If you wander aimlessly around SIA you’re sure to find a whole range of ski gear, from gimmicky to groundbreaking, fun to funny, useless to useful, etc. Before we unload a whole bunch of gear features on you, take a look at what we saw on our first hour of wandering the floor. Some of this is awesome, and some of it is not…
Tech inserts were everywhere at the show, and expect to see a look at several new (and/or updated) tech-compatible boots in the coming days. Here’s a look at the brand-new K2 Pinnacle 130:
With companies trying like crazy to capitalize on the recent surge of popularity in backcountry skiing, we’re seeing a lot more companies push their own skins, like Kastle
POC, looking very Apple-like:
Powderhorn has some great looking outerwear for 2013-14:
It seems like somebody is always looking for a better ski carry system. Quick Poles’ motto is “2 Poles 1 Hand” but I’m pretty sure that this just used to be called the “Houston Handbag.”
Maybe these guys were intimidated by the above, and that’s why they bailed on the show altogether?
The DPS Spoon is something we can’t wait to try. Check out the base convexity and think about drifting these things sideways in deep snow…
A day that started with deep snow and the Spoon and finished with this just might be as good as it gets:
Speaking of beer, rumor is that K2 will be releasing this Coors ski and that the mountains on the top sheet will change colors with the temperature. Sign us up…
The carbon Volkl Katana VWerks is LIGHT
You know exactly what’s going on here. Stay tuned for an in-depth look at the Dynafit Beast 16 Tech Binding
Stay Tuned for tons more from SIA!