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Altai skiers in china



photo:Jonas Bendiksen

I was pretty inspired by some of this stuff, and (in light of a couple of other projects i am working on) I want to make a ski that has some of the extreme characteristics of these skis. The long, slender shapes with the long tip bends that looks like it absorbes like nothing else. The skis look pretty stiff but those tips take back in length, so they still swallow what they hit.

I have made a few wooden skis earlier, so I know something about how wood feels like at speed. It's not a bad feeling at all, the skis feel more static and compact, but light on the foot. Fibreglass constructions on the other hand flex and absorb more. What I had in mind for this ski was to mix modern materials with Altai-ish geometry and somehow make a modern ski out of it.

A wooden powder ski prototype I made for Rønning Treski a few years back:
 A wooden powder ski prototype I made for Rønning Treski a few years back

I don't want to walk down the wooden ski track though, even if it's tempting.

Here is my first idea for a shape: 205 long, 110 waist, SFI:27762 (very soft tips and tails, but stiff overall) 40mR, long tapered tips (50 cm tapering at both ends)

the first prototype goes in the press first thing in the morning, I'l post a picture once it's out.


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Also, check out Arne Høyland's incredible blog about west-norwegian skis:
Vestnorske treski
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This week's political talks in Norway has been all about the anniversary of Dalai Lama's Nobel peace prize medal, and his visit to Oslo. The Norwegian government is not(!) meeting him here, and they don't even try to avoid the fact that they are bending to pressure from China.

We do not support the absolute need of a good relationship with China, unless China starts behaving in accordance with The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (china has signed this declaration).

The graphics on these skis, (skis partly inspired by an indigenous ski culture in China), is a token to Tibetian’s fight for a life without suppression from their bullying neighbours. The protos went in the press on Friday, We made two different models: One 205cm long/110mm waist, one at 200/105.

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Skis are out, we made three different protos, one 205/110/35, 200/105/40 and finally the groundbraking 903WHIP: 205cm/100mm/35mR.
here are the graphics: (The 903 is put out for sale)
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10% of the sales of this ski will be donated to the best organization fighting for humen rights in Tibet. Is that Amnesty? Any better suggestions?
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Henrik sealing the walls of the first prototypes
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new slightly altered version of this ski added, 115mm waist, 2,0m long and a 40mR:
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