THE DOWN LOW
2016 threw everyone—your favorite small-batch purveyors of handmade snow-sliding sticks included—for a loop. And 2017 looks to be pretty mental too, if things like torrential rains and flooding followed by 100+ inches over 48 hours are any indicators.
We spent a lot of time over the past year lying to ourselves that things weren't going to change a whole lot, but look where we ended up: two brand new models on the way (Meridian Tour & Meridian 117), revised cap and semi-cap construction throughout almost the entire line, and multiple new, heavy, expensive pieces of machinery to help raise production speed and finish quality. More presses, new grinders, another CNC . . . the list goes on, and we're still reeling from a great season.
Demand was overwhelming, and we struggled to keep skis in stock for you. They say it's a good problem to have, but we'd rather you were out there on a pair of Moments instead of waiting for a pair. Rest assured that we aren't slowing down. We're stronger, faster, better than ever at making rad shred missiles for your feet.
Welcome to next year.
Agile. Stable. Quick. Planted. Carveable. Surfy. The Deathwish is all of these, and a living contradiction to the statement that one ski can't have it all. From crazy experiment to cornerstone technology, Triple Camber made its name with this design, and it seems like we nailed the rest of the package off the bat. The Deathwish is a western skier's dream daily driver and a company favorite. So long as it remains our #1 seller, we won't do anything to change the way it skis.
Turns out full rocker is good—super good—for way more than big dumps and buttering into cliff drops. The Meridian series gives you all the benefits of full rocker for inbounds, backcountry, and powder days.
If popular votes are still a thing we're doing in 2017, the Bibby will likely come out on top yet again. It hit the jackpot years ago with design and dimensions, and remains the best selling Moment ski of all time. Supremely fun on the deepest days, yet capable of full-on butt-dragger cordoroy carving, the Bibby is way up and so #blessed. Hail to the Chief.
One-ski quiver gets thrown around a lot, but if you can't have more than one pair, the Sierra will keep you smiling no matter what. Triple Camber gives our women's mid-fat ski the uncanny ability to carve the heck out of hardpack while staying loose and playful in trees, bumps, and on the deepest storm days. Wherever you find yourself, in whatever conditions, if you find yourself on the Sierra you're going to have a good time.
The Frankenski concentrates everything you want in a jib ski into a beam of pure mutant radiation. Bamboo and Triple Camber combine to create an urban street stalker and park feature slayer that can take every bit of punishment it dishes out. Full cap construction with a handmade, hand-laid core for toughness and longevity.