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Smart construction skis for all snow conditions
Smart construction skis for all snow conditions
Smart construction skis for all snow conditions
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STAKI CONTROLS: downhill skis for stability & performance

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STAKI Controls are a new generation of compact-size skis providing performance enhancement and safety. The special stabilising tail with metal edges ensure that the skis will not slip, unlike with standard skis. It slows down and returns the skier back to a stable position. The skis’ geometric structure combined with a patented innovative tail gives you the ability to maintain a balanced position and prevents you from flinging back while skiing on an uneven surface. With this feature, the skis are suitable for both beginners and experienced skiers who enjoy leaving the groomed slopes behind in favour of off-piste, backcountry skiing. STAKIs come with adjustable binding, which is incredibly comfortable compared to common binding used on any other type of skis, including snowblades.

The spiritual father of STAKI skis is the athlete and P.E. teacher Dušan Peterka. Thanks to his inventiveness and perseverance, he managed to develop his original idea for more stable skis with a special heel and subsequently build the first prototype. Dušan’s efforts caught the attention of the ski producer Sporten, and the supplier of safety bindings Tyrolia – and they sure were excited about what they saw! In cooperation with them, he further improved the shape and design of the skis. Unfortunately, Dušan Petrka died in a tragic car accident in 2014. His ideas, however, live on as an endless source of inspiration for all members of the Staki team. Working with Dušan’s wife Eva, we developed a new and improved model of these safe and stable skis – Staki Controls.

Skis, along with terrain characteristics, are very important factors to pay attention to when choosing the right equipment for your activities. With STAKI Controls, you don´t have to always look for the optimal surface to ski on anymore. You’ll always be ready to hit the snow, no matter the condition.

 With every inch of them utilitized, STAKI skis are very easy to carry and fit almost anywhere. You can even store them into a mini car trunk. That´s right: great things come in small packages.

If you can walk, you can ride STAKIs. No need to learn any special or new techniques, moreover, thanks to the increased stability, you’ll have nothing but a pleasant experience…fun is guaranteed!  

                   

Since the main idea, we have invested $10,000 into the development of STAKI Controls. So far, our products are ready to be manufactured in larger quantities and distributed to you. Why do we ask for $15,000? This amount would provide us with the financial base to fully realize STAKI Controls and get them to you, the backers. Together, we can make it happen!

Risks and challenges

We have been testing STAKI Controls nonstop…. We’ve come a long way in that time, pushing ahead our craftsmanship, performance improvement and design expansion, and most importantly, implementing a quality control upgrade. Each ski is fully inspected before and after testing and this method will also be applied to the final products. All manufacturing of Staki Controls will be completed here at our facility in the Czech Republic and we will not be outsourcing production labour to another location. This way, we can assure 100% supervision throughout the entire process so that we will be able to deliver the high quality that we have promised.

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    You need even more STAKI Controls. Get THIRTY pairs of STAKI skis. Choose your favourite combination made from the Navi, Neko and Mount designs. We will ask you for your selecton after the campaign.

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