New team member Brian Smith was first overall in the pinnacle race of the Nordic season in Crested Butte. Skiing on a Fast Wax combo of Extreme White & HSF-10 Green Brian was able to hold off some outstanding athletes and win his first ever 42K Alley Loop. Hopefully he can keep this great form up for when he travels over to Europe for the Winter World Tri Champs in Finland March 26th.
In other skiing news .....Pomoca was sold to Salewa/Dynafit. The Swiss skin manufacturer Pomoca was recently purchased by the parent company of Dynafit....Salewa. The Salewa brand is not big at all in the US but has a solid mountaineering presence in Europe. Under the Salewa corporate umbrella is Dyanfit, a brand most backcountry skiers know of here in North America.
A lot of top racers in Europe have been on this brand of skin for many years, and now that Dynafit will have access to this product, expect to see more access to these skins for our market. Rumor has it that they are quite fast...ask Brian Smith...he's on pair of private labeled Dynafit skins that are made by Pomoca. The team has done numerous downhill glide tests and these Pomocas always win in our snow conditions here.
A by the way....The Green Bay Packers are Super Bowl Champions! The Powder wasn't too bad before the Super Bowl!