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Individually custom-fitted skis that cater to each skier’s personal style and preferences.
Individually custom-fitted skis that cater to each skier’s personal style and preferences.
Individually custom-fitted skis that cater to each skier’s personal style and preferences.
73 backers pledged €32,143 to help bring this project to life.

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Your personal partner for the perfect turn on snow - ORIGINAL+ skis

With 1.400 different ski models on the market, skiers of all levels are left scratching their heads—“which ski is right for me?!” ORIGINAL+ answers with an individually custom-fitted ski that caters to each skier’s personal style and preferences. 

Artificial intelligence is used for customizing your ski. This means an individually fitted product, that is accessible and affordable!
Artificial intelligence is used for customizing your ski. This means an individually fitted product, that is accessible and affordable!

 ORIGINAL+ unique approach combines the flexibility of small-batch ski manufacturers with the precision and expertise of the bigger brands. The result: functionally customized alpine skis that are fitted to weight, height and skiing skills through our proprietary Artificial Intelligence technology. They look great and ski even better. To meet the same standards of modern race skis, Original+ starts each pair with premium-grade materials and a no-compromise approach to quality. 

ORIGINAL+ is your custom fitted partner for every adventure.
ORIGINAL+ is your custom fitted partner for every adventure.

Big Data transformed into a custom ski.

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What is customized in your ski?

Your first selection is "WHERE" you aim to ski. We currently offer two options here: "PISTE" (100% on groomers) or "ALLMOUNTAIN" (which we suggest for 70% on-piste and 30% off-piste use). 

Start with choosing your terrain option: Either 100% on piste...
Start with choosing your terrain option: Either 100% on piste...
... or allmountain skiing.
... or allmountain skiing.

As the next step, we select the ideal ski length and radius for you. We then match the ski flex (longitudinal and torsional) and tuning parameters to individual needs of each customer. Our AI calculates the individual metrics of your personal ski, and off we go to production.

Layup and custom features

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Testers and the press are impressed.

Experts, ski media and journalists are impressed by ORIGINAL+
Experts, ski media and journalists are impressed by ORIGINAL+

ORIGINAL+ is new, but tried-and-proven!

An 2018 ISPO Gold Medal Award-winning product, ORIGINAL+ was voted the best snowsport product on the market by the independent ISPO award committee. Also this winter, testers and ski magazines loved our the high performance and amazing build quality of our skis. But most importantly, they liked how ORIGINAL+ ski makes the ultimate downhill experience a reality not only for professional athletes, but for every avid skier out on the mountain.

ORIGINAL+ is the 2018 ISPO Gold Award winner for best snowsports product on the market!
ORIGINAL+ is the 2018 ISPO Gold Award winner for best snowsports product on the market!

ORIGINAL+ mod.7 // mod.8 SPECS

Made in Salzburg, AUSTRIA

Built in Salzburg, Austria, ORIGINAL+ is a ski manufacturer that specializes in the production of customized alpine skis with the help of its proprietary software based on artificial intelligence. By interpreting biometrical data alongside additional inputs like skiing style and terrain preferences, this software helps ORIGINAL+ to craft a ski personalized to the needs of each individual customer.

Direct-to-consumer sales

Inspried by the likes of Canyon bicycles and YT Industries bikes, ORIGINAL+ skis are sold direct-to-consumer through the company’s web shop and factory store. We believe that a direct line between you and us is the best way to match our product perfectly to your needs. And it is a means to make custom technology fast, accessible and affordable.

The ORIGINAL+ headquarter in the center of Salzburg, Austria.
The ORIGINAL+ headquarter in the center of Salzburg, Austria.

Your perks

Crafted with passion & experience

ORIGINAL+ is owned and managed by ski-industry veteran Siegfried Rumpfhuber. A former alpine ski racer, Rumpfhuber has previously worked as the International Product Manager at Fischer Skis and CEO of Kästle Skis during the brand’s successful relaunch. He brings extensive industry experience to the ORIGINAL+ brand.

ORIGINAL+ is owned and founded by ski industry veteran and former ski racer Siegfried Rumpfhuber.
ORIGINAL+ is owned and founded by ski industry veteran and former ski racer Siegfried Rumpfhuber.

We're ready to roll - help us get this party started!

Our skis are ready to hit the slopes. Our tooling, production setup and software development is completed and up & running. Our goal is simple: We want to build a company and use the power of pre-selling to the crowd to keep our independence from banks and investors. Here's a quick overview of how purchasing your custom ski through kickstarter works:

Risks and challenges

We have completed and released our tooling. We have finished our pre-production runs and prototype releases. We have secured materials supply to produce the planned quantities of this kickstarter pre-sale. We believe this is a very mature project, of a veteran project team.

Potential risks are minimal, but can be:
- time delays in production

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    The Power of One

    All support is a compliment for our work! This project is as much about technological innovation as it is about skiing. Thanks for your support of our vision at Original+.

