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Posted on May 06, 2018

We ran a successful crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter to generate funds to launch our first prototype. It was an exciting and challenging process, but we had a great time and learned a lot from the experience. We are currently working on fulfilling the swag orders for our backers and provide them with updates as we move forward. You can visit our crowdfunding page by clicking here

Posted on February 15, 2018

Being east coast skiers, where we can ski on solid ice and mashed potato like snow all in one day on the same mountain, we figured it’d be great if we could consolidate a quiver into a single ski that could handle different conditions by making the skis softer or stiffer as needed. And as they say, the rest is history, and Verispellis was born. Conceived on Mount Sunapee in NH, where many bouts of ambient, snow and ski temperatures were recorded over different weather conditions, ....

Posted on January 11, 2018

We have gained some experience over the last few years working with a metal of unusual properties called nitinol.  Nitinol is used in many medical applications, where its temperature dependent phase and shape change characteristics are quite useful. Nitinol behaves very differently at different temperatures and can shift from one phase to the other very rapidly, once the transition temperature is reached.  This gives it remarkable properties.  In medical applications, ....

Posted on December 08, 2017

Ara Nazarian is a biomedical scientist. His training has taken him from Tennessee Tech, to Boston University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Harvard University. Along the way, he has skied in Gatlinburg and Massanutten down south to many mountains in New England, Colorado and Switzerland. He started out as a mechanical engineer, and became fascinated by how the human body worked and how engineering principles could be applied to the human body ....

Posted on November 26, 2017

Nitinol is an alloy of nickel and titanium, discovered by Buehler and Wang at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in the late 50s. At the time, they were working to develop a better missile nose cone material to withstand heat, fatigue and impact.  As the team was evaluating the crumpled samples made at the lab, one of the lab members applied heat from his pipe lighter to the sample, and almost magically, the sample reverted back to its original straight shape ....

Posted on November 11, 2017

Verispellis is a play on versipellis, the Latin word for shape shifter and werewolf. Given the variable stiffness nature of our skis, we think this word captures the essence of our idea and our company. Our kids particularly liked the werewolf meaning of the word, which pretty much sealed the deal for us. We made the slight modification in the spelling to make it easier to pronounce for English speakers and to make the word ours.  Verispellis rolls off the tongue much better than versipellis. Don’t you think so? ....

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