Skiboards? Only One Answer: Summit Skiboards!
Endorsement by Mike Juron
Twenty-two years ago I injured my knee and never thought I would ski, or never ski the way I loved to ski again. An associate at work let me borrow his “shorties,” a pair of 99 cm Line Ski Boards. Now 47 years old and I am still Skiboarding, more today than any other year in my life.
Standing in the lift lines or riding the chairlifts I am always asked about the boards I ride today, a pair of Summit Custom 110 cm Skiboards. I must tell my story and the sheer enjoyment I have on my boards 2-3 times a day.
Three years ago it was time for new boards. Rather than spend hours reading countless reviews on line, I called Skiboards.com. I spent almost an hour on the phone with Doc. His knowledge of the market and his passion for the sport could not have been more apparent. Eventually my many questions ended up in Doc’s recommendation of a pair of Summit Skiboards. I could not be happier with his recommendation, my choice, and since my purchase more than 10 of my friends have converted to Summit Skiboards from their traditional long sticks.
Summit Skiboards are an exceptional product. They provide a twin tip design with a wider contoured shape that improves performance when burning the long cruisers or pounding through the moguls and glades. The contoured shape pushes you effortlessly through the long turns when cruising or the short aggressive turns required in the bumps and woods. Combining the Atomic Step-in-Bindings with these boards makes the perfect pairing for the casual rider and gives the confidence needed for the aggressive rider. The quality and design of the Summit Skiboards out perform any other Skiboards I have ridden over the last 20 years. I would strongly recommend Summit Skiboards and www.skiboards.com to anyone looking for a new pair of boards to enjoy a day or season on the slopes.
Specific Product Testimonials:
Summit Jade 87 (Now Summit ZR88)
My first impression of the Summit Jade 87 cm blades with Risers when I got them, WOW! Coming from a professional rollerskating and rollerblading background, I knew these skiboards were top of the line at first glance. I can tell there was a lot of time taken to develop such perfection in every detail. The skis are incredibly fast and carve like they are on rails! I was amazed at how light and how maneuverable they are. Even, being a big guy, I had no problem twisting and turning. I am still a beginner when it comes to skiboards, but I had no problem strapping them on and flying down the mountain as if I was on my rollerblades. It is definitely true what they say about the learning curve for these skiboards, anyone can strap them on have a blast on the very first day! Noble
These are great — Lots of fun! My son could ski from the first moment. So it was great. Thanks, Fisico
I know I’m a little late on sending this but I wanted to post or tell my story of the Summit Jade 87’s my Wife and I both bought from you. We love them. They are great handling and confidence building. I was tackling hills and carving turns that I wouldn’t have normally. My Wife was doing the same. We are both very novice skier’s and I can say this purchase was a excellent choice. Your expert help on the selection nailed down the equipment we needed. Your fast shipping got the equipment to us quickly. We are extremely happy with the Jade 87 skiboards. If anyone is considering them I would say go for it. We even had the people at the resorts asking us about them….!!!! They are a real attention getter on the slopes.
Jamie and Cindi
I just want to tell you how much I love my Summit skiboards. I am able to ski black diamonds at age 60! I couldn’t do that at age 40. I get a lot of people eyeing these ski boards and have been giving your website to them. Hubby is very happy with his as well!
Just a follow-up note of thanks for getting me set up on the new 118s. I am heading home today after 13 days of Colorado skiing. Used my Groov’n 106s for 3-4 days and the 118s for the balance of the time. Love them both but the slightly longer Board is my new favorite all-Mountian ski.
We did over 40,000 vertical at Snowmass three days in a row this week (my legs are a little tired!) Trees, Bumps, cruisers – we did it all. Broke 50mph most days on some drop but skied totally in control and had a ball everyday.
You warned me that the 118s would be faster and they lived up to that for sure. Felt fast but the extra edge was also great for control and the extra length gave a little float in the 3-4″ soft stuff we had yesterday morning. Carving on those was a dream. Took one day to get used to the extra length in the trees, but really liked them by the end of the trip.
