What’s the big deal with the new Madshus Redline 3.0?

What’s the big deal with the new Madshus Redline 3.0?

Presenting the most complete line of World Cup-level to date, there is a Madshus Redline 3.0 model to cover all conditions and fit every need for ambitious skiers aiming to be #SeriouslyFast.

With three versions for both skate and classic skiing, including both a skate and a classic model featuring the brand new transparent green bases that earned World Championship medals last winter, as well as the classic double-pole ski and the classic IntelliGrip skin ski and a full line-up for juniors, the Madshus Redline 3.0 series features a model that will have you covered from the coldest, firmest snow to sloppiest slush.

But don’t take our word for it. Here is what the World Cup champions say.

Why Redline 3.0?
The Redline 3.0 is the result of three years of intense research and development, testing and collaboration with the top Madshus athletes.

Krista Pärmäkoski (FIN) is one of several World Cup racers who have contributed to the rigorous process. The 30-year-old Finn is entering her 14th season at the World Cup level and aiming for her fourth Winter Games in February. This is what Pärmäkoski says about the Madshus Redline 3.0 lineup.

In your opinion, what’s the big deal with the new Madshus Redline 3.0?
“Both the new classic and skating skis have changed a lot from the 2.0 version to the new 3.0. For skating, the new Redline 3.0 goes really well in uphill terrain, and the tips of the skis feel super light because the flex profile of the ski has changed a bit. The skate skis are also stable to ski and easy to control,” says Pärmäkoski, and continues:

“For the classic skis, Madshus has done lot of work and testing in order to find good flex profiles. In developing the Redline 3.0, Madshus was careful to keep all the good features from the old skis and then improved them even more. As a result, the new Redline 3.0 classic skis are easier to ski, it is easier to get perfect kick, and the grip is even more reliable. And finally, they also feel really fast on downhill sections.”

Curious about the features, technology and construction of the innovative new Redline models? Take a deep dive into the nuts and bolts under the hood of the all-new Redline 3.0 with Madshus Technology Director Bjørn Ivar Austrem.

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Krista Pärmäkoski (FIN).

What about the transparent green bases: What are they and how do they work?
When Madshus’ transparent green bases first hit the snow on a race course last winter, they were immediately successful. Svein Ivar Moen, who is one of the lead ski developer at Madshus, explains why.

“We’ve been working on the transparent green bases for several years, as a part of a bigger project to develop ski constructions and fluor-free base technologies that beat traditional skis that use fluorocarbon compounds as additives in the base material. The transparent bases are attached to a warm-condition ski with an entirely new construction compared to traditional warm condition skis,” Moen says.

He points out that the medal Harald Østberg Amundsen (NOR) earned on those skis at the 2021 FIS World Championships in Oberstdorf (GER), represents a milestone for the Norwegian ski manufacturer.

“Madshus has made extremely fast fluor free bases for several years, but the green bases were developed specifically to work with the new ski construction in warm, wet conditions with old, transformed snow where bases with fluorocarbon additives traditionally have tended to glide better than those without fluorocarbons,” Moen explains.

Check out the full line of the Redline 3.0 – coming to a retailer near you and online right now 

Madshus World Cup service technician Sylvain Fanjas-Claret shows off a pair of Madshus Redline 3.0 skis with the new transparent green bases. Photo: Madshus