Summerski Project Is Taking Shape – And Needs Your Help

Summerski Project Is Taking Shape – And Needs Your Help

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Remember the Summerski Project, a valiant effort by Lars Englund from Bollnäs, Sweden to develop & promote plastic surface that feels exactly like snow? It's moving forward - here you see the first Summerski track taking shape: [caption id="attachment_11550" align="alignnone" width="1280"] the first Summerski track is being built on the property of Bollegården Sports Hotel that Lars Englund owns[/caption] Mr. Englund and his partner & adviser in the project, none else but all-time-great Thomas Wassberg ( yes, the Olympic champion of Lace Placid, Sarajevo and Calgary) hope to have the track finished early summer and already plan the first competition, scheduled for late August. [caption id="attachment_11549" align="alignnone" width="1280"] the track is going to run some 400 meteres on the loop and have a few ( gentle) climbs. The profile actually…
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Magic Plastic Carpet Instead Of Snow. Take Two

Magic Plastic Carpet Instead Of Snow. Take Two

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"There is nothing new except what has been forgotten" as they say. In this case, it would be unfair to call products of Neveplast "forgotten" - on the contrary, the market seems to be booming. The Italian company just supplied over 9000 square meters of its NP30 line to a huge project in Copenhagen. It just has not much to do with cross-country skiing any longer. We are talking plastic skimatting developed to imitate gliding on snow as close as possible. About 10 years ago the craftsmen from the town with romantic name Albano Sant'Alessandro seemed to have found a perfect weapon against unpredictable winters. https://vimeo.com/70098517 NP50 looked convincingly slippery, easy to install, fireproof and ecologically developed... ... and yet nobody bought it. Sadly, after a valiant effort of convincing…
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