FRESH TRACKS - February 23, 2024

Shop Talk – basic jargon for ski shopping

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Reading Time: 4 minutes SHOP TALK “Rocker,” “camber,” “playful,” “float,” “taper”…does all the lexicology in ski gear sometimes leave you confused but nodding in agreement? Here’s a glossary of some basic jargon that goes […]

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Why Skis Turn

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes You may find that I constantly harp on the idea of edging the ski to turn when it seems more intuitive to “turn” the skis to turn, but there is […]

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Big Mountain

Reading Time: 7 minutes More than great window dressing, wide-girthed boards mean business. The Big Mountain category, along with its Alpine Touring (AT) subset, has grown steadily since the advent of rocker technology. With […]

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The Road to Refinement

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Reading Time: 9 minutes How a pair of nacho-munching ski bums went from déclassé to douchebag in five mind-blowing meals served up in Whistler.  BY: PAT LYNCH  *  PHOTOS BY: GARY DAVIDSON  *  Buyer’s Guide 2014 […]

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Big Mountain/Freeski

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Reading Time: 7 minutes Buyer’s Guide 2014 Intro Be the boss Nordica’s El Capo (137/107/125) is a solid, no-foolin’-around, vertically sidewalled twin for big-mountain freeriders. High Rise profile upfront, camber underfoot and a touch […]

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Ski geometry

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Heart of the matter As the ski industry pushes its boundaries, skis, boots and bindings have followed suit. Behind every astounding pro trick, you’ll find an army of engineers looking […]

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