Snowboard Technology and the Need for Outdoor Gear Innovation

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Skis Today-Wide is King

When I started skiing in 1975, I could have never imagined the idea of snowboarding. But technology never ceases to amaze me.

Snowboard technology in particular has revolutionized snow sports. Just look at how skis today are looking more and more like snowboards–tips are wider, shorter length is better, etc.

Have you noticed that over the past few years skis are starting to look more and more like snow boards?

 

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Snowboard Technology | See the Resemblance to Modern-Day-Skis?

Skis today are wider and more balanced like a snowboard…

I’m a boarder and a skier so I welcome the innovations… but I do have to give kudos to the riders who broke out with the new technology years ago, because it has also made ski technology all the better.

It’s been a while since there was any major radical innovation in outdoor gear technology. Maybe its time again. If you are dreaming up something, go for it… I think the world is ready.

-Ashley Denton

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2 thoughts on “Snowboard Technology and the Need for Outdoor Gear Innovation

  1. I started as an instructor when the new technology was taking root. Initially it caused major tension between skier and snowboard instructors.

    It took some time for the on-snow teaching techniques to catch up with the technology too.

    • Thanks for your insight Edy… In hindsight do you think the tension was because of the trendiness of snowboards at the time, or because the skiing industry felt threatened by the new technology because they didn’t see how the innovation would translate into dollars for the ski companies? Just curious your perspective on this…

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