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ski bottle opener

by Michael Bellino
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Snow Way!

After a long day, could anything be better than cracking open your favorite drink, cozying up by the fire and letting your mind drift off? Whether you spend your days hitting the slopes or tackling mountains of paper in the office, Michael Bellino's one-of-kind opener made out of a salvaged ski is the perfect way to capture the laid-back spirit of the ski resort in your home year-round. Handmade in Massachusetts.

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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Exclusive
Community Voted
Item ID
21638
Made from
recycled coffee bags, ski
Measurements
10.5" L x 2.5" W
  • the maker

Michael Bellino

Michael Bellino started making Ski chairs in 1993 after purchasing a lake house that needed deck furniture. Looking for an alternative to plastic patio furniture, he found inspiration in O'Neils Bike and Ski Shop, which he managed. Two weeks and two prototypes later, he created the first Ski chair with his old racing and bump skis. Michael says he's still sitting in that original chair today!

Over the next few years he expanded the product offering using different types of sports equipment. Understanding the importance of recycling, Michael recycles all types of sports equipment, uses recycled plastic for bench legs and ships all of the larger products in recycled bicycle boxes. Currently, Michael and his team recycles over 20,000 pieces of sports equipment each year, which includes snow and water skis, wake and snow boards, hockey sticks, baseball bats and golf clubs. collection

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SKI BOTTLE OPENER
 
4.0

(based on 1 review)

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4.0

Perfect for a skier who loves beer

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from RI

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Really Large

Best Uses

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Comments about SKI BOTTLE OPENER:

This product is the perfect gift for someone who is nuts about skiing and loves to have a good beer. It is colorful and attractive, and seemingly well built. The only negative is its length (about 12 inches), which might make storage a bit tricky. Also, just to point out: the end of the bottle opener is cut on a diagonal, not straight across as shown in the photo.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

267votes, 23 comments

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

Michael Bellino's ski designs always make us dream of hitting the slopes! This one also gets us a little thirsty. Do you know a snow bunny who'd love to get this bottle opener as a gift?

Kelly
Vote: Thumbs up!

Cute!

Malorie
Vote: Thumbs up!

I don't ski, but this is pretty cool.

Dawn
Vote: Thumbs up!

I like it but too pricey for a kitchey bottle opener.

Candice
Vote: Thumbs down!

Its stated as a wine opener and its a bottle opener... just saying...

Celeste
Vote: Thumbs down!

It's cool, but I wouldn't spend that much on a bottle opener.

Vanessa
Vote: Thumbs down!

Rather pricey for such a simple bottle opener. It looks like a nail clipper.

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

Thanks for catching that, Candice! That was our typo. We updated the product name, since it is not for wine bottles--it's for regular beer or soda bottles. The name change should show up soon. Thanks again!

Deborah
Vote: Thumbs up!

Great idea and lovely design but I would only pay about half of that.

Katherine
Vote: Thumbs up!

It is a bit pricey - but it's handmade in Massachusetts. I'd rather pay a bit more to support a local artist.

Krista
Vote: Thumbs down!

couldn't tell what this was without reading the description (and even now can't tell that it's a ski.)

DeDee
Vote: Thumbs down!

very unexciting

Courtney
Vote: Thumbs up!

Would make a cool gift for a skier...

Cathy
Vote: Thumbs down!

Getting harder and harder to fine a use for bottle openers.

Sarah
Vote: Thumbs up!

Handmade!

Mallory
Vote: Thumbs down!

I don't think there is much market for it.

Deborah
Vote: Thumbs up!

clever way to use recycled materials

Sue
Vote: Thumbs down!

Just more stuff in the drawer.

Christine
Vote: Thumbs down!

You're getting too many "junkie" items. Stay with your exceptional products.

Christina
Vote: Thumbs down!

Cool idea. But 10.38" long? That is way too big to be useful.

Christina
Vote: Thumbs up!

I already know the perfect person to buy this for!

Leslie
Vote: Thumbs up!

Small market appeal but interesting design

donna
Vote: Thumbs up!

Cute skier gift.

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