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The Science Behind Helmets

Protecting your head isn’t about colour and styling, it’s knowing a helmet’s limitations – and your own by Jasper Shealy with Robert Johnson and Carl Ettlinger from Fall 2008 issue – originally posted December 5, 2008 Jasper Shealy is Professor Emeritus, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY. This article includes material from Robert Wilson, Professor, … More »

Easy Cruising – 2012

Mid-range performance in long and short turns. Written by Ron Betts, Test Editor Have you ever watched a ski video—you know the ones I’m talking about, where the athletes rip perfect turns down a 50-degree slope before airing off a cliff—and thought to yourself, “I’ll never do that.” Well, friends, you’re not alone. For a large portion of the ski population, … More »

Gear & Gadgets Fall 2011

  Special thanks to sponsors at the Ski Canada Test at Silver Star 1 You don’t need a day skiing bumps to appreciate the advantages of a Max Sports Bra Top from Shock Absorber ($67). Google “bounceometer” (when the boss isn’t around) for a visual demonstration of how Shock Absorber can reduce damaging breast bounce … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2012

GEAR & GADGETS by Ray O’Reilly  Getting ready for ski season can be a lot more fun than wall sits in front of the TV and abusive spinning classes. A Gibbon slackline from Germany (and a couple of trees in your yard or park) is as entertaining as it is excellent at building core … More »

These Boots Were Made for Skiing

from Buyer’s Guide 2012 2012 Alpine Boot specifications The ski world is growing up and it all starts with your on-slope connection—those weapons that buckle onto your feet. This season’s trends include extending the toe pocket—and moving lasts north of 100— without loss of performance and, as no small benefit, with added warmth. Manufacturers mitigate … More »

Bindings 2012

from Buyer’s Guide 2012 Rad bindings Addressing today’s shift to big-mountain freeriding comes Dynafit’s appropriately named Radical series of bindings. Oversize for fat skis, they offer a novel material mix, making them up to 75 per cent lighter than frame bindings. Anatomically correct, they offer energy-conserving pivoting for uphill and power transfer, and stability on the most demanding … More »

What else is in store?

  There’s no place more telling that the ski industry pushes its boundaries beyond the lifts than in accessories. from Buyer’s Guide 2012 Generation Next Head/Tyrolia claims its Generation Next binding ski toes offer unprecedented stability and re-centring capabilities based on new kinematic science. Expect enhanced solidity both horizontally and vertically, plus much improved tilt control … More »

Pipe, Park & Beyond 2012

    Switch and symmetry are two big words of this genre. Swing-weight is paramount. Riders want light, dynamic and battle-proof boards for sweetening up impact-laden landings. As the Park migrates and morphs somewhat with the Big Mountain division, expect to see more boards with a larger footprint for executing park-style tricks off natural features. Banana board It’s slash … More »

Ladies only frontside skis

LADIES ONLY With women-specific board sales up 20 per cent south of the border last season, the ladies can expect a little extra attention. More than beautiful-looking skis, these come with performance in mind.   An Affinity for easy going Atomic makes going Frontside easier for ladies with its Affinity lineup. The Air, Pure and Storm … More »

Big Mountain 2012

   Size matters in the domain of the Big Mountain—and it doesn’t get any bigger than here. Big Mountain means big snow, air, tricks and glory. It starts around a century underfoot and translates into something beautiful. These are the best-looking boards in the industry, with international artists penning their signatures left, right and centre. But there’s more to … More »

The Science Behind Helmets

Protecting your head isn’t about colour and styling, it’s knowing a helmet’s limitations – and your own by Jasper Shealy with Robert Johnson and Carl Ettlinger from Fall 2008 issue – originally posted December 5, 2008 Jasper Shealy is Professor Emeritus, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY. This article includes material from Robert Wilson, Professor, … More »

Easy Cruising – 2012

Mid-range performance in long and short turns. Written by Ron Betts, Test Editor Have you ever watched a ski video—you know the ones I’m talking about, where the athletes rip perfect turns down a 50-degree slope before airing off a cliff—and thought to yourself, “I’ll never do that.” Well, friends, you’re not alone. For a large portion of the ski population, … More »

Gear & Gadgets Fall 2011

  Special thanks to sponsors at the Ski Canada Test at Silver Star 1 You don’t need a day skiing bumps to appreciate the advantages of a Max Sports Bra Top from Shock Absorber ($67). Google “bounceometer” (when the boss isn’t around) for a visual demonstration of how Shock Absorber can reduce damaging breast bounce … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2012

GEAR & GADGETS by Ray O’Reilly  Getting ready for ski season can be a lot more fun than wall sits in front of the TV and abusive spinning classes. A Gibbon slackline from Germany (and a couple of trees in your yard or park) is as entertaining as it is excellent at building core … More »

These Boots Were Made for Skiing

from Buyer’s Guide 2012 2012 Alpine Boot specifications The ski world is growing up and it all starts with your on-slope connection—those weapons that buckle onto your feet. This season’s trends include extending the toe pocket—and moving lasts north of 100— without loss of performance and, as no small benefit, with added warmth. Manufacturers mitigate … More »

Bindings 2012

from Buyer’s Guide 2012 Rad bindings Addressing today’s shift to big-mountain freeriding comes Dynafit’s appropriately named Radical series of bindings. Oversize for fat skis, they offer a novel material mix, making them up to 75 per cent lighter than frame bindings. Anatomically correct, they offer energy-conserving pivoting for uphill and power transfer, and stability on the most demanding … More »

What else is in store?

  There’s no place more telling that the ski industry pushes its boundaries beyond the lifts than in accessories. from Buyer’s Guide 2012 Generation Next Head/Tyrolia claims its Generation Next binding ski toes offer unprecedented stability and re-centring capabilities based on new kinematic science. Expect enhanced solidity both horizontally and vertically, plus much improved tilt control … More »

Pipe, Park & Beyond 2012

    Switch and symmetry are two big words of this genre. Swing-weight is paramount. Riders want light, dynamic and battle-proof boards for sweetening up impact-laden landings. As the Park migrates and morphs somewhat with the Big Mountain division, expect to see more boards with a larger footprint for executing park-style tricks off natural features. Banana board It’s slash … More »

Ladies only frontside skis

LADIES ONLY With women-specific board sales up 20 per cent south of the border last season, the ladies can expect a little extra attention. More than beautiful-looking skis, these come with performance in mind.   An Affinity for easy going Atomic makes going Frontside easier for ladies with its Affinity lineup. The Air, Pure and Storm … More »

Big Mountain 2012

   Size matters in the domain of the Big Mountain—and it doesn’t get any bigger than here. Big Mountain means big snow, air, tricks and glory. It starts around a century underfoot and translates into something beautiful. These are the best-looking boards in the industry, with international artists penning their signatures left, right and centre. But there’s more to … More »

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1 year (4 issues) for $20 + tax!

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