Sold as a pairs (or individually upon request).
These are Custom Built, can take 1-2 weeks to ship. For the expert skier or racer, this is the ultimate outrigger! There are no adjustments that add to wear and tear. We build the outrigger to your exact measurements and a pair of Custom Superlite Outriggers can weigh less than 3 lbs.
Superlite Outriggers come with a variety of choices because we feel it is important to accommodate a wide range of ability levels and unique customer needs. Below we provide some insight and general recommendations to help you with these choices.
- Brushed is the standard and most popular finish because it shows scratches the least. The brushed finish can be restored in minutes with a Scotch Brite pad.
- Desire something else? Crutches can be custom powder coated other colors for $75. Specify in the notes box and we will contact you.
- Ergonomic grips improve comfort and control by increasing support at the skier's palm. They are made of soft black rubber and are left and right specific.
- Endurance grips are made of slightly firmer rubber. They are designed to reduce fatigue and improve control. They are not left and right specific.
Ergon GP1 grips are made from latex free rubber and provide optimal pressure distribution under the palms. Aluminum clamps ensure they are secure and rotation free.
- For competition flip, the ski tip flips down when the string is pulled. This allows for a faster, more fluid skiing style with less resistance on the snow. This style is preferred by more advanced skiers.
- For standard flip, the ski tip flips up when the string is pulled. This allows for more stability when stopping or standing. It is traditionally used by novice skiers but is often preferred by stand up skiers as well.
NEXGen ski tips are stronger and lighter. A tapered and rockered tail reduce “chatter” at speed while an open pin design reduces the chance of snow jamming. The ski angle can be adjusted up to 15 degrees lower. You can learn more about the NEXGen of Superlite Outriggers here.
- Original tips are the Industry's number one selling ski tip and continue to be a popular choice for programs and individuals alike. They're classics!
- Ice Screws are designed to reduce resistance while skiing. We recommend these for intermediate and advanced skiers.
- Brake Claws provide extra resistance and stability while skiing. They actively break during use which is helpful for those just beginning to ski. We recommend these for novice skiers.
X, Y and Z are the three measurements we use for outrigger sizing. X is the distance between the top of the cuff and the top of the grip. Y is the distance between the top of the grip and the bottom of the ski tip. Z is the circumference of your forearm at it's widest point. It is used to provide the correct cuff size.
Using a tape measure, measure from the top back surface of the hand grip to the top of the arm cuff. Measure along the bend of the outrigger.
The higher up on the forearm your cuff is, the greater the mechanical advantage for you. However if it is too high up, the cuff will bite into your upper arm when you lean over. While we only need to know the distance from the hand grip, one method for determining where the cuff should be is to measure the distance from your elbow. The distance from your elbow to the top of the cuff should roughly be:
- 2" for 5'0" tall
- 3" for 5'8" tall
- 4" for 6'0" tall
This is only a guideline and your own comfort and usability will be the real final deciding factor. If your current outriggers are adjustable, try them at different heights.
Hold the flip ski bottom in a perpendicular position. Using a tape measure, hook the end to the bottom of the ski and measure to the top surface of the hand grip.
Using a tape measure or string, measure your forearm at it's widest part.