So many ski companies today bend a ski during the manufacturing process to give it rocker, keeping the powder skiers happy. Well, that's great, but most skiers don't ski powder every time they get a chance to hit the slopes. Most skiers ski groomed runs and all mountain consisting of a huge range of snow types.
Palmer Skis used real technology (instead of just bending a ski) to create rocker for the everyday skier, as it has been determined that almost all skiers can benefit from rockered skis. The main difference between Palmer's rocker and everyone else's, is that the rocker is not activated until the ski is weighted. This means that skiers can benefit from the full length of the ski while un-weighting, engaging the edge earlier, which is what most skiers need while skiing all mountain and groomed runs.I've never heard of Palmer Skis, were they made in someone's garage?
The answer is that Head Skis manufactures Palmer skis in their acclaimed Austria factory, so you can trust their construction, quality control, and durability. These skis were made in Europe with very high standards for materials used and manufacturing process. The Palmer company might be small, but the manufacturer is one of the largest in the world. They know how to make a ski.A little history:
Founded in 1995 by Shaun Palmer, who is one of the greatest multi-sport athlete in history. Shawn has been a legitimate contender in the following sports, placing or even winning many of these events: Snowboarding, Skiercross, Snocross, Snowmobiling, Ultracross, Boardercross, Downhill mountain biking, and Supercross motorcycle racing. His success in these activities helped him in the development of his snowboard brand, which then began manufacturing skis as well. The design of the Palmer Skis is different from any other manufacturer out there, and is suitable for any level of skier.Another major difference in the Palmer skis, is the Klothoid turn shape. Multiple radii along the sidecut of the ski produce a more forgiving turn shape. A short radius in the tip engages early at the start of the turn, a longer radius underfoot provides stability, and a medium radius at the tail helps finish the turn and releases to start the next turn. All of this means that the turning sensation is more smooth, more fluid, sort of like flying.So now if your question is, 'Are Palmer Skis right for me?' The answer is yes.