Sustainable by design
Earlybirdskis combines the latest eco-responsible rawmaterials to build skis at highest performance. We combine a superlight FSC certified woodcore, ultrastrong wooden sidewalls, a high amount of natural flax-fibres combined with a minimized content of carbon, a biobased epoxyresin and a sintered graphit racebase made with recycled rawmaterials and we use a 100% biobased skiwax. The top-sheet is made out of robinia vaneer, all logos are branded. The finish is made with a two-component natural oil.
Every piece of wood is selected to ensure perfect quality of the cores. Made out of ultralight and flexible wood, reinforced with flax-fibers and ultra dense robina sidewalls these cores are at the top of the range in weight and performance while being sustainable. All cores are FSC certified and are sourced from sustainable forestry.
Natural Fibre Composites
The Bcomp flax we use has similar properties to carbon, but in contrast it offers much better damping properties and is 100% a natural product. We reduce the use of carbon to an absolutely technically necessary minimum, as a sensible supplement to the natural materials. The carbon stringers used increase the lifetime of the skis and thus have a positive influence on the overall ecological balance. The epoxy resin used is largely bio-based and has a smaller ecological footprint than comparable standard systems.
To reduce the enviromental impact, our R&D press was constructed from an ultrastrong beech-plywood material instead of steel. It is an pneumatic press with a PID controlled heating system. The skimolds are CNC machined to ensure highest quality. The series skis are produced by hand in compliance with our technical and ecological specifications in the highest quality.
We use branding-irons for our topsheet design. Branding wood is absolutely harm free. The surface of the vaneer is burned and changes color which is a perfect contrast to the color of the oiled wooden topsheet vaneer.
The development and prototyping of our skis is located near Bern in Switzerland. There we are constantly testing and working on the perfect ski. All skis are handmade, with passion and attention to detail.