ISPO Brandnew Overall-Winner Original + offers tailor-made skis that can be individually adapted to the skiing style and terrain of the customer.
Siegfried Rumpfhuber CEO, Original +: "In order to make it affordable, we have tried to automate this adaptation process as much as possible, so we have developed an algorithm that helps us to interpret a very detailed questionnaire we have for our customer to answer" What does the perfect ski look like for you?"
The Swiss start-up BBoard is also committed to perfection and individuality. They process only natural raw materials in their snowboards and offer different shapes and designs.
And slate, take two! A two-piece ski that is easy to handle thanks to its connecting plate. The idea: a good ski for touring skiers and climbers, which can be packed away in a small space.
Off-Piste dangerous situations such as avalanches can suddenly occur. Bluebird Mountain has therefore developed a very lightweight, compact drone that fits into any backpack. It finds people buried in the snow using an LVS signal.
Constantin Kollar, Brand Manager Bluebird Mountain: "If I can’t find any signal, which of course would be the worst case, I'll get the drone out of the backpack , it takes off after a few seconds and follows a search pattern: Then as soon as it finds a signal, it lands within 5m of the buried person."
Sno-Go, a bike on skis, will soon be conquering the pistes. Thanks to increased flexibility, even the inexperienced can enjoy the ultimate snow experience.
Stefan Ehgartner Manager, Sno-Go: "You are not fixated, you can get off. And because you steer it with your hands, even ski instructors have confirmed that you very quickly get out of the fall line and take the turns. This reduces anxiety. It really is incredibly intuitive , you just have to experience it yourself, in the truest sense of the word.”
These and other ideas of the ISPO Brandnew winners and finalists will be presented at ISPO Munich 2019.