Skiing Technique

New skiing technique for a new ski category

This ski makes you free. You will re-discover the slopes with RaxSki. And find that you are able to ride down terrain you would never dare to. You will forget the shin-bang, for short skis are easy on the legs.

On groomed piste you will turn fast and navigate with the precision of an ice skate, a bike or a car. Yeah, fast turning and braking, responsing quickly to ever changing situation, passing dense woods, enjoying moguls on piste, skating on icy spots! Would you still need wide groomers then?

Skiing steeps

RaxSki lets you turn in deep, heavy snow without jumping. The same is true for hard pack snow and ice. You start this turn by powerful jetting/raising the ski tips, such forcing the skis to “ride on rear fins” for a moment before both ski tips drop downhill making opposite edges cut in the snow and complete the turn. No, your back will not touch the snow while leaning back as keel-like fins would slow the skis down then and make you stand up again.

Rear fins do not lose their grip during the whole turn, giving you the possibility to quickly react on e.g. an unexpected ice spot or a submerged rock.

The alternative is the “Jump Turn”: a vigorous take off to release both skis from the snow, a rotation of skis in the air by 180 degrees and a heavy landing in unknown terrain. “Jump turns” can easily trigger avalanches.

Skiing trees

Discover woods as a brilliant opportunity for the freeriding. Metal fins offer unknown high grip in changing snow conditions. RaxSki is still under control on hard bumps where other skis are already jumping and their edges skidding aside. Metal fins under your heels are cutting rails in hard moguls.

Hitting a submerged rock with a rear fin kicks the ski tail high, making ski tip dash against the surface and absorb the kick. As there is no need to jump-turn around each tree you are just keeping balance and enjoying the ride.


Skiing soft moguls and icy spots

Ever tried riding down a destroyed piste in the sunny afternoon? Carve and parallel turns in slush are dangerous for your knee ligaments. With short RaxSkis you are just “turning on the fins” without any effort.

The worse the snow conditions on the piste, the better you will like your RaxSki!

Surfing in powder and deep, heavy snow

Adrenaline as a goal, we have developed a very fat RaxSki model (15/13/14cm).

Streamlined fins operate in powder snow like rear fins of a surfboard in water. Surfing down the backcountry powder has become the reality.


Would you like to know which model is the best for your skill and technique?