Thursday, October 22, 2020

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?

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.

Backshop: How to put your skis away for the summer

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An ounce of prevention, as they say, is often worth a pound of cure.

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

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The skinny on sponsorships from equipment manufacturers.

Flat, Flat, Flat

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

Finding the Boot Whisperer

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

Cold Feet About Race Boots?

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Five simple tips to keep the piggies warm and happy.

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 Simple Steps for Fast Skis

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Get max speed for minimum effort with this novel approach.

Make the Most of Your Mount

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

5 Last-Minute Fixes for Race Boots

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

Man vs. Machine: Is a Handheld Edger Right For You?

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New ski-tuning tools are becoming a staple in the ski racing world.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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: All About That Base

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

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.

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: 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.

The World’s Greatest Ski Tuner

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

Backshop: The Secret to Super Fast Skis

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It’s the trickle-down effect, and here’s how it works.

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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