Gave out your webpage to lots of folks. Hope to see more people having as much fun as we do! Thanks for building an awesome product.
I couldn’t leave review on the site but wanted to drop a note to you. The GroovN 106cm skiboards are awesome!!!
Had a few ski trips already to test them out and I got to say these skiboards are way better the Defiance blades I had. Gripped on the ice black trails of Okemo with no problem.
Highly recommended and probably get a longer pair next year – maybe the Invertigo or the Marauder…
Summit Headwall 95 (Now EZ95)
These were my “go-to” skis this past season. They did everything I asked of them brilliantly. Love them, so glad I made the decision to buy them. I love all my Summit Skiboards but these are my all-around favorite!
Summit Nomad 99 (now Ecstatic 99) and Carbon Pro 99
These boards are great fun! The first time out on them I felt confident and excited to try new tricks I hadn’t done on skis, but knew I could do on skates!
So many people come up to me in lift lines and ask about my skiboards. Families on vacation are like ‘Wow! Those are great!’ and we talk about how much easier it is to wrangle the little kids without stepping on their skis and having to deal with poles when you are trying to put gloves on the children.
I have so much fun ripping through the bumps at Mary Jane, Colorado! Never have to pick a line, just happily ski whatever comes my way! In fact, they are super fun and easy to try just be creative, jump, spin or whatever. These feel just like skating with edges that can carve as much as you want. Easy to control backwards and forwards — makes teaching the little ones simple too! I don’t know why they don’t rent these to beginners too!
If you can already ski well, these make even very difficult terrain easy, it’s just like running downhill but with a glide.
Lisa, Ice Skater, Colorado
The Summit Carbon Pro 99’s that Doc and the staff at Skiboards.com sent me were perfect! They shipped them to the resort to which we were going and they were waiting for us when we arrived. The boards worked flawlessly; I was able to adapt quickly to them and have nothing but fun the entire trip. Light, fast and agile… all that ski boards should be.
Richard Lawrence, PharmD, Fort Myers, FL
Bought my Summit Nomad 99’s two winters ago for playing on Michigan’s joke of hills and love them…They are just as fast as my 180 all mountain skis and turn great, but are so easy to travel with and so much more versatile…great product! Buying a bag now!
Summit Custom 110 and Carbon 110
I’ve been skiboarding on and off for the past 10 years. This year decided to spend more time with the family on the slopes and wanted to upgrade my boards. Talked with the team at Skiboards.com and they recommended the Summit Custom 110′s. Coming from a more traditional skiboard of 99 cm long and 80 mm wide, I was a bit apprehensive about going to a 110 cm width. Needless to say, that was unfounded! Got them on the slopes yesterday and they performed incredibly! Easy to turn, more stable, and handled extremely well in warmer weather as the groomed slopes started to slush a bit. My 12-year old son “borrowed” them later in the day and hit the black diamond slopes for his first time and did well! He too noticed the great performance of these boards and he is an intermediate boarder. Kudos to these great skiboards! Rob
These were the BEST boards I ever rode. I experienced incredible speed, a lot more than I was expecting. I pretty much beat every one of my buds down the mountain all season long. The 110 length I found was GREAT in the parks, pipes and jumps. I liked that they were equally as great just thrashing down long downhill runs. I especially LOVE, when at high speeds, there’s no need to slow down for tight turns, just a little lean, drag a glove, and these carve right in and hold you in your turn like you’re on rails. (I ski in North East US, lots of packed & ice even). Parks, Pipes, Jumps, Downhills, High Speed, forward and backwards… AND easy to carry to and from the lodge from the car (I strap them to my Ogio backpack that has a snowboard strap, these fit perfect). And they fit inside my car. There simply is no better. May have to pick up a pair of the new Carbon Pro 110’s. Lyle S.
I have a pair of last year’s model. They were the best thing since sliced bread. Just picked up a pair of this year’s model and will be expecting the same all over mountain awesome performance! Tim
Summit CRZ 106cm Skiboards with Salomon L10 Release Bindings 2016
Having not ridden these before production I had some trepidation about whether these would perform as we had designed them. It was at wolf creek, later october They had a 28″ base with 10″ of fresh on top. Sunny colorado day.
