Appreciate all of the kind words guys.
As eheath eluded to, Kitten Factory was a hobby throughout our college years run out of our Salt Lake City garage. As engineering students who moved to Utah for the sole purpose of skiing, ski building was something we enjoyed and what we spent the majority of our free time and all of our money doing. We have come a long way since the garage days and now have a fancy factory in downtown Salt Lake City. They are extremely embarrassing to us at this point, but you can find some threads on here from some ski builds from many years ago.
We started making mostly carbon skis because we thought there was a void in the market for decently priced carbon ski. To those mentioning our high price tag, at $949, we are about $300 less expensive than other pure carbon skis on the market right now. And all of our products are handmade in Salt Lake City, UT. We also thought that if done correctly, carbon could be far superior to fiberglass skis. Carbon seemed to get some negative initial reviews, because companies using it were just trying to make the lightest touring skis possible, using lightweight, inferior cores, cap construction, and producing very lightweight, but not very skiable products. Some of the other carbon skis were quite pricey, especially for being made over seas. Same with snowboards. Nobody was really using carbon, and what did exist, was either not actually carbon, or extremely expensive. We did not set out to make the lightest ski possible but rather, the best skis possible. All of our materials in our carbon skis are the same as our fiberglass skis, we just replace the fiberglass with carbon. They still have thick bases and edges, durable UHMW sidewalls and full length wood cores. We have been making and testing our skis for years now and definitely believe we have a standout product that you guys should enjoy.
Our production run is not huge this year, thus the limited sizing. We have been getting some inquiries about doing some smaller park skis and if we have some time at the end of November and beginning of December it's something we would like to do. And you can expect many more sizes in the coming seasons, as hopefully, we will continue to grow. We will also be doing a very limited run on a super fat carbon pow ski once the season gets going a bit.
If anyone is interested in purchasing some skis send me a PM and we can cut NSers a break a little better than our presale pricing.
Anybody in the SLC area, fell free to stop by the factory whenever. We are located on 525 S 300 W.
Sorry if this was spammy at all. We've been trying to get some ads on here for a while now, but it hasn't been working out for us.