Imprints

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The capability of analytical thinking is the fundamental domain of the human being and is a reflection of the power of his insight. Creation is an analytical elaboration of the outer or the inner world and thus always carries some logic. The structure of this world is built with mathematical exactness, and the same is true for the human’s inner …

Idea

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The most important part of each project is a pure idea. The basis of the design of isocentric skis and snowboards are straight, pure lines; pure in form, but at the same time agitated; traditional, but modern. All elements of design originate in the natural environment: the style of snow, ice, and winter. The idea lies in space An artist …

Quality

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“We are not as rich to buy cheap”, is an old folk proverb. It didn’t arise without a reason. Back in the day, quality products were highly appreciated and valued. People were aware that obtaining a cheaper, low quality product will not work in the long-term, but rather deliver poor results and very soon need a replacement; resulting in a …

Development

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As a sporting nation, engaged with development of new and better techniques for enjoyment in outdoor activities, Slovenes are one of the contributors that enabled the revolutionising of skiing in the 90’s. The new era of “carving” skiing style began after the launch of the first commercial ski with an emphasised sidecut in 1991, developed and made in Slovenia. Today …

Pioneers of the turns

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The ski is older than the wheel. It originates from the prehistoric times when it was used by the northern tribes as a means of transport over the snowy landscape and as a hunting aid. Historians of skiing divide the development of skiing simplified to: 1. prehistory (from 3,500 years BC to 1888); and 2. modern skiing (from 1888 onwards). …

Discovery

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All discoveries people have ever made are merely the recognition of their predicament. So how can anyone claim to be smart, when all that he has discovered is how wrong he was? If something was already there, as it was – how can anyone claim to be intelligent when all he did was open his eyes to see the actual …

Softness

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The technique of skiing with isocentric skis requires greater softness and more subtleness than the present skis. To achieve this, skier must subordinate himself to the skis – just as a musician subordinates himself to his instrument, to master it and to elicit from it the subtlest sounds. Isocentric skis are – especially under the legs – significantly softer than …

Smart

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Man thinks only his head or his brains can be smart. However, also his hands, his feet and his entire body can be smart – if only he lets them be. The human body with all its internal and external parts has a mind of its own, its own life and its own feelings. A man can either let them …

Forms of the new era

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Man is psychologically evolving since his very emergence. With time, he is becoming more and more pure in awareness. With man’s psychological development, his habits, needs and taste change. Old forms seem awkward and clumsy. Contemporary forms are clear and minimalistic, stripped of any unnecessary additions. As the unknown is being recognized, man stares more and more into the actual …

None

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It is not difficult to bear a name, it is difficult to be nameless, forgotten… Everyone is striving to be someone; nobody dares to be no one. However, only when you are nameless, can life give you a name of its own and only that name is real. All self-proclaimed names are merely an illusion, since nothing exists yet. In …