I designed the FlowSkis. The ski design's purpose is to increase the efficiency of energy to control while increasing the stabilization and safety from out of control conditions and reduces the chance of sustaining ACL injuries. (Now over 65000 per year). FloSkis are more versatile and much easier to ski in all conditions. FloSkis take much less energy and skill to control and affords the skier an increased measure of safety from injuries. FloSkis opens up more advanced terrain to the occasional intermediate skier.
The patented hydrodynamic stabilization system allows for skis of much shorter length. The shorter lengths makes the skis safer and more controllable. It also allows the binding to be mounted as much as 15 cm back to provide a shorter tail.
TheFlo liquid dampening system was used a number of years ago successfully to win many races. Unfortunately is was outlawed by sponsoring ski manufactures. It is however FIS legal.
The FloSks 148 cm are as stable as much longer super G skis at speeds approaching 100 kilometers per hour. That was proven in last years super G Pro Series at Vail Colorado. Six runs with pure carved turns with virtually no slipping. skidding or chattering. Other pro skiers on much longer skis were slower.
With the 125 cm FloSkis, we have found a total beginner can learn to carve the blue runs in one day of instruction. In addition, plateau intermediate skiers can learn carving, moguls and heavy broken powder skiing in one day of instruction.
With the 163 cm fat FloSkis, advanced skiers can learn double black diamond skiing in over 30 cm of fresh powder snow in one day of instruction.
This technology provides a major breakthrough in teaching and safety. FloSkis will reduce the drop out rate of older skiers and beginner skiers who fail to learn quickly. FloSkis will provide the industry a real boost in it's efforts to recruit new skiers and keep older skiers skiing for more years. FloSkis will make skiing more fun for everyone and will renew the interest of existing skiers to ski more often.
I have been an Apollo aerospace engineer and have skied since age 10. I currently teach skiing part time at Vail Colorado.
Thank you for considering FloSkis.
Edited by adrianflo - 11/2/09 at 4:16pm