Thursday, February 18, 2010
Product News: SNS Wedge
The SNS Wedge is a Salomon innovation that allows skiers to enhance the efficiency, power and length of each skate stride. It is lightweight plastic insert that is mounted under the binding, raising the front of the foot by 5mm, tapering back down to 1mm at the heel.
The Wedge increases the skier's ankle flexion, thus allowing for a more powerful beginning of each skate stoke - In other words, by increasing the angle at your ankle, the ski 'squirts' ahead, up the hill (or ahead), increasing the 'free-glide' feeling.
The SNS Wedge can be mounted under SNS and NNN (screw-in) bindings only.
VIDEO: Italian National Ski Team tech talks about the Wedge and it's benefits.
The SNS Wedge, seen here in red (plate) mounted under the skate binding - The Wedge will also fit on NNN R3 screw-in bindings
A view from above of the SNS Wedge - mounted here on Valerio Chechi's skis - one of Italia's National Team members. Salomon has added hundreds of SNS Wedges to 2010 Olympians' skis all week long.
Ivan Babikov has been using the SNS Wedge since the end of last season
Posted by Salomon Nordic at 9:57 PM