Originally Posted by eSki1
What do you folks think about a ski fitting process that could determine the ski that fits your skiing style, ability, physique and skiing technique?
So, I met with Eski1 and his partner in their CU MBA program. They are serious about considering the viability of a business using agile manufacturing and custom measurement and design systems to create a way of delivering custom skis to skiers of any level (similar to the way that custom golf clubs are done today). We had a long lunch and discussed their vision, the general state of the industry, and some of the challenges that I think that they'll face.
After our lunch conversation, they showed me a pair of skis that the Mechanical Engineer of the pair had built:Attachment 369
These are 175 cm long, 134-104-117, GS style sidecut designed for fast, big turns in powder conditions. White-ash top sheet, maple (horizontal grain) sidewalls, maple and ash core, and aramid reinforced base and edges for added durability.
Anyway, these guys have some background in custom products (golf industry) and in skis (Scotty Bob telemark ski production). As such, I think it's worth a little conversation here in EpicSki.
What would you say to a system that would allow you to have custom-built skis in a way very similar to WC athletes?
What do you think would have to go into the information gathering process?
What would you want it to look like?