Greetings Fellow Skiers and Powder Hounds,
I have been an avid skier all my
life. Plagued with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I was motivated to find a method to continue my "love
affair" with skiing. I discovered that shortening my skis, making them wider, and adding a sidecut
like a snowboard, gave me the energy boost of a good drug, giving me the ability to continue my "love affair"
with skiing. A lightbulb moment that I have shared with the ski industry and you.
I have been bringing you Wide Short Shaped Skis since June of 1992 (MAX F/X), before any other manufacturer
even had a shaped ski on the drawing board. No one was incorporating sidecut to ski design in the
90’s. I filed for a patent on the Wide Short Ski in August of 1991, and introduced
the industry to sidecuts by making ten different versions, and was granted a patent in Feb. 1997.
During these years I also OEM manufactured skiboards for Microski, Canon Skiboards, Summit Skiboards, Klimax, Boogie Boards
out of Japan, and some of my own skiboards called Dragonflys. Since 1997 I produced many varieties of my E/Max
until all the manufacturers were producing enough that I could make royalties from the design.
I have done
battle to defend my patent, concluded in losing my patent in Feb. 2009, against a high powered legal team hired by K2.
To learn the lengthy details of that journey, visit the Untold Odyssey page on this website.
The snow continues to
I have continued to find more ways to contribute to those of us with a skiing and powder addiction.
In the past five years I have developed nine different models of super wide powder skis.
These powder skis contain
the sidecut formula for great turning performance, as well as width for flotation, length for speed, and flex for stability,
and finally a flat camber to allow the skis to plane more easily. All that
is left is for you to determine just what powder conditions it is you want to ski. What ski is missing from your
Read some of the comments from OGRE owners on the Testimonials page and then take a visit to the Super Fat Skis.
I have done my best to continue my quest to bring smiles to the faces of
those of you that find your life joy flying through the white fluff with the wind in your face, but my journey has come
to an end. There are now so many companies making my original skis and those that have discovered the joy
of the fat ski that it makes no financial sense for me to continue to try to compete any longer. My equipment,
press, molds, and sander are SOLD . Keep those sticks on the snow. I enjoyed the journey
and turn my creative energies elsewhere.
COMING SOON- Proof of
the shaped ski History through published matter starting in 1991. Ski History seems to rewrite itself but I will bring
the evidence that shows the real story.