Equipment Update: What We Saw In Davos

Equipment Update: What We Saw In Davos

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Davos is a special FIS World Cup stage because that's the place where bosses and key personnel of the top equipment producing companies choose to congregate at, year after year. We will have a separate little story telling you who's been around this year, but it's fair to assume that the captains of the industry are not just coming to breath that fresh Swiss mountain air - but to watch their latest gear being employed to win and to talk to athletes they sponsor. That's not to say that Davos has become the place to launch your latest & bestest, alas. We openly hope the day will come. But even the last week there were a few debuts or just relative rarities we saw - and will share with you.…
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Meet Those Who Go Against The Grain. At Least When It Comes To Choosing Skis

Meet Those Who Go Against The Grain. At Least When It Comes To Choosing Skis

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We all know that this century all podiums at the World Cup/World Championships are being won on Fischer, Atomic, Rossignol, Madshus or Salomon ( collectively known as FARMS) skis. But some athletes go against the grain and use even in those august competitions the skis being made by the other manufacturers. One thing strikes us as a bit odd: male skiers are very traditional while female ones are much more open to experimenting. At least when it comes to choosing their skis. That - or we simply missed those daring, ready to try something new men at the World Cup scene. One way or the other, there are only ladies in our image collection today [caption id="attachment_11506" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Say hello to Czech International Sandra Schützová and her distinct red-nosed…
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