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    ORIGINAL+ Beanie

    Functional beanie with microfleece liner. Choose from either aqua or crystal blue colour. Premium quality, Made in Germany. Price is 25% off regular retail!

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    ORIGINAL+ Headband

    Functional, stretchy headband with microfleece liner. Cool "O+" pattern. Choose from either aqua or crystal blue colour. Premium quality, Made in Germany. Price is 25% off regular retail!

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    ORIGINAL+ Men's T-Shirt

    Premium-quality T-Shirt with "ORIGINAL+" logo on chest. Choose from either aqua or crystal blue colour. 160gm quality, 50% double-pre-shrunk cotton / 50% polyester. Soft feel, melange look, double-stitching. Made in Austria. Price is 25% off regular retail!

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    ORIGINAL+ Women's T-Shirt

    Premium-quality T-Shirt with subtle "O+" logo on left shoulder. Choose from either aqua or crystal blue colour. 160gm quality, 50% double-pre-shrunk cotton / 50% polyester. Soft feel, melange look, double-stitching. Made in Austria. Price is 25% off regular retail!

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    Pledge €400 or more About $458

    ORIGINAL+ MOD.7 flat /wo bindings

    ORIGINAL+ custom fitted alpine piste ski. If you ski 100% on piste, this is your ski. The ski will be individually fitted to your biometrics and skiing style, with your choice between the black/aqua or the black/white topsheet colourways. This price is 180€ off the future regular retail price!

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    Pledge €400 or more About $458

    ORIGINAL+ MOD.8 flat / wo bindings

    ORIGINAL+ custom fitted allmountain ski. If your terrain choice is equally on and off the groomed runs, this is your ski. The ski will be individually fitted to your biometrics and skiing style, with your choice between the black/crystal blue or the black/white topsheet colourways. This price is 200€ off the future regular retail price!

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    Pledge €490 or more About $561

    ORIGINAL+ MOD.7 flat without bindings

    ORIGINAL+ custom fitted alpine piste ski. If you ski 100% on piste, this is your ski. The ski will be individually fitted to your biometrics and skiing style, with your choice between the black/aqua or the black/white topsheet colourways. This price is 18% off the future regular retail price! On top, we'll throw in a colour matching functional beanie!

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    ORIGINAL+ MOD.8 flat without bindings

    ORIGINAL+ custom fitted allmountain ski. If your terrain choice is equally on and off the groomed runs, this is your ski. The ski will be individually fitted to your biometrics and skiing style, with your choice between the black/crystal blue or the black/white topsheet colourways. This price is 20% off the future regular retail price! On top, we back this with a colour matching functional beanie!

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    Pledge €540 or more About $618

    ORIGINAL+ MOD.7 & Tyrolia MBS12 bindings

    ORIGINAL+ custom fitted alpine piste ski. If you ski 100% on piste, this is your ski. The ski will be individually fitted to your biometrics and skiing style, with your choice between the black/aqua or the black/white topsheet colourways. Includes rail plate and Tyrolia PRD12 MBS safety binding. Binding fits all current ISO norm boot standards (alpine, WTR, Grip-Walk). This price is 200€ off the future regular retail price!

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    ORIGINAL+ MOD.8 & Tyrolia MBS12 bindings

    ORIGINAL+ custom fitted allmountain ski. If your terrain choice is equally on and off the groomed runs, this is your ski. The ski will be individually fitted to your biometrics and skiing style, with your choice between the black/crystal blue or the black/white topsheet colourways. Includes rail plate and Tyrolia PRD12 MBS safety binding. Binding fits all current ISO norm boot standards (alpine, WTR, Grip-Walk). This price is 220€ off the future regular retail price!

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    Pledge €540 or more About $618

    ORIGINAL+ MOD.7 flat without bindings

    ORIGINAL+ custom fitted alpine piste ski. If you ski 100% on piste, this is your ski. The ski will be individually fitted to your biometrics and skiing style, with your choice between the black/aqua or the black/white topsheet colourways. This price is 40 EUR off the future regular retail price! On top, we'll throw in a colour matching functional beanie!

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    Pledge €540 or more About $618

    ORIGINAL+ MOD.8 flat without bindings

    ORIGINAL+ custom fitted allmountain ski. If your terrain choice is equally on and off the groomed runs, this is your ski. The ski will be individually fitted to your biometrics and skiing style, with your choice between the black/crystal blue or the black/white topsheet colourways. This price is 60 EUR off the future regular retail price! On top, we back this with a colour matching functional beanie!

