Who We Are – About Revision Skis by Freeskier Magazine

Who We Are - About Revision Skis by Freeskier Magazine

 

We recently had a chance to speak with Tess Weaver Strokes at Freeskier Magazine about who we are, our philosophy, product line, and industry-leading warranty program. After getting to know our team and products, Tess wrote an article for Freeskier, titled “Revision Skis: A jibber’s delight”. Here is a brief excerpt from the article:

 

Since launching its two-model line on August 1, 2014, Revision Skis, a company of four based in Colorado and Michigan, already boasts a FREESKIER Editors’ Pick: The Subtraction, a 116 mm powder ski that scored a 10 out of 10 in the category of “playfulness,” which, says Wanrooy, is a perfect fit for Revision’s customer base.

“Our powder skis are developed for progressive skiers who are pushing the boundaries of powder skiing via butters, skiing switch, and jibbing natural features.”

For its sophomore line, Revision added two models, raised the tip height on the Talismans, Revision’s versatile ski for skiers who flex, bounce and press their way down, and upgraded the bases and edges of the entire line to increase durability. That was based on feedback from customers, guides and clients at Fernie Wilderness Adventures (a cat-skiing operation in Fernie, BC where Revision tests its powder skis) and from Revision’s core team of athletes.

If you would like to read more detail about who we are, follow the link to the full article by Freeskier Magazine – Revision Skis: A jibber’s delight.

More Information About Who We Are

Additionally, you can learn more about Revision via the About and Skis pages on our website.  Also, you can check out our full product lineup here.  If you have any questions for us, please feel free to reach out via our contact page.  Also, be sure to follow along on social media for all of the latest content and information.

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Kimbo Sessions SleekTown

SleekTown at the Kimbo Sessions

Enjoy this prime ski video, titled ‘SleekTown’.  SleekTown was filmed by Ante Olofsson during the Kimbo Sessions in Kläppen, Sweden featuring Leo Bjorklund, Jens Nilsson, and friends.

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About Klappen

Kimbo Sessions Klappen Sweden

Klappen, home to the Kimbo Sessions, is approximately 390 miles from Sweden’s capital Stockholm and located in the region of Vaesterbotten. Vaesterbotten’s capital city of Umea is around 78 miles away from Klappen. Klappen is located in Salen, which is one of the biggest ski areas in Sweden. The Salen ski resort is made up of the following ski areas: Stoten, Hundfjallet, Tandadalen, Hogfjallet, Lindvallen, and Klappen. The elevation at the summit is 2,181 feet and base is at an elevation of 1,148 feet.  This makes for a vertical drop of 1,0033 feet at Klappen. There are 35 ski runs, with the longest spanning 2 miles. Nearly half of the runs are beginner ski runs, with the remaining ski runs being split up by intermediate, advanced, and expert.  For park skiers, there are 4 terrain parks to choose from. Klappen has been open for over 30 years and the ski season usually runs from approximately December through April.

Klappen ski resort has purchased a state of the art gondola, which is the ski resort’s largest investment in it’s history. The opening ceremony will be held in December 2016. The gondola cars will start at the welcome center, with an intermediate station at Tranantorget, and a final station at the top of the mountain. Each gondola can accommodate ten guests comfortably and features heated seats to keep skiers warm on cold days.

Klappen is also a popular recreation destination in the summertime.  Popular activities include hiking, canoeing, fishing, golfing, and horseback riding. Wildlife viewing with an experienced guide is also a popular activity and a great way to discover the local flora, fauna, elk, beavers, and more. The Vasterdalalven river runs through the region and is home to excellent salmon, char, and rainbow trout fishing.

Revision Subtraction Wins Freeskier Magazine Editors Pick

The Revision Subtraction recently received a Freeskier Magazine Editors Pick as one of the best powder skis of 2016. Here is what they had to say in their review of the Subtraction:

“It’s like a park ski for powder days,” said one tester about the Revision Subtraction Skis. Another echoed this remark, noting, “It felt like a soft, playful park ski for the whole mountain.” Just look at that playfulness score, would ya? A five-point sidecut, poplar core and rocker-camber-rocker profile contribute to its fun and nimble character. Full-length carbon stringers with carbon reinforcements in the tip and tail provide lightweight strengthening, as well. With a 15-meter turn radius, the ski caused testers to note, “it’s user friendly and easy to turn.” Rest assured, this thing floats like a champ on the deep days.

 

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Revision Skis Company Callout

We recently had a chance to talk with David Malacrida from Downdays about how we got started and where we are going.  Here is a brief excerpt from the Revision Skis Company Callout article:

 

Revision’s give-and-take with its team riders has already borne fruit with several initiatives the company is undertaking this season. Foremost among them is a focus on sustainability “We are auditing our supply chain process in order to minimize our environmental impact,” Wanrooy says. “Our skis for fall 2015 will all be carbon neutral as we begin a long-term process of making sure we are responsible to the earth.”

Another much-hyped development is Revision’s new return & replace policy, which includes damage caused by sliding rails. “We will guarantee that we will replace any skis that are rendered unrideable because of rail damage during the one-year warranty period,” says the company.

