Red Creek Brush Program

A couple of years ago I posted a video of a simple brush sequence, and we’ve sold a lot of brushes based on that video. It must have been good marketing. But in the last two years we’ve continued to work with different materials, and that old video is now a lie. We use other brushes […]

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Intelligrip Test

Let me begin by heaping scorn upon waxless skis of all kinds. Zero skis and various forms of “hairies” have a secure place in the pantheon of superior performance solutions; I’m not talking about them. I’m talking about the various fishscales, other no-wax patterns, and more recently, mohair skins, that promise versatile and easy solutions […]

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Craftsbury Demo Weekend

We’re just unpacking from a great weekend of demos at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. As depressing as the region-wide lack of snow may be, a captive audience of the most eager skiers in New England skiing laps of a 1KM snowmaking loop is a great situation for us! We had skate skis on the snow […]

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Race Recommendation for West Yellowstone Supertour Sprint

Today’s testing in West Yellowstone finally featured the cold overnight temperatures that have been promised for tomorrow’s sprint races, and the test results showed some unsurprising new trends. Harder paraffin solutions jumped to the front of testing, and a shell of synthetic paraffin hardener appeared to offer a very good benefit. The paraffin skis all […]

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Paraffin & Powder Testing West Yellowstone

Austin was back on the testing beat today in West Yellowstone and he generated one of the more interesting set of results I’ve seen. Since it was a snowy day, and still warmer than we expect for race day, we didn’t invest in too much test material on the snow. Austin just prepared a single […]

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Paraffin Test Results from West Yellowstone

After taking a couple of days to log some k’s on the perfect tracks in West Yellowstone, Amy and Austin got to work today. Amy is coaching at some of the masters camps; a great opportunity for her to have direct contact with a different population from the normal Nor-Am crowd. And Austin got dumped […]

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Wax Testing Results from Government Peak

Erik Mundahl is back at it. There is snow on the ground in AK, so he’s testing wax. No – there are no races scheduled anytime soon. Erik isn’t testing wax for a specific race, he’s testing wax because we ask him to test wax. And why do we ask him to test wax? Well, […]

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Tad is a Tiny Hummingbird

This year Tad Elliott will have a sticker on his Salomon skis depicting a hummingbird. Generally when we do special stickers for people it’s something whimsical, or a bit tongue in cheek – a way to poke some gentle (or not so gentle) fun. Tad’s hummingbird is different, and a whole lot more meaningful to […]

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Double Poling and the Future of Classic Skiing

Six or seven years ago many of the top World Cup sprinters started double-poling sprint courses that had previously seemed implausibly difficult for double-poling. People predicted that the end of classic skiing as we know it was near. Around the same time the top long-distance skiers started double-poling more and more classic marathons. People predicted […]

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KV+ Poles

Big Announcement! We’re carrying KV+ Tornado poles this year, available at our webstore here. Amy and I have written competing product announcements. Vote on facebook for which version you think is the best. Amy’s Version Last winter Zach picked up a pair of the blue KV+ Tornado poles from one of the Canadian distributors. We […]

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