Unknown to most people, Jackie Chan is more than an action movie star known for his slapstick kungfu scenes. He is somewhat of a misfit. For starter, he chose to live in a non-luxury, nondescript building in middle of an industrial area in Hong Kong. He has a huge collection of Chinese teapots and he has a museum where endangered and rare species are preserved. And he also skis. Yup. He does. I am not going to lie. That’s news to me. Anyways, that brings us to this: Jackie Chan Oro-Armaranto Skis, a limited edition skis created by bespoke ski maker, Foil Skis in honor of the action movie star. And it is, in Foil Skis’ tradition, very luxurious. Like super duper luxurious. Continue reading Luxurious Skis Made In Jackie Chan’s Name Won’t Give You Kungfu Skills
If you’re rolling millions a year, you can’t be hitting the alps with regular skis you’d lease from the pro shop, can you? I mean, surely you want your skis to match your financial prowess. Well, I guess not everyone who’s reach will be into such indulgence, however, if you do, Foil Skis may something just right for you. As you may have already noticed, Foil Skis ain’t no ordinary skis; the skis you see here are part of the outfit’s latest bespoke skis and accessories unveiled last year. All told, four creations were introduced, namely, Oro-Nero, Rossastro, Blanco and Moca. Continue reading Foil Wants You To Hit The Powdered Slope In Skis With Gold-plated Bindings And 8000-Year Old Wood
if you are a true-blooded adventure seeker, then snowboarding down a mainstream resort-style alps is the last thing you ever wanted and that said, you and buds will probably be seeking out more challenging peaks where a long hike is inevitable – cos’ ski lifts are never there and they will never be, else it would be yet another typical resort, wouldn’t it? anyway, instead of switching from a hike skis to a snowboard and having to lug one of the either in the process, why not grab a set of the Splitsticks? so what the heck is a Splitsticks anyway? it is a splitboarding system that let you split up the board half Continue reading Splitsticks – snowboard and ski gear
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Hublot isn’t the only non-sports related firm to exhibit a beautiful snow-related equipment in the recent World Ski Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Audi has a pair of beautiful crafted skis to show off, and skiers will get a chance to try out these prototypes skis too. dubbed the Audi Carbon Ski concept, the skis are designed and developed by Audi Concept Design in collaboration with ski manufacturing specialist, Head and the German Ski Association.
beyond its carbon fiber exterior lies a wooden core, surrounded by layers of aluminum and titanium and the result is a pair of ultra light weight skis that weighs just 960 grams per ski. with this design, the skis will flex on moguls, achieving maximum grip but not twisting on icy patches. this enables the skis’ steel edges to maintain constant contact with the icy surface throughout its entire length. the ultra light weight is also said to result in a highly maneuverable skis.
this pair of concept could be a reality by next winter, though there’s no indication on its pricing but we suspect it will be beyond the reach of many. from the look of the skis, we all know it will goes straight into the luxury goods category (read: pricey). however, if it becomes a reality and you eventually get yourself a pair – then you can proudly proclaim your Audi is 100% zero emission (but it’s not a car, duh!)