Build a better winter this August 4-8 at Craftsbury.
Positive news from the cross country world again: Andrew “Andy” Newell and Simeon “Simi” Hamilton (both USA) have decided to change to Fischer boots. As both sprint stars from the US have been successful on skis from the Nordic number one for years now, they will now be placing their trust in the complete ski and boot system from one source in future.
One of the strongest athletes in today’s cross-country world, Charlotte Kalla, has been constantly showing up with the top-notch performance in various cross-country events and disciplines. Starting with her Tour de Ski debut in 2007 where she claimed the overall victory Kalla has been consistent in delivering at the high level throughout the 4-year Olympic cycle.
Human Powered Trail Grooming (HPTG), maker of low-cost Nordic trail groomers for the skier who wants to have a private trail unveiled it’s 2015 product lineup. “We sold more groomers than ever this past winter, our 5th, but I want to keep making the groomers better. I want to keep making it easier to groom your own ski trail”, says owner Peter Foley.
Everywhere else flowers are blooming and thoughts are turning to spring. But here in West Yellowstone, we got over a FOOT of new, amazing snow in the last couple of days. The trails are in amazing condition and no longer require trail fees (donations are always welcome though). We’re still grooming, though it’s intermittently and with the ginzu. As you can see from the pictures, the skies are blue bird and the smiles are huge!
At Gear West we have a strong understanding of flex data and how it relates to glide properties of skate skis. Looking at classic skis has been more involved because there are more variables compared to skating, both kick and glide. Over the past year we have spent considerable time looking at bad, good and great classic skis. We look at how the flex pattern changes with load and the static shapes at a given skier body weight. We take the gathered flex data and draw a parallel to how the ski actually performs on the trails.