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The Universality of Skis

Posted by Jeff White on

There is one main source for all ski-making machines!

          Almost all factories have one source for their machines to make skis. There are several makers of ski parts. One 

man sells everyone P-TEX , that's the base.  Ski cores come from a very few factories and suppy nearly all of the  

manufacturers. Nearly all skis are very similar- they are all comprised of one of the five cores. Most all companies have the 

plastics machines to make the kids or ladies skis, or they hire them out. They are usually lighter and softer. Most have 

made the foam injection skis now. One process made core. They have been working on this for years, once they get a 

successful process they don’t change what works well. However, the tops and write-ups change often. The wood core is 

the largest selling ski in the history of the ski business, and there is one main source for this core. 

ONE COMPANY accidentally made this core in the early seventies. They have refused to change it for all these 

years. The main supplier for everyone is one factory;  from there, these cores are sent all over the world to various

brand factories and finished off. One company admitted they made 27 different models from the one blank... 

changing only the artwork and write-ups.

There are 5 cores for skis: 

Plastic       Foam        Wood      Wood with Titanium  

      Composite Cores (some with computer chip)

Plastic Core Skis:

Plastic core are the lightest skis in the world. They are great for kids, beginners, ladies, older folks, over 45, light weight 

men also enjoy these as the legs are not as tired at the end of the day. They work great in the powder-packed slopes but 

they will chatter on ice OR WHEN PUSHED.

Foam Core Skis:

Foam core have become FAMOUS with the "xscream" core or similar. High density , this has become the the widest ranged variety of ski cores on the market. It works fine for beginners, intermediate, and even the most advanced skiers that are cruising and pushing fairly hard. It also works really well in powder. Pleasant, easy turning and all around enjoyable. At times the foam cores ski better than the wood cores.

Wood Core Skis:

Wood core have been the standard in the industry for the best all-mountain skis. They do everything well.  It generally has been the most liked ski. Most rental skis are this core. Most companies take a better wood ski, change the top and put it into rental because it holds up REALLY WELL and continues to ski well. Wood cores also work good in powder, BUT YOU HAVE TO PULL BACK AS YOU ARE DOING POWDER! IT IS THE NUMBER ONE SELLING CORE IN THE HISTORY OF THE SKI BUSINESS!  Works well on ice, too.

Wood Core Titanium:

Wood core titanium is the wood ski with specialty metal on the top. This is the "pusher ski". It needs to be skied, 

or pushed, to turn and also to get its best performance. This ski core is great on ice! Pushing and 

aggressive skiing seem to be increased by this technology. Also, the bigger guys, this works well for them...

Composite Core with Computer Chip:

Head bought the science of the chip fiber optics. Chip electricity created as you ski... 4-7 flexes in the same ski or 

snowboard!  When going slow they are soft—great for powder. Hit the hard pack and it becomes stiffer, working 

better for you.

*Lots of fun to be had on skis, snowboards, blades, cross-country.  Enjoy the sports and the great outdoors! thanks you for your continued support since 1969. We appreciate your business and all the 

3rd generation "SkiTruckers" who did buy from us out of the truck and continue to bring their friends and families. 

A big thank you again and again! We have the greatest customers on the planet and they continue to buy from us 

again and again.

**Thank you great people! FOR 45 YEARS OF FUN TOGETHER....**



  • composite core skis
  • computer chip skis
  • plastic core skis
  • foam core skis
  • wood core skis
  • ski materials
  • ski manufacturing
  • ski production

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