The 2017/18 xc ski season is fast coming to a close.
by Test Team member Kermit Pattison
A timely reminder of the importance of having skis with the proper flex:
After skiing for a number of years, the need to purchase additional gear – whether it be ski equipment, waxes or clothing – can ebb and flow from one year to the next. One season may find us trying or adding small things here and there, while others are notable for big purchases such as new skis, boots or poles. This time around, I made a few additions/substitutions to my skiing toolbox that while relatively small, were key and worthy of passing along. (more…)
How does a skier stay motivated when faced with poor skiing conditions or the same few artificial snow venues for training? (more…)
The importance of a clean ski base cannot be understated when talking about achieving optimal glide performance.
First, a disclaimer: “Universal” is the one word we shouldn’t use in the ski industry. Every one of us has made a bad ski choice on a given day. Nothing is foolproof.
Check out this video of Harri Kirvesniemi and Mika Strom (head of waxing for the Finnish National Team) of YOKO selecting skis for shipment to Norway. (more…)
by Kermit Pattison, Test Team member