Thursday, October 22, 2020

Flat, Flat, Flat

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Backshop contributor, Matt Schiller, describes a less-is-more approach to boot set ups for elite skiers.

Starting The Season With a Stone-Grind

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Your skis may need more prep work than you think before hitting the snow. Here are some signs you may need a stone grind.

Future without fluoros: a complete guide

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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.

Backshop: How to Put Your Skis Away for the Summer

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Don't leave your skis out in the cold; use this easy seven-step guide to care for your skis between seasons.

Wax Buying 101

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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.

Backshop: 5 Mistakes You’re Making with Boots

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Bootfitting pros tell juniors and parents what they are doing wrong and how to make it right.

Make the Most of Your Mount

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How to really set up your bindings for speed and stability.

Do Top Racers Use Footbeds?

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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the insert between your foot and boot liner.

Deal or No Deal: What it means to be ‘sponsored’

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The skinny on sponsorships from equipment manufacturers.

Finding the Boot Whisperer

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Every great ski racer relies on a professional fitter, and you should too.

5 Ways to Keep Feet Warm in Race Boots

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Being a ski racer doesn't mean your feet have to freeze.

5 Last-Minute Fixes for Race Boots

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There's still time to fix your poorly-fitting boots before championship races.

Backshop: Summer is the Sweet Spot to Test Equipment

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With the competitive season well in the books, now is a great time to test equipment. Here's how.

Backshop: 5 Simple Steps for Fast Skis

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Get max speed for minimum effort with this novel approach.

Cold Feet About Race Boots?

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Five simple tips to keep the piggies warm and happy.

After travel ban, US scrambled to bring home 120 athletes, coaches

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After the travel ban, what did it take to bring home 120 U.S. athletes and staff earlier this month?

Backshop: Nine Steps For Late-Season Success

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How to get your equipment dialed for a faster final push this season.

Backshop: Hot Scraping Tips for Spring Skis

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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.

BACKSHOP: Are Your Skis as Ready as You Are?

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After a season of getting everything ready for racing, make sure your new skis are as finely tuned as you are.

Summer Ski Wax Recommendations from the Pros

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Top wax brands share the best products to put in your tuning box this summer.

3 Winning Fixes for Skis and Bindings

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Here’s where you might be losing speed, and how you can get it back.

Backshop: All About That Base

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What to do when you damage the base of your skis.

The World’s Greatest Ski Tuner

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Blake Lewis looks back on 1984, Bill Johnson and a lifetime of tech work.

Summer sessions: How to test skis at Mt. Hood this year

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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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