With tradeshow season underway we’ve got a handful of products we’re psyched on for the upcoming season. Some have been announced – others are rumored. All are rad. Take a look and let us know what you want to see come SIA…
Dynafit: New Boot & Ski
Probably the thing we are most excited about is the new Khion boot. Here is what we know.
- Designed for the same type of skier as the Vulcan – though not a replacement.
- Removable tongue is gone.
- 4 Buckle boot with patented open/closure system (which we’re ambiguous on at the moment)
- Bump stops clearly positioned near instep (red) and appear adjustable to some extent.
- Liner utilizes BOA closure. Appears a lot of work went into this liner – a welcome change.
Dynafit Ski – Dynafit hired mad scientist Cody Barnhill at the end of last season (formerly of 4Frnt). And guess what? The new Dynafit skis will kick some serious ass – at least on paper. The secret sauce lies in two areas. One, they’ve matched the reverse camber nature of the ski to the sidecut radius (or it appears they have). Plus, from what we can tell, the sidecut radius is pretty mellow – something we’re a big fan of. Only thing that remains a bit of an eyesore is the skin attachment hole near the tip but otherwise we’re psyched on this new line of skis. Two models – the Hokkaido (117ish under foot) and the Chugach (108 underfoot)
Blizzard Touring Ski
We’ve become huge fans of the Blizzard freeskiing lineup with one complaint – they aren’t light. Well, they’ve addressed their heft with their new Zero G line of skis. These are designed with touring in mind. Word is though they are light – they aren’t as prone to deflection as one would think…
Scarpa has been crushing the AT boot market the last 3 years with the Freedom SL and Maestrale RS. Now they’ve added a stiffer version of the Freedom to their lineup. We’ve heard the fit is slightly different though time will tell…
Salomon AT Binding Boot
For the last 4 years its been rumored Salomon is coming out with a tech binding and a useable tech boot. The wait is over. Sorta. While the boot will make an appearance in North America next year the binding is supposedly Euro only. Also the company will be releasing a touring lineup of skis…
DPS Tour 1 Construction
Maybe its our age (yes, our average age around the office is now 30) but we’re heavily contemplating a racer-light kit. The new DPS line of skis fits the bill perfectly. These skis were built with one thing in mind – be as light as possible. Perfect for spring touring or big missions where skiing mach loony isn’t really the point. Three skis include the Cassier 95, 99 and 112RT2
G3 is adding a few more bindings to the Ion line. Check below for the whole scoop.
Rossignol FKS with updated AFD
This one we don’t even have pictures of but we’re hearing a walk-to-ride style FKS binding from Rossignol. This would mean you could now ski your vibram style soles in the best binding on the planet…
We will be attending SIA in about a week. Please let us know what you want to see.