SNS Pilot Not Dead. New Top Boots In Works?

SNS Pilot Not Dead. New Top Boots In Works?

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Dear SNS Pilot fans - we think of you. Your favorite standard of bindings was possibly, even likely superior - at least in certain trail conditions. But it lost in marketing wars. So,if you are on the market for race-level SNS boots in 2020, you'd have look fairly hard for remaining stock of Salomon S/LAB Carbon beauties that came out with switchable SNS/NNN plates (but good luck finding any) You'd probably have to settle for the second line: Salomon S / Race Skate Plus 19/20 edition or far less common Spine Matrix Carbon Pro. Both are great boots by the standards of , say, 2015 - but let's face it, you might experience a bit of inferiority complex looking at your buddies who all invested their hard-earned buck into newest…
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New Salomon S/LAB Carbon Skate Boots Are Here! First Proper Look

New Salomon S/LAB Carbon Skate Boots Are Here! First Proper Look

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- When we say "they are here" we mean that the first pairs left a production facility and ended up on the feet of the very few selected athletes sponsored by Salomon who are competing in the World Cup. - Predictably, Salomon is not yet giving away much information about the new boots, neither technical nor price/availability. Some bits we were able to glean - and are happy to share here with you: - Salomon is officially supporting Pilot system for another few years, but with Jessie Diggins switching to Prolink this season, there are no Pilot-athletes left at the World Cup level. In other words - we seriously doubt there will be anything but Prolink. [caption id="attachment_13919" align="alignnone" width="1920"] New S/LABs are ably modeled here by Clement Parisse from…
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Inside Famed Salomon Kilo Area With Its Boss Jean-Marc Draeyer

Inside Famed Salomon Kilo Area With Its Boss Jean-Marc Draeyer

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You do know what Salomon's Kilo is, right?! If on off-chance you haven't heard of the Kilo, here's a brief explanation offered by the Salomon Nordic boss, Nicolas Stamos: " The Kilo Program is where specialty ski shops can order on customer's demand skis that are hand picked at he factory according to a very narrow corridor and according to the exact specifications. So you get skis picked exactly according to your own preferences among thousands. Top selection! Also you can get the same grinding we propose to our World Cup athletes. You are thus treated exactly as Sjur Roethe, and get the skis he could have used in Seefeld for example. This just requires a small effort of early booking in order to be best served. Early birds catches…
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Mixed Bag – Who Uses What Poles In Men’s Top 10

Mixed Bag – Who Uses What Poles In Men’s Top 10

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As noted, every single one in Women's Top 10 in 2018–19 FIS Cross-Country World Cup was competing with Swix Triac poles. 10-0 for the Norwegian company's racing department & marketologists! But we can't but wonder why things are so different in Men's Top? The virtual "Constructors' Cup" in poles department in 2018–19 went to Leki! Three Norwegian starts, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo ( Number 1 in overall standings), Simen Hegstad Krüger ( 4) and Didrik Tønseth ( 5) use HRC Max poles from Kirchheim unter Teck which happens in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. [caption id="attachment_13526" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Johannes Klaebo[/caption] [caption id="attachment_13528" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Simen Krüger[/caption] [caption id="attachment_13525" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Didrik Tønseth[/caption] The second place was taken by Swix Alexander Bolshunov ( 2) Emil Iversen (6) and Sergey Ustiugov ( 10) use the Norwegian…
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Straight From Source: Salomon Nordic Director Nicolas Stamos Talks About  Gear & Business

Straight From Source: Salomon Nordic Director Nicolas Stamos Talks About Gear & Business

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..."We would only have a few minutes to say hello and for a few basic questions", messages the man who runs Salomon Nordic when we agree to meet at Atomic/ Amer Sports factory in Altenmarkt in Pongau where the French company produces its cross country skis. ....After an hour of ( very intense) conversation that covers just about every aspect of Salomon business in & around skiing , the conversation that several other staffers, responsible for race skis eventially join in, Nicolas Stamos finally says that the meeting he was actually coming for can't be delayed no more... Which is a massive pity - what Stamos & his team have managed to achieve in the last decade is nothing short of fascinating. But now everything makes perfect sense: they are…
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