This Is How Perfect Skis Are Made, Folks.  Part 1

This Is How Perfect Skis Are Made, Folks. Part 1

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Looking at the color booklets and online advertising of leading ski producers, one would think that it's all super advanced 21st century tech, fantastic materials, robots, nano technologies, etc. It's true – partially. The real secret of perfect ski glide is, however, in skilled manual labor, massive experience in production and constant testing of the product. Those are my impressions from visiting a factory of KSF Sport Oy, which produces legacy ski brands known the world over: Karhu, Yoko, and Jarvinen. The most important conclusion I've drawn: there is no huge difference in production methods and materials used in top racing ski, suitable for elite, and the second- and third- tier ski that are quite a bit cheaper – and that was a surprise. But let's go inside the factory…
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