Originally Posted by Medium Al
1) So what is the main problem you are trying to solve? If it is the inconvenience of current skis being one piece, this is not going to take off. We have had one piece skies for so long and are used to them just being that way, that this is perceived as a non-issue. Perhaps for some people hiking or travelling a specialized folding ski would be a advantage but for most skiers it's not important.
2) I am still perplexed how a ski that is in two-pieces can effectively carve. When I ski the pressure is directly under foot (+/-) and I feel this is where I get most of my edge control. How does this work when a ski is in two pieces and has an open joint under foot. I struggle understanding the physics of this and, more importantly, my own perception of how this works. BUT I watched your video. The skis in the video are able to carve turns. I am impressed. So there is a perception hurdle that you are facing that you will need to overcome.
3) Best thing to do is get more models out there in use on the slopes and let people see that the technology actually works. There is a lot of person-to-person marketing that can be done on chairlifts.
4) The smart phone thing feels a little gimmicky to me. Batteries and phones don't work so well in cold weather. I would prefer something that you could adjust manually. But that's just me.
5) Ultimately, for this to take off, your ski needs to offer more benefits than current skis.
1) You were using 'straight' skis since 19th century, but got used to sidecuts in one or two years, changing perception completly. If the product is better (easier to use, more practical...) people will and has changed their perceptions almost overnight. (carving skis, tenis rackets...)
At the end, even Larry David in video is considering long skis as an issue :-)
2) think carefuly, do you realy press the ski in one point underfoot? You are standing on heel and toe piece on binding, not straight under the center of the foot, I am just pushing those two suspension points apart.
In reality the ski will carve much better (or should I say, it is simpler to carve) than normal ski, ln generates less vibrations, it is also easier to change from carving to skidding
3) The technology is used to produce skis not to ski :-) sorry. Person to person - testers on my videao are all pofessionals in ski business or/and ex racers and those were their first impressions.
I simply do not have enough skis yet to make bug fuzz on ski slopes,
4) You might think the phone connection as gimmick, maybe it is, but if something can be done, the question is not why, but why not.
LUSST ski performance can be changed for real, not just as gimmick like Head use to do it with piezo in the ski. Electronic in the ski is very powerfull regarding sensors and by SW upgrades it could be used for analysing skiing, forces, accelerations...
5) I agree, For the begining it feels better, has better edge grip, has less vibrations, lower cost of ownership - you can have several sets of different gliding elements but only one frame with binfingy, electronicts.. less hassle, easier to travel with.. just name it :-)
Edited by LUSST SKI - 12/22/15 at 10:00am