Finally, Revision is constantly seeking to refine the durability of its products, so you’ll hopefully never need to take advantage of the replacement clause. “For this fall, we’ll be upgrading the bases and edges on all of our skis to a thicker version in order to improve durability,” says Wanrooy.

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To read more, follow the link - Revision Skis Company Callout

 

Downdays Revision Skis Company Callout

If you enjoyed the Revision Skis Company Callout by Downdays and would like to learn more, there are a number of resources on that can help you get familiar with Revision Skis.  Our About page is filled with great details and links and is a great jumping off point.  If you want to jump straight into learning about our products, you can find all the information you need via our Skis page and our Shop.  Additionally, if you would like to read another third party’s take on Revision, check out the feature article written by Freeskier Magazine.

 

 

Advance Ski Movie

While filming the Advance ski movie, we spent the last season chasing snow with friends in both the backcountry and the streets. We had some deep days cat skiing with our friends at Fernie Wilderness Adventures, where the snow always seems to hit for us.  Our time at Grand Targhee was great as well, but we weren’t as lucky on the weather. Other legs of the trip while filming included street skiing in Sweden and Russia, along with a bunch of other great spots across the Western states. Hit play, sit back, and enjoy the Advance ski movie, featuring skiers Mike King, Sandy Boville, Chris McKeever, Tobias Sedlacek, Erik Pousette, Sakarias Majander, Leo Bjorklund, Douglas Kallsbo, Ian Hamilton, Danny Arnold, Sam Zahner, Jake Fagrelius, and Tanner Berg. We hope you enjoy watching ‘Advance’ as much as we did filming it.

Advance Ski Movie Locations

  • British Columbia
  • Wyoming
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Sweden
  • Russia
  • More….

Advance Ski Movie - Targhee

Revision Skis Week at Camp of Champions

This summer marks the 28th year Camp of Champions has been running summer sessions up on the Horstman Glacier and we were stoked to be apart of it for Revision Skis Week! Sandy Boville, Chris McKeever, Sam Zahner, and myself Mike King headed up to Whistler, British Columbia for Revision Skis Week. Also cramming into the single bedroom with the crew was Liam Mckinley and Rachel Block to capture everything that went down behind the lens. Due to a lack of snow in the Pacific Northwest, the glacier has been receding at an accelerated rate. With more rocks showing and elevated temperatures, COC still managed to put together a world-class park. After the first couple laps we were quickly reminded how painful skiing is, but the young gun Sam Zahner quickly started going in to get the sessions started. After a long sunscreen filled day of skiing we packed a bus full of campers and athletes and headed to Whistler Bungee. Laughter and screams bellowed through the canyon as kids hurled themselves off a 160ft bridge. The stoke level was at an all time high. Dodge ball, skateboarding, and jumping on trampolines were some of the activities that went down after beautiful bluebird days on the glacier. Late nights followed by early mornings made this week one for the record books. Shout out to Ken, Shelby, and the rest of the COC staff for an awesome camp. See you next year! Words by Mike King, video by Liam McKinley, and photos by Rachel Bock.

Mike King and Sam Zahner at Revision Skis Week

Revision Skis Subtraction Review

Exotic Skis spent some time on the Revision Subtractions last winter.  Recently, they published a detailed review and impression of the Subtraction’s ride.  CLICK HERE to read their Revision Skis Subtraction Review.

 

Revision Skis Subtraction Review

 

Exotic Skis has built a nice little reputation as a reviewer of small ski brands. They like to highlight information on small, independent, boutique and innovative custom ski designers, builders and manufacturers.

We would like to thank Exotic for taking the time to review a pair of Revision Subtractions. Getting the word out about our small company and letting people know that our skis are legit is a very important element of our brand.

Woodward Copper Photos

Revision Skis week at Woodward Copper went way too fast.  Luckily Chip Proulx was onsite to capture the action.  Thanks to Chip, we have a stack of excellent Woodward Copper photos to look back on and remember a great week at camp.  We are excited to go back again in the future and hope you enjoy looking back on our time at camp through the following Woodward Copper photos.

 


Woodward Copper Photos - Ian Hamilton

 

Woodward Copper Photos - The Salt Man

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Woodward Copper Photos Chris McKeever

 

Chris McKeever Surfing Woodward Copper Photos

 

Ian Hamilton Revision Skis

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Chris McKeever Tanner Berg Sandy Boville

If you enjoyed these Woodward Copper photos and want to learn more about ski camps, visit: http://www.woodwardcopper.com/.

Typical days at Woodward Copper summer ski camp include skiing on snow at Copper’s summer version of the Central terrain park in the AM, Barn sessions in the afternoon and evening, and many additional recreational activities including skateboarding, rock climbing, hiking, music, and more. Campers live and eat at Copper’s Edge building, which is located right next to the slopes and right down the road from the Barn. The Woodward Copper Barn was recently renovated, opening the door far beyond skis and snowboards to now include skateboards, BMX and slopestyle mountain bike . The synthetic snow surfaces were replaced with a surface compatible with wheels. New additions include a new beginner foam pit with appropriately sized jumps and a pump track designed for honing your skills.

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