Ski-cross world champion Filip Flisar amps up his speed across the powder with a little help from a jet-powered backpack. With the pack on, he can hit speeds north of 75 mph, though the temperatures on his back can reach over 1500°F.
We’re currently in Tokyo for a few days, so there’s no better time to feature this hilarious bit of old Japanese TV in which they launched a series of car and truck tires down a ski ramp to see how far they would fly. We’re pretty sure this is how Katamari Damacy started.
Like many people, we could use a little assist with our ski technique. CARV’s high-tech insoles and motion sensor modules collect data on your foot pressure, balance, turning, speed, and overall control. Its companion smartphone app provides audible coaching and stats tracking.
The Sheffield Ski Village once was home to the UK’s largest man-made ski slope. The facility was destroyed by fire in 2012. A group of freeskiers recently returned to the abandoned slope to drum up support for bringing the park back to life.
It’s fun and easy to use Burton’s Beeracuda outdoors year round. Keep a tidy six pack of cold cans in the insulated sleeve, and reward yourself for your efficiency by placing a bonus can for yourself in the koozie-enhanced shoulder strap.
Keep it cool ripping the piste this Spring with Bern’s sleek Kingston helmet. 16 air vents and external slider keep you breezy; Zip Mold Plus® technology keeps the low profile lid strong but light. It has a sweet Bluetooth-ready knit liner too.
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