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October 27, 2022
Jocelyn Jock (holding the Vishnu skis she designed), along with two AFS students and AFS manager Leona Barnes.
Akwesasronon Artist Jocelyn “Peanut” Jock designed a set of skis for Vishnu, an exclusive ski and apparel company located in Colorado. Through a series of connections which included friends, a brother-in-law who professionally skis, and a ski company, Jock was approached to design an authentic Native American image which would be sold in their spring collection of skis. She incorporated in her design quill work, beadwork with a floral motif and feathers.

Vishnu skis are available in ‘concrete’ (left or ‘beadwork’ (right).
This company’s roots are in street skiing, and the fact that they are a small company with close ties to the skiers themselves – it was a professional skier who connected Vishnu to Jock. Vishnu ‘creates the innovation that actual skiers really want.’
The ‘beadwork’ wide skis come in three different lengths 177mm, 183mm and 189mm. The 177 skis are already sold out online. The skis feature aluminum tip and tail protectors, increased tip and tail splay for easier and safer nollies, harder and more durable bases for less core shots.
Vishnu main headquarters and factory is in Salt Lake City, Utah. To boot – all ‘wide’ beadwork skis contribute to donations made to the Akwesasne Freedom School. Now how cool is that.

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