Mon, Feb 9, 2015

Hi-tech skis get that extra sparkle

de Grisogono has teamed up with France’s famous Rogssignol brand to offer an exclusive edition of diamond-embellished skis that embody the values of the Swiss luxury brand by “combining know-how and technology to achieve precision and performance”. 

Bringing the thrill of high speed and unbelievably precise and turns on ski slopes, there are just 50 of the ski sets available and only sold in de Grisogono boutiques. 

Entirely hand-crafted by Rossignols’s workers in the Moirans competition workshop in Isère, France, the skis’ construction is directly derived from those used by Rossignol champions, such as Christoph Innerhofer (Italian World Cup alpine ski racer, world champion and serial gold medal winner) and Frida Hansdotter (Swedish World Cup alpine ski racer, world champion and serial medal winner). 

The only difference from the World Cup edition ones is a lighter construction in order to facilitate its use, while maintaining exceptional steering, unparalleled precision and enormous grip. 

As a giant slalom machine, the skis incorporate the finest technologies developed by the Rossignol Racing department engineers. The side-cut also stems from Rossignol racing skis, with a 13-m radius and a 157-cm length for women, and a 17-m radius and 172-cm length for men. 

The sole of these skis is the same used on Rossignol competition skis in order to ensure maximal slide and enhanced abrasion resistance. Being both grippy and responsive, carving the shortest swings but also giving stability and smoothness on the larger GS turns, the de Grisogono blades make it to the top. 

Each pair is individually verified to ensure its suppleness and ideal bend and directly delivered from Rossignol workshops sharpened and waxed, ready to hit the slopes. 

In a sign of exclusive differentiation, every detail of these beautiful blades is delivered with elegance and style and features a custom made metal diamond-shaped plaque engraved with the two brands’ logos, set with approximately 2 carats of black diamonds and individually numbered. 

To complete the package, the set includes including goggles and helmets. 

Privileged owners will be invited to attend one of the World Cup Skiing events, a circuit whose calendar travels around some of the best ski resorts in the Alps in Europe.

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