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    Pledge €600 or more About US$ 683

    ORIGINAL+ mod.7 X KANTE SCHARF Special

    A pair of mod.7 skis including bindings, and a season pass of ski service at our KANTE SCHARF ski service in Salzburg. This package has a value of EUR 740.- for the ski, and EUR 99.- for the ski service season pass. Instead of EUR 839.- this now has a Kickstarter price of incredible € 600.-
    Includes an ORIGINAL+ custom fitted alpine piste ski. If you ski 100% on piste, this is your ski. The ski will be individually fitted to your biometrics and skiing style, with your choice between the black/aqua or the black/white colourways. Includes rail plate and Tyrolia PRD12 MBS safety binding. Binding fits all current ISO norm boot standards (alpine, WTR, Grip-Walk).
    WIth the KANTE SCHARF season pass, you purchase unlimited ski service (for this specific pair of skis) for one season. Bring your ski as often as you want, for tunes, binding tests & waxing. This keeps your custom ski in excellent shape during a full season. KANTE SCHARF is a ORIGINAL+ owned ski service shop in the town of Salzburg.

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    ORIGINAL+ mod.8 X KANTE SCHARF Special

    A pair of mod.8 skis including bindings, and a season pass of ski service at our KANTE SCHARF ski service in Salzburg. This package has a value of EUR 760.- for the ski, and EUR 99.- for the ski service season pass. Instead of EUR 859.- this now has a Kickstarter price of incredible € 600.-
    Includes an ORIGINAL+ custom fitted allmountain ski. If your terrain choice is equally on and off the groomed runs, this is your ski. The ski will be individually fitted to your biometrics and skiing style, with your choice between the black/crystal blue or the black/white topsheet colourways. Includes rail plate and Tyrolia PRD12 MBS safety binding. Binding fits all current ISO norm boot standards (alpine, WTR, Grip-Walk).
    WIth the KANTE SCHARF season pass, you purchase unlimited ski service (for this specific pair of skis) for one season. Bring your ski as often as you want, for tunes, binding tests & waxing. This keeps your custom ski in excellent shape during a full season. KANTE SCHARF is a ORIGINAL+ owned ski service shop in the town of Salzburg.

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    Pledge €620 or more About $710

    ORIGINAL+ MOD.7 & Tyrolia MBS12 bindings

    ORIGINAL+ custom fitted alpine piste ski. If you ski 100% on piste, this is your ski. The ski will be individually fitted to your biometrics and skiing style, with your choice between the black/aqua or the black/white colourways. Includes rail plate and Tyrolia PRD12 MBS safety binding. Binding fits all current ISO norm boot standards (alpine, WTR, Grip-Walk). This price is 120 EUR off the future regular retail price! On top, we'll throw in a colour matching functional beanie!

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    Pledge €620 or more About $710

    ORIGINAL+ MOD.8 & Tyrolia MBS12 bindings

    ORIGINAL+ custom fitted alpine piste ski. If you ski 100% on piste, this is your ski. The ski will be individually fitted to your biometrics and skiing style, with your choice between the black/aqua or the black/white colourways. Includes rail plate and Tyrolia PRD12 MBS safety binding. Binding fits all current ISO norm boot standards (alpine, WTR, Grip-Walk). This price is 140 EUR off the future regular retail price! On top, we'll throw in a colour matching functional beanie!

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    Pledge €690 or more About $790

    ORIGINAL+ MOD.7 & Tyrolia MBS12 bindings

    ORIGINAL+ custom fitted alpine piste ski. If you ski 100% on piste, this is your ski. The ski will be individually fitted to your biometrics and skiing style, with your choice between the black/aqua or the black/white colourways. Includes rail plate and Tyrolia PRD12 MBS safety binding. Binding fits all current ISO norm boot standards (alpine, WTR, Grip-Walk). This price is 50 EUR off the future regular retail price! On top, we'll throw in a colour matching functional beanie!

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    Pledge €690 or more About $790

    ORIGINAL+ MOD.8 & Tyrolia MBS12 bindings

    ORIGINAL+ custom fitted allmountain ski. If your terrain choice is equally on and off the groomed runs, this is your ski. The ski will be individually fitted to your biometrics and skiing style, with your choice between the black/crystal blue or the black/white topsheet colourways. Includes rail plate and Tyrolia PRD12 MBS safety binding. Binding fits all current ISO norm boot standards (alpine, WTR, Grip-Walk). This price is 70 EUR off the future regular retail price! On top, we'll throw in a colour matching functional beanie!

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    Pledge €1,240 or more About US$ 1,411

    Build Your Ski & Visit Austria Programme

    Become papa or mama of your personal ski. This perk includes a personal pair of ORIGINAL+ skis including bindings (any desired combination of MOD.7 or MOD.8 with our MBS11 or MBS12 bindings) AND a trip to our factory in Salzburg. During this unique 3-day experience, you'll be immersed in ski-building. Day 1 you are part of the team that builds your personal ski in the factory. This is getting your hands on your very own pair of skis! Day 2 is tuning and mounting day, with our experienced tech crew. You help give your ski the magic touch! We'll add a personal T-shirt and beanie to as well. Trip starts/ends in Salzburg. Included are 3 nights in a hotel, all travel from Salzburg Airport to/from the manufacturing facilities, and some really good Austrian food.

    *Airfare to and from Salzburg is not included.

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Funding period

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