Development is a continuous process

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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 main 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 the market is flooded with seemingly countless variations of skis that with all their novel designs and technologies at the end of the day do not make any meaningful change to the average skier. This is because the development that occurred over the last 20 years in the ski construction is more or less just a fine tuning of the emphasized sidecut design. Although several novel ski designs were introduced, such as the rocker technology for the deep snow conditions, and new materials were added to the ski construction; any notable change, a truly original design construction that would really take skiing to a new level hasn’t come about yet…

…until now. Now, the change is here, and again, it comes from the same small country that obviously has a special sensibility for revolutionising the skiing practices and for discovering daring ski designs way ahead of their time.

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). The first period is characterized by usable skiing, since the skis served to facilitate the movement through the snowy landscape for hunting, trade, gathering logs, moving to warmer places, and also conquests. Skiing for fun and competitions was practically unknown. The beginning of the second period marks the year 1888 with the crossing of Greenland on skis by Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen and escorts. The news about the usefulness of skis spread around the world. The enjoyment of winter nature, the strengthening of health under the fresh mountain air instead of sitting in the foggy and smoke-contaminated cities and the possibility of skiing for fun were the first promotors of the winter tourism.

However, in the above presented historical overview of the development of skiing, there is an anomaly: even before the 1888, skiing was practiced merely for fun and pleasure. This is a verifiable fact, because residents of Bloke are the first skiers in the world to be observed of skiing – not out of necessity but – for fun! Already in 1689, Johann Weikhard von Valvasor described their “skillful snake-like winding on wooden boards down the snowy slopes”. His description counts as the first written description of skiing in the Central Europe. This is why the residents of Bloke are considered as the pioneers of the turns, although their unique skiing style was later not imitated nor has exhibited a development of the skiing technique.

Isocentric skis, which are based on the Bloke skis represent the contemporary version of these ancestral skis. And most importantly, they carry the original spirit of wit, exploration and ingenuity of those first Bloke residents who did it just for fun.


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All discoveries man has made are merely recognition of his own 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 being intelligent when all he did was open his eyes to see the actual state?

Whether by discovering a natural law or an invention taking use of a specific natural law – the basic rule is the same. Because, nothing of what is out there, is there by the merit of man, but is there by the merit of life. Even man himself.

In the end, everything will be simple and normal. Man will see he was a child playing to be big and only those who admitted they are small and clueless could unveil the veil of the unknown and stare into a clear view of the reality.


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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 the carving skis and therefore require less aggressive driving, less pressing in turns. If isocentric skis would be driven with the same technique as the carving skis, aggressively and with heavy loading in turns, they would respond in a completely different manner and would not provide the actual effect of isocentric skiing. Thus, to enjoy all the benefits of the skis, it is necessary to first master the technique, to learn of softer and lighter skiing. In the final sense, this results in faster and more skilful driving.

In turns, the attack angle (incidence angle) is smaller than with the carving skis. Relatively compared, if the attack angle with carving skis is 45 degrees (diagonally), it is around 36 degrees with isocentric skis – the difference is around 20%. Since both, the skier’s attack angle and the angle of the skis are smaller, turns must be driven with minimal loading – exactly the opposite as with carving skis. This way the friction losses are reduced and unnecessary slipping is prevented. At the same time, a lower energy input enables achievement of the optimal driving trajectory or can at least minimize the deviation from it. A subtle feeling for precisely the required loading of the skis is exactly what the top skiers have and is the differentiating factor that separates the champions from mediocrity and decides about the hundredths, tenths and even entire seconds in the final result.

However, if with the conventional skis, this feeling is something only the best, most talented and persistent skiers can attain, it is accessible to everyone with isocentic skis. In other words, isocentric skis lead to a smooth driving style, because it is not possible to drive them in any other way. This is why, isocentric skis have a tendency to completely polarize the ski world: you can either love them or hate them, there are no intermediate possibilities.
Due to the described way of skiing (minimum losses, optimum driving trajectory, minimum burdening of the body), the skis have a very high acceleration and are becoming increasingly fast during skiing – especially on steep terrains. Then, even a lower force is required for a balanced driving and the skier needs to be very stable and responsive not to become stiff with fear and to avoid panicking. When carving skis become dangerous, isocentric skis become virtuosic. Therefore, they act as a snow fin – as a fish fin or a flipper, which at sufficiently high speed reveals all its elegance, power and exactness; of course, without causing any negative side effects to their carrier.

To summarize, isocentric skis enable faster driving, lower burdening and greater virtuosity – and for this, only one thing is necessary: to subordinate yourself to the skis and allow to learn from them.The skis are completely subordinated to the terrain and by learning from them, one learns from the actual ground he is skiing on. This way, it is possible to completely merge with the environment and to achieve the ideal driving line… as if it was given from the mountain itself.


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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 be and pulsate freely in their own rhythm or can frustrate them with his own rules and ideas. This way, man can – merely by the means of his psychological relationship with his body – on one hand develop a strong, healthy and agile body or can on the other hand gain chronical pains, unnatural body postures and other malfunctions. In the final sense, the body is merely an extension of the soul, of the mind, and if one is strong enough, he can with his faith overcome any bodily limitation.

This way, man can allow his body parts to develop their own intelligence, their own mechanisms and let them work without any conscious control over them. This way all great athletes or great craftsmen work – through hours of practice their body parts have developed a mind of their own so that man does not need to control it anymore.

