…The Russians have a good saying: Everything new is actually well-forgotten old.
Three days ahead of the official presentation at ISPO-2019, Fischer Nordic confirms rumors swirling around for quite some time: we are back to waxable sidewalls.
To quote the official press-release:
“…Sometimes history is decided by a hundredth of a second. With this in mind, the Fischer product team developed the Speedmax 3D with Gliding Sidewall. Designed to reduce friction resistance that robs competitors of time and speed, the material can actually be waxed to support unheard levels of glide…”
For those who unremembers no longer: waxing sidewalls was a popular thing in early to mid-1990s but then it gradually faded away. 25 years later it’s back on a new technological level – or so the world leader in ski production says.
Among other news from Fischer:
– Carbonlite and RCS models get Cold Base Bonding technology hitherto only found in top-line Speedmax models. Read more about Cold Base Bonding in our recent story from the Fischer HQs
– Speedmax boots get a TURNAMIC® sole, a new lacing system and a “highly elastic lace cover to stabilize the foot for a more direct power transfer”
– There is a new app called Fischer Scan-Fit that helps to select correct ski boots size/fit remotely, without trying them on.
all photos are courtesy of Fischer Nordic