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Armada Bubba Ski Review

By , February 2, 2013 1:03 PM

The Armada Bubba Ski is unlike any other pow board I have ever skied. For a ski its size it skis extremely nimble and absolutely crushes it in powder. It’s girthy 132mm waist might scare some people away but it’s super tapered tip and tail eliminates a ton of swing weight making it feel as light and maneuverable as my Atomic Bent Chetlers.

Armada designed this ski around their very popular ARG, which skis amazing in pow but leaves you high and dry when trying to get back to the lift. With the Bubba, Armada gave the ski some minor sidecut under foot making it possible to rail turns in and out of the pow.

The skis flex not only works great for milking pow turns but also provides a very stable feel when mocking down chutes at high speeds. The Bubba comes in three lengths (168, 178, 188) so no matter what your size is you have no excuse for passing up on the ultimate pow board. Prepare yourself for a new beginning.

Retail Price: $799.95

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Salomon Rocker 2 Skis

By , December 10, 2012 10:31 PM

Salomon Rocker 2If you’re looking for a new board to blow your mind in deep snow then look no further. Salomon nailed it in the powder performance category with their Rocker 2 Skis.

With rocker in the tip and tail and a solid 122mm waist this is now my go to ski for powder conditions. Salomon’s honeycomb technology in the tip and tail combined with their decision to remove the edges from these areas have created a fat board with little swing weight. This results in a ski that can slash a turn with minimal effort making it ski-able for even beginners looking to get into the pow game.

Salomon also kept traditional camber underfoot to make it easier to hold an edge on hardpack. This ski can do it all, float in pow, rail on groomers, and blast through crud. So be sure to check these skis out! You won’t regret it.

Retail Price: $749.99

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FREE Ski Helmet w/ RAMP Skis

By , November 6, 2012 2:59 PM

2013 Peacepipe Skis

You may have been hearing a lot about RAMP Sports lately. They are based here in Utah, and all their skis are HANDMADE at their HQ in Park City. This alone (Skis HANDMADE in the USA!) should intrigue you, but there is MUCH more to know about this unique new ski brand. Talk about a strong company culture! Check out their story on the recent write up from Ski Bum Poet.

Maybe you’re considering supporting RAMP this season by getting your hands on some Peacepipe Skis. Weather you snowslide 100 days in the Wasatch every winter, or 10 days, you owe it to yourself to snap your ski boots into some confidence. Right now through Friday, if you buy any RAMP Skis (or Snowboard) you have your choice of FREE poles or a Bern ski helmet! Extra bonus: There is a code (115FFS41) for FREE SHIPPING as well!

Click the RAMP Sports links or banner, then be sure to use the code (115FFS41) at checkout. Here is to our weather change coming late week. Powder snow on the way, hippies!

Bluehouse Ski Sale

By , March 16, 2012 8:45 AM

Bluehouse Ski Sale

It’s that time of year again, when you can find ski deals galore…especially this year. Just about every retailer overstocked anticipating another big winter. Starting today Bluehouse Skis go on sale for as low as $199 with free shipping! If your current set up is as trashed as mine then check out the killer deals on Bluehouse Skis (and tons of others…park to powder boards). Manufactured right here in Salt Lake City, these skis rival the performance and durability of top-end ski companies at half the price. I have a couple of friends who ski on Bluehouse Skis and absolutely love them. Get them before their gone…and they’ll go quick at this price!

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Atomic Bent Chetler Ski

By , March 8, 2012 7:27 PM

Atomic Bent Chetler Ski

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If you are looking for a great ski for slaying pow you should check out the Atomic Bent Chetler. Not only can these skis rage on the mountain, they have pretty cool graphics to show off.

The Bent Chetler skis are a hybrid-powder profile ski. Freerider Chris Benchetler designed these, and they are fun on deep powder days, jibbing off pillows or smearing those buttery turns. They have a tapered tip and tail and wood core construction with camber, and a sidewall construction that grips on steeps and icy slopes.

