Pad enables skiers and snowboarders to pull off tricks safely
By Ryan BradleyPosted 05.25.2011 at 10:00 am 0 Comments
Six years ago, Aaron Coret, a 20-year-old engineering student at the University of British Columbia and an aspiring pro snowboarder, launched from a 50-foot jump at Whistler Blackcomb. “I remember coming off the lip of the jump and dropping my shoulder too hard. Right then I knew that I had lost control,” he says. “The second I touched down, I lost feeling in my entire body. I slid 60 feet to the end of the landing and stared up at the sky, wondering what my life is going to be like now that everything had changed.”
In the five years that Popular Science has run the Invention Awards, we’ve seen a lot of remarkable things come out of people’s garages. Some are designed to treat the sick or save the planet. Others are simply fun to play with. But no matter what the purpose, the brilliance of the inventions and the dedication of the individuals behind them are always inspiring.
When you're bundled up in your mountain wear and strapped into your downhill gear, the last thing you want to do is take off your gloves and fumble with electronics. Bringing high-tech to high places, Recon Instruments' goggles bring all that digital info you need, from temperature to altitude to where the hell all your ski buddies are, directly to the inside of your goggle lens.
Bright ideas and products in skiing and snowboarding, from a Norwegian hotel built into a mountainside to an inflatable pack that can save you from an avalanche
By Megan Michelson and the Skiing Magazine staffPosted 11.19.2009 at 12:01 am 0 Comments
Skiing and snowboarding have always been cutting-edge sports, thanks to renegade personalities and high-tech gear. But this ski season, designers are stepping it up to a whole new level. Here, take a look at some of the finest in snowsports tech—and enter to win some gear of your own.