SECOND GENERATION FERRULE

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SECOND GENERATION VP-RSTD10

The second generation VP-RSTD10 is even better than the highly praised first generation. The shock absorbing plunger unit that retains the spring is now produced in the same tough Du Pont™ material as the ferrule with the carbide tip. In the new design damping is more precise and by eliminating three parts the spring-loaded plunger is both lighter and more durable.

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NNN BINDINGS

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WHY IS THERE “SLOP” IN MY XCELLARATOR BINDING?

A number of people have asked me why some Xcellarator bindings have forward and rearward motion when mounted to the ski. The answer is due to the design and plastic tolerance factors. Plastics have mold and post mold shrinkage variations. There are many factors that affect molded part dimensions and the subject is very complex.

(You are probably wondering what I know about molded parts?

SURPRISES IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

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Employee from the past: Yesterday morning my wife and I were flying out of Manchester Airport for a long weekend. As always when flying I use my STAR backpack. While waiting to board a couple sat down across from us. After a few minutes the man noticed the STAR backpack looked at me and said. “Len?” He looked familiar but before I could figure out who he was he said. “Carl.” Last time I saw him was some twenty-five years ago.

SWEDISH NEWS 5/10/15

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Rikard Grip, head coach for the Swedish XC Team, is going to have to find some new talent very quickly. Grip knew that this was the last year for Johan Olsson, but now both Daniel Richardsson and Lars Nelson have decided to end their career. Daniel, like Johan, will be doing marathon races while the hero of Sochi has decided to become a software engineer. Lars has applied to the engineering school at the University in Oestersund.

JOHAN OLSSON

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Johan Olsson wants to win Vasaloppet

When Johan left the Falun World XC ski Championships in March he was convinced this was his last season as a XC ski racer. Olsson has several Gold, Silver and Bronze medals from the Olympics and World Championships and had decided to start another career.

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