Get the Ski Bumper — No More Scratches


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | February 15, 2016      

Ever had your array of skis slide off the side of your car, leaving a gouge in the paint on your new Tesla and a laceration in your scalp? Get the ski bumper and relax. Comes from Colorado, for some odd reason I had to go all the way to Germany to see it. Another hint we are global?

In any case, I love this kind of stuff. Solves a problem. Only downside I can see is you don’t really want to leave the Ski Bumper on your car while you’re driving, it sticks with fairly powerful magnets but could certainly fly off. No need to create highway projectiles. Screw holes are indicated if you want permanent fixation somewhere. Looks like a good gift for a birthday or something. Check out the website. Get two if you tend to ski tour with more than a couple of people. A version is also available for fishing rods and other implements of the hunter gatherer.

Skis can go in on edge or flat, we prefered flat.

Skis can go in on edge or flat, we prefered flat.

Attaches with a couple of embedded magnets.

Attaches with a couple of embedded magnets.

Detail, Ski Bumper.

Detail, Ski Bumper. Shortest gear review we’ve ever done?



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15 Responses to “Get the Ski Bumper — No More Scratches”

  1. Stan February 15th, 2016 10:54 am

    Which black Blizzard skis are those?

  2. Lou Dawson 2 February 15th, 2016 11:10 am

    Zero G, baby. Lou

  3. Brian February 15th, 2016 11:52 am

    Better question what volkl’s are those with the dynafits?

  4. Lou Dawson 2 February 15th, 2016 3:07 pm

    BMT 94 Volkl. They should be illegal, perhaps when they sort out all this supreme court stuff they can do a constitutional amendment that skis this good are cheating and shall be put through the recycling chipper because they cause uneven distribution of turns. Lou

  5. Mike February 15th, 2016 4:55 pm

    The black top sheet Blizzard Zero G has popped up in a few photos. Will there be a review coming soon?

  6. Lou Dawson 2 February 15th, 2016 5:17 pm

    Mike, what happened is they came in last year with the defective Marker toe units. I had to get those swapped, and by the time I’d gotten around with that, combined with our light winter and Lisa and I doing so much traveling, I didn’t get out on them much. I am remedying that with myself and others this winter. They’re good skis. They really hook up on the piste, light, not so much rocker. I think for my style I like the full rocker forgiving feel of the BMT, but that’s only personal. These are real, adult skis made for real skiers. More later. Lou

  7. VT skier February 15th, 2016 8:13 pm

    I thought you guys hated black skis?

  8. Mase February 15th, 2016 9:15 pm

    And what’s with the Blizzard skins on the Volkl’s? Testing? Couldn’t scam the proprietary skins from Volkl? Don’t like the Volkl skins? Just curious… Really longing for those Z G 108’s out here in the PNW.

  9. Bob Shattuck February 15th, 2016 10:39 pm

    my question–what’s the car? Nissan? AWD by any chance . . . ?

  10. Lou Dawson 2 February 16th, 2016 6:07 am

    Jeez, are you guys auditioning for the next Sherlock Holmes movie or something? The car is a Nissan Versa, we bought it used quite a while ago and we’re driving it into the ground. Poor man’s Prius. Doesn’t look quite as good in the Whole Foods parking lot, but we cope. Lou

  11. Lou Dawson 2 February 16th, 2016 6:13 am

    VT, whoa, all I’ve ever done with black skis is, based on experience, say we strongly dislike the way they pick up ice and stuck snow on the topskin. We know that is true for our climate here in Colorado. Apparently not such a big factor in other snow climates. Not testing skis because of what color they are would be ridiculous. I’ve done plenty of stupid things in my life, but giving up on good skis just because of their color is not one of them. It’s simply one factor in the mix. Sure, all other things being equal I’d pick a light colored ski over a dark one… but…

    As for the skins, the Volkl branded “glueless” skins don’t work in our climate. They are stored away. The Blizzard skins are a very glidy Pomoca that are in good shape, so I just use those on both.

    No shortage of skins, skis or bindings here at WildSnow. Mixing and matching is easy, and helps inform our writing.

    Lou

  12. Rick February 16th, 2016 12:32 pm

    Lou Two,
    what length BMT 94 are you guys ripping around on ? I’m contemplating a pair of those to compliment my V Werks Katana, those are 184’s mounted +1 – love these boards !
    I’m 5′ 8″ with a backcountry ski weight of around 180 lbs geared up ..

    Thank you !

  13. Lou Dawson 2 February 16th, 2016 3:24 pm

    Rick, I’m using a 176 cm. Sounds like it would be a toss up between that and a longer length for you. I’m light in weight and not a very aggressive skier. Lou

  14. Bo Pitto February 17th, 2016 3:27 pm

    Hey Lou, thanks for the post! Really appreciate it!

    Think snow,
    Bo

  15. Chris B February 18th, 2016 9:40 am

    Seems like every time I take my kids skiing I have to remind them not to lean the skis on the car. Too bad they are sold out at the link ’cause I would buy one.





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