this is a (bad) translation of Guerlain Chicherit's interview for skipass.com
He answers the forum users' questions.
I tried to translate what he says.
Note that in reality, Guerlain is way less retarded than i am and speak very well, wich is not shown in this interview. So it might seems a little convincing that when Guerlain is speaking.
when i use "they" i refer as Guerlain saying "us"
Created by a group of friend
candide and him.
Rest of the team will be sick, but they are still in contract with their brand so they can't be announced yet
They will be in the mondial du ski. Big party planned. Ski test.
More on the team :
Still being a bit secret.
So why Candide ?
Because he s candide. He brought much to the sport. Created tricks, contributed to the mediatization of the sport.
He still has a lot to show us, even in competition.
He said he had stoped but Chicherit says it s not definitive.
He has finished this year's video. Though Guerlain doesn't know when it will be out.
Will be a big Freestyle BC team.
They plan on doing a lot of image in BC
They will have a young gun team, which will compete a lot.
Also a skiercross guy. Wich is not enak gavaggio, but a friend of Guerlain.
Why skiercross ? Because it s a good development lab and if [They] manage to get a fast enough ski to podium, then the ski is good.
It s only a lab activity, they will NOT sell skiercross skis.
Moulds (i dont know how to say this in english) are already existing ones for the first year.
They change the flex a bit
Nothing revolutionnary for the first year.
Each rider makes his own ski.
They are working on the next year's skis.
Next winter they might have a ski of their own, and next next winter they will have their own original skis.
They can stay closer to the people who buy skis.
They can inform customers directly of evolutions, events...
They want a personnal relation ship with the customer.
20% of the production will be sold in stores, wich will be selected by the brand to fit coreupt's image.
coreupt is born in france but wants to spread worldwide.
Website will be in english and french.
Website will be ready early july.
Investor : Wants to stay secret.
It s someone from outside the skiworld.
(personnal opinion : i think it s BMW cause the cars in the video are BMWs and Guerlain is a pilot for
BMW i think, but this is just speculation)
Coreupt in 10 years ??
Hard to say. Not even sure if they will be snow. They hope they ll still be there, because it's a tough market.
But they are confident as they are pationates.
They don't want to become a big machine.
Want to stay close to the riders.
How to TEST the skis.
Mondial du ski.
Testcenter in TIGNES france. Just email them and they will give you skis for the day.
Not more expansive than any other brands.
Made in france.
For the begining they wanted to emphasize on services.
But for next years they will try to reduce the costs.
Girl skis :
This year they have a ski ready, but the girl they wanted is still under contract, so the ski will come out next year.
Hope it answers some of your questions.
I am not in any way related to coreupt, so don't ask me questions. I m just bored at work.