Shaman 98100 - 178 cm Freestyle Mogul Skis
How to Cut Down Zipline Poles
Zipline poles are made with graphite which must be treated differently than cutting down traditional aluminum poles.
Please follow the following procedures:
Zipgrips are glued to the graphite shaft and the glue must be softened by heating the grips in boiling water.
1. Bring large pot of going water to a boil. Place the grips in the boiling water.
2 . Be assured the water level is above the bottom of the grip.
4. Use towel to hold grip. Rubber glove helps you to grasp the shaft. Twist back and forth until the grip can be removed.
Cutting the shaft
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Shaman 98100 – all-round mogul ski
The 98100 model name refers to the postal code of the most northern city of Finland, Kemijärvi. It is the place of origin for the most successful mogul skiers in freestyle skiing history. This model has been our Team Athletes workhorse since 2013. It is very stable, has long-lasting flex and is light weight.
Model: 98100 - 178 cm
Camber height: 5 mm.
Tip height: 45 mm.
Tail height: 15mm.
Camber profile: Shaman Moustache Camber. Innovative gentle rise on tip and tail.
Core: European poplar and ash.
Base: IS7200 Sintered base.
Top finish: ICP8210 High Gloss Pearl White
Edges: 1,9 mm Wälzholz carbon steel edges
Reinforcement: Bombproof CK: Carbon and Kevlar located all the way from tip to tail.
Made in Europe. Designed in Finland
Story Behind Shaman Ski Design
Mogul skiing has gone through major changes over the last decade. The mogul course spec, the event format and the judging criteria have all changed. The General level of skiing is progressing year after year. Skiers are becoming faster and more technical. So, they require high-tech and purposeful tools under their feet. Current skis were designed more than ten years ago. Does it make sense? If you reply NO, I suggest reading the rest of the story below.
What makes us different?
For a start, we measure all the mogul ski models we find. In addition to this, we carefully study other freestyle and racing skis and their specific features. We received quite a lot of data about the sidecut shape, flex, length of the running surface, boot center mark and so on. After all, we had to innovative. Camber and side cut shapes make a real difference for professionals. Due to the gentle camber curvature on the tip and tail, the gliding surface is shorter than standard mogul skis. The side cut shape and dimensions are wider compared with others. More agility without losing stability.
Impossible to combine? NO.
What makes us innovative?
A general trend is to choose shorter skis to make jumping easier, but it is made at the cost of other features - stability and balance decrease. We are able to maintain overall agility without cutting the length of the ski while stability and other features still remain.
Our unique shape of the camber gives more balance when jumping. Gentle camber curvature on tip causes a smaller ”bow”-effect when hitting the air bump. The larger surface area and a wider waist of the ski helps land cleaner jumps. The extra length does not add any weight because of the high-tech materials we use. The heaviest and strongest materials are located under the boot to reduce swing weight.
We do not make ”race stock” skis, so all of our customers are able to buy completely similar skis to the ones World Cup skiers use. If you are not a mogul skier or not skiing moguls all day long, the same skis offer great all-mountain riding for those who like charging on groomed slopes, too.
From the very beginning, we have received feedback from our customers and sponsored athletes and other test skiers. Our skis are proved to be strong. The most important advantage and the difference compared to other brands is the stability. The skier can really rely on Shaman Skis on moguls. They are very stable and trustworthy. Test Shamans, and we guarantee you will notice the difference.
About Our Company
The Shaman Ski Company is the only ski company from Finland that produces skis with steel edges. Skis are designed at the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi, Finland. Our skis are made at one of the most modern ski factories in the world, located in Europe. The facility is the birth place for many famous ski brands from all over the world.
The founders of the Shaman Ski Company are Mr. Sami Mustonen and Mr. Lauri Kolomainen. Mustonen won the Olympic bronze medal at the Nagano Olympic Games in 1998. Additionally, he received two World Championships medals in 1999 and 2005. He has more than 150 World Cup starts and multiple World Cup victories and podiums under his belt and more than ten years of experience as one of the top mogul skiers in the world. He finished his athletic career in 2007. After retirement, Mustonen worked as a freestyle coach for seven years to people all the way from a club level to the World Cup level.
Lauri Kolomainen is a long-term freestyle professional, too. A member of the National Team Finland in the early years of 21st century, his athletic career ended due to a bad knee injury quite early in the game. With a great passion for skiing, he has a long coaching career and is currently the Head Coach of the National Mogul Team Finland.
Shaman makes World Cup-level freestyle mogul skis with all mountain riding features for adults, children and juniors. Skis are designed and tested by professional skiers, Olympic and World Champions. Shaman 98100 has showed its capabilities as one of the fastest mogul skis in the world. The totally new junior ski line was designed to keep an eye on their needs while they improve their skiing skills. The side cut and flex of the junior skis are carefully made for their specific needs in learning proper carving turn skills.