Monthly Archive: January 2015

Jan 28 2015

Meidjo wins ISPO Gold Award

Meidjo wins Gold award for innovation from ISPO.

  The M-Equipment’s first product, the Meidjo telemark binding will receive a Gold award from ISPO at the upcoming European trade show for its innovative design. Meidjo combines a Dynafit style low-tech toe piece with a spring loaded plate that attaches to the 2nd heel of a NTN boot. The binding weighs approximately one pound …

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Jan 27 2015

Amer Group goes deep into the BC

Salomon's MTN Explore

  The belief that interest in backcountry skiing will continue to grow is evident in many booths at the Winter Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City last week. As ever there are a ton of new skis, boots and bindings on display providing a tangible peek at next season’s toys.

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Jan 24 2015

Ryan Gellert talks about Black Diamond’s Responsibility in Backcountry Safety

Ryan Gellert, then of Black Diamond Equipment.

Last January 2014, at the annual Outdoor Retailer Winter show Verde PR teamed up with Emerald Expo to convene a panel of industry leaders to talk about the Business of the Backcountry. In the 1st video in this series, Bruce Tremper discusses the high volume of new backcountry skiers and what that means to avalanche …

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Jan 23 2015

Scarpa to trim TX from US

Scarpa's TX to be  unavailable for 2016.

  Madsen and I have been scheming for years on ways to grow interest in telemark skiing. We have no illusions about taking over the world in a wave of free heel euphoria, but our best laid plans will come to naught unless the equipment to do the dance remains available. So imagine our consternation …

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Jan 20 2015

Alpine Touring Boot Roundup for 2016

Khion Carbon

  The evolution of Alpine Touring boots marches on with more players in the light is right area and ever more models with tech fittings standard. From the marketing materials send out pre-show, there is nothing revolutionary, but with so many good products already available, who’s crying for a revolution? Steady improvements characterize next years …

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Jan 17 2015

Meidjo Revised to Fix Production Flaws

Revised mount will now have four screws holding the cable down.

The reports are flooding in and M-Equipment is responding by modifying components of the binding and tightening quality control. Thus, problems that are being reported are being fixed. Pierre Mouyade, Meidjo’s designer contacted me to say, “Begin January I discover a problem on the low tech. The four pin inside the 4 spring of the …

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Jan 15 2015

Mike Hattrup on Industry Responsibility

hattrup

  Last January 2014, at the annual Outdoor Retailer Winter show Verde PR teamed up with Emerald Expo to convene a panel of industry leaders to talk about the Business of the Backcountry. The questions posed were important and I felt it was important that this seminar be shared beyond the floor of the trade …

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