Shaggy's Copper Country Skis Featuring the Ahmeek 95 and Medora 95

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Super nice folks at Shaggy's too. Wife and I got the Medora 95 and Ahmeek 95 last season and they have turned out to be pretty fantastic all around skis. For this season I ended up having Shaggy's build me up a custom pair of Ahmeek 115's this season with added Nanomag dampening and a heavier burly glass layup on the hybrid Ash-Poplar core. I really enjoyed the flex and playfulness of the hybrid core on my 95's but wanted more dampening on the entire system. At the time, all those options were not in the online ski builder so I ended up with two 15 minute phone calls one week with them as they helped me sus out the details of what I wanted in the skis.
 

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Do wish that since they are based in Michigan they would build a narrower offering....and a junior model!
 
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Do wish that since they are based in Michigan they would build a narrower offering....and a junior model!
I don't disagree. Another Michigan based company, Ford pretty much discontinued all cars in favor of SUV and trucks. Coincidence? I think not. Both Shaggys and Ford are building the products the consumer wants.
 

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I don't disagree. Another Michigan based company, Ford pretty much discontinued all cars in favor of SUV and trucks. Coincidence? I think not. Both Shaggys and Ford are building the products the consumer wants.
Is it more difficult (or just more expensive) for an Indie builder to make narrower skis, since they pretty much require a titanal layup? Might not be any profit at all in that venture.

Plus, since many Indie builders have fun graphics as one of their calling cards, it’s easier to do that on wider skis.
 

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Shaggy's does use metal in their skis, the don't use full titanal sheets similarly to say Fischer. Wagner is an example of an "indie" that does use full titanal layers in some of their skis.
 
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