M O N O S K I
The word mono originates from the old-greek language: "monos" means "single", "alone".
The word ski originates from the old-norwegian language: "ski-et" means "log" or "snow shoe".
In 1961 the skier Jack Marchand invented the monoski, a very wide ski with bindings mounted parallel next to each other.
In 1969 the professional surfer Jack Doyle (USA) enhanced the monoski to what it is today, he used ski poles and material of alpine skiing.
Monoskiing is optimally proper for powder and moguls and it is more conserve for knees than e. g. skiing.
In the 1960s before the monoski was available, there was already the Monoso, a very elegant and unobtrusive way of monoskiing on the slopes.
In the 1980s there was the biggest boom for monoski, well-known manufacturers like Atomic, Blizzard, Fischer, Rossignol or Salomon had at least one monoski under offer. The top quality monoskis were made by Rossignol and are collectors items nowadays.
Monoso is a bindingplate made out of Aluminium with a high binding position, mounted on one single ski. There are also many homemade versions.
Origin Monoski has straight parallel, not waisted edges, the monoski in his first invented shape.
Pintail has straigth, not waisted edges and a tail like a pin, the classic monoski.
Carver has waisted edges, to ride the turns on the edge without sliding.
Swallowtail has a waisted shape like the carver and a tail like a swallow.
Parabolic Pintail has a waisted shape like the carver, but the tail is more like a pintail to combine the characteristics of carver and pintail.
Snowshark TT Hammer
Snowshark Mako black
Micro Microboard black
Gaspo GPO Monoboard
R-Signol SpaceCity custom-cut