I put them on, got right on the lift and there I was at the top ready to ride down.
Initially, as with anything took a little getting used to the length, sweet spots and conditions. Didn’t take long and here was my experience. OMG! These are so smooth, handle powder so effortlessly without leaning back. Fast turning due to rockers.s I was truly impressed with how easily they turned, how smooth a ride on the long groomed and in moguls, a delight to ride. Super quick, fast yet quick turning. I was so happy to ride these and relieved that all our design work paid off. If you want something that turns on a dime, rides powder with ease, flies down the groomed runs with such a smoothness and will tackle anything on the mountain these are a great choice.
Doc Roberts, owner, Summit Skiboards
Summit Sk8 96cm Skiboards
My wife and I have been using your skiboards this season and absolutely loving them. We’ve managed to get to the ski fields for a total of 14 days so far this year and these boards just feel so good that they’re our go-to option every time!
I swapped to boards 2 seasons ago with some old Blizzard Yahoo 120’s and Canon H7’s I bought on Ebay and had so much fun that I sold my long skis but the Summit Invertigos and Summit 96 are really Next Level and the early boards just stay in the garage now. We’re confident skiers but these Summit rockers make getting down a mountain so much fun that we’re skiing terrain we would never have tried before. These things give you almost total control and make skiing easy. They stop and turn on a dime and they handle anything and everything you point them at whether its groomed, chopped up, icy or powder – no problems. We’ve been approached by so many total strangers (both snow boarders and skiers) who’ve watched us enjoying ourselves and wanted to know where they can get some boards to try so hopefully our rave reviews send some customers your way.
Hey Doc, We’re back in our respective states of Indiana and Florida now and just wanted to let ya know how the skiboards worked out for Jesse, Gabby and myself.
Jesse — did very well with the Summit Ecstatic 99cm with the snowboard bindings and boots. Having not skied since he was 12, which would be 16 yrs. ago, he did great while wearing a huge smile all day.. He had no problem at all catching up with the new Summit Ecstatic boards. It was like he never left, so to speak. He had a great time as he alternated from skiboards to snowboards for the 4 days on the mountain. I’d say he did much better than expected on the skiboards. The snowboard has been his toy of choice for the past 10 yrs. but he had always rented due to the traveling hasle with the airlines. However, he’s very glad to have the skiboards as they are much easier to throw in a bag and find a mountain for a long weekend —IS VERY HAPPY ABOUT THAT. I do think you’ll see him again as now he’d like to get some boots after seeing how stable it was for us during the week. When he gets back to see you again he’ll probably pick up a pair of Summit SK8’s after seeing how I could literally turn while standing still.
Gabby — did extremely well as I anticipated with the Summit Ecstatics. She stayed on the greens the first day to get used to the turning factor but after that she’s was off to the races. She’s skied before but it was a whole new and finally “enjoyable” sport altogether with skiboards. ON day two she took to the blues and the fun HAD BEGUN. By the end of that day she was taking the double blues no problem. And actually having fun like never before. The Double Blues at Telluride are like blacks at most ski mountains. She did stay cautious the next couple of days and stayed on the tougher blues having the time of her life. They would have been doing the blacks if conditions had not iced up for a day or so. Anyway, the 4 days were a huge success. I’d thought they would be but I still kept my fingers crossed until actually stepping on snow for the first time. Especially coming straight from the island city of Key West.
As for me,,,, I started out with the new SK8’s that you thought would work for me due to my previous experience with skiboards back near the turn of the century. What a Hoot they were. Couldn’t believe how they turned on a dime, literally! How happy I was after being away from skiing for 16 yrs. and three joint replacements later, while pushing 70 yrs. old now.
