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Custom Concept

The idea of the custom concept is to offer the opportunity to fine tune the construction of existing production model "pro skis" to better suit a specific need or requirement for a personal skiing style or construction preference.

We offer the ability to adjust elements of the core profile through the flex profile and total length of the core. We allow for alteration of the construction materials including fiberglass and lightweight full carbon substitutes. We will allow for custom graphic design upgrades that meet design requirements and are ultimately approved by Foon.

The Process

The production models designed by Foon have been developed over a number of years of testing and refinement. However, we know that skiing style is individual, unique and subjective to personal feeling.

We ask that all custom concept orders outline the idea and thought process behind the specific requirements and need for alteration. This description will help Foon better understand and translate your custom concept into the perfect ski made specifically for you. Custom project pricing starts from $1599.99

Step 1: Base Shape

Maverick- The maverick has it all big mountain skiing; new school shape combined with a wide underfoot platform and a long radius. Made for charging the biggest, steepest, gnarliest lines the mountain can throw at you with unchallenged stability. Indent in the tail to hold skins in place deep into the backcountry. 130-132-116-124-122 R33M

Shreddie- New school shape with a long 30M radius inspires slashing turns rather than carving. It will carve but with a long arc. Bringing a big mountain shape to a width that will work for anybody on any given day. 125-127-107-117-115 R30M

Redneck- No powder is too deep for the classic shape of the Redneck Superstar. A solid, fat charger never looked so fun! 155-123-135 R32M

Tyfoon- The perfect compromise for the one ski to do it all from charging resort runs to floating in the Pemberton backcountry. The wide tip and narrower tail keep the effortlessly floating in powder, 28.5M radius keeps the ski stable and predictable in any condition. 145-112-128 R28.5M

Moma Lisa- A tribute to the living legacy of Lisa Korthals. Designed to effortlessly adapt to the changing mountain terrain and conditions. 140-110-120 R24M

Neo- Developed from the classic shape of the Tyfoon but narrower for shallow snow conditions and the ability to shred the hard pack ski outs. Wider tip helps keep the ski afloat in the occasional deeper day! 134-101-117 R26.5M

Gretski- Tapered tip and tail for the new school shape along with a tight radius underfoot makes the Gretski versatile across all terrain. However, the shape was inspired by big backcountry days that require top performance in any condition. A shape that provides confidence with its ability to find grip on the steepest of slopes. Indent in the tail to hold skins in place deep into the backcountry. 121-125-99-115-111 R23M

Instrument- The Foon skinny ski, designed for inbound shredding. Carve it up all day with the tight radius of this classic shape. 128-93-113 R19M

Ginsu- Want to go tighter? The slalom ski on steroids. Fast and nimble. 132-84-120 R18M

Maverick / Shreddie: Shovel: 3 Camber: 0 Tail: 3

Redneck Superstar: Shovel: 2 Camber: 1 Tail: 2

Tyfoon/Moma Lisa/Neo: Shovel: 2 Camber: 2 Tail: 2

Gretski: Shovel: 3 Camber: 2 Tail: 2

Instrument/Ginsu: Shovel: 1 Camber: 3 Tail: 0.5

Step 2: Rocker Profile

Type 1 – Low and fast, max control for groomers and hard pack.

Type 2- The middle ground for keeping edge contact without suffering from sinking too deep on the softer days.

Type 3 – max rocker, suited for keeping those tips floating in deep conditions and minimise effective edge for a surfier feel.

 

Step 3: Camber Profile

Type 0 – Full rocker, surf all day in the deep pow!

Type 1 – Minimal camber to add a little spring to your ski.

Type 2 – Fun and playful in all conditions. Lay it over and push for extra snappy turns.

Type 3 – Push hard and carve top to bottom!

 

Step 4: Flex Profile

Soft- Tuning the core thinner for lighter riders or anyone looking for a little extra float from the tips. Buttering just became a whole lot easier.

Recommended – Each shape comes with the stiffness we think best suits the ski. Thinner for pow and touring a little thicker for everything else!

