Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Lonely Mountain Skis

Lonely Mountain Skis are based in Birnam, Perthshire. The skis have an 8-layer laminate in which there are natural and synthetic fibres bracing a laminated hardwood core.
The bases of the skis are a racing sintered 7000 PTex and the whole ski is capped in a one-of-a-kind hardwood veneer. Jamie set up the business just over two years ago having been inspired by a Ray Mears film.
"I had my first go at ski-making after watching a Ray Mears episode where a Swedish ski-maker made a ski from dead standing pine. I was studying product design at Dundee University at the time and had the perfect workshop environment to prototype these simple wooden skis. They were very basic - solid pieces of redwood pine - steam bent at the tips and coated in pine tar. It was incredibly satisfying to ski on these traditional skis even if they were a little out of control over the Scottish ice." Jamie Kunka

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