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From:     George Favaloro <gfav3939@gmail.com>
    Subject:     My recommendation
    To:     Adrian Floreani <adrian@floskis.com>

Adrian,

I'm 56 years old and love skiing the steep and narrow. To do that well requires great control, correct body position, and strong technique.  But, even with lots of coaching and and hard work, I have to say, it had never really come together for me.  I'm a good skier but my weight was often back and my turns were sketchy enough were my upper body was often out of position.  This all changed for me when I put on Floskis.  When I started down the trail, I could immediately feel the smooth control the skis provide.  When I got to the steep bumps, I was turning as I always wanted..smooth, rhythmic, and in control. It's thrilling to be 56 and ski better than you ever have before.  These skies did that for me. I could not explain to you why they are so good although from looking at the ski and how it's constructed, it's clear they have done a lot of work and "outside the box" thinking to engineer this skiing experience.  All I can say is it was the best and most fun downhill skiing I've ever done.  They were awesome for groomers too...smooth as silk. Of course I bought a pair.  I recommend these skis highly.

Hi Adrian,

You can update my review with the following:
Now that I have about 20 ski days on my Floskis, I have to update my review.  After 30 years of skiing I got my floskis and I finally feel like I'm skiing well...better than ever before and I'm 57!  See this video and judge for yourself. It shows me before my Floskis and after. 

There are a number of things that are innovative about the ski including the vibration dampening, the shape, and the tails, which all make the ski great. However, the thing that makes them really work for me is the way the bindings are mounted.  It means you are flexing the skis from the center point of your foot (under the arch).  In a standard set up, when you are leaning forward your flex point is in front of your toe where you have much less leverage.  Having it under the middle of your foot means you just lean forward the slightest bit and the flex of the ski is engaged so you can turn effortlessly. There is no other ski like it. It's so natural, so easy to control, and so so so fun to ski!  My passion for downhill skiing has grown enormously because of these skis.

Special tip: demo your Floskis in Aspen and ski with Jas.  Jas is the Floski rep and he usually is at Aspen Highlands.  If you are lucky, he will give you some ski coaching as he did with me.  He really knows what he is talking about.

 

Brian Matthews:

I very much enjoy their multifaceted abilities. They really shine for me on high speed carving on groomers. I cannot say enough here, seriously.  They corner and transfer energy so well! I really became enamored with fresh corduroy this season. I felt like I was on rails at times! They defiantly held a nice edge on icy surfaces, skiing surprisingly well in Vermont and New Hampshire, while floating nicely during some amazing powder at Keystone!
The skis look pretty cool, and I got a lot of attention on the lift, especially about the dampeners.

Tom: 
Thank you for the extraordinary experience that skiing on your Floskis gave us all. We had a first time skier take to the slopes with almost effortless ease. She was skiing the blues by lunch, and after an overnight foot of new snow, she shocked the heck out of us by skiing powder! I've been teaching new skiers for over 25 years and I have never seen anyone take to the slopes, and especially powder, as easily as she did. I've never had any ski hold an edge as well or as easily as yours. And nothing, nothing I've ever skied cuts through the chopped up end of day crud like the Floskis. Wow. They make skiing soooo much easier. I am very, very impressed.
 
Lee:  I have never been on a ski that carved as well on groomers, made fast turns in the moguls, and handled powder and crud with equal ease. With other skis, when the conditions changed, one was well aware of the changes. But with FlosSkis, the skis slice through all conditions so easily that if I were to close my eyes, I would not be able to tell when conditions changed! But the best part was the way they handled the most difficult of snow conditions: breakable or crusted powder. I just had to sit a bit back on the ski and it would slice through the crust like a knife through butter, and then float on the powder. I have never been able to effectively ski breakable powder until today on
 

 Otto:
Dear ADRIAN,

I would say your Skis are -- outstanding-- there is no other Ski worldwide that has this kind of performance.
Any skier that buys this will have a complete new Ski that performs better then anything that is on the market until now.

All the different colours and  shapes in the Ski Market show clearly that new ideas in ski industry are missing.

Your Skis  are totally new in many ways:

1 positions of the binding

2 special lifter plate that enables even slow skiers to bend the ski = at tip and tale --- with little effort so it turns easy in any snow.

3 tail that is bent up so it doesn't hook in turns even when it's steep or soft.

4 high elevation by Lifter-plates under the boots enables an easy edge set even when it's icy - without much strength.

5 FLO 's dampener shock that keeps a short ski steady at slow or higher speed.

Your Skis are amazingly easy to use. 

Reviews: Just a few of many  *****:

Jill: As an expert skier, I appreciate the Flo skis.  They really allow both of my feet to apply equal weight.  I don't have to stand on one leg to turn them.  I have been able to ski with fun and ease on all types of terrain including hard pack, very steep, trees and powder.  As for my boyfriend, he went from a very basic beginner to following me down double black tree runs in a matter of 4 days on Flo skis!   They are great for any level and most of all are tremendously FUN!

Paterakis:  I never realized skiing can be fun and easy with achievable goal setting results at all levels of the mountain terrain. At 56 years of age, concerns and fear of joints, knees, durability, ability, stability, fatigue, quickness, etc. change to when we skied younger. The Flo skis transformation enhanced my abilities back to expert style skiing with challenge and entertainment.  I felt no shock even when skiing the back Bowls of Vail in powered mogul conditions at the top of the 3,000' vert off Blue Sky Basin.  I was able to relive the freedom of zipping down the mountain conquering epically steep chutes, jumps, and trees with comfort and confidence with approachable challenges. Flo Ski is truly the All mountain performer for all weather conditions and terrain. I plan to purchase two skies for my wife and I with no hesitation.
 
Shawn: These skis are remarkable.  The first day I was in Vail I rented high end demo skis and didn't like them that much.  After switching the next day to Floskis I felt an immediate difference in the ease of maneuvering and also on the vibration in my knees during high speeds.  I have been a skier for many years and have tried all sorts of varieties of skis.  I have to say FloSkis were a joy to ride on and made the trip easier on my knees than usual, particularly on moguls.

 

Cynthia: I am so excited about your skis, because they enabled me to do something that I just haven't been able to accomplish. I felt so frustrated this year at Snowmass and was talking to my instructor while on the Gondola about what I was having trouble with when someone said try FloSkis. That night I found your website and you know the rest of the story.

Cindy:    I have been taking lessons for 8 years. I was a fairly solid blue skier, with a strong dislike of moguls. After one day on your skis I enjoyed two black runs and some blue moguls! Somehow the movements and turns just happen more smoothly. I also didn't get the nagging knee and hip pain I often get.
 

Susie: First time I've ever felt confident skiing.

Ryan:  I’ve been on shorter skis before for training purposes and they were a lot of fun to turn on and ski at slower speeds with.  They were not, however, good for carrying and kind of speed or handling anything but nicely groomed runs.  These Floskis were very much the opposite.  Not only could I bomb away down the runs if I chose but I could also take them in the bumps, crud and soft stuff and all they did was respond.

Vicki:   I've  been having issues in my K2 Free Love skis.  I'm just getting thrown around on them instead of cutting through the crud and loose snow.  Not fun!  But the 125 Flo Skis carry me through anything and everything that I love to ski (including the stuff that used to toss me around if it wasn't freshly groomed).  I feel so solid now on runs that I used to avoid - the skis don't chatter and I'm so much more confident. I have had such good results with the 125's that my skiing has improved a lot - according to friends with whom I ski.  And I consider the investment in these skis the means to avoid an injury - which would obviously be a lot more money - and interrupt my fun.