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MARCEL LIVET
REFINEMENT OF A FRENCH SKI


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EXCELLENCE OF THE
FRENCH INGENUITY

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Wood is a living, complex natural material that must be thoroughly analysed to be comprehended. This noble and authentic material is completely different from standard homogeneous properties of most synthetic materials.

As an expert woodworker, the master craftsman is perpetually preserving old and developing new knowledge. He has learned to “read” the wood in a way that allows him to get only the best out of it.

He carefully shapes the wood in accordance with traditional techniques to construct truly unique handmade pieces.

In his work, he conveys the emotion and passion of his profession, to construct truly unique pieces. This is what makes Marcel Livet skis very special.

“Beyond his technical prowess, he also embodies an artistic dimension of woodworking, a true signature of high quality French artisanship.”

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SELECTION OF MATERIALS

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Using top-of-the-shelf materials is an absolute requirement at Marcel Livet. Each board is carefully selected from a selection of high quality woods.

Witnesses to the passing of time, the selected trees have withstood the harsh winters for several generations. The wood boards are cut and sorted at a traditional sawmill. The small volumes of wood processed by the sawmill allow us to find the best wood boards. Before being sold, wood has time to dry for several years and this is what makes it so rich.

Wooden boards must be dried for a very long time. It is an essential parameter for obtaining the best mechanical properties of wood. But you have to be patient for that to happen.

The wood grain tells the life story of a tree in its environment. Selection of the best wood grains is an essential criteria to high aesthetic and technical requirements of MARCEL LIVET top-of-the-range skis.

In order to achieve a high degree of sturdiness and resistance to deformation, wood grain must be as regular and consistent as possible. These grains are the rarest and the most coveted. Sometimes, we have to go through several tree sections to select the best boards for our skis.

As with any great blueprint where only the best components are used, we select only the best materials for our skis. Our ski core manufacturing practices ensure sustainable forest management and is FSC certified. The selection of wood is conducted in accordance to their degree of drying.

Depending on the wood type, our wooden veneers come either from French forests or from exotic wood forests.

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FRENCH PRODUCTION

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All of our skis are made in our French workshops. From designing to finishing, all the stages of manufacturing a MARCEL LIVET ski are carried out by French craftsmen. That, in itself, is a guarantee that our skis are 100% French made.

The marquetry that covers our skis is made in France. After being cut with a laser, they are then assembled and sanded by hand to ensure a perfect finish.

The core shaping is being done in France. Made from strips of ash wood, they are transformed after being cut, shaped and then moulded in our workshops, giving them their final form.

Our MARCEL LIVET medals in bronze or silver are cast at a French art foundry. They reflect the know-how and quality of a meticulous design.

Should you require any additional information, we are always at your disposal. We will be happy to answer all your questions.

If you are a professional and you are planning a personalised ski project, contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your specific project.