Stiff – Ideal for the larger skier or somebody who charges HARD.

Step 5: Layup

Carbon- Worried about weight? We can replace the upper layer of fiberglass with carbon to help reduce weight considerably. Found stock on our two touring skis; Maverick and Gretski. Usually combined with a thinner core to counteract the added stiffness of a carbon layer.

Fiberglass- The Foon classic layup. Damp and durable. This lets the handcrafted coast wood core speak truly throughout the ski.

Step 6: Custom Artwork Selection

We have a strong focus on partnering with local artists to ensure all our custom products not only maintain an authentic production process, but also an authentic aesthetic. Artists will receive a commission on every pair of custom skis adorned with their art.
Artists interested in joining the custom Foon Ski Artist program can email info@foonskis.com for more information

Artist Profile: Zuzana Riha

Zuzana tries to make her art reflect the fierce beauty and freedom of our wilderness, and connect people to our incredible landscapes. Creating art is a way for her to reach out and touch hearts by translating moments in nature into art which leaps barriers of language, time and space.

Zuzana has been drawn to the mountains from an early age, working in the mountains has always been her excuse to get out and admire their incredible beauty. She's worked as a ski patroller, ski instructor, backcountry ranger, avalanche technician, search and rescue technician, heli ski coordinator, and as an avalanche rescue dog handler.  

Zuzana says there is always something beautiful to discover when in the mountains. Sometimes it's the majestic landscape, and sometimes it's looking inward at your own existence.

Follow Zuzana on her website & Instagram.

Artist Profile: Michaela Ivancova

Michaela is a passionate artist that finds inspiration in nature and personal experiences. She focuses on depicting events from her personal life and her own states of mind. Her past experiences and opportunities had guided her in this direction allowing her art to tell her story.

Michaela is a graduate of Presov University in Slovakia with a Major in Fine Arts. As part of her studies, she also attended Shenzhen University and Rzeszow University in order to get broader views of art scenes in the world. Coming to Whistler opened many possibilities for her artistic visions. Mountains and animals became her new inspirations which she depicts in various media.

Follow Michaela on her website & Instagram.

 

Artist Profile: Jonatan Bando

JACLOT(Jonatan Bando) was born in Argentina and moved to Japan when he was 11 years old. After a long trip around the world, he discovered Whistler as a new place to call home, at least for a while… In a small shared-room he started painting watercolor arts inspired from Nature..

Follow Jaclot on his website & Instagram

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Thank you - Foon

"The experience of connecting with Foon directly and having the opportunity to talk to him about my skiing experience and preference of different ski models made the process of building my custom skis very unique and super special "

Garrett Emerson

Foon Redneck Custom 190

"The idea of building my very own custom skis is a dream I've always had through all the years of skiing. To be able to try out a selection of Foon skis and figure out the differences between all of the models made it very easy to pick how I wanted my custom skis built."

Hannah Phillips

Foon Moma Lisa Custom 169

"My custom skis are wicked, working with Johnny 'Foon' was awesome, learning about his experience developing skis was super cool! He helped me better understand exactly what I wanted in the flex profile of my skis without me even totally knowing.

Josh Archer

Foon Tyfoon Custom Carbon 177

Some of our finished custom products:

"The experience of connecting with Foon directly and having the opportunity to talk to him about my skiing experience and preference of different ski models made the process of building my custom skis very unique and super special "

Garrett Emerson

Foon Redneck Custom 190

"The idea of building my very own custom skis is a dream I've always had through all the years of skiing. To be able to try out a selection of Foon skis and figure out the differences between all of the models made it very easy to pick how I wanted my custom skis built."

Hannah Phillips

Foon Moma Lisa Custom 169

"My custom skis are wicked, working with Johnny 'Foon' was awesome, learning about his experience developing skis was super cool! He helped me better understand exactly what I wanted in the flex profile of my skis without me even totally knowing.

Josh Archer

Foon Tyfoon Custom Carbon 177