Winter sports

Ski

Bella Ciao

Size : 173 ; 134-94-124

Ash tree woodcore, oak sidewalls.

Classic camber, Classic tip, low profile tail.

Snowboard

Currently working on prototypes.

Here is more on how Lunik products are made.

The boards are as environment friendly as possible. The core, the top-sheet and the sidewalls are all made of wood. Flax fibers are organic. Every layer is pressed with bio-based epoxy resin. Only the base is plastic (Ptex IS7500) and the edges are made of steel.

Woodcore

The core of the ski contains wood only. I use European ash tree, which is extremely solid and very flexible – almost unbreakable. I craft the core entirely by hand, from cutting the wood strips to thickenessing.

Top-sheet

The top-sheet is made of wood veneer. The sheets come from local companies and I aim to use European wood species as much as possible.

Flax fibers

After many prototypes, I decided to use only flax fiber. It is organically grown in Europe. It is the perfect compromise between the high flexibility of glass fibers and the stiffness of the carbon fibers.

Sidewalls

Instead of ABS plastic, I use oak sidewalls. Oak is well known for its solidity. Furthermore, it is waterproof and flexible like the ABS plastic which is commonly used is the ski industry.

Epoxy resin

I use Sei whale  bio-based epoxy system. This resin has been developed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by replacing some of the petroleum-based components with bio-based renewable materials.

Photos by Johanna Vanamo

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