It’s been a busy week at DODGE Ski Boots.
After some “hiccups” caused by new material we’re using, I’ve finally been able to get back in the groove of making parts for the cuffs. I’m busy molding the parts and Dave is busy trimming and assembling them. We should be all caught up by the middle of the coming week. Yay!
We actually got to do some skiing this week. At least a few racing runs. Tuesday was Little Spruce for the weekly Stowe Ski Bum race. The Broken Toys team had a good showing with James Laughlin placing 3rd Fred Bross skiing well ahead of his handicap, me slightly ahead of it (using the Bob Burley school of thought … show little improvements each week) and Dave just slightly off his usual pace.
Last night was the Bolton Corporate Race League, with the Ski Express Team having a good showing. Even though Graham Lonetto’s “Edgewise” team had the faster young horses, our “Ski Express” team had sufficient speed to fully capitalize on our generous age handicaps. I haven’t seen the final results, but it looks like, with the handicaps, only Dorin Montonaeu (63? years young) of “Edgewise” was able to best Dave, me and Cece Teague. Looking forward to next week.
We had a good shot of snow on Wednesday. Not nearly what southern Vermont or New England got, but every bit helps. And it’s snowing again this morning. The forecast calls for flurries, but there’s a nice patch showing on the radar coming off Lake Champlain, so who knows?
We’re getting our plans set for ISPO in early February. It’ll be nice this year because the World Cup visits Hinterstoder, Austria on February 5 & 6, so we’ll go there to cheer on Warner Nickerson, then back to Munich after the race. We’re getting a lot of interest from Europe for the DODGE carbon fiber ski boot. Trying to finalize things so I can make reservations.
We’re also testing our own new powerstrap design and like what we’re seeing. Racers have been asking for a strap they can cinch tightly, especially when they’re wearing shinguards. There is a popular after-market brand being using by many racers, but we think we have something that goes a few steps further. We’ll be making up more concept prototypes for testing and putting them on the hill over the next few weeks.
If you (or a racer you know) isn’t already on a DODGE carbon fiber ski boot, write me and ask about our mid-season incentive program to help you make the decision to go faster on a DODGE. Contact me at [email protected]
Well, time to “maka da boots”.