The first step toward alpine bliss is a detailed interview with you to find the perfect shape, camber profile, and flex pattern for your skiing or riding style. Next, select your topsheet and optional custom art. From there, we develop the complete design, ensure you approve, then handcraft your skis or snowboard from the finest materials available.
Sidecut, the shape of the curve, forms the shape of the turn.
Taper, the difference between tip and tail, assists turn release.
Width under foot balances floatation and precision.
Length determines turn size, relative to rider and terrain.
Materials & Construction
Hard Maple/White Ash blended cores
optimize the responsive high-energy ride of Hard Maple with the impact and vibration absorbtion of White Ash. We also blend Fir for lightweight backcountry applications. Quartersawn Hard Maple sidewalls
flank the core, providing superior impact resistance compared to ABS and higher structural integrity than P-tex.
Sintered bases are better than extruded bases and sintered graphite bases
are even faster and hold more wax. Typically found only on World Cup skis but found on all Igneous skis and snowboards, sintered graphite bases are always all black. We stone grind ours then apply a medium-coarse cross structure, base conditioner, and warm wax with cold wax overlay. Precision tuned, hand-filed and polished oversized hardened steel edges
are fast, accurate and provide both durability and tuning longevity.
Two layers of premium composite stitched triaxial fiberglass
further enforce torsional rigidity. The fiberglass weight affects the stiffness of your flex: Light - forgiving and floaty for powder, Medium - balanced all condition performance and Heavy - precision and stability at speed. Bulletproof Kevlar
protects from rocks and strategically placed rubber foil dampens chatter on crud.
Our hardwood topsheets
not only lend unique character to our skis and snowboards, they also provide additional rigidity. Wood is the original high-tensile crosslinked polymer matrix, and combined with our high-performance epoxy, the topsheet significantly stiffens flex.
Handmade Custom Skis are $1600 USD and take 3-5 weeks to design, build, and deliver.
Handmade Custom Snowboards are $1200 USD and take 2-4 weeks to design, build, and deliver.
Care & Warranty
Igneous provides tuning services and instruction. Skis and snowboards are warrantied for defects in materials and craftsmanship for three years or the equivalent of one 100-day/9AM-4PM season. All service is factory direct.