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Making the most of your skin skis is easy

Madshus Intelligrip skin skis makes classic skiing a breeze. Photo: Stefano Zatta/Madshus

A 3-step guide to perfect kick and glide. Skin skis continue to top the sales charts, and it’s easy to see why: Skin skis make it a breeze to get out for a weeknight workout. Skin skis lower the entry barrier to Nordic skiing for recreational skiers who find kick waxing to be tricky and […]

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Optimizing the Skin Ski

With the Madshus Redline Intelligrip ski and MOVE binding system, the skier can adjust grip and glide on the skin ski by moving the binding backward and forward on the binding plate without taking the skis off. While Rottefella bindings have been movable since the launch of the NIS system more than 10 years ago, […]

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Inside the Factory: Building Skin Skis

How do we build skin skis? Constructing the optimal skin ski presents a handful of added challenges compared to traditional skis. Most importantly, you want to make a ski that makes you forget that you’re skiing on a skin ski. To do that, you want to make sure you maintain the properties of the ski […]

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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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