Many skis and boots available for recreational skiers and racers are based off of those the pros use. These demanding skiers put this gear to the test on some of the hardest courses in the world. Here’s a little more information on the skis and boots you will see on your favorite pros and how they relate to you.
Atomic skis and boots
Atomic skis and boots are used by the likes of such famous alpine ski racers as Mikaela Shiffrin and Marcel Hirscher. Doubledeck Technology, Full Sidewall Construction, Ultra Power Woodcore and Servotec are all technologies used in Atomic skis that were born from skis created for World Cup athletes.
Race skis like the Redster S9 are created with some of these same technologies. Servotec truly is power steering for your skis. The pre-stresed rod and elastomer on the top of these skis are the secret to their success. They enable you to make more agile turns and allow your ski to be more stable in the straights. This advanced technology also trickles down to the purely recreational level for use in skis that require a short, quick turning radius like the Cloud 12 women’s ski.
The Atomic Redster series of ski boots, is co-created with Atomic’s World Cup athletes for optimal power transfer and control. These narrow lasted and stiff flex ski boots provide the performance and handling these top level athletes need. Boots like the Atomic Redster Club Sport 110 and Atomic Redster Club Sport 70 are born from the same designs as their World Cup counterparts but with wider lasts, softer flexes and warmer liners. They are perfect for aspiring young ski racers that look up to these pros.
Professional Freerider Dash Longe loves his Dalbello DRS 130 race boot because he skis like a racer – with his weight forward and his knees driving into his turns. With that in mind, the boot that was designed off of the DRS 130 – the Dalbello DRS 60 is the perfect match for your young ripper. They can wear it to race, yet still be comfortable free skiing with the family all day.
French Freestyle skier, Coline Ballet-Baz loves her Dalbello Chakra 95 because it is the perfect balance between being comfortable and being precise. She uses them for everything from slopestyle competitions and training to skiing powder or jibbing rails in the streets. Rest assured, if it works for her, it will work for you. This versatile and comfortable ski boot will work for you no matter where you take it on the mountain. You can even use it with your touring skis!
Proven by the likes of World Cup ski racers American Steven Nyman and Brit Dave Ryding, Fischer race skis are a force to be reckoned with. Modeled after the race skis used on the World Cup, the Fischer RC4 WC SL Men’s Ski is built for one thing – speed. This is the race ski for elite level U16, U21 and collegiate ski racers.
Also built with many of the same technologies as the adult race skis and modeled after those used on the World Cup, the Fischer RC4 WC GS Jr Curv WCP skis will take your young ski racer to the next level. These skis are designed to help your U14 or U16 skier bridge the gap between junior and adult race skis.
Two-time World Champion and premier big mountain skier Chris Davenport uses Kastle skis. As well as two-time US Extreme Freeskiing champion Griffon Post. Griffon loves the BMX series, which is where the BMX 105 hails from. This wide ski has a 19m (173cm)/21m (181cm) radius for arcing big GS turns all day long.
“The Kastle BMX line combines float, playfulness and enough stability to charge hard in any condition.” –Griffon Post
Nordica skis and boots
Professional alpine ski racers David Chodounsky and Felix Neureuther choose Nordica skis and boots. With a design based on the World Cup skis, the Dobermann SLR RB Evo skis are built for skiers who are looking to dominate groomers or race league with a confidence that no ski can match. It is one of the quickest and most powerful skis in Nordica’s collection. Just like the skis the pros use, they engineer these skis in Italy and hand make them in Austria.
The Nordica Dobermann WC 130 ski boot has time and time again proven itself to be the benchmark of the Nordica Collection. It has served Nordica’s best athletes, at the sport’s highest level for over 20 years. Developed and tested by World Cup athletes, the Dobermann WC 130 is designed to make the most impossible turns, possible. Wear the Dobermann WC 130, because performance matters.
Rossignol skis and boots
Frida Hansdotter, Henrik Kristoffersen and Michael Matt are some of the best alpine ski racers in the world. They are part of Rossignol’s band of heroes that test and use Rossi race skis. The Hero Elite LT Ti skis and Hero Elite ST Ti skis are born from this racing lineage. Developed in the race room, these skis bring power and precision to everyday skiing. If you are looking for a perfectly balanced full-throttle recreational ski to make tight slalom turns, the Hero Elite ST Ti is for you. If you are looking to carve big arcing GS turns, go for the Hero Elite LT Ti. Either way, you can’t lose.
If you are a smaller athlete or woman you will appreciate the Hero World Cup 110 SC race boots. Modeled after those used by the pros, it is a powerful, high performance boot with a narrow fit. Additionally it features a shorter cuff for women and smaller athletes.
Your boots are your critical link between you and your skis. Alpine ski racer Marie-Michele Gagnon wears the Lange RS 130. The 130 is Lange’s award-winning, high performance race boot with near unanimous best-of-test results for technical experts and ski racers alike. It has a 97mm last, mono-injection shell with a Dual 3D Liner. It delivers World Cup power and precision with an exact, race-inspired fit. All boots in the RS line are developed from boots worn by elite level ski racers on the World Cup.
We are confident you will find that these competition tested skis and boots are just what you need to conquer the slopes. Stop in or shop on line for you competition tested, athlete approved ski gear today.