V2 Shock Absorbing Ferrules

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Many skiers who have purchased our competitors shock absorbing roller ski tips (ferrules) found them to be so unreliable that they told us they would never buy them again.  We discovered that the unreliability was due to poor design.  In order for a rollerski ferrule to be strong and reliable the carbide tip must be firmly embedded in the plastic housing.  Why?

 

2018 Winter Olympics

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Winter Olympics 2018

After three bids South Korea was awarded the Winter Olympics. First they lost to Vancouver in the 2010 bid and then Sochi for 2014. The Korean National ski team usually buys the less expensive aluminum shaft roller skis, but they must be getting more serious since they are going to host the Olympics. Last week every ski they ordered was our most advanced XLQ hybrid shaft skis along with a very large quantity of spare wheels. According to Wikipedia it looks like they have some nice ski areas. Have worked in Japan, but never been to Korea, would be kind of fun to go there for the Olympics.

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.

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