FreerideTestival 2016 | Testing as its finest
Good vibrations at this year's Freