Bluehouse Radius (2013)
The Radius is a smaller version of the stiff, straight Shoots, designed to behave the same way, except you don't have to be a linebacker to manage it. It's extra stiff and straight, rockered in the tip for soft-snow float, with a flat, square tail for strong finishes. It's a bamboo-core, metal-free laminate construction with an extra layer of glass reinforcement for extra power. Bluehouse, established in 2007, is located in Salt Lake City, where it builds some of its skis and all of its prototypes in a downtown factory/warehouse. Sales are online-only (bluehouseskis.com). It collaborates with local artists on topsheet graphics.