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RYAN REPORT – Nordica Strider

In depth: Nordica Strider In this occasionally repeating feature we take a deep dive into the R&D behind some of the most interesting gear in the ski world. Nordica was one of the first brands to make alpine touring boots – oldies will remember the TR line from the 1990s. But they haven’t made a … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying ski boots – pt 1

In my opinion ski boots are the most essential piece in the kit. Skis, poles, clothing: I can make do with not a perfect fit. Anything but my customized boots hurt – I whine all day long – and make it hard to keep toes warm, causing me to whine even more. by Ryan Stuart, … More »

Alpine Boots 2016

No matter how you cut it, the link between our feet and skis is a critical factor in not only how we perform, but also how we enjoy ourselves. With today’s technological advances, the mantra coming from the manufacturers remains: comfort and performance don’t have to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. BOOT UPGRADES   … More »

Boots 2015

This season, expect some of the most comfortable, performance-oriented boots ever. More on alpine ski boots: Getting the Right Fit R U X-PERIENCE – D?  Roxa launches its 100mm-lasted X-Perience freeski series with the tour-ready X-Ride and X-Face, and the stiffer alpine-centric X-Turn. Made solid for big-mountain descents, these three-piece, three- and four-buckle boots all … More »

Boots 2014

Upward mobility is the name of this season’s game. by Marty McLennan, Tech Editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue   All-mountain booty We may have been playing on K2 toys for 50 years, but 2014 marks a huge step forward for the ubiquitous company with its launch into bootmaking. E3 (Energy Efficiency Engineering) is at … More »

Boots 2013

The continued allure of the sidecountry and the growth of skiing variants have driven engineers back to their drawing boards. As can be expected, keywords include performance, comfort, feel, ease of entrance, weight (low, of course) and flex. Custom technologies like thermoforming have come into their own, no doubt in higher-end liners, but also in shells—with Fischer’s Vacuum system pioneering … 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 »

Boots 2011

Boots 2011.1

As the ski industry enters new frontiers, accessories are clearly following suit. Purpose-built boots, bindings and poles cover the range from race-ready to hiking-friendly. This year most of the innovation takes place at the latter end of the spectrum as the Alpine Touring or AT segment increasingly influences the rest of the market. Performance redesigned … More »

RYAN REPORT – Nordica Strider

In depth: Nordica Strider In this occasionally repeating feature we take a deep dive into the R&D behind some of the most interesting gear in the ski world. Nordica was one of the first brands to make alpine touring boots – oldies will remember the TR line from the 1990s. But they haven’t made a … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying ski boots – pt 1

In my opinion ski boots are the most essential piece in the kit. Skis, poles, clothing: I can make do with not a perfect fit. Anything but my customized boots hurt – I whine all day long – and make it hard to keep toes warm, causing me to whine even more. by Ryan Stuart, … More »

Alpine Boots 2016

No matter how you cut it, the link between our feet and skis is a critical factor in not only how we perform, but also how we enjoy ourselves. With today’s technological advances, the mantra coming from the manufacturers remains: comfort and performance don’t have to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. BOOT UPGRADES   … More »

Boots 2015

This season, expect some of the most comfortable, performance-oriented boots ever. More on alpine ski boots: Getting the Right Fit R U X-PERIENCE – D?  Roxa launches its 100mm-lasted X-Perience freeski series with the tour-ready X-Ride and X-Face, and the stiffer alpine-centric X-Turn. Made solid for big-mountain descents, these three-piece, three- and four-buckle boots all … More »

Boots 2014

Upward mobility is the name of this season’s game. by Marty McLennan, Tech Editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue   All-mountain booty We may have been playing on K2 toys for 50 years, but 2014 marks a huge step forward for the ubiquitous company with its launch into bootmaking. E3 (Energy Efficiency Engineering) is at … More »

Boots 2013

The continued allure of the sidecountry and the growth of skiing variants have driven engineers back to their drawing boards. As can be expected, keywords include performance, comfort, feel, ease of entrance, weight (low, of course) and flex. Custom technologies like thermoforming have come into their own, no doubt in higher-end liners, but also in shells—with Fischer’s Vacuum system pioneering … 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 »

Boots 2011

Boots 2011.1

As the ski industry enters new frontiers, accessories are clearly following suit. Purpose-built boots, bindings and poles cover the range from race-ready to hiking-friendly. This year most of the innovation takes place at the latter end of the spectrum as the Alpine Touring or AT segment increasingly influences the rest of the market. Performance redesigned … More »

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