The first day I stayed with the beginners on the greens making sure they were safe and giving a few tips. I had my wife on my old Saloman SB 10’s for the first time. It was only her third time on skis with a 15 yr. gap since the second time. The greens were fine with her and she was only there for the ride and social aspect because she’s is not really a fan of the cold. But she did great and there were no falls at all. And that was ‘really” a good thing for her. The best part was that she actually had fun and was in total control,,, a new experience on skis of any type. I offered to put her on a new pair of skiboards but she thought it would be a bit much asking Jess and Gabby to bring another pair to Telluride from Durango. And she had not skied on skiboards and wasn’t sure she’d like them. The hard headed have to learn for themselves. Some people just have to try new things no matter how much explaining I did. But, it ended up being a good thing as follows…….. On day two I tried the new Ecstatics Jess and Gabby brought for me. They were very solid for sure but were not like the SK8’s by no means. You were right, I needed the SK8’s and it was a good call you made just by me describing my skiing from 1200 miles away. You actually took time to listen to me. How impressed I was with just that. NO ski shop would do that over the phone Doc. Those things just do not happen anymore. Not saying you’re a dinosaur at all — but just a rare Jewel.
So,,, the SK8’s were the perfect ski for anybody the least bit aggressive. The turning factor alone is “”the best””.
So now, my wife will inherit my new Ecstatics and I’ll stay with the SK8’s. Perfect outcome for all it seems.
Doc, I can’t thank you enough for the hospitality you gave to my son and his wife and your patience with me. Our trip to Telluride was a huge success and I have to say that the skiboards were a huge factor in the fun aspect. That is something that we all will take with us wherever we ski and we’ll always speak good things with a smile whenever your name comes up.
At Telluride I entertained so many questions about the skiboards. Young and old, experienced to novice, many were curious. I know I made some converts Doc. Several wrote down the skiboards.com address on their phones as they had lots of questions. I even had a couple in the 50″s to 60’s come up to me while I was sitting at the base of the gondola waiting on a family member to meet me. The husband had two joint replacements and was awaiting the third but still had the strong desire to stay on skis even after listening to what the doctors had to say. I told him my experience with the skiboards after three joint replacements. He was so excited about seeing and hearing about my time on the skiboards. The main fear that my orthopedic surgeons told me was the “crossing the tips” of conventional skis and what it does to the knees. I have to agree with that fear before I found the skiboards. Now, I have to say that it is nearly impossible to cross the tips of skiboards. Take that aspect out of the situation and if one skis responsibly, they could still have fun on the mountian for many years to come after joint replacements. I had a really good spill on one of the double blues when I hit a crusty spot at full throttle. It was the best one I’ve had in a long time. I just became limp and let gravity have it’s way. Sometimes with enough momentum there’s nothing one can do about it anyway. I lost one ski but it was a piece of cake to put back on even on the steep incline due the length.
I read your book while flying to and from Denver for this trip. I have to honestly say, anyone that skis under the level of expert, should definitely read your book. It was so informative Doc. Way beyond anything I was expecting. This book should be a “best seller” with all that love to ski. Especially those Easteners that just want to have a fun vacation without the very expensive ski lessons..There is so much more to skiing than standing on two boards and letting gravity take over. This book is unlike most books about skiing and addresses so much more than instructions. I was very impressed with all the information in the book but even the chapters that I thought would be the dryest, were the Best. The chapter on Paradigms(excuse the spelling but the book is not with me right now), I think maybe chapter 6 or 7 was so interesting I read it twice.
Ok Doc, the novel is ending for now. Many thanks Pal for everything you did. It was so worth the trip for Jess and Gabby to meet you and your dog at your place. It was a perfect boost for them on the trip to Telluride. Also, the altitude pills and fizzies you gave them was extremely helpful to “me”. They didn’t need them but I sure did. I could not believe how those things worked ,,,, truly amazing.
Adios Amigo, I’ll be in touch the next time for something I’m sure,,,,Take Care!
