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Line We Love: Foil Skis


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After more than 10 years of research, development and testing, Alessandro Marchi has finally created what just might be the perfect ski.

Marchi was a man on a mission to create “perfection under foot,” and with the help of Andreas Pichler and his other equally passionate colleagues, Foil Skis launched in July 2015 and quickly became one of the most sought-after high-performance, bespoke skis on the market.

Each ski is handcrafted in Italy by Marchi and individually customized to each clients’ specifications.

Marchi compares his process to that of a chef in the kitchen — years of experimentation led to the discovery of the perfect combination of materials, like ash and paulownia wood cores, bamboo sidewalls, stainless steel edges and nano-graphite racing bases. The skis are finished with a pressing process that, combined with the materials, creates a ski that becomes an extension of the body, providing precise balance, flex, torsion control, and a feel for the mountain.

And they’re as much art as they are high performance: Clients have been known to mount a pair on the wall in the offseason. Form, meet function.

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