Praxis is happy to be offering some skis for the smaller and lighter riders out there this year. In response to a very common request to make a shorter ski for all those lightweight rippers, we present the Le Petit.
This ski incorporates all the things we like in an easy-to-ride ski: gradual tip and tail splay for smooth float and quickness, classic camber and sidecut underfoot, and a generous amount of tip and tail splay makes for an incredibly functional and user-friendly ski. This skis design is the ideal stepping stone for an intermediate skier wishing to become an expert. Praxis is confident the Le Petit will introduce many skiers to the world of off-piste terrain.
With shorter sizes being offered at 143 cm, 153 cm, and 163 cm, this mid fat ski is the perfect fit for the often-overlooked younger and female rippers out there looking for a custom, handcrafted pair of skis. The 163 cm prototype was loved by all the women who skied them and now, with the smaller sizes added to the mix the youth can experience what a carefully handcrafted ski is all about.
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.