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.
The Swix Triac is a step forward in Nordic pole performance. Swix’s previous top end pole was the Star Ct1 and many iterations of the Star pole were merely a facelift and/or color change. But with the introduction of the Triac line a corner in performance was turned.
Three years ago, Gear West began development with Segla Engineering on our Signature Flex Tester. As we discussed in a previous post on FasterSkier, the goal was to “unlock the ‘black box’ mystery of cross country ski flex analysis”. Since then, development has never really stopped. The flex tester software has been updated to allow us record the entire dynamic response under load and to report the total force coming down within the kick zone under that load.
Gear West Ski & Run, Inc. is looking for someone who is self-motivated and passionate to lead and develop an understanding of the strategic marketing goals for multichannel sales growth.
Improve your Nordic skiing during the summer months at the Gear West Nordic Summer Camp. The Summer Camp will focus on technique, summer training, ski knowledge, wax and ski service, and having a fun filled weekend with fellow skiers. Come prepared to learn and improve your skiing potential.
You are looking for the best possible pair of skis. You want one of those hard to find top quality skis with a perfect smooth and lively camber. A ski that is fast and fun to ski. At Gear West we will use our expertise and leverage all relationships with ski manufacturers to match you […]
Gear West is accepting ski requests for next year’s top level racing skis. As in previous years, we will be working with our vendors to hand pick the best skis from national and international racing departments. Getting on our list will ensure you have the best fitting, fastest possible race skis.
Any of these skis could win the Birkie – 500 pair of elite race skis in stock and on clearance.
Skintec is a performance no-wax ski that deliver a strong kick in all conditions along with great glide. The Kick is created by two different skin grip modules which are easily switched according to conditions.
Lowest prices of the year on race skis and boots, just place product in shopping cart to see our lowest price of the year.
Gear West is excited to have received a shipment of Fischer Speedmax skate skis. Fischer’s new Cold Base Bonding technology equates to faster skis. By avoiding heat and pressure when the base is added the base material retains a high level of wax absorption. Better wax absorption equates to faster skis. Three Gear West ski experts: Matt Liebsch, Jan Guenther and Josh Doebbert share their thoughts regarding the Fischer Speedmax.
Which is best for you? The Fischer S-Track has very soft tips and tails. Peak pressure/contract pressure is closer to the foot which aids in flotation and gives easy static release and easy climbing. Fischer chooses NIS plates for all S-Track skis but we can mount SNS or NNN. The S-Track comes with Fischer’s standard 28 Plus base. The Atomic Featherlite features a longer wheelbase which gives great ski feel and stability in firm and medium track. Coupled with a race wedge the Atomic climbs with ease. Both skis are extremely light but the Atomic gets the slight nod in the weight category. The bases on both skis are very slippery and production grind finish quality is better than ever… Fischer is running Mantec machines and Atomic chooses Wintersteiger.
Skate Plus or S-Track models, Classic Plus Gear West received a large shipment of 12/13 Fischer Carbonlite skate and classic skis and are offering them at closeout prices… For details call 1-877-473-4327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We have both NIS and non-NIS plate skis. Skate Skis The S-Track and Plus ski have the industry standard “Plus” base. […]
One of the biggest questions I hear from racers with multiple skis is the decision of “what pair should I use on race day?” I get this question very frequently along with “how many skis do you have?” (The answer to question #2 is more than a dozen and less than 100)
Our 2012 Gear West Gear Guide shows you our excitement for the ski products we carry. We fit everyone from the racer and the tourer, as well as every other type of skier in-between. Our goal of this project is to help you, the customer, be able to select the perfect product to fit your […]