The all new Redline 3.0 skis are hitting the market right now, after three years of intense research and development, testing and collaboration with the top Madshus athletes.
So, what’s the big deal with the new Madshus Redline 3.0? Let’s hear it from four-time Olympic medalist Krista Pärmäkoski. The 29-year-old Finn, who is entering her 13th season on the World Cup level, is aiming for gold again at the 2021 FIS World Championships in Oberstdorf (GER) in February.
You have tested these skis for a while now. In your opinion, what is the biggest differences between the new Redline 3.0 compared to the previous Redline 2.0 models?
“Both the new classic and skating skis have changed a lot from 2.0 to 3.0. But to start with the skate skis, the new Redline 3.0 goes extremely well in uphill terrain, and the tips of the skis feel super light because the flex profile of the ski has changed a bit. The new Redline 3.0 skate skis are also stable to ski and really easy to control. And of course, I like the new design as well!”
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What kinds of advantages do the Redline 3.0 skis give you, and where do you feel the biggest difference from earlier?
“For classic skis, we have done lot of work and testing in order to find good flex profiles, and during the last season most of my racing skis already had the new profile. In developing the Redline 3.0, we were also careful to keep all the good features from the old skis and then improved them even more. As a result, the new Redline 3.0 classic skis are easier to ski, it is easier to get perfect kick and the grip is more reliable. And finally, they also feel really fast on downhill sections.”
Dryland training with Krista Pärmäkoski
Inge is FasterSkier's international reporter, born and bred in Norway. A cross-country ski racer and mountain runner, she also dabbles on two wheels in the offseason. If it's steep and long, she loves it. Follow her on Twitter: @IngeScheve.