The graphics were new for the 2011-2012 season and the tail has been stiffened. They come in 192 and 183 length and have the dimensions of 142mm tip, 123mm underfoot and a tail measuring 134mm. So whether you are skiing a deep powder day or doing spins off pillows or skiing a big mountain line, the Atomic Bent Chetler ski will not disappoint.

Retail Price: $699

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Salomon BBR Ski

By , February 4, 2012 3:10 PM

Salomon BBR SkiIf you’ve been eying the Salomon BBR Ski come to Alta this Saturday and Sunday February 4 and 5 to take a spin on these great powder skis. They will carve like no other ski you’ve been on but we’ll let you be the judge of that.

Salomon designer, Berber created the BBR ski by being inspired through surfing, kite-surfing and gliding sports on snow and water. He designed the ski as a true powder ski that carves on-piste but an on-piste ski that floats in the powder.

The BBR is not designed as the typical X-shape but is designed with a new V-shape. This shape is modeled after the shape of a surf board. The tip of the ski is shaped similar to the tip of a surf board with a narrow waist and a pin tail. Basically you’ll be skiing on an over-sized surfboard like tip with a rocker shape that will allow you to float in the powder yet adapt to any terrain and conditions the mountain offers.

The narrow waist and pintail of the BBR, provide grip and playfulness on harder snow. You will be able to make short radius turns and short edge to edge turns while skiing on on-piste terrain. The beauty of this ski is you can take it over to a powder field and will be guaranteed great flotation. Salomon calls the BBR the ‘V’ shape because it’s literally two skis in one.

Join us up at Alta at the base of Collins lift this Saturday and Sunday to test out theSalomon BBR Ski and see if it will live up to its legend.

Retail Price: $815.00

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Black Diamond Gigawatt Ski

By , January 22, 2012 1:57 AM

Black Diamond Gigawatt SkiToday was the day to test out these mother ship of a ski. The day kept getting better and better as it progressed towards closing time. The Black Diamond Gigawatt Ski is truly a powder ski and will not steer you wrong. And yes winter has finally arrived in the Wasatch, and we all hope it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

The Black Diamond Gigawatt Ski was designed after it’s predecessor, the Megawatt Ski (still one of my all time favorite ski –check them @Backcountry.com). The Gigawatt is basically the Megawatt ski on drugs. It features larger dimensions to make you look like a rock star on days like today.

The Gigawatt comes with a rocker tip and tail with no camber, providing excellent performance in deep powder. They are made with a torsion box construction that blends edge and durability of birch sidewalls. The birch sidewall allows more pop while skiing and allows better edge hold while carving based on the internal wall core technology.

Float to the top on those deep powder days! This ski can handle high speeds yet is remarkably quick and easier to turn. If you are looking for a big mountain freeride true powder ski then you have found the perfect match.

  • Lengths: 185 & 195
  • Dimensions: 163/135/141

MSRP: $979.00

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Black Diamond Starlet Ski

By , December 24, 2011 2:20 PM

Black Diamond Starlet Ski

If you are a woman looking for a great touring ski that will give you the ease of going uphill but will also hold it’s own on the way down, the Black Diamond Starlet Ski is the ski choice that will not leave you disappointed.

The Starlet is a women’s specific ski, constructed with a wide, soft-flexing & early rise tip. This tip will give you the needed float in the powder but will also slash through the crud or any variable snow condition. You’ll have enough float in the powder with an underfoot dimension of 100mm but you won’t think twice on those steep kick turn corners on the uphill climb up.

The Black Diamond Starlet Ski is built as a women’s specific torsion ally stiff flex that allows the desired stiffness. It is built with Black Diamond Formula One Technology, using three internal ribs to transmit power throughout the ski. Wood core. Available in length 156, 166 or 176.

The Starlet was Backcountry Magazine 2011 Editor’s Choice Winner.

MSRP: $699 Check Availability at Backcountry.com or these other stores..

Liberty Skis Demo At Alta – Wednesday January 5

By , January 3, 2011 4:46 PM

You can check out all the latest and greatest skis from Liberty for free as the 2011 Liberty Demo Tour hits Utah for 4 days in January:

Be sure to try the Double Helix, which I just mounted up a couple weeks ago and love. Review coming soon…