About Skiblades – Combining the latest technologies of skis and snowboards, skiblades are radically changing the sport of snowriding. About half the length and twice the width of skis, the twin-tip design allows the rider to do everything that skiers and snowboarders do, but in addition, go backwards, turn 360’s on the ground, one foot turns and perform more tricks than ever thought possible on conventional planks. Skiblades, sometimes called “snowblades” after Salomon’s old models, are incredibly easy to use and great for learning to ski. But they’re especially insane when it comes to new-school tricks. (Skiing, Mark Doolittle) Had skiblades been invented first, who knows if the slopes would be so populated by skiers and snowboarders today.
Skiblades vary in size from about 75cm to 135 cm. They look like miniature snowboards, except there’s one for each foot. The adjustable bindings fit regular ski boots, hardshell snowboard boots and mountaineering boots. Learning to navigate on skiblades is easier than skiing or snowboarding, and carving with them is nearly automatic. Skiblades handle like skis (there are two of them) or even more like skates, but constructed like snowboards, which allows for more aggressive carving, handling varying terrain such as deep powder, steep slopes and even hardpack and ice. Most ski blades are constructed with twin tips (front and back) and wood cores for enhanced stability and performance.
Lessons not required! Chuck the poles! These feel so natural that most people, including those who have never been on a lift, pick it up in one day and progress to more advanced terrain by the end of the day. The stance is more like walking, skating, dancing rather than skiing – i.e. it is upright and natural. Most experience carving as almost effortless, a zen-like feeling that most snowboarders and skiers have to work many years to achieve.
Don’t confuse skiblades with the “graduated learning method” used in previous years to train would-be skiers on shorter planks so that they could eventually get the hang of longer skis. Our experience is that once people try skiblades, their skis and snowboards just become dust collectors or are made into furniture. It is the design of skiblades that makes possible the accessibility to the entire mountain from the very beginning.
How we select our products: We pay careful attention to choosing the right skiblade products. Of greatest priority in selecting our products is quality and performance, but we also consider price and the overall warranty and customer service provided by the manufacturer. We strive to offer a variety of skiblades in terms of size, price range, and performance factors as different skiblades suit different people. Ski blading is great no matter what age, ability level or your personal riding preferences and through our regular testing, we can recommend the best choices for our customers.
In short, we offer products that we feel confident about. We know full well what it feels like when products fail, especially when you are having a great day. Our mission is to make sure that that doesn’t happen to you. Knowing our products intimately, as we use them ourselves, we are happy to offer our experience and best recommendations on which products may be best for you – their strong points and limitations. Feel free to call us in the US and Canada at 800-784-0540, international at 1-970-884-2947 or email with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you can probably gather, we are totally dedicated to the revolution on the slopes that skiblading represents and want to make sure that when you purchase from us, that you are 100% satisfied. We totally love our customers and want to do everything possible to make sure that you are happy and enjoying yourself on the slopes.
For first timers, the answer is easy: instant gratification! Skiblading literally lets anyone go from beginner to fearless expert inside one season (or less), experiencing the same freedom and exhilaration that long-time snowriders gain after years of practice.
Experienced skiers and snowboarders are making the switch – blasting through the limitations of their old equipment on a snowriding tool with a learning curve of almost zero. Skiblades provide an extreme level of maneuverability and control that makes the whole mountain your playground, and challenges you to invent new ways to ride it. Why skiblades? Why ride anything else!
|Beginners: Skiblades offer beginners the shortest learning curve on the slopes. For those with previous snowriding skills, often lessons aren’t necessary. Skiblades make it easy to control your speed and begin carving like a pro. With no tips to cross, ski blades eliminate the awkwardness a beginner on long traditional skis experiences. Turning and stopping are no longer a mystery, steep slopes aren’t intimidating, powder is now a pleasure and moguls can now be enjoyed.|
|Intermediates: You will be amazed at the leap in your skiing ability the first day on skiblades. Steep mogul fields are no longer off limits. Pick your line and go. Tree skiing isn’t the nightmare it once was. Jumping and performing tricks, once the domain of experts, is now within the grasp of intermediate recreational skiers. Elevate your game to a new level|
|Experts: Here’s the opportunity to master a new sport, use your skills to take this sport to a new level. Carving a huge, fast turn on a pair of skiblades and dragging your hand in the snow is a whole new experience. Discover the rush of tree skiing at speeds you’ve never attempted on long skis. No limits, pure freedom!|