The Freeride is an on and off piste “freeride” ski designed for fast and fluid domination of big mountain lines in a variety of different conditions. This ski is versatile enough to devour long vertical and the variable snow conditions that you might see on long, steep descents. The size and construction of the ski make it great as a one-ski quiver when traveling, and is all you would need for almost any day in the mountains. Sporting a more traditional square, flat tail and camber, combined with your desired flex pattern, the Freeride model springs from edge to edge, initiating carves as smoothly as it exits carves. With "just enough" tip splay and a flat tail, the Freeride ski has a longer edge contact length giving it positive grip on hard snow and more control when you need it.
For the latest update the Freeride will employ a more tapered tail shape, which makes the ski a little more forgiving but still allows the skier to finish a very powerful turn. This improvement will also translate into better performance in powder and variable, soft snow with an easier edge-to-edge release. This is an aggressive ski with a user-friendly design, which makes this model unique and loved by those who have had the pleasure to ride it. Considering the custom options available within our lineup, now this ski can easily be tailor fitted to accommodate any skier ability.
Praxis Skis are “Handcrafted in the Sierra Nevada”. Our factory is located on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, where the mountains are our backyard. Our skis are constructed by inspired skiers who take pride in producing the perfect ride for a variety of individual needs and styles. By designing skis that work for you, we aim to elevate the experience of skiing.
Praxis Skis was founded by Keith O’Meara and is supported by a group of dedicated skiers committed to developing new concepts for the ski industry. Since the inception of Praxis Skis and throughout the past nine years, this once-small company has built a remarkable reputation for producing progressively designed skis that also happen to be some of the most well-built and durable skis in the world. Unlike many other companies out there, our skis are manufactured 100% in house from beginning to end at our factory in North Lake, Tahoe. Our Computer Numerical Cutting (CNC) technology allows us to produce low volumes of custom skis with incredibly accurate precision. When the CNC technology is combined with our commitment to developing all of our premium ski parts in-house, we can more easily prototype and test progressive ideas before releasing the model to the world. It is not uncommon for us to be on the lift talking about a new ski design on Saturday, then skiing and testing the finished product within a couple days. This unique aspect of our manufacturing process allows us to push the conventions of ski technology and create innovative designs that often become industry standards.
We are constantly striving to challenge norms within the ski industry. Being at the forefront of the “Rocker Revolution”, the skis we develop are not your ordinary skis. Our use of progressive shapes and moldings has enabled us to develop ski that make skiing off-piste, powder, and variable conditions easy for even the intermediate skier, propelling the rider to a whole new level of skiing.