Summit 106cm Skiboards
David is a hockey player too and he liked the updated description of the Summit CRZ 106 Trick skiboards. We took them out last weekend and he said they spin easier than any of his other skiboards. He really likes them. Obviously we’re keeping them now. We’re not really cruisers, more all over the mountain kinda people. Jodi
Summit Invertigo 118 CM Rocker/Camber
I have now been on these boards for more then 10 days. All I can say is wow!!! The first day was at Gore Mountain in New York. Nice day hard packed powder. From the first carve I could feel the difference. I did 18 hard, fast runs that day and they handled like a dream. Great on the cruisers… effortless list carving pushing you through each turn. Got them on the steeps and bumps and they responded… soft and responsive again with effortless turns. Did the next few days at Gore with improved handling and response each day.
The next test was Whiteface Mountain in New York. Again hard packed northeast riding. Once again the Rockers had no problems handling the hard pack and even the ice. Didn’t chatter once on the ice or steeps. Supper fast riding on a hard service and never once did I experience a challenge with these boards. Just an incredible all mountain feel.
In search of Powder I headed west to Calgary, Alberta…. Skiboarded Lake Louise on what was one of the best riding days of my life. If you have not been their it should be on your bucket list. Just a special place!!! I was by myself so I hooked up with a few younger locals and they gave me the grand tour. We were all over the mountain, cruisers, glades, trees, bowls, steeps, and bumps. Even hucked to the more than 500 feet to the summit!!!! The 118’s took everything I could throw at them and handled it with ease and comfort. In the deeper snow the Rockers rode high and kept me on the surface so I could enjoy the soft snow and feel in complete control all the way down. Took them into the glades and trees and they out performed the youngsters I was riding with allowing me to carve and navigate the woods like a pro.
This weekend is Okemo in Vermont, then on to Whiteface and then finish of January at Mt Snow, Vermont.
I have been Skiboarding for more than 15 years. These are by far the best boards I have ever used. Just a complete all mountain performance leaving you with nothing but a smile each and every run.
Live everyday to the fullest and never stop riding!!!
Mike Juron, East Coast Rider…..
My thoughts on the Rockers: no thoughts just pure enjoyment. BEING on Rockers, shushing through the powder and trees stops the thoughts and just leaves a stream of pure enjoyment. They turn really fast – very responsive. Great in trees, powder, moguls and even skiing over ice. I feel very stable on them. They have all the best features of the 99s and all the best features of the 125s, and then some. I love being on the rockers. I’ve been skiboarding since 1997, and I love skiboarding. But this year has been the most fun by far because of the Rockers. As easy it is to be a good skier on Skiboards, Rockers make it easier and even more fun – I never thought it was possible to have more fun on the slopes than I was with the 99s and 125s, but with the Rockers I do. In short, Skiboard Rockers Rock! (I guess Rock is a 4 letter word on the slopes – should I say, Skiboard Rockers . . . , you fill in the word)
Henry Aiy’m Fellman
We got 30 plus inches a few days back and now it was time to get out to checkout some new boards. Got out yesterday on a set of Summit Invertigo Rocker 118’s.
Slops had been pretty well skied off, with lots of spots 1 ft of heavy powder, crud, ice etc. Grooves and piles all over the place- No pure fresh light powder.
Here is my quick take on the 118s. I thought this may be of interest. I am 6′ and around 180 pounds with out gear and extra clothing.
The Summit Rocker 118s are great in the conditions I love my 125s in and maybe more, well I am sure more!
They are a bit firmer in the flex which I like. I felt I got more support from the board forward and aft when needed. They seem to me to be easier to initiate my turns with. Maybe because of the shorter length and slight camber.
For some reason I am able to switch to fakey at speed and back again easier than with my 125s. Or any other board for that matter. I am not sure why as these do have some camber.
With my 125 LE’s I can hear the tips slap on chopped up hard pack at times. Not an issue at all just softer tips so they can bounce a bit. None of that with the 118s, although I did not get to ski any really firm groomed or frozen groomed yesterday.
These felt light. I have not weighed the boards but it was a perception. Should make little difference in reality. Maybe I will tire less in the long run.
These do have 2mm camber but I couldn’t feel it, although it could be the reason for faster turn initiation and easier control. Not that extra control was needed, but its there.
