Don’t you want to be able to rip that park ski down the last, fast,
shady run of the day without feeling like you’re riding a jack
hammer? Don’t we all. This is why we invented the Pilgrim.
We have introduced an aggressive sidecut to a bomber park ski,
along with keeping the stiffness of our trusty Nomad and Scout, and
adding a softer tail to butter up the landings.
The side cut (127mm, 90mm, 115mm) along with the relative shortness
of the Pilgrim allows for the ski to hold a surprisingly aggressive
edge, much like that of a slalom carver with no chatter and full
With this baby, you can turn your headphones up to hear the music,
not to drown out the skid sounds.
The inspiration for the Pilgrim came from four years of icing, uh,
I mean skiing on the east coast for Travis and Anne. In the majesty
of the Green Mountains and Poconos, we saw that park riders were
missing out on so much of the mountain, many times this was due to
the uncertainty of the conditions with their skis.
Whether it was because of equipment or choice (who knows), we wanted
to create a tool that would take us out of the park and allow us to
challenge the sometimes icy, always steep, narrow and fast slopes
of the east.
**The Pilgrim Name and Graphics**
As skiers, we are on a constant pilgrimage toward that perfect day,
whether it’s in the park or out in some remote backcountry —
a pilgrimage gives the sport significance and reminds us why we put
ourselves through the cold, wet, aching knee days.
The pilgrims in our skis were on a quest for new land, and the map
and compass were the tools used to help them complete their
pilgrimage. They set sail with this intention, and their commitment
is what made it happen.
You will become a pilgrim on these skis, and yes, young pilgrim,
you will see what everyone is talking about.
Check out the Pilgrim!
Until next time,
P.S. — Remember to ask your local dealer to try a pair!
If there is no dealer in your area tell us! – and check out our website
for the next on-snow demo at your mountain!
See them all at http://www.icelanticboards.com/at-boards.htm
Copyright, Icelantic LLC, 2006
Now that you’ve visited the new website, seen our new boards,
admired the sick graphics, and read about our new creations, it’s
high time we invite you in for a closer look at Icelantic.
This newsletter begins the exploration of our truly unique company
and it’s evolution thus far.
In the upcoming weeks, we will chronicle each of our models for
2006-2007, the Scout, the Nomad, the Pilgrim and the Shaman and
discuss the inspiration and motivation for each design, name and
Our boards are born from our experiences, thoughts, ideas and
desires and are a special part of our lives.
We hope to enrich your life and love for the sport by sharing
these stories with you. Please, sit back, relax and enjoy the
I will start by introducing my friend, the Scout.
The Scout is Ben’s original baby. Standing a mere 143cm with a
140mm tip, 105mm waist, and a 130mm tail, the Scout in all its
being, encompasses the Icelantic philosophy of skiing and is a
main reason we are where we are today.
Ben, the mastermind behind this all, noticed a distinct gap in
the industry that limited skier’s abilities with one pair of skis.
Sure there were super stable racing skis, and a couple chowda models
or, if you dared, you could test your luck in the trees with any of
these, but once you made the first decision, once on the mountain,
terrain choices seemed suddenly limited to what was strapped to
This is where the Scout comes in.
Why so short you say? 143cm is a perfect compromise between the
quick, responsive, maneuverable, packable aspects of a ski board
and the speed, stability and aggressiveness of a longer ski.
This is why we call them AT Boards. The Scout allows the skier
to be their own Scout. No more asking the guy how that sick line
was (that you would have charged with your other skis), or the
little ripper coming out of the trees whether there’s a stash in
there or not.
Now it’s your opportunity to seek new frontiers, scout out the
mountain, hike the ridge, or find the sweet spot in the trees.
The scout is ahead of the pack, investigating options,
exploring routes, crossing lines. As our pioneer ski, we
thought the name appropriate to our efforts. Sure enough, the Scout
returned from its first year in the field with a standing ovation
and a plethora of inspired ideas.
And the graphics? The Scout’s graphic were created by our head
artist Travis Parr, to represent the fusion of structure and wonder,
science and nature, tool and terrain.
We are intrigued by the balance of scientific structures found in
nature, and how the relationship can create a synergy, like water
molecules turned snow, so perfect and precise.
Pretty simple really, but a definite cause for contemplation.
Check it out:
I see a figure in the distance, must be Nomads…
P.S. Remember to ask your local dealer to try a pair!
If there is no dealer in your area tell us! – and check out our
website for the next on-snow demo at your mountain!
Copyright, Icelantic LLC, 2006
The snow is falling in the mountains of Colorado, and our team
is busy at work gearing up for ski season 2006-2007!
We are excited to announce that our 2006-2007 pictures and video
pages have arrived!
Check them out at: http://www.icelanticboards.com/video-pics.htm
Do you have some great pictures of you skiing Icelantic AT Boards?
Why not send them to us? If we use your pictures, we’ll send you
some free swag!
Until next time, keep doing the snow dance.
P.S. – We are going to be shipping skis in less than two weeks!
Ski season’s coming quick — have you gotten in on the pre-order
yet? Check it out here: http://www.icelanticboards.com/catalog.htm