Make these skis your very own!
You know what you want in a ski. You've logged many miles on the slopes, demoed more than a few pairs of the latest and greatest, and maybe even reviewed them here on EpicSki. Here's your opportunity to exchange your wisdom for your wallet and actually design a pair of EPIC skis for a market of one, and that's YOU! Our own krp8128 (Kyle Pilote) will build the skis to your specifications with a topsheet designed by EpicSki's art director, Peter Galletta, if our panel of experts deems yours the winning entry in our exclusive Contest for the EPIC Skis. All you have to do is write a convincing argument in 300 words or less, with whatever eye candy you choose to include at no charge against the word count, in this thread by the midnight (MST) December 21 deadline. We'll run a poll in a companion thread that will go until midnight December 28, with the winner announced December 29. Must play to win!
Important note: The topsheet of the skis must be as pictured, the base color must be black, and the length must be 186 cm. or less. All other specifications are determined by the contest winner. However, if you want the skis to be longer than 186 cm., or to add carbon fiber or a metal layer to the skis, the following additional costs will apply. Otherwise, the skis are completely FREE OF CHARGE!
- Length over 186cm-$25
- Carbon Fiber-$50: A single layer of unidirectional carbon fiber added to stiffen the ski along it’s length.
- 7075 Aluminum-$125: Essentially generic Titanal®, used to stiffen the ski along both its length and in torsion (twisting), providing enhanced edge grip. Price is due to raw materials and working with caustic etching solution (required for proper bonding).