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Seems like they're trying to fix what isn't broken. But hey, impressionable rich tourists will probably buy them. That's clearly the demographic they're targeting since they're pricing their special ski bag for these at nearly €200.
That's interesting. People have done it with surfboards in the past and it works, typically on longboards so you might not notice the loss of performance as bad as on a little shortboard, but the boards work and they do undergo a lot of stress when in use.
Rich Euro gapers will be all over this, maybe. Except for I'm pretty sure half of them just work remote and moved near the mountains already at this point?
the real question is why not just rent? like for real this seems like a non problem, also, people who buy this, can they really figure out how to set all that up? this demographic struggles to step into skis at all let alone transformer skis. interesting to see i guess lol
EightsailsI love how there aren't any good photos of the connection on the base side. Seems like that would be important...
I was asked by another ski buidling friend, who was looking to take on building his own pair of folding skis, to have a look and send some pictures from them at ISPO a few years ago. Here's the photos I took of their touring version which has been about for a while (originally developed for the army). It's less...elegant than I had imagined.
Whether they've refined this system since then, I dont know.
The same year I saw a ski from an upstart company that came in two parts and clipped together with some interlocking core internals, for the same extreme touring market, that seemed more elegant. How the performance compared, who knows.