Snow is falling, sno-cats are crawling, the slopes are calling. The slow leak of adrenaline into your veins is speeding up now that the leaves and temperatures have dropped. If you are thinking about new skis for the 2017 season, then this post, and a few more coming after this, just might help you think through the question “What’s the right ski for me?” …more
Ever hear of ARMADA skis? Of course you have. They’re the one’s that started the whole freeski movement back in the early 2000s. To us skiing curmudgeons though, ARMADA meant twin tips attached to park rats.
Just ignore it. Maybe it will go away.
But free skiing didn’t. And ARMADA didn’t. …more
Face it, end of the season probably means tossing your skis or snowboard into a corner in the basement, garage, or shed and “fawgetaboutit.”
Until November or December. Then you beat off the horde of spiders and pull out something with a grey, fuzzy, ashen-colored base, rust-caked edges, and mold and mildew spreading across once vibrant graphics. …more
We started a series of posts intending to discuss the various makes and styles of skis we have at Avie’s Ski / Sport, and pairing them up with boots (see Blizzard system skis). But after posting it, it seemed there would be too much repetition. So we decided to morph it all into an occasional “Gear Knowledge” series that will cover, eventually, all areas of the sport. Here goes.
Blizzard X-Power series skis have been a mainstay of the front-side, carving ski lineup since their inception. The Blizzard X-Power series is a system ski, meaning it comes as an integrated ski and binding package. No drilling, no mounting. A major benefit of a system ski is that if you change boots, or heaven forbid, sell them or pass them along in the family, a certified ski technician can adjust them to the new configuration without much ado. …more