The PSIA-AASI national staff sure had a rewarding experience at the SIA Snow Show in Denver this past week.
We chatted with many of our equipment suppliers about just how important having a relationship with America’s professional ski and snowboard instructors is for this business. And we also had some productive meetings we hope will result in exciting announcements in the coming weeks.
Here, in our last little highlight reel of cool new equipment from the show floor, we check out three more products we think will have an impact on how you hit the slopes next season.
Elan Spectrum 115 ALU
Elan takes a giant step forward with its Amphibio Profile, which mixes rocker and camber technology, by integrating it into skis such as the Spectrum 115 ALU (blue in the above photo), and the Spectrum 105 ALU (green in the above photo), as well as three other new skis in the Spectrum line. ALU refers to Elan’s ALUblade technology, which features an increased layer of aluminum underfoot on the inside edge of each ski for additional control, responsiveness, and grip.
Photo (above) of Elan's Gary Fleming by Peter Kray
The Lid is POC’s new super-wide field of vision frameless goggle. The lens attachment system (which is patent pending), is designed to provide an unobstructed view to improve spatial awareness, as well as a skier or snowboarder’s reaction times. The lack of frame also allows for snow and water to easily slide off the lens.
Photo (right) of POC's Willie Ford by Peter Kray
Rossignol Soul 7
Rossignol extends its 7 line of big-mountain skis with the Soul 7, a backcountry-minded board that has already won several tradeshow awards for innovation. Along with an all-mountain profile of 136/106/126, the ski features Rossi’s new patented “Air Tip” technology, which not only reduces weight, but also improves flotation and steering in off-piste, mixed-snow conditions.
Photo (right) of Rossignol's Nick Castagnoli by Peter Kray
- Peter Kray