Backshop contributor, Matt Schiller, describes a less-is-more approach to boot set ups for elite skiers.
Your skis may need more prep work than you think before hitting the snow. Here are some signs you may need a stone grind.
We dug a bit deeper to break down the problem, at its root, to help our readers and those impacted by the ban better understand how all this all started, who is involved, how its affecting wax companies, teams, and athletes, and what ski families in North America need to know heading into the 2020-21 season.
Don't leave your skis out in the cold; use this easy seven-step guide to care for your skis between seasons.
With an easy formula and by looking ahead at where you'll be skiing this season, Backshop contributor, Graham Lonetto, helps you figure out all your waxing needs.
Bootfitting pros tell juniors and parents what they are doing wrong and how to make it right.
How to really set up your bindings for speed and stability.
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the insert between your foot and boot liner.
The skinny on sponsorships from equipment manufacturers.
Every great ski racer relies on a professional fitter, and you should too.
Being a ski racer doesn't mean your feet have to freeze.
There's still time to fix your poorly-fitting boots before championship races.
With the competitive season well in the books, now is a great time to test equipment. Here's how.
Get max speed for minimum effort with this novel approach.
Five simple tips to keep the piggies warm and happy.
After the travel ban, what did it take to bring home 120 U.S. athletes and staff earlier this month?
How to get your equipment dialed for a faster final push this season.
If you scratch your head as to when, why, how, or even IF you need to hot scrape, read on to get the lowdown on this often misunderstood process.
After a season of getting everything ready for racing, make sure your new skis are as finely tuned as you are.
Top wax brands share the best products to put in your tuning box this summer.
Here’s where you might be losing speed, and how you can get it back.
What to do when you damage the base of your skis.
Blake Lewis looks back on 1984, Bill Johnson and a lifetime of tech work.
Armed with this information and our interactive map, navigating the Mt. Hood testing scene will be a piece of cake even for novices.
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