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Mind Your Spine

Mind Your Spine
Scott Compression Reducer X
Crashes happen. But with body armor, injuries don’t have to

Your ski-movie heroes might be fearless, but they aren’t stupid. So don’t think for a second that they aren’t padding up underneath that cool outerwear before they go huge in the pipe or charge that steep, rock-studded line in Alaska. In the past, lots of pro athletes have adapted padded motocross apparel to their uses. Now companies like Scott USA (which happens to have a motocross line, too) are offering ski-specific body armor. Example: the Compression Reducer X.

Summer Schooled: Casting Call

Features

After spending a relaxing day on the river, it's easy to get hooked - once you get over the whole fish-catching thing.

Go Deep: Four Steps to Sweet Powder Skiing-Stage 4

Features

The Double-Black-Diamond Powder Skier

Preseason Strength Training: Trunk Extension

Features

Want to ski better than ever? Try our preseason strength training fitness plan, and we guarantee you will.

Preseason Strength Training: Body Weight Squats

Features

Want to ski better than ever? Try our preseason strength training fitness plan, and we guarantee you will.

Paralyzed, Swiss' Beltrametti Heads Home

News

Swiss skier Silvano Beltrametti is paralyzed from the chest down after a crash during a World Cup downhill and will be transferred to a special facility in his home country.

Day Three: Arapahoe Basin

Travel

Once again, we had to have the lifts turned on after-hours.

Ski Boot: Rossignol Soft

Gear

Rossignol's new Soft boot incorporates their Cockpit frame with an elastomer flex-management device on the boot's stiff spine for support with a ridged sole and lateral reinforcement.

From the Ground Up, Shouldering Responsibility

Instruction

When can you tilt your shoulders, and when must they be level?

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