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SALE ALERT: SCC Skis 45% off until June 11

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Gear junkies...wake up....Jeff Thompson at Shaggy's Copper Country Skis just notified me they have launched a new website and are offering a really nice 45% off pre-sale (essentially wholesale pricing!) deal on most models, 35% off  other selected models (including the new frontside SL Carver), and a Pay-Half-Now (35-40% off) deal until June 11.  Also...Jeff is offering custom topsheets for $100 during the presale. See the sale deal HERE.

 

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"With the release of the 2012-13 lineup we will be offering an exclusive Presale to buy skis at our wholesale cost (up to 45% off!). So what's the catch? Your skis will be delivered to you by October 15th, so you won't get them as soon as you order. This allows us to get a better feel for total build numbers while giving you a great deal. To get this great deal just use the coupon codes, or call us at 231.459.4323, or stop by the shop! "

 

 

I was impressed with the quality and feel of the Tubby and Brockway models from this small company out of Michigan. Click here to see our reviews and pics.

 

Pass the word if anyone might be interested.  Jeff is very responsive to email inquiries, and it's always nice to be able to talk to the guy making your skis.

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Thanks for the heads up.  Their line up looks interesting, especially coming from my home state. 

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Ashwood cores.   Nice.

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this new company is very forthcoming and shows an interesting part of their operation.

Is this an opportune place to ask: what machinery is required to construct a sophisticated ski? Which tools, machines, processes are absolutely crucial to a superior final product?

If I see that the core material is re-sawn with a table saw, I know that the company is limited in it's ability to "tool up" and has to use an inappropriate machine for one early step. Does this indicate further limitations? Does this affect the product? Not talking about one boutique company or another, more the entire niche in the market.

Go ahead, flame away, or if you know manufacturing, I really am interested.

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Sounds like it needs its own thread.

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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

this new company is very forthcoming and shows an interesting part of their operation.

Is this an opportune place to ask: what machinery is required to construct a sophisticated ski? Which tools, machines, processes are absolutely crucial to a superior final product?

If I see that the core material is re-sawn with a table saw, I know that the company is limited in it's ability to "tool up" and has to use an inappropriate machine for one early step. Does this indicate further limitations? Does this affect the product? Not talking about one boutique company or another, more the entire niche in the market.

Go ahead, flame away, or if you know manufacturing, I really am interested.

Absolutely relevant questions.  I have seen both great skis and poor skis with cores initially cut with table saws, it all comes down to the finished product and desire to choose "workshop" or "factory" production styles.  The advent of tools such as CNC mills has definitely allowed manufacturers to "tool up" with more rapid design changes and fine-tuning of various versions - but as with some fine furniture makers - the fancy equipment is not necessarily required to produce great products.  I have had great discussions with Jeff at Shaggy's Copper Country Skis via email, and these guys definitely put out fun products and they want skiers to be happy...their reputation depends on it.

 

As far as a separate thread...oh boy....I suggest following the craft-ski builder discussions over at SkiBuilders.com....great info and stories from experience!

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