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Regenerative design: The Grown Hemp Ski “MonViso edition”For ISPO 2018, the most important retailer show and sporting goods fair for winter sports in Europe, we presented the first ski with a 100% industrial hemp fiber-Paulownia wood composite sandwich core construction. The use of hemp fibers substitutes conventional non-renewable fibers used in skis and many other technical products, such as glass and carbon fibers. Hemp is renewable, organic and captures carbon dioxide, thus contributing positively to slow down human-induced climate change. Based on life cycle assessment, this new hemp technology decreases the environmental footprint of skis by about 47%, compared to conventional, high quality skis with the same production and sourcing in Europe. Industrial hemp is currently experiencing a revival of its original strengths as a multifunctional, but nowadays misunderstood plant. Due to its multifunctional use for food, fabric and clothing, in the building industry, cosmetics and medicine, and now for technical composite materials, hemp has the potential to incubate a circular economy and thereby help to restore the economy of vulnerable mountain regions.
Diverse and super light: TheOnly LT (light version)Our allmountain freeride ski for Alpine or Telemark is available in a super light version. The Only LT as for "light" has the same allmountain capabilities as TheOnly, the same dimensions, but weighs about 300-400 grams less per ski. This reduction in weight is achieved by a new construction with a wood core from balsa with flax fibre enforcements, a different basalt fibre sandwich belt, and lighter wood for the veneer. The skis surface is, in difference to TheOnly, coated with biological varnish based on pine resin - the skis' light and bright maple top sheet and the rigid robinia wood side walls are thus extremely tough and scratch resistant. In addition, TheOnly LT has now a a bigger tip and tail rocker, making it very easy to ski even in the most difficult snow conditions, while the high torsion and the dampening of TheOnly have been kept in this LT version. Available in three lengths with widths under foot of 96 and 104mm.
Freeride ski 'Overgrown'The Overgrown is a big mountain machine with true all mountain capabilities. The 10mm camber makes the ski agile in edge changes on piste, the wide shovel delivers float in powder, and it is lighter than other skis in this dimension so take it for touring as well.
Luxury, limited and fair: the Arctic Change SkiA limited edition ski that tells the story of Change in the vulnerable Arctic, raising awareness for the protection and sustainable use of the Arctic wilderness.
Designed with years of skiing experience in the extreme Arctic conditions, made from materials collected from Spitsbergen and Lapland: Arctic Reindeer antler inlays, coal dust from Spitsbergen coal mines, Birch burl veneer and Tundra juniper from Lapland.
To give back to the Arctic and to support conservation, 10% of sales of these skis are donated to the WWF Arctic Program for protecting the Arctic. Available online by special order only.More Information
About Grown skis
The new 100% hemp fiber composite construction ski “MonViso edition” won the ISPO 2018 Award in the category snow sports > freeride and touring skis and the ISPO Eco Achievement Award. The skis were developed as part of a teaching…
January 22, 2018
Open position advertised 15.09.17 Digital communication and event organisation support (part-time, flexible, on an hourly basis, Oct ’17 – January ’18) We seek a digital communication and event organisation support (f/m) to help Grown this coming winter season in building our community by digital communication…
September 16, 2017
The course with the ETH engineering students was a huge success. See the summary and movies about the course, the finished skis and the final ski test in St. Anton.
February 1, 2017
Grown is again part of the “brands for good” community at the booth of Greenroom Voice in Hall B6/124. Come visit us, learn about our portfolio, share a good talk amongst other committed brands and outdoor sports enthusiasts.
February 1, 2017
We offer for sale a package of the Overgrown big mountain skis with allmountain genes – mounted with a Maker Lord free ride binding with adjustable sole thickness, so it can be used with classic alpine and with ski touring…
January 26, 2017
Open position advertised 01.11.16 Community Manager (part-time 20h/month Nov ’16 – March ’17) We seek a Community Manager (f/m) to support Grown this coming winter season in building our community by digital communication and real events, supporting the founding director…