Nick Palmero and Kyle Allen roll into the Shark Tank with Ski-Z, their wheel caddy for skis, in the Shark Tank Holiday Special – episode 1012. Allen, an avid skier from Louisiana of all places, grew weary of hauling skis for his wife and daughters. He thought there had to be a better way, so he invented Ski-Z.
Ski-Z is manufactured by SkiJunk, LLC. It's their only product for the time being. It's an injection molded nylon wheel – much like a skateboard wheel – attached to a plastic frame. The frame clips to two skis butted together at the curved end. Instead of carrying the skis on your shoulders, the Ski-Z lets you roll them along a parking lot or hard pack snow. When you're ready to ski, simply stick it in your pocket.
Ski-Z comes in four colors: lime green, pink, grey and red. It's light weight and temperature resistant. They're listed for sale at $21.95. The company and product are relatively new and there isn't much news or information about them online. That's sure to change after appearing in the Tank. Kyle and Nick hope the Sharks will help make Ski-Z a household word.
Ski-Z Company Information
Posts about Ski-Z on Shark Tank Blog
Ski-Z Shark Tank Recap
Nick and Kyle will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran and Daymond John that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but they’ll need to show them THEY are capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on Ski-Z will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Ski-Z Shark Tank Update
The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on Ski-Z & Nick Palmero and Kyle Allen as more details become available.