Telluride, CO (February 6th, 2010) â€“ Wagner Custom Skis, the Telluride, Colorado-based leader in custom ski fitting science, announced today that factory team rider Travis Wolfe has won this year's event at the Subaru Telluride Freeskiing World Tour Qualifier. Placing First in the competition earned Wolfe 24, top honors among an elite field of big mountain freeskiers. Wagner Custom also enjoyed great finishes from team riders Chason Russell , 6th in the men's competition , and Kelli Gleason, 4th place for the women.
â€œIt's great to see our skis out there helping skiers of any ability take it to the next level,â€ said Pete Wagner, founder of Wagner Custom Skis. â€œWe designed Travis's skis based on how he skis, how he'd like to be skiing, and customized to his â€˜Skier DNA'. We're happy our skis helped get him to the podium and on the tour this season.â€
Wolfe's custom skis were built from scratch and designed at a length that is both stable at high speeds and nimble enough for tackling technical terrain. The waist width was determined to strike a balance between agility and good flotation, and Wagner's powder tip and directional tail provide a predictable and comfortable ride. The ski's flex pattern was designed specifically for big mountain riding: a smooth, round, flex pattern with a medium stiffness in the tail for landing huge airs. This made an impact as Wolfe billy-goated several sections of a bony line and then stomped a solid 20- footer to cement his win.
The Freeskiing World Tour's website quoted Wolfe as saying,â€œI'm so happy, I came here confident and had lots of support,â€ as he celebrated at the awards ceremony in Telluride Mountain Village.
Team Wagner Custom has a history of great home-court performances with Chason Russell's third place last year at the Telluride event. From here the tour moves on to Crested Butte ,Colorado and Kirkwood ,California before wrapping the season at Snowbird ,Utah. Upcoming event info can be found at: www.freeskiingworldtour.com.
About Wagner Custom Skis
Wagner Custom was founded in 2006 in Placerville, Colorado, just downstream from the Telluride Ski Resort. Wagner Custom hand-builds precise-fitting skis and snowboards one-at-a-time, each unique and designed for a specific rider. Wagner uses only the finest raw materials, and all skis and boards are crafted around sturdy, solid wood cores. Wagner shapes and assembles skis using state-of-the-art 21st Century equipment in what may be the world's greenest ski factory, running entirely on wind and solar energy. Visit Wagner Custom online at www.wagnerskis.com.