But the problem of contemporary physical culture is that the society, media and the products are trying to box man’s mind and body into completely arbitrary defined artificial trends. This way they are killing the spirit and the spark of living life that dwells inside every human being, waiting to grow into a bonfire – but being only smouldering embers.

Isocentric skis are developed in the spirit of the freedom of the body, soul and the spirit. The design, construction and the basic skiing concept is rooted in one main idea: letting your body and soul breathe freely, letting them be what they are and build on their true basis. It is not about enforcing any pre-defined patterns or rules or even suggesting what is right and what is wrong; it is about saying: “just let yourself go and you will fly.” Because your body and your soul already know everything – if you would only let them be smart.

Once you will let them be, you will be amazed by the skills, simplicity and the power which was sleeping inside, waiting to be unleashed.

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 reality of everything – into nothingness. And nothingness is the purest form possible. This is why, overexaggerated decorations seem old-fashioned or nostalgic and cannot embrace the spirit of the presence. It is the same with old techniques and habitual or kinesiological patterns. Only the patterns which have their basis in the presence, in the vertical of time, are accurate and alive.

Isocentric skis very precisely capture the spirit of the present time. With their single line design, compact construction, intelligent technology and versatile performance characteristics, they define the concept of sport and recreation which is perfectly suitable for today’s time. The skiing routine is stripped down to its very basis. There is no need for cumbersome repetition of unnatural muscle straining movements, as the movement comes naturally. A new, free and playful skiing era is defined.


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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 this world, we are only reflections and we are all yet to be born for eternity. All that is real is our relationship towards anything or anyone. And only through our love, sacrifice and devotion can life bestow us.

Exactly for the amount you sacrifice yourself, can something else have its place, can something else live. And only through sacrifice of brave individuals did throughout human history wisdom, art, scientific discoveries and inventions find their place in the space which was opened through the abandonment of their own.

This is why one should always think of others and not of himself. For within you are only darkness and death and outside of you light and life in all its colorfulness and diversity.
In order to be, one should accept his nothingness, his “none”, and the spirit will guide him…


None is the brand name under which Isocentric skis will be represented for worldwide distribution.


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It is incredible to see how far back skis date and how differently and skilfully they have evolved – each of them being so perfectly suited for that particular time, environment and purpose. Each and every one of them carries a distinct, deep nostalgia, because they were all products of man’s sincere search and love. As such, they are a result of the spirit of that time that manifested itself through those who were willing, humble and brave enough to let the spirit work its way through them… just as every object, idea or art form that stood the test of time does. This is why all the works of man are essentially divided into two different categories: the objective and the subjective.

Man always chooses bi-polar: will he leave his position to the spirit or to anything in front of him or will he try to occupy the given position himself. Objective is any work where man gave his position to life so that it could manifest itself – every work done so was made by the spirit. Subjective is any work where man tried to manifest himself as life.

In this time, the majority of works are industrial and empty. Man tends more and more to find personal works made with love and devotion… such that veiled over the works that remained. Isocentric skis are based on pure devotion and represent the spirit of this time. They are made with craftsmanship of the old masters at the same time encompassing the spirit of today. This is why they carry the same fluid as the greatest works of art or the greatest discoveries of their time.


Do not live life according to personal rules, but according to the rule of life.
Only what you do according to the rule of life and not according to a personal motive,
is exact and is the only profession that exists.


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Everyone is bothered only by their own perception about themselves, others, the world… until we do not overcome it and step into dialogue with anyone or anything. By accepting that you are only what you are, you solve the eternal problem, because then you can be everything else to anybody and anybody everything to you.

One disadvantage of contemporary skis is the lack of flexibility and manoeuvrability on non-perfectly groomed terrains. This is why the classical “carving” skis have been to a large extent replaced by new types of skis such as rocker skis, freeride skis, etc. that are better suitable for off-piste and backcountry skiing and/or unregulated snow conditions. The problem with these skis is that they lack in performance on a wider scale, e.g. on iced terrains and hard snow, and in general on racing pistes and regulated ski routes, where higher control and accuracy is required. Therefore, in order to improve the flexibility of skis whilst maintaining a high level of performance, in recent years, hybrid ski concepts have emerged combining rocker and carving properties, etc. however no ski concept has yet achieved the desired level of flexibility and performance.

With isocentric skis the gap between the flexibility and performance has been bridged. The high frequency responsiveness of the skis and the excellent adjustability make them adaptable to a wide variety of snow and terrain conditions without jeopardising their superior performance properties. Since the skis are actively responding to the skier’s body movement and the properties of the terrain, the skier can rely on the skis and move in a relaxed, confident and spontaneous manner regardless of the given conditions and without having to decrease his performance. This enables enjoyment in a wide variety of snow, terrain and weather conditions at the same time enabling a steep learning curve for different styles of skiing.

Every day is a skiing day

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When you are doing something, do not lose yourself in details, but look generally and in its own time, everything will form by itself.

Many skiers do not have the motivation to ski regularly as it is to exhausting. Therefore, they cannot develop their skills in order to make skiing a truly enjoyable, healthy and at the same time continuous activity. This way many skiers remain stuck in the same old circle of starting again every season and trying to reach those few skiing days in order to at least prevent from downgrading.

With isocentric skis negative effects such as exhaustion, muscle sore and joint pains do not occur, making every day skiing and continuous enjoyment of winter days really possible. After a skiing day, the body is fully prepared for a new skiing day. Therefore, isocentric skis are a therapeutic product for physical and consequently psychological health, which is necessary for modern day active life. The quality of life is much higher, resulting in better overall health and psychological stability.