When you spend your winter skiing off a sailboat in Iceland, you’re going to have to fix your gear every now and then. Skier and sailor Vidar Kristinsson does exactly that. He is committed to keeping his gear working, both out of sheer necessity, and because he feels it’s rewarding to figure out how to fix the problem himself. Patagonia wants you to do the same with your own stuff, and their new Extended Play initiative has that covered.
Two things about this video: 1. That line is super sick, and gets us really stoked on the fact that snow is starting to fall. 2. The fact that RYLO’s camera is capable of a stabilized floating 3rd-person view of skiing is pretty rad, and signals a new era of action sports capture. RELATED: RYLO's Game-Changing 360 Camera What may look like a follow-cam drone view is actually the camera riding on Miles Clark’s backpack-mounted selfie stick. The camera’s software stabilizes and automatically
Nope, this video doesn’t contain any skiing. However, one of the biggest parts of our experience in the ski world are the brands we wear, but how much do you actually know about that $600 Gore-Tex jacket hanging in your closet, waiting to go get abused on the skintrack this season? Take a look inside the nuts and bolts of how Arc’teryx creates your favorite pieces of apparel, from concept to finished product.
At this point, it should come as no surprise that Eric Pollard is a wizard of ski design. Pollard has been around since the dawn of freeskiing. What started as designing topsheets has morphed into full-on passion for ski design. Over the past 17 years, we have seen everything from fat floppy twin tips (think the original Sir Francis Bacons) to hard-charging powder skis like the Mordecai and the Magnum Opus, to playful all-rounders like the Blend. Last year, Pollard took inspiration from