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August 24, 2011

Madshus Annum and Epoch skis – we love them!

Filed under: Gear,Latest news,Shop News,Ski touring — MAC Team @ 5:31 am

Just wanted to share our experience with the Madshus Annum and Epoch skis. They really are our choice of ski for the backcountry in Australia. The Annum is single camber (like a downhill telemark ski) with a great climbing pattern on the base. You can climb just about anything and they are so easy to turn.

The Madshus Epoch is the sister ski to the Annum and is the perfect touring ski the Australia’s backcountry. It has a soft double camber and is a little narrower in the shovel (ski tip) which makes it the go-to ski for touring. Provided you pick the right height for your weight, you get plenty of glide on the flats and they turn well on the downhills.

Try them out, we have both in hire and for sale and we are happy to work with you to find the ski that suits. Don’t miss this spring skiing on these skis!

Backcountry day trips – Introduction to ski touring

Filed under: Gear,Kosciuszko NP Tours,Shop News,Ski touring — MAC Team @ 4:43 am

One of our favourite things to do is to introduce our customers to the pleasures of ski touring. We’ve been taking lots of people out lately with the beautiful weather we have had in the past few weeks. It doesn’t matter if you have never skied before, or if you come from a downhill skiing background, it is easy to get away from it all on cross country skis.

We are loving the new Madshus skis that are making it so easy for people to take their first steps in coss country. Look out for a video soon featuring these skis.

The spring skiing season has just begun and there is plenty of snow on the mountains for touring, so give us a call.

June 2, 2010

Return of the ‘haries’

Filed under: Cross country racing,Gear,Shop News — MAC Team @ 5:31 am

When the Winter Olympics were held this year in Whistler, British Columbia the teams experienced conditions that frustrated their professional wax technicians.  Big wet flakes fell on the tracks and the temperatures hovered around zero Celsius.  They gave up on their expensive waxes and resorted to an old solution that has returned to help.

This should bring a wry smile to the faces of skiers here in Australia (more…)

March 25, 2009

Naxo AT bindings discontinued

Filed under: Gear,Latest news — MAC Team @ 12:40 am

Rottefella has announced that they will discontinue maufacture of Naxo bindings in order to refocus on their core business of nordic and telemark bindings. (more…)

September 21, 2008

Rottefella NTN

Filed under: Gear — MAC Team @ 11:06 am

ntn.pdfPDF document of new NTN tech updates. 

August 6, 2008

Black Diamond Boots

Filed under: Gear — MAC Team @ 11:48 am

Check out the update on Black Diamond Freeride and Telemark boots at Still great snow with fantastic depth now.img_0077.JPG 

March 4, 2008

BD Tele boot promo movie

Filed under: Gear — MAC Team @ 10:38 pm

Black Diamond has posted this great little promotional video on their new boot site. It’s worth a quick watch while we wait for the winter snow to come. You can sign-up there too to be kept in touch with developments. (more…)

February 15, 2008

Black Diamond tele boot range

Filed under: Gear — MAC Team @ 11:35 pm

Black Diamond Equipment introduced its new telemark and AT boot range in Salt Lake City on 2 January 2008. According to sources in BD ‘this is “hands down” the biggest thing we have ever done’ and has (more…)

February 7, 2008

Macpac sold to Mouton Noir

Filed under: Gear — MAC Team @ 12:20 am

The iconic New Zealand based Macpac has been sold to a local New Zealand company Mouton Noir which acquired Fairydown during 2007. Moutoin Noir’s group of three owners (more…)

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