The Wootest was conceived several years ago in a very interesting way via internet ski gear discussion forum. Essentially Praxis was approached with an idea, heavily supported by backcountry skiers, who wanted a ski that stayed light for man-powered ascents yet slayed powder on the way down. It was determined that our popular Protest model had the right design but that a slimmer version would be ideal for what those supporters had in mind.
The entire build, from concept to finish, was an experience all around. Praxis has always taken pride in our loyalty to our internet-based support and this was our chance to say thank you. Basically, the Wootest was a community-supported and community-built ski that Praxis was very proud to build.