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Dominic Haffner

Dominic Haffner Ski maker
Contact
German, English, French, Spanish
Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Phone:
+43 6765410677
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The tailor of ski making

  • • Dominic and business partner Clemens once built a house together
  • • Dominic is the technical brain behind their ski making business
  • • Innovation is his talent, craftsmanship his passion

It seems somewhat paradoxical to start a ski making business in a big city like Vienna, but that's what childhood friends and passionate skiers Dominic Haffner and Clemens Frankl did. After many years of studying and working in totally different fields, they came together in 2011 to lay the foundations for their company, Ünique Skis. Dominic left his job as a patent lawyer, received a pay off and so was able to buy his first CNC milling machine. Months of research followed; for nights on end the pair worked hard to figure out the perfect design for the modern ski market, until they came to an unexpected conclusion: there is no perfect ski. In fact the perfect ski would actually be a bespoke ski, tailored to the skiing style and stature of each individual.

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Works

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Custom ski base

This bespoke pair of skis was made from ash wood with a fibreglass construction. The transparent base shows the ski core and the hardened steel edges.

Length 172 cm

Photo: © Markus Oberndorfer
Custom slalom race ski

This bespoke pair of skis was made from ash wood with a white macassar veneer and a fibreglass and titanal construction. It was built especially for aggressive slalom turns.

Length 165 cm

Photo: © Markus Oberndorfer
Wendelin custom ski base

Wendelin was developed especially for fresh powder snow days, typical of Austrian conditions. The transparent base shows the full carbon construction and hardened steel edges.

Length 178 cm

Photo: © Markus Oberndorfer
Anton

This pair of skis was made of ash wood with a European walnut veneer and a full carbon construction. It is part of the Anton series, built especially for freeriding and fresh powder snow days.

Length 188 cm

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