Skiating getting easier

1987/02/01 Aizpurua Sarasola, Joxerra Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria

In winter of 86-87 ultrabritos materials can be applied to conventional skis. Espadrille cutting boards will be made available to any skier; some materials, such as kevlar and carbon fiber, will be lowered from the existing roof to be more accessible to a greater number of people; the anti-vibration materials of winter competition skis will be used in a greater number of sinks, that is, among the plates that make up the board will be introduced materials that absorb the vibrations generated during jumps or turns. Today, by means of the tools glued to the board (fixations), you can get connections of different brands so far incompatible. Therefore, in 1987 a good sky can be long, flexible, ice-resistant and passable in untrodden snow.

Reflective radar in boots

The tape that carries the electronic device sticks to the boot, as seen in the image. The key to the latter fruit of Swedish technology lies in the danger of snow roles. The name of this electronic system is Recco, and is not placed only in boots, but also in soups, cubes, backpacks, etc.

The Recco reflects the unidirectional radar waves emitted by modern detectors used in SKI stations. The echo sent by Recco can also be received from a helicopter.

The price is not fully defined, currently sold with boots.

New fabric: 8 times more insulating

This fabric is called Cap 20. The impermeability of the fabric is total, that is, it does not pass water drop, while the air and water vapor that the body needs for perspiration are well spent. Nothing special is seen, neither Gore-Tex, nor Teflon, nor plastification. The most unique feature of this fabric is that its treatment is invisible. Price of the anorak 18,000 sts. is around.

Anorak with thermostat

K-Way is the company that has launched this experimental article. An elegant anorak in itself, bright colors, with all the anti-cold armor. The lining of the pocket backpack is aluminized plastic, with resistances in some fabrics that connect to a light battery on the back. The heat range is 4 hours and the heat level is regulated by a thermostat. The anorak not only serves for skiing, but also for motorcycle riding, for example.

In addition, it incorporates a radar reflector Recco against snow roles. Also K-Way Bip. If snow rodents have caught under the skier, the photosensitive cell receives no light and emits a sound as if it were a kind of transport so that anyone in the environment can hear it. The price is 70,000 ptas. No joke!

Accessories: 4 bearings that hold anything

Tyrolia has always taken special care to quickly release the boots and reduce the friction of the bindings. When designing bindings, torsion forces, side bending falls, etc. We must also take into account the parasitic frictions that occur on the plate where the sole is held and on the ends of the boots.

Therefore, four Teflon bearings (mobile on their axles) can be seen in the "400" series fixations. Although the shoe sole deteriorates, the boot will remain in these four points. These bindings have an approximate price of 10,000 ptas.

Three multipronged boots

The first boot, presented by Solomon House, has the following characteristics:

    Closing key on the foot (visible from the outside) 5 positions to regulate the previous base The internal pressure is obtained by blocking the heel. The adjustment is obtained by micrometric screws. The position of the screed can be adjusted in 4 ways
  • Front tilt adjustment in 3 positions (15º, 18º, 21º)

The second boot comes from the hand of Trappeur. The use of carbon fiber represents a weight saving of 20%. The settings are four, all invisible. The first in the ankle (for good heel positioning), the second in the neck, for the third advance (3 positions) and the last in relief of front pressure. The boots of this house have two additional features: on the one hand, the reflective Recco is incorporated and, on the other, the resistance heater is under the feet.

The last boot is presented by the Italian company Dolomite. This is the "DS 500" model with the following characteristics:

    The micrometric adjustment can be done behind the boot, the pressure is done on the neck to hold the heel. Press, Key Anchor to hold the foot well
  • Heel height adjustment

In addition, electric heating, etc. we also find them in these boots.

The price of these boots is 30,000 <unk> 40,000 ptas.

Sky background: sky on rails

So far we have talked about alpine skiing and its components. In this section we will indicate the novelty presented by Rossignol in the section of skis of background.

It is known that the problem that the skiers of the bottom have always posed, that is, the conduction of a footwear not rigid, fixed by one end, causes problems of centering on the heel; for example, when climbing or lowering strong slopes.

In order to overcome this problem, the house Rossignol formed a relief in the form of rails on the sky. The shoe sole features female rail relief. Therefore, when the foot is leaning on the sky along its entire length, there is no slack or off-center of the foot. Price 50,000 pts. is around.

Monoskia in the backpack

Researcher Chistian Roche has invented a detachable monoski. The device combines a pair of alpine skis for one minute with two intermediate parts and a fastening system.

As the skis are slightly separated, the stability obtained is good. The price is 10,000 ptas. approximately.