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INSIDE THE FACTORY: TUNNEL TESTING

August and September is crunch time for the R&D test crew. Join them on a trip to the ski tunnel. The dawn of the indoor ski tunnels in the mid-2000s significantly eased the workday for the Madshus research and development department, test crew and service techs. From August until there is consistent natural snow outside, […]

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Passion for Perfection: The Daily Grind

Roger Dahl puts the same attention and precision into every ski he grinds, whether the ski belongs to Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Heidi Weng or a recreational skier. Photo: Stefano Zatta

Starting with the 2017/18 season, Madshus will offer our proprietary World Cup grinds to everyone. But what are these grinds and why do grinds matter? Meet the head of the grinding department: Roger Dahl. Dahl has been involved in grinding skis since the first stone grinders came on the market in the mid- to late […]

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Inside the factory: Making use of summer

Peter Blom testing skis at Sjusjøen in April. Photo: Stefano Zatta

The snow may be melted, but the Madshus test crew never stops testing. Check out how they pick the perfect skis. This time of the year, Peter Blom and his fellow Madshus test-crew members are testing and selecting over 1000 pairs of skis for the upcoming World Cup season. “We have been testing extensively since […]

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Inside the factory: Testing

In the early summer, the Madshus test crew is working hard on perfecting products. Photo: Madshus

Making the best skis in the world is no coincidence. Before a product ships, there are years of research and development, testing and retesting. How do we test our products, and what do we test? Take a trip with the Madshus test crew. Right now, in the early summer, they are super busy getting everything […]

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Summer Maintenance for Skis

Madshus marathon racer Øystein Pettersen (NOR) works on his skis during a test camp at Sjusjøen this spring. Photo: Stefano Zatta

Clean, wax and summer prep your skis and in a few simple steps. You have probably put away your skis for the season, but did you prepare them for a summer in storage and a new winter? Taking good care of your skis not only make them fast, it also makes them last longer. Glide […]

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From idea to product

Feedback from athletes is crucial in the development process. Photo: Stefano Zatta/Madshus.com

Where do product ideas come from, and what steps do they go through before they arrive at the retailers? Bjørn Ivar Austrem, the head of research and development at Madshus, explains that it can take years from an idea is on the table until the product is for sale. Sometimes the process is much faster. […]

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Gear up for Spring Skiing

Longer days, lots of sunshine, perfect tracks waiting to be skied. Get your gear and join us! Photo: Inge Scheve

Spring skiing is some of the best there is, and its even better when you’re well prepared. Long days, lots of sunshine and a whole season’s worth of accumulated snow pack – it is time to explore! Head for the hills and the mountains, and roam terrain that might not be open other times of […]

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Stepping up for the Future

Madshus partners with NSFs new project SNOW. Photo: Ian Coble

Madshus is partnering with the Norwegian Ski Association to roll out project “Snow.” Madshus er utstyrsleverandør til Norges Skiforbunds nye prosjekt: Snø. Grasrottiltaket Snø skal bidra til at barn får et godt utgangspunkt for skiglede gjennom lek og aktiviteter på ski, i regi av skolen. Dette er visjonen for Snø: Alle barn skal få muligheten til […]

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Redline Redefines the Race

  Stian Hoelgaard, who has been on the podium consistently for years and currently leads the overall Ski Classics youth competition, has one ultimate career goal: to win Vasaloppet. “Vasaloppet is the hairiest race on the schedule. It’s the biggest ski race in the world. It’s 90 kilometers and everyone starts on the same starting […]

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Care for new skis

New skis are ready to use straight from the box, but some extra care can make them even better. Photo: Simona Adelwart/Madshus

So you got new skis for Christmas: Now what? While new skis are ready to be enjoyed right out of the box, a helping of TLC will make them race ready. Here is how to make sure you get the most out of your new equipment. Start by cleaning the skis well as even brand-new […]

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