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€1,780
pledged of €7,500pledged of €7,500 goal
10
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, January 16 2018 2:26 PM UTC +00:00

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Design Prototype

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About

TUA SKI, YOUR SKIS

In Italian, TUA means “yours”. And this is the way we intend our skis: something unique and customized on your needs. During the years we were fed up by seeing what’s going on in the mainstream ski industry: all offering the same model of skis, changing graphic and colors year by year.

For this reason, we decided to build something unique: the best performance available skis in the market combined with the best available, performer and natural materials to preserve our beloved mountains and environment. What makes us different from the mass production is that all our products are design and fully hand made by our “artigiani” with the attention to the details and the quality that you can only find in Italy. We are independent and we are Italian, and with your support we can invest in what really matter the most: quality, performance and Italian style.

INTRODUCING OUR 2018 LINEUP EXCLUSIVELY FOR KICKSTARTER

Our products are the result of our passion. We test each product we made before offering it to you. We are your guarantee. We offer you an innovative ski feeling, smooth and power at the same time, that it will change forever your ski experience both on and off piste. As we want to combine the best available technology with style and fun, our product range is focused on three models:  

  • UNO, a pure race carve ski to enjoy the steepest and icy slopes;  
  • DUE, a fun all-rounder or backcountry ski to draw your lines both on and off piste;   
  • TRE, our wild stallion for pure powder with full tip rocker and zero chamber. 

For each model, you can select the pattern version you prefer: Plain or Stripes. 

UNO. 

A model suitable for high-level skiers who want the highest performance of a true racing ski: acceleration, speed, power, and instinct. In the longer measure it is most suitable for large and medium curves, and in size 167 for men and 155 for women it is best suited to steal away from traffic congestion on the slopes. Stay on the edge!

DUE.

Model designed for true freeride, for those who don’t want to be limited to the slopes. Good floating and good stability combined with exceptional handling make DUE your perfect mate to enjoy your tout terrain experience. Thanks to its excellent compromised weight, it perfectly suitable for using with climbing skins while ski mountaineering or telemarking. Close your eyes, breathe deeply and… go!

TRE.

A big mountain horse to float on the deep powder with its generous waist (107 mm), and a full tip rocker with an almost zero camber. It’s innovative sidecut makes TRE good also on the piste, while coming back from your latest powder run. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover your limits!

CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE, MAKE TUA SKI YOUR SKIS!

As stated above, for this Kickstarter campaign we offer you the opportunity to customize your skis, select your colors and create something unique, like you. Tua ski, your skis. 

 How to select your colors:

CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS

 

Handcrafted: All our skis are handcrafted and they have a sandwich construction, and we use an extended pressing process to reduce tension between the layers to a minimum.  

Durable: Our dream is to offer you with a long lasting ski. That’s why the core of all our skis is a wooden core, which keeps its flex for longer and gives the ski its alive and natural feeling.  

Refined: Looks and style its important, but what really counts is the combination of the materials, the perfect camber, the right shape. We are maniacs for the assembly process.  

Mixed all together, we offer you the best ever ski product, in terms of quality and durability:

  • With a pure race skis technology construction
  • A sandwich sidewall wood core made in Ash, Poplar, Okumè, Toulipier, Carob, developed depending from type of skis and using 
  • A double or triple titanal and/or carbon anti-torsion liner for higher stability in feeling turn
  • Ptex 5000 R Ski base with the lowest friction coefficient 
  • And, inferior sublimate anti-scratch cap to guarantee a higher graphic protection

REWARDS

THE TEAM

Marco, the founder, is a well regarded PR and marketing expert who spent 15+ years working for institution, management consulting companies, bank, and retail businesses across Europe. His experience combined with a deep knowledge of the ski industry is a real asset for TUA. Born at the foothills of the Dolomites, Marco is a real outdoor passionate who enjoy to trek, to climb and – obviously – to ski. At a young age he had ski racing experience and with his passionate father he experienced the first monoskis coming from France in the 80s. 

Marta is the creative mind behind the design of each TUA ski. Daughter of an entrepreneur jewelry family, Marta grew up within sketches and colors, and launched her first jewelry collection during the adolescence. An adwoman at a prestigious international advertising agency, Marta brings to TUA her aesthetic taste and passion for fashion industry. Grew up in Trento, a midsize city at the heart of the Italian eastern Alps, Marta immediately felt in love with skis and all the community and trends around.. 

