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Man vs. Machine: Is a Handheld Edger Right For You?

By Todd Carroll - Contributor

New ski-tuning tools are becoming a staple in the ski racing world.

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Do Top Racers Use Footbeds?

By Matt Schiller - Contributor

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the insert between your foot and boot liner.

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Finding the Boot Whisperer

By Jim Schaffner - Contributor

Every great ski racer relies on a professional fitter, and you should too.

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Deal or No Deal: What it means to be ‘sponsored’

By Todd Carroll - Contributor

The skinny on sponsorships from equipment manufacturers.

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5 Last-Minute Fixes for Race Boots

By Jim Schaffner - Contributor

There's still time to fix your poorly-fitting boots before championship races.

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3 Winning Fixes for Skis and Bindings

By Jim Schaffner - Contributor

Here’s where you might be losing speed, and how you can get it back.

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5 Ways to Keep Feet Warm in Race Boots

By Jim Schaffner - Contributor

Being a ski racer doesn't mean your feet have to freeze.

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Make the Most of Your Mount

By Jim Schaffner - Contributor

How to really set up your bindings for speed and stability.

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The World’s Greatest Ski Tuner

By Jim Schaffner - Contributor

Blake Lewis looks back on 1984, Bill Johnson and a lifetime of tech work.

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Backshop: 5 Simple Steps for Fast Skis

By Jim Schaffner - Contributor

Get max speed for minimum effort with this novel approach.

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