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Archive: January 2012
The Skiershop.com crew just returned from the 2012 Snowsports Industries America tradeshow in Denver, Colo. Here is a sneak of Icelantic Boards’ 2012/2013 line.
The Skiershop crew was recently at The Snowsports Industries America tradeshow in Denver, Colorado. Here are a few pics from day 2 while we work on an edit and dealer interviews that we collected while scoping the new gear.
Continuing with our goal to provide unique gear to the skiing community, Skiershop is excited to bring in Black Crows Skis for 2011/2012. Black Crows are an independent ski brand (just 5 years old) from France and developed by riders Bruno Compagnet and Camille Jaccoux. And while everyone right now is drooling over next year’s gear at SIA, here is where you can learn about Black Crows in addition to buying a pair…
Via Black Crows: Developed to allow a wider range of skiers to benefit from the Corvus 196 technology, it was necessary to adjust the ski in terms of construction, width and flex distribution. With a slightly less raised tip for better rotation, an increased sidecut for a more compact ski and a lightweight wooden core, the Corvus 185 meets our high standards of versatility and performance. For this 2012 edition, the flex has been even more refined on the front part of the ski.
Freeride, piste, ski touring, telemark, these red Corvus are the skis that can do it all, whatever the conditions. Both a formidable weapon for high speeds and a disciplined partner for short turns, they also show their full potential in rough uneven snow.
Via Black Crows: Intimidating on paper, the Sevun provides an incredible feeling of lightness and ease of use. With a turn radius of 25 metres, remarkable for a ski of this size, the Sevun perfectly reflects our vision of skiing: instinct and creativity in every kind of terrain.
Extremely agile in powder snow thanks to its floating capacity and an exclusive shape, this ski is also capable of carving through hard snow and will allow you drive it with high precision. And when one of those rare days that the powder seekers live for occurs; those magical days when floating means happiness, the Sevun can show the full extent of its potential: unlimited.
Via Black Crows: The latest addition to the collection and the first Black Crows ski to use the rocker technology, the Nocta was designed by Julien Regnier a pioneer in reverse camber development. The modern sidecut makes the Nocta a powerful weapon for powder skiers, while its soft and dynamic flex allows for great handling in any snow conditions. With its 18 meter sidecut radius, the Nocta also carves well on hard snow.
Double Rocker: its front rocker, long and gradual, allows the Nocta to be very effective in deep snow and its back rocker, more moderate, provides an excellent stability at high speed. The volume distribution also ensures a maximum efficiency in powder snow, notably due to its floating and stabilizing tail. Lightweight and well balanced, centre mounted, this master of freestyle backcountry is the weapon for big jumps and switch run-ins.
Its easy rotation, its stability at high speed and the incredible confidence that it provides in every type of snow makes it the ideal tool to play with the terrain and gravity. A simple and precise ski which inspires complete confidence, whatever the conditions, including in the air.
Ski to do everything and go everywhere, the reputation of the Navis was built on the combination of comfort of use and precision.
Noah Ranallo, Skiershop.com Team Member has been poking around Mad River Glen during this low tide early season. Here’s an edit he put together from the MLK weekend storm that blessed Vermont. Also keep your eyes peeled for Noah in this year’s Ski The East Freeride Tour. - Erme Catino
We at Skiershop.com realize that not everyone lives in a ski town. Many people work in the city and head up to the hills for the weekend. So in an effort to give away some free schwag, we are having a weekend photo contest. Post your best picture from skiing this weekend to our Facebook page by Monday 1/23 Noon EST, and enter to win a free pair of Flylow gloves and a Mammut Scarf. We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook page Monday afternoon.
Here’s another reason why everyone should visit British Colombia…
Via Salomon Freeski TV: Deep in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia Chris Rubens, Elyse Saugstad and Kim Havell put the new Salomon Guardian binding to the test.
Skiershop Team rider Scott Donahue is reppin’ hard in Mammoth. Peep the new edit his crew just dropped, featuring a fun twist from Duck Tales and Dipset, with riding by Parker White, Nick Miles, Jimmy Greenleaf, and Scott. – Erme Catino
We at Skiershop and all ski bums of Stowe, Vermont are finally enjoying our first real snow system of the New Year. Yesterday the mountain received around 5 inches, and more snow is forecasted this afternoon and tonight – the timing couldn’t be better with a long weekend approaching.
We heard it rained in Boston and New York, so you might want to escape those puddle ridden streets and come up to our winter wonderland.
Also, don’t forget to stop by Skiershop and pick up some fresh new demo’s or try out some rockered boards. See you in Stowe!
Editors Note: Skiershop Team Rider Adam Mikaelian and Send It Studios have arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah. However, until a few days ago winter was still late to the party. That all changed this past weekend when Snowbird finally received a fresh nine inches of fluff. It was enough to cover the rocks for a short period and allowed the boys to slay some powder. They also found time in the dry spell to create a hilarious intro… – Erme Catino