WHY WE NEED YOU

We have been working on the development of the TUA SKI during the last three years. The skis you see on the video and in the page are the result of a lot of energy to deliver a new ski experience, our idea of ski. Now is the time. We need your help to get the dream come true. To change completely and together the mass market ski industry.  

If you are not interest in buying a new pair of skis, by selecting one of our rewards, you bring us a step closer to our goal.  

Share our dream with others by:

  • Tell your friends our story, the TUA SKI story
  • Invite your friends to our Facebook or Instagram page
  • Share the links of this campaign
  • Post about TUA SKI on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media channel you have 
  • Help us improve.

CONTACTS

To get all the latest news by TUA SKI:  

Visit our website https://www.tua.ski
Sign up to our newsletter https://www.tua.ski
Connect with us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tuaskis  
Join us on Instagram www.instagram.com/tua.ski/
You can also write us an email sales@tua.ski

Risks and challenges

We are very conscious of the possibility of unforeseen challenges as we are launching the first TUA SKI Series.

Product: We and our artigiani have been building custom-made skis for years now. To launch this series, we have developed many prototypes and tested them extensively over the past years. The manufacturing process, materials and skills needed to produce the series are the same we have mastered producing our custom-made models.

Shipping: TUA ships anywhere in the world. We have established relations with an international shipper to keep lower shipping cost. Rates vary by country. In any case, we will keep you informed.

Manufacturing: We have a clear production plan in place and our artigiani “craftsmen” are ready to go as soon as we reach our goal. Our skis, carefully refined in their details, have been made with original materials one by one.

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Support

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.14

    TUA SKI BACKERS COMMUNITY

    A big THANK YOU from all of us for your interest and support! Your name will be insert in our website as an official Supporter.

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    TUA SKI ICE SCRAPER

    Keep it safe with TUA! These customized ice scraper will make your ski journey easier and more funny.

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    Pledge €19 or more About $22

    TUA SKI Stainless Steel Water Bottle

    No more thirsty with TUA. These personalized bottle will let you enjoy your favorite moments in or outside, while working or doing sport.

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    TUA SKI BAG

    Carry with TUA. Protect your skis with our bag and enjoy your outdoor journey.

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    Pledge €89 or more About $101

    TUA SKI Hooded Sweat

    Stay insulated with TUA. Equally at home, in the workplace, sport and leisure - TUA sweat will take you wherever you want to go.

    Available sizes: S, M, L, XL

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    Pledge €199 or more About $226

    PRE-ORDER YOUR 2018 TUA SKI

    Pre-order now your 2018 TUA SKI Series by saving a lot of money, not bad really?

    Choose your new pair of skis from the 2018 lineup (UNO, DUE or TRE – Plain or Stripes edition) and settle the difference six months later.

    How it works? Easy: 1)You pay now Eur 199; 2) Six month later (around June) you will be charged with Eur 400 to settle; 3) In total you pay Eur 599 instead of a retail price that is 799€.

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    Pledge €399 or more About $454

    PRE-ORDER YOUR CUSTOM 2018 TUA SKI

    Pre-order now your 2018 TUA SKI CUSTOMIZED SIGNATURE EDITION while saving a lot of money, not bad really?

    Choose your new pair of skis from the 2018 lineup (UNO, DUE or TRE) and settle the difference six months later.

    How it works? Easy: 1)You pay now Eur 399; 2) Six month later (around June) you will be charged with Eur 700 to settle; 3) In total you pay Eur 1099 instead of a retail price that is 1.399€.

    We will contact you at the end of the Kickstarter campaign to define your customization.

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    Pledge €549 or more About $625

    SUPER EARLY BIRD TUA SKIS 2018 LINEUP

    Be one of the first lucky owners of a pair of the TUA SKI 2018 Lineup and get it at a very special price (retail price is 799€).

    Choose your new pair of skis from the 2018 series (UNO, DUE or TRE – Plain or Stripes edition) and start enjoy it!

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    Pledge €999 or more About $1,137

    SUPER EARLY BIRD CUSTOM 2018 TUA SKI

    Get your new pair of our signature custom-made TUA SKI at our Kickstarter special price (retail is 1.399€).

    We take 2 to 4 weeks to build your ski from the initial consultation.

    We will contact you at the end of the Kickstarter campaign to define your customization.

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Funding period

- (42 days)