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2010-09-17 11:48:00

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Ski Logik, a new ski manufacturer of unusual skis, is winning awards and recognition with its debut line of skis. Introduced at the SIA Snow Show in January, Ski Logik gained immediate attention and won an innovation award due to the beautiful art on each pair that is handcrafted with wood veneer inlays. Now the company has surprised industry observers by testing higher in performance than established ski brands. Freeskier Magazine's on-snow...

2010-09-14 07:00:00

675 Riders Make A Positive Difference For Those With SCI BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 5th annual Kelly Brush Century Ride drew 675 riders and raised $275,000 for spinal cord injury prevention and research on Saturday. The ride, which began and ended at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt. included 23 participants using hand cycles. "We are absolutely thrilled to see such strong support for the foundation and our mission," said Charlie Brush, Kelly Brush...

2010-06-14 17:58:03

Both recreational skiers and elite ski racers can forget about wax and scrape their skis with a steel tool instead. "Putting wax on modern skis is just as wrong as tarring a plastic boat," says Leonid Kuzmin. His research prompted a big debate a couple of years ago. Now his research has delved even deeper into the subject, and he is now defending his Doctoral Thesis at Mid Sweden University. In his dissertation one may also find some notice regarding the unhealthful consequences of ski wax. A...

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2010-04-20 09:05:00

For people who would like to be better skiers and enjoy the sport more, Montana State University professor John Seifert has some tips. Seifert, a health and human development professor, and a handful of MSU students regularly conduct a variety of skiing-related research, often at Bridger Bowl, the local ski hill just north of town. Together, they search for the answers to many questions, such as "Do sports and energy drinks help people perform better?" "What gear performs the best in various...

2010-03-17 14:47:00

$200,000 National Science Foundation grant for University of Nevada, Reno RENO, Nev., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Imagine packing skis into a suitcase, skis that never need wax or skis that hold a perfect line in all snow conditions. That's just what University of Nevada, Reno students in Kam K. Leang's mechanical engineering senior design course do, they imagine the possibilities of design using nanotechnology. Leang is the principal investigator for the National Science...

2010-02-05 15:41:00

BOSTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- After 39 years of serving the outdoor sporting community, Ski Market is closing its doors for good. Going-out-of-business sales start this Saturday, February 6th, at all seven Ski Market stores located in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. "We would like to express our appreciation to all of our loyal customers for their many years of patronage," said Andrew Ferguson, President of Ski Market. "As a thank you, we are offering skiers and...

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2010-01-10 09:35:00

You couldn't have asked for a better day for a competition. It's minus five degrees, the sun's shining and there's not a breath of wind. The snow's perfect and the biathlete's in top form. He's one of the best "“ he can win the race. Often there's only a few thousandths of a second between the victor and the vanquished, so the gliding ability of his skis is very important. And this depends on several factors, not least whether the wax mixture he's applied suits the particular type of...

2010-01-05 06:00:00

ASPEN, Colo., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Ski.com (http://www.ski.com), North America's largest provider of mountain vacations, today introduced their powerful Ski Flex (http://www.ski.com/skiflex) tool which enables users to search through up to 60 days worth of lodging rates or lodging and lift ticket package pricing to find the travel dates and price that work best for them. Ski Flex is perfect for skiers and riders with flexible travel dates because it helps them find the best deal on...

2009-12-07 09:00:00

CLARKSTON, Mich., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) wants to give Michigan kids an opportunity to get out, have fun and get healthy this winter and has established a statewide program, which provides every fourth grader in Michigan the opportunity to ski for free. Endorsed by Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, fourth graders can obtain a "Cold is Cool" Ski & Ride Passport that gives them up to three free lift tickets or trail passes at 21...

2009-11-10 11:42:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- HoldUp Suspender Company, the company that invented the No-Slip® Suspender Clip, announces Ski-Ups(TM), a new line of patented HoldUp Suspenders created specifically for skiers and snowboarders. Ski-Ups(TM) are designed to hold onto delicate fabrics such as Gore-Tex®, without damaging or tearing non woven materials. They have a patent-pending plastic Gripper Clasp(TM) that ensures the suspenders will never slip...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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