From storing your skis without cramping their style to preventing parking lot mishaps, we've got reviews on two must-have ski-day niceties you never knew you always wanted.
1. ROCKER SKI RACK
Are all wall-mounted ski racks created equal? No—but up until Shane McConkey invented the Spatula ski for Volant, your ski rack didn’t matter much, so long as it held your boards in place. Now that rocker technology is utilized in most skis, your average ski rack might not be able to hold your boards, and even if it does, it could be harming them.
Enter the Rocker Ski Rack. You see, rockered skis have reverse camber built into the base of each plank. Storing your rockered skis in a wall-mounted ski rack that doesn’t allow them to hang in their neutral position could alter the shape of your gear. However, the Rocker Ski Rack stores your reverse-camber skis and boards without altering their natural shape. It’s a simple idea, and Rocker Ski Rack has executed it brilliantly.
We recently put the Rocker Ski Rack – 4 Pack to the test in the garage. Once assembled out of the box, it’s beautiful. Featuring a hardwood back with the hand-stamped Rocker Ski Rack logo, it mounts to the wall in a snap thanks to pre-drilled holes. Four powder-coated steel racks protrude from the hardwood back, and each rack has rubberized arms to keep equipment in its neutral position and safely in place.
In addition, there’s a built-in accessory equipment hanger that you can use to dry out wet gear. Everything in the box is designed and handmade to order in Ashland, Oregon and it’s evident that care and time goes into making each piece.
So, whether your old wall-mounted ski rack is bending camber into your rockered skis/snowboard or you’re tired of cluttered boards and skis against the wall in your garage—it’s time to invest in a Rocker Ski Rack.
2. SKI BUMPER