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Experiences with customized skis - looking for people for a short interview

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

I'm looking for people with customized skis.

 

I want to know what are the reasons for their customization.

And I want to what's their experience with this topic.

 

The customization could be the design or shape.
Or both. Please tell me everything you know :)

 

If you have experience with companies like wagner custom skis, xqzt

or similiar companies please let me know!

 

I would be very thankful if a few people could explain me their motive more detailled
in an short interview. There would be also a thank-you gift for your participation :)

 

Thank you very much in advance!

post #2 of 7
Is this a homework assignment?
post #3 of 7

Thank you gift - a pair of wool mittens?

 

what Sibhusky sez ...... you're comin' in waaaaay too cold.

post #4 of 7

 

 

 

 

Several different mods. Recreational engineering. Some of us are crazy.

 

Eric

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Good day everyone!
 

I work for an Austrian business consultancy with a focus on research and innovations.
One of our current projects deals with the topic of “ski customization”.
This customization can affect the design of the ski and/or the overall form and functionality.
 

We are looking for skiers whose skis are customized in any of the above stated ways (design and/or functionality)
for an independent trend-analysis. If you answer one of the following questions with “YES”, we would like to invite
you to a short interview (via telephone). If you partake in the interview, you will receive a voucher, as well as a branded
T-Shirt and a cap of a renowned ski-manufacturer.
 

The questions:
- The design of my ski is customized
- The form of my ski is customized
- My skis have custom top sheets
- My skis are one of the following (or similar) brands: “Wagner Custom Ski”, “XQZT”, “Ünique Skis”, …
 

If you answered at least one of these questions with “YES”, please feel free to contact me for detailed information. Your help is highly appreciated.
 

Thank you very much & have a nice day

post #6 of 7

Don't know if you're still looking for feedback here (I'm a month late) but I've been skiing on Wagner Custom skis for seven winters. Going into my eighth.

 

Originally I wanted a ski that I couldn't find on the rack. Specifically I wanted an 11m radius sidecut on a 165cm ski, with a very round flex pattern and 74mm waist and a very fast base. I couldn't find a factory ski that was even close -- most of the stuff I tried that had a high-speed base was too stiff in the tail. 

 

The reason for the specific requirements: I teach skiing at Vail and need a ski that will keep me ahead of an expert-level student on GS skis, but still work easily in back-bowl powder and bumps. This means I need good energy and "pop," but a soft tail that conforms easily to the shape of the turn in deep/wet snow and can be shmeared for speed control in tight bumps.  

 

Wagner built me exactly what I needed. After a couple of iterations we settled on a durable aluminum laminate on a very light wood core, with a really good race-quality sintered base. I'm very happy with the formula and whenever Wagner comes up with a better set of materials we build another pair to this formula. Don't much care about the topskin design -- I tend to get a solid bright color. I have one pair with a clear topskin to show off the carbon-wrap wood core construction. 

post #7 of 7

Robert Eckhoff just interviewed me in connection with this thread. He did a short values survey. Good people with no spamming and they treated me well. You should be OK contacting Sandra @LittleSheep2015 with a PM.

 

Eric

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