Thursday, October 22, 2020

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.

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.

Cold Feet About Race Boots?

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Five simple tips to keep the piggies warm and happy.

Backshop: Can Your Gear Last Another Season?

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Between equipment, tools, wax, races and coaching, there’s no question that ski racing is an expensive sport.

Backshop: Nine Steps For Late-Season Success

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

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.

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

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The skinny on sponsorships from equipment manufacturers.

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: Goodnight Tune

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How to put your skis to bed for the summer.

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.

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.

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?

Your Straight/Forward Guide To Boot Cuff Alignment

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The what, why, and how of achieving the important angles you might be missing to maximize performance.

Backshop: All About That Base

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

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.

Finding the Boot Whisperer

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

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: The Secret to Super Fast Skis

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

Backshop: How to Buy New Race Skis and Boots

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Relax, take a deep breath, and follow these trusted tips to dial in your fastest equipment ever.

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: 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: 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.

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: 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.
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