The 7 cm loss of length (shorter) is actually quite nice with no apparent loss of anything.
The top sheet on the board is quite amazing. Not sure how its done or what it is but, so far very durable, cool look. Looks like a clear coat of snake skin. Can’t see it in pictures.
These boards will take the place of my 125 LE boards. I will start to head into the glades with them more and see how it goes. I look forward to getting out in fresh new powder to see how they do as well. Kent
I love my new summit 118 skiboards. They are easy to ride with a love and soft control. Ski boards have made skiing fun again for I have been skiing since I was 4 years old and i am 34 years old now. I did take 4 seasons off from skiing and then end of summer 2018 I started to remember how much fun I had skiing on skiboards in 2000. I started to do a lot of research on ski boards, watching videos, U tube videos, and doing some reading. I finally found skiboards.com and did research on the brands. I ended up getting the Summit Rocker/Cambers 118 Invertgos. These skis have made skiing fun again and so much fun that I am starting to adventure into back country and taking courses in Avalanch safety.
OMG, this was sweet right from the start. While I had ridden a prototype last season, you never know once production arrives. My day started at Wolf Creek with 24′ base and about 6-8″ powder. Blue sky, powder day! I put them to the test – in powder, hardpack, soft, moguls and these ripped. Awesome, Amazing — words like these don’t do the Rockers justice. Cosmic is more appropriate.
I am thoroughly delighted with the performance of the new Rockers and so many sweet spots to explore due to the rocker/camber profile, these are absolute super fun. Truly these are the one pair of skiboards does it all.
Yes they do ride up through powder, turn like a 99cm, are fast like something longer and carving is a sheer joy. You won’t be disappointed with these for sure.
Doc Roberts, Owner, Summit Skiboards
Just back from my first week riding Summit Rocker 118 skiboards.
Excellent over a wide range of terrain.
Summit Marauder 125cm
I have owned five pairs of boards, beginning with Solomon SB10s (which even 10 years later, are still great). All of my previous boards have been 99-110 cm in length. I ski a lot in the East, where boards are a great choice on ice. In the past, I have switched to long skis when I get on powder (where boards just don’t provide enough float). I was originally reluctant to go up to a 125 cm board (it sort of defeats the purpose), but I was hoping to get one set that would be appropriate for mixed conditions (like during a late winter snow in Vermont). As it turns out, there is NO compromise in these boards. They are incredibly responsive and FAST! I ski a lot of icy moguls (where shorter boards have been great), and these boards are every bit as maneuverable as shorter boards, and every bit as fun. However, on jumps and at high speeds (which these boards are capable of), they perform more like long skis and are VERY stable (no chatter like short boards). I’ve only skied them once on real powder (and it wasn’t deep), but there was enough float that I never “stuck” (which is certainly not the case with 99 or 110 cm boards). In total these are phenomenal boards, by far the best that I have ever used.
I started riding full length skis at age 10. As I got older, I started wondering why skis had to be so long and cumbersome. I took out a book from the library on snow sports and discovered skiboarding. I tried the Salomon Snowblades for a couple of seasons and realized they weren’t great. Going back to my long skis, I yearned for a greater experience. I researched skiboards again and found out about Summit Skiboards. I ordered the Marauder 125 despite what the local ski shops kept telling me. However, all of Summit’s descriptions of their products turned out to be true. These skiboards ride much better than even my old skis. They are not lighter, but are much more maneuverable and user friendly. I ride them on steep tree runs with powder whenever I can. They are much better than any long skis I have tried and I would recommend them to anyone who enjoys alpine snow sports. Don’t listen to what the local shops say, listen to what skiboards.com has to say! Howard C.Initially, as with anything took a little getting used to the length, sweet spots and conditions. Didn’t take long and here was my experience
Best Experience, Best service
For years my partner begged me to go skiing in Japan. Eventually I caved in and book and trip to Japan. We didn’t mess around and had a ski lesson booked on arrival. As a nervous person on unsteady surfaces, I found it extremely nerve racking and frustrating. For the next 2 days I persisted while I watched with envy as my partner snowboarded past me and I could hear all the laughter from everyone else enjoying themselves. Then I remembered a fellow worker who had worked in the ski fields in Australia talking about Skiboards. So off I went to the rental shop and picked up a pair of Head 94 Ski boards. The shorter length allowed me to feel more confident on my feet, more in control.
