Playful flex keeps you coming back for them like a Golden Retriever and a tennis ball.
  4. MidLight construction keeps the burly construction's weight in check and ready for turns all day.
  5. Solid underfoot and tail flex let you ride out big terrain without taking away any of the fun factor of the overall playful ski.
Tubby 120 Powder Skiing - Ryan Kildee

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Height: 6'4"
Ski Length: 186
Primary Ski Area: Bohemia
Funnest ski ever

I'm no ski expert, but I know what I like. These are the only fat skis I've ever tried (mine are 2017 models) and they're a blast in the backcountry. I'm a big dude, 6'4" and these skis turn super easy on crud, packed pow and pow. Super solid at all backcountry worthy speeds. So glad I bought them.

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Great skies for women too

I've tried many skies over the years and my Tubby's are by far my favorite. This ski is fun for both play and aggressive skiing. Its only limitation is ice. Spring skiing with soft snow is where this ski has a major advantage over other skies. I have a second pair of shaggy skies - sarge 95 which I also enjoy. I bought my Sarge for those icy days, but I find myself switching skis regularly between the two because I like the variety for changing skiing conditions. We have a farm that I will use my tubbys on for back country skiing. The marker EPF touring bindings work great for this. Thank you for designing the tubby ski. It is a ton of fun, especially after you get used to them.

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More Than A Specialized Ski

While the Tubby is labeled as a ski strictly for powder, don't sell them short. The full rocker tip and tail, coupled with the dimensions, allow you to blast through the fresh, but the design offers much more than just ski reserved for the best of days. Skiing the Midwest all season with multiple trips westward allowed me to ski The Tubby on almost every snow condition imaginable - from fluff, to sugar, to crud, the Tubby slashed through them all with optimal performance. Never once did I feel the edge slip during any condition - even on the most pristine of groomed runs. While it tackles various conditions with confidence, the Tubbys time to shine is on the pow days we strive for. Playful when you want em to be, and aggressive as ever when the conditions call for it. Try em out - you'll be hooked after the first lap.

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Unreal

These skis do it all! I've ripped em' anywhere from the mid-west crud to tight tree lines to Corbers Coulior on a pow day. One of the things I was worried about with this ski was stability at high speeds, but I was quickly proven wrong after a couple laps on these bad boys. You can effortlessly link together sharp turns when you are ripping down your favorite local groomer. The ski is very reactive and stable in your average skiing conditions unlike alot of other pow skis I have ridden.

My favorite part about these skis is how well they handle in pow. No matter how deep, you honestly feel like you are skiing on a cloud when you're on a pair of Tubbys.This ski takes skiing pow to the next level. Skiing trees is just as fun because no matter how tight the line these skis are QUICK! You bounce through the grarliest tree lines as easy as walking to your mailbox. I would for sure recomend them to anybody looking for a new pair of planks. #skishaggys

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Love these skis

I love these skis. Great for both groomers and powder. I've had great days shredding this ski in the midwest and on bigger terrain found out west. I was super happy with the fact that I could customize my graphic so my logo was on it! (TheMountCo.com @TheMountCo) I would absolutely recommend these skis to a friend and I was happy buying from a Michigan made 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

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


Select Cut Northern Michigan Hardwood Cores

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

Northern Michigan Hardwood for Ski Cores

Composites

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

Sidewall Construction

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

Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee


Go ahead and mount them up!

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

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

*Only applies to stock products without customizations

Satisfaction Guarantee Details

2 Year Warranty


We stand behind our products

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

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

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

Warranty Details

Free Ski Shipping


Anywhere in the USA

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Skis Sold Direct to You

2018/2019 Ski Presale


How it works

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

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

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

Ship by Date: October 15th

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


STANDARD LAYUP


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

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

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


NANOMAG® DAMPING SYSTEM LAYUP


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

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

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

Custom Ski Graphics

Semi-Custom Topsheet - $50

Includes two options from the list below:

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

Full Custom Topsheet - $100

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

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

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

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

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

Ski 2 Year Warranty - Satisfaction Guarantee - Free Shipping

Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee


Go ahead and mount them up!

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

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

*Only applies to stock products without customizations

Satisfaction Guarantee Details

2 Year Warranty


We stand behind our products

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

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

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

Warranty Details

Free Ski Shipping


Anywhere in the USA

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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


STANDARD LAYUP


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

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

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


PURE CARBON LAYUP


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

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

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

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

Skis Sold Direct to You

2017/2018 Ski Presale


How it works

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

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

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

Ship by Date: October 15th

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


STANDARD LAYUP


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

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

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


NANOMAG® DAMPING SYSTEM LAYUP


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

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

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


PURE CARBON LAYUP


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

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

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

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

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


STANDARD LAYUP


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

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

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


NANOMAG® DAMPING SYSTEM LAYUP


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

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

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

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


MIDLIGHT LAYUP


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

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

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


PURE CARBON LAYUP


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

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

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

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

Custom Ski Graphics

Semi-Custom Topsheet - $50

Includes two options from the list below:

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

Full Custom Topsheet - $100

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

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

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

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

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

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