After skiing the same Völkl Kikus for eight years, it was time for a change. Don’t get me wrong, I loved those skis, and they served me well. They are still my teaching skis for days when I know I’m just lapping the magic carpet. But those skis have taken a massive beating, and it was time to upgrade. It […]
In celebration of Earth Day today, 4/22, Rossignol unveiled the world’s first-ever recyclable ski: the Essential. The Essential lineup will be available in limited quantities for the 2022-2023 season. Related: Chris Davenport and Bode Miller’s Daily Driver: SCARPA’s New 4-Quattro Series Boots According to Rossignol, more than 75% of the ski is 100% recyclable. So how do they do it? The ski […]
WARNING: Watching this video will make you want to drop everything, buy a Rossignol Sushi, and go ride neck-deep powder in Japan. Japan is known for incredibly deep snow, unique food, onsens (hot springs), and snow monkeys. Xavier De Le Rue and the Rossignol snowboard team traveled to Japan last winter to immerse themselves in Japanese culture and see what all the […]
The Look Pivot has been a favorite amongst ski racers, mogul skiers, freeriders, and park rats for quite some time now.It was one of the first releasable ski bindings developed and hasn’t changed much since the 1990s.Similar to modern snowshoes, ski bindings initially consisted of a cable that held the boot in place.At that time, a skier had a 1% chance of injuring himself in a day and 10% of skiers got injured within one season.There was a design push for a safer binding and in 1948 Jean Beyl, a sporting goods manufacturer out of Never’s France invented the first binding with elastic travel.
PIQ (famed for golf and tennis sensors) has teamed up with Rossignol and developed a 13-axis ski sensor to record every movement you make at the mountain. The sensor comes with a special strap that attaches to any ski boot, and records stats such us edge-to-edge speed, G-force and carving angle; jumps air time, G-force at landing and rotation. In […]