I soon gathered the courage to take my first lift ride and by the end of that first afternoon, I travelled on the longest Gondala in Japan to the top of the mountain and completed a 4km forest run. I could do all that I was supposed to do on a big ski but with more ease. I was addicted, I felt that for the first time in my life that I accomplished a sport that was adventurous, fun and I was good at. I was enjoying my new experience so much that we extended our trip to spend more days on the snow and skiboarding.
When we arrived back to Australia, I researched all the sites and it became evident that Skiboards were difficult to purchase in Australia. All the blogs and reviews kept leading me back to one site – Skiboards.com. I began my conversation with Doc, asking some very basic questions. Each time, my messages were quickly answered and I was guided to the extra reading material on the skiboards.com to help make my decision to purchase a new pair of Summit Custom 110 Skiboards with Atom quick release bindings. Well I didn’t quite get to the point of purchasing my new skiboards myself, as my constant talk about Skiboards, Doc and the Skiboards.com site to my partner, resulted in him suprising me with my new Summit Custom 110’s for my 40th Birthday.
With 4 months left until our next Japan trip, my bags are packed and my skiboards have pride of place in the study ready for me to tackle the slopes with confidence and excited to try new and exciting tricks and just enjoy myself.
Hi my name is chen lev-ran from tel aviv israel .
I have been skiing for a long time but it was only last year that I had the chance to try the new summit ski boards . It was around January 2014 and I was planning my ski trip for this year … For the past ten years I have been going every year on a week of 100% snow and fun . Since we don’t have almost any local snow we fly to the European countries (france,Italy,Austria) that are not so far away.
Being that we have only one week to ski the whole year we don’t like to gamble and try to make the most of it . I came across the skiboards a year before when my brother ordered a pair of 99 cm and was very happy with them . I went on line and out of all the boards around I fell in love with the summit marauders right away !!!
From the moment I decided it was very easy …
I got in touch with doc who explained a bit more about the boards and helped me out with the shipping process . Within less than 2 weeks the skiboards were in my arms after making the very long way from the shop to my home in Tel aviv. Taking the summit marauders to the snow for the first time was as if they were main for years . I felt comfortable on and off the slope , in the deep snow as well as in the hard packed fast going trails . From then on it was just about having fun and getting better and faster with them . I really recommend any skier to give these a try , I only wish I would have done it before …
Can’t wait for the winter to arrive.
Tel aviv israel
Second pair I bought, this time the Marauder 125. They are fantastic, in all conditions! My experience is that the smaller ones work well on ‘hard’ snow, while the longer ones perform much better in ‘powder’/ snow. To me the Marauders are the best compromise, very stable at speed, fast, and turn well. Guillaume Fagernes-Turpin
Have had my eyes on a pair of Summit Ski Boards for a few years now. Got in trouble when I found you were selling them on Ebay. Told my wife that I “accidentally” won a pair of the Summit Ecstatic’s. We all know that’s not true as it was no accident. I have had them out 4-5 times in PA and had my first trip to NY with them last week. I have to say they are all Doc says they are and more. I have blast with them and they seem to peak a lot of interest with the younger crowd. The older crowd, well they don’t say much (jealous) but they have no idea what they are missing. It is great to see the look on there faces as I go cruising past on the intermediate and expert trails. Sure, they are short, but they are also fast and carve excellent. Forgot to mention I am 46, guess that makes me a part of the “older” crowd. Keep up the great work with the Summit boards. If you have an extra pair of the 125 Marauders feel free to send them my way, I will put good use to them, we can call it advertising……
Pull the trigger and buy a pair, you will not regret it… Damon King