Performance vs. safety


High-performance skies for a new experience of skiing.

Challenge to improve ski performance without increasing its hazardousness and/or create harmful effects is one of the greatest ones continuously facing ski producers worldwide. Although constant attempts and changes emerge, no concept has yet been found to successfully embrace these two seemingly mutually excluding properties – usually a compromise is made between the performance and the safety: higher performance products are usually less safe/healthy, while safer/healthier products provide less performance.
Here is where isocentric skis are different. Not only are they technically superior – they enable achievement of higher velocities, smoother turning and improved maneuverability; they are also significantly less burdening for the skiers body and thus healthier and safer as any other high-performance skis currently available on the market.

Pioneering ski building spirit – development from scratch.

The established ski producers rarely step out of the box and preferably imply corrections to the existing solutions which tremendously narrows their working field and at the end of the day provides only minor aesthetical corrections that make little if any change and don’t really tackle the problem in its roots. One such attempt is the increase of the sidecut radii in order to decrease the extreme accelerations / forces smaller sidecut radii have induced on the skier – which has been implemented in the recent years both in recreational and competitive skiing.

Isocentric skis on the other hand, were designed completely from scratch – by throwing away all the existing solutions and focusing solely on the achievement of the highest performance at the most favourable body conditions; without imposing any predefined limitations. This way an extremely broad spectrum of new concepts and ideas needed to be evaluated and analysed in an iterative process that slowly converged towards a finite single best solution.

The result of this backwards-process are completely different skis that possess superior performance properties and at the same time distribute significantly lower forces to the skier’s body than any other existing solution.

Revolutionary switch in skiing: healthy and safe skiing is combined with professional results.

In the last decades, especially in professional skiing, the harmful health effects of regular skiing became almost inevitable and athletes were forced to sacrifice their well-being for the achievement of top results – which is in complete disagreement with the spirit and the mission of this beautiful sport. This negative trend is being interrupted by isocentric skis which redefine the concept of skiing by allowing a disburdened and free approach to sports – body movement is accustomed to natural abilities and progress is self-induced through playfulness – which enables a healthier and also more efficient physical and psychological development.

Psychological effects of skiing is improved as the pleasure of skiing drastically increases.

Today many recreational skiers don’t attend skiing regularly as it is to exhausting, and often after skiing pains remain especially in the vulnerable parts of the body such as previously injured joints or strained muscles/ligaments. Isocentric skis have shown to provide therapeutic effects by releasing pain from chronically injured parts of the body (due to the overall relaxation of the body and the natural distribution of forces during skiing). After skiing pleasant, warm energy is present in the muscles as if they were being massaged – a similar effect as that swimming has on disburdening of the spine. Not only do isocentric skis allow active everyday ski life, it is even recommended to ski regularly due to the therapeutic reasons. Relaxation of the body, physical fitness and overall well-being contributes significantly to psychological health – enjoyable, safe and healthy outdoor experiences are a source of physical distress which is extremely important in the active life of contemporary man. This way, the overall quality of life is higher, resulting in better health and higher stability.