2021 Phoenix 105 - Carbon - Custom

Lightweight yet Powerful

Best for: Backcountry Touring, Powder, Trees

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Pre-order: 2.5 week build time (after art completion)

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Custom Skis Made in USA

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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      Handcrafted in Northern Michigan

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

      Graphic Info

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

      Two Year Warranty

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

      0% APR Financing Available*

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

      Shipping/Build Info

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

      The Phoenix 105s are lightweight yet strong backcountry skis that excel in the tightest trees while providing flotation in the fluffiest powder. If you're looking for a pair of powerful, stiff touring skis with plenty of versatility, these fit the bill.

      Are you always hunting for hero powder but also need the versatility to grip on hardpack when conditions change in the backcountry? Do you want to tour on lightweight carbon skis that don’t sacrifice downhill performance? With cores crafted from select-cut Northern Michigan poplar, wrapped with ultralight biaxial carbon fiber, and protected by slanted UHMW sidewalls, the Phoenix 105s are weight-conscious yet durable; light on the skin track and uncompromising on the way back down.

      The Phoenix 105s aren't just lightweight backcountry skis - they're stiff and made to charge downhill. These are the skis that prove Michigan manufacturing is here to stay. Handcrafted in Northern Michigan and skied around the world.

      • Pure Carbon Construction combines an ultra lightweight biaxial carbon fiber (+-45 deg. orientation) coupled with a slightly heavier unidirectional carbon fiber and a poplar hardwood core to create an exceptionally lightweight and responsive ski. 
      • Full-Height UHMW Sidewalls bonded with 8 layers of rubber are bombproof.
      • Clearview Topsheet shows the real carbon fiber in the ski.
      • Notched Tails keep your skins on straight when ascending.

      Custom Ski Graphic Frequently Asked Questions

       

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

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

      Custom ski photo gallery

      View gallery here

      Do you offer quantity discounts for custom skis?

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

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

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

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

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

      What colors will my ski base be?

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

       

          Download Blank Ski Print Templates

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

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

          Adobe Photoshop (.PSD) or Adobe Illustrator (.AI or .EPS) preferred - please flatten or outline all text and embed images.

          TIFF files also acceptable without any ski shape shown (art must extend beyond edge of skis by 1").


          General use templates are below, we will always send you a mockup with the final production layout for your approval prior to making your custom skis!

          Please make sure when artwork is complete to turn off the template/ski shape layer before submitting it (your artwork must extend past the edge of the skis).

          Ahmeek 95/ Medora 95 Ahmeek 105 / Medora 105 Ahmeek 115
          Ahmeek 95 - 186 cm (PDF) Ahmeek 105 - 186 cm (PDF) Ahmeek 115 - 186 cm (PDF)
          Ahmeek 95 - 180 cm (PDF) Ahmeek 105 - 180 cm (PDF) Ahmeek 115 - 180 cm (PDF)
          Ahmeek 95 - 174 cm (PDF) Ahmeek 105 - 174 cm (PDF) Ahmeek 115 - 174 cm (PDF)
          Ahmeek 95 - 168 cm (PDF) Ahmeek 105 - 168 cm (PDF)
          Ahmeek 95 - 162 cm (PDF) Ahmeek 105 - 162 cm (PDF)
          Sarge 95 General Layout (Belle 90 + Brockway 90/100) General Layout Belle 80/
          Brockway 80
          Sarge 95 - 182 cm (PDF) Brockway 95 - 186 cm (PDF) Hubbell 85 - 186 cm (PDF)
          Sarge 95 - 176 cm (PDF) Brockway 95 - 180 cm (PDF) Hubbell 85 - 180 cm (PDF)
          Sarge 95 - 170 cm (PDF) Brockway 95 - 174 cm (PDF) Hubbell 85 - 174 cm (PDF)
          Sarge 95 - 164 cm (PDF) Brockway 95 - 168 cm (PDF) Hubbell 85 - 168 cm (PDF)
          Brockway 95 - 162 cm (PDF) Hubbell 85 - 162 cm (PDF)
          General Layout (Tubby 120) Phoenix 105
          Tubby 120 - 188 cm (PDF) Phoenix 105 - 180 cm (PDF)
          Tubby 120 - 180 cm (PDF) Phoenix 105 - 174 cm (PDF)
          Tubby 120 - 172 cm (PDF)

           

          Pure Carbon Construction

          Pure Carbon Ski Construction - What makes skis

          Core

          Laminated Poplar Hardwood: Premium 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 above and below the core, ultra lightweight Biaxial Carbon Fiber above and beneath the core,  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. Please note, Base colors are swapped every other pair (black into blue, blue into black).

          Phoenix 105 Camber Rocker - Sidecut Radius - Shaggy's Skis Technical Information

          Length (cm) Dimensions (mm) Turning Radius (m) Mounting Setback (cm) Weight (g/ski)
          180 136-105-122 Variable Tip-to-Tail (21.5-20-22 m) -9.9 1725
          174 136-105-122 Variable Tip-to-Tail (20-18-19.5 m) -9.6 x1625

          Get the proper length for your skiing style

          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 Select 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 affect 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?

          Phoenix 105 Snow Usage

          Are they right for me?
          You want a powerful, stiff backcountry ski that, with a 105 mm waist, will handle it all. You are always hunting for hero powder but also need the versatility to grip on hardpack when the conditions change in the backcountry. You want to get out and tour on a substantial yet lightweight carbon ski. You aren't looking for the lightest ski-mo setup but need a ski that will maximize the downhill as much as much as the uphill.

          What length should I get?
          The Phoenix 105s have early rise tip rocker. If you are between two sizes - you can easily size up for stability if skiing open terrain, if you prefer maneuverability - size down. Check out our size chart in the previous tab for more info.

          What bindings should I get?
          You can use any binding on the Phoeniox 105s as long as the brake width is at least 105 mm wide. We run Marker Kingpin bindings on our demo backcountry skis. Visit your local ski shop for bindings and mounting.

          What can I customize?
          Graphics: Full custom topsheet graphics 
          Construction: Get a consultation

          What are Camber Pockets?
          Camber Pockets are additional small sections of camber (about 4 in long and 0.030" tall) molded into the overall camber of the ski in front of and behind your midsole position. They increase contact pressure to improve grip on hardpack and ice.

          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: Love the open runs and hero snow, yet are still easy to pivot around tight trees. Light on the way up, stiff and stable on the way down. Definitely more suited towards the backcountry, but can still rail a turn inbounds.

          Design Needs: Lightweight carbon build - substantial flotation in powder - skin notch in tail - camber underfoot for edge grip - tip rocker for maneuverability

          Purpose: Make a dedicated backcountry ski that is built to maximize your fun on the way down in a lightweight pure carbon build. Most skis in this category are built with a weight requirement first, then performance as a secondary - not the Phoenix 105.

          Jeff Thompson - Shaggy's Partner

          Jeff Thompson
          Skier Level
          Beginner
          Expert
          Snow Types
          Ice
          Powder
          Turning Radius
          Short
          Long
          Flex
          Playful
          Powerful

          Why You'll Love Them

          1. The Pure Carbon construction makes the swing-weight ridiculously light.
          2. Tapered tips allow the ski to maneuver through the crud and also reduce swing-weight.
          3. The resilience of the Pure Carbon construction maintains flex life year after year.
          4. Notched and slight twin, tech-tail keeps your skins centered and your clips off the snow on the uphill climb.
          5. The 105 mm waist width will keep you floating in powder, yet it's nimble on hardpack and in tight, technical terrain.
          6. Camber pockets molded into the overall camber maximize edge hold on hardpack.
          Phoenix 105 - Pure Carbon Fiber Skis

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          Height: 5'5"
          Ski Length: 174
          Primary Ski Area: aspen highlands/snowmass
          Phoenix 105 174 cm king pins

          I got these skis 2 years ago, and the only thing I would change is the binder- I would go salomon/armada shift. The king pin isn't up to how hard you can push this ski. Shred groomers in the morning at 65 mph and then skin highlands bowl for the wind blown after lunch. You can charge seriously hard on these skis. Equally at home in the tight trees of bohemia and the like. As an expert level skier I can make these work and enjoy them in almost all conditions/situations. Not quite big enough under foot for the real deep (3'+) but they get it done (and Im the only cheap idiot to not get pow skis on the epic day) .

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          Madeline
          The most rippin' of carbon sticks Iv'e ever skied

          Holy wow! When I first unwrapped these puppies from their shipping container I was smitten. I went with the custom artwork and matte finish. The feel of the top sheet is smooth and can distract you from the mountain views beware! Not only are they beautious, but they RIP! I was very impressed with how light the carbon ski is in relation to its ski ability. My previous Dynafit skis are your typical ultralight ski-mountaineer's choice and my Phoenix 105 are lighter AND ski better. GO Michigan! I have the 174cm. I can point them in pow and wiggle a tiny turn. These are my go to Utah powder ski. I even ride them in-bounds!

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          Jack Kerby-Miller
          Skis for Skiiers

          Shaggy's makes the skis you want, even if you didn't know you wanted them yet. I love my original pair of Shaggy's 175's (c. 2009?), and rarely want to ride skis made by anyone else. Wide, stiff, and with ample sidecut, they have been my go to pair for all conditions since I stopped smashing plastic poles.

          I got to ride the Phoenix 105'sx184 mounted with Axl bindings and tRace boots for a couple of early spring laps on a closed ski area in VT. Conditions were something just short of boiler plate at the summit, but softened up to a lovely corn for the bottom two thirds. They climbed easily, and managed well on the re-frozen crud at high altitude, especially for their width, but really shone when the snow softened on the descent. Shaggy's is building a reputation for making skis that handle the snow people actually ski, and the Pheonixes do not disappoint. I was somewhat concerned that the 184 might be a lot of ski to freeheel on, but their lightness and early rise makes them feel more like my trusty old 175s, and made me glad they weren't shorter. The ski's tips and tails are forgiving, but the cambered section is more than stiff enough to perform when I hammered down with the Axl/tRaces.

          Verdict: These skis rock. Uphill. Downhill. Ice. Corn. Fixed heel or Free.

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