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A challenge with unique results

21 Jul 2021
BIS News

Who can already claim to have built his own tailor-made freeride skis at the age of 15? BIS student Jerome Holland can say this with pride. In the "Personal Project" for all students of grade 10 he decided to cooperate with the Pfeilski Manufacture in Ampermoching. 


"It was an impressive experience. I learned a lot about the scientific aspects of skiing and about technique and precision in ski manufacturing", says Jerome Holland. He invested more than 50 hours in his "Personal Project" as part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP). The work culminates in a report in which each student reflects on what they have learned and how they have developed. In practical terms, Jerome Holland is now looking forward to skiing his custom-built skis, especially on freeride powder courses. "When I ski, I feel free and easy. Nothing is better than making good turns in deep snow," said the 15-year-old Brit, whose brother Fabian graduated from BIS in June 2020.



The BIS student received good project grades not only from his teachers but also from his cooperation partner Pfeilski Manufaktur. One of the co-founders, Christian Rabl, who runs the small niche start-up as a part-time job, was very impressed by the student's enthusiasm, curiosity and craftsmanship. "The highlight was, of course, the day we took the skis out to the press together. The joy and pride about the super successful result was evident in his eyes. It was also a great confirmation for us", says Rabl.


Winter is definitely coming. So if you are not so lucky to build your own skis during some kind of "Personal Project", you can also order individualised skis. Cost: 1,100 euros upwards. More information at


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