What's new for 2021?
We're back with our best app yet
Welcome to the season
Every year our goal is to push the boundaries of what's possible in digital coaching.
This year, we've worked tirelessly to bring you the best Carv app we've ever made. Ski:IQ has taken another big leap forward with the addition of powerful new metrics and we've worked with an international team of instructors to create our most powerful coaching experience yet.
In previous years, Carv has shown you how you are skiing and given you tips to improve.
This year, our aim is to join up your coaching journey, so you know exactly what to work on next to improve your Ski:IQ™.
See you on the slopes,
Jamie and the Carv Team
P.S. As ever, your feedback makes Carv even better, so we'd love to know what you think.
Know what to work on next
Have you ever felt stuck in your skiing, knowing you can improve but unsure what to work on? Knowing what to improve can be difficult, even for expert skiers.
This winter, Carv will give you a personalised focus area based on your last few days of skiing, so you'll know exactly what - and how - to improve.
Your Carv will recommend the most relevant drills to help you break through your plateau.
Track your progress
Last year, we set our target zones based on top-level skiing. However, many of you told us that you weren't aiming to topple the elite!
We wanted to make the metrics more meaningful for every skier so Carv will now show you a new personalised target zone based on your ability level and your most recent runs.
You'll also be able to track your progress for each metric over time - perfect for improving a tricky area!
Are you familiar with the post-first-day aches and pains?
You don't need to be a superhuman to enjoy your day on the slopes, but many skiers are keen to improve their strength and mobility to make the most of their time on snow.
We've been busy filming skiing-specific video workouts with top instructors, so you can get in shape for your next trip from home.
Grasp the fundamentals
The best ski coaches don't just tell you how to improve. They also explain the key concepts so you know why you're improving.
This year you'll be able to break down key concepts behind each Carv metric, so you can understand what to do on snow to smash your next Ski:IQ target.
Carv will show you why each concept is important to your skiing, and what makes the best skiers so good.
For the visual learners
Over a year of lockdown, everyone’s been looking online to get their fix of the sport they love, and videos are the most popular way for skiers to improve while you're away from the mountains.
That's why we've worked with top instructors from across the globe to bring you technique masterclasses in-app, so you'll get video lessons to help you learn faster when you're on snow.
So you're ripping up the mountain in free ski mode, but you want to dial in one particular aspect of your technique. Now you can switch modes without ending your current skiing session.
And with quick-start recording, we've made it easier to start using Carv in half the taps when you hit the first lift.
Music to your ears
Carv is now compatible with your favourite music service, so you can ski with your favourite tunes or podcast. And when Carv gives you an audio tip, your music will fade and return when it's done.
(But please remember to always be considerate of your fellow skiers and be aware of others on the slopes!)
More new features
We've listened to your feedback
We've surveyed and spoken to thousands of Carv skiers over the past year, and implemented the most popular changes that you asked for. New features for 2021 include:
- Achievements - Carv now highlights your biggest improvements from the last few days.
- Voice Control - Hands too cold to get your phone out? Now you can just ask Siri or Google Assistant to start skiing with Carv.
- Improved Piste Naming - Piste naming is now more accurate than ever across the globe.
Meet the new Ski:IQ™
Intricate analysis. One simple number.
Ski:IQ™ is the foundation of Carv - analysing data collected from 72 sensors to produce our most accurate score of your skiing technique.
In just a few years we have created the world’s most powerful technique database, with over 70 million turns and counting.
Each winter, we use that incredible resource to build an even more powerful Ski:IQ™ model. Our team of data scientists have built new metrics in collaboration with world-class ski instructors from a range of different ski associations. We have also refined the Ski:IQ™ metric weightings to ensure you receive our most accurate score yet.
Finding balance is more than just 'getting forwards'. It's a dynamic process, so we wanted to show that but keep it as easy to understand as possible. Introducing our three new Balance metrics:
- Start of turn - How well do you move your balance forwards at the start of the turn?
- End of turn - Are you starting to move backwards after the apex of the turn?
- Topple - How smoothly do you move your body inside your skis as you start the turn?
We've turned around Rotary
This season, our Lead Data Scientist, Charlie, and his team have completely redesigned our Rotary metrics using a new statistical method. Carv will now score your rotary skills for all types of turn including carving.
- Parallel Skis - How well do you rotate your skis together, keeping them parallel throughout the turn?
- Rotary Smoothness - How smoothly can you rotate your skis throughout the turn?
How do I get started?
Launching this November
Our ski testers, including the New Zealand Demo Team (pictured) are currently putting the final edge grind and wax on this year's app.
We'll let you know when it's time for the first lift, but for now, let us know what you think in the Carv Skiers' Community.
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