Posts Tagged ‘K2’

Aspen Snowmass Ski Rental Discount

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Matt Fersch testing out the all new 2013-2014 K2 Shredditor!

Incline Ski and Snowboard Shop is locally owned and operated. Our staff works hard to ensure that you get the best gear for your skiing or snowboarding needs.  And, we are proud to say, that we have one of the premier discount programs of any rental shop in the Aspen and Snowmass area. If you book your gear in advance through our online reservations on our website, we offer a 20% discount on top of our already competitive prices.

If you didn’t get the chance to reserve your rentals in advance, no worries, you can still get in on these great deals. We have brightly colored, hard to miss, discount flyers for that same 20% off scattered around at various locations throughout the towns of Aspen and Snowmass Village. Discount cards are also available at all of our partner condominiums and hotels.

It is one thing to have great prices, or sweet rental skis and snowboards, yet quite another to have both. At Incline we carry only the best skis from K2, Salomon, Rossignol, Volkl, Nordica, and new for next season, we will also have demo skis from Head and Kastle. For snowboards, we have an awesome selection of boards from Lib Tech, Gnu, High Society, and K2. We are excited to add Rome snowboards to our rentals for the 2013-2014 season as well.

The conditions at Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass are all time right now. Don’t miss out on this spectacular spring skiing! So what are you waiting for? Book your ski vacation today! (And your rentals from Incline Ski Shop!)

Skis of the Week

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Bluebird Powder Day 2/18/13

Happy snow day! This week it’s looking like the stars will align again and the clouds will open up and cover us with a deep fluffy white blanket of snow. The weather forecast for the Aspen Snowmass area through the weekend is calling for snow, some more snow…. and a bit more snow.

Some popular rental skis this week have been our wider all mountain skis. For the guys, the K2 Aftershock, Volkl Mantra, and Rossignol Experience have been the hot skis. For the gals, ski rentals such as the Volkl Aura, Rossignol Temptation, and the K2 Superstitious have been leaving vapor trails as they fly out our doors.

In snowboard alley, the High Society Twilight and Lib Tech Skate Banana have been popular for the dudes as well as the K2 First Lite boards for the girls.

If you make it out this weekend you might catch a few of us making laps on the Silver Queen Gondola at Aspen Mountain.

Making Sense of the Rocker Revolution

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

If you’ve been reading any ski or snowboard magazines this fall you have seen plenty of hype on rocker.  If you aren’t living in a ski town or a part of the industry you are probably asking yourself what the heck rocker is.  To put it simply, rocker is the ski/board bending out instead of traditional camber.  Rocker comes in all different shapes and forms and every company calls it something different.  Rocker was invented a few years ago to ski in powder.  The tip and tail of the skis were bent up to keep them above the snow in deep powder and this is still the main concept of rocker.  The further from the tip that the rocker starts the more the ski will be geared towards skiing in powder.  The best way to see this is to hold the press the skis together at the binding and you will see the ski bent out.  The K2 Obsethed has a lot of rocker in the tip and the tail and is primarily designed for skiing on powder days or off piste.   Some skis like the Volkl Bridge have less rocker.  Volkl refers to this ski as ELP rocker or early low profile.  When skiing this ski on a groomed run you still have a full effective edge making contact with the snow when you flex the ski as you would with a ski that has traditional camber.  I feel that this gives the rider an advantage in powder and crud without sacrificing the ability to make turns on the groomers.  Even skis for beginners such as the K2 Commanche have a little rocker in the tip.  They call this catch free rocker and the goal is to make each turn easier to skid and less likely to catch an edge.  Snowboards are also using rocker-giving the rider the ability to keep their nose up in the pow without having to set your stance back.  The Lib-Tech Skate Banana is a good example of this and can be riden anywhere from the Highland Bowl to the park at Buttermilk to Fanny Hill.  Every manufacturer is now producing equipment with rocker and K2 is not even manufacturing a ski or snowboard without some form of rocker.  Rocker isn’t just for heliskiing in Alaska anymore, I strongly recommend that you give it a try the next time you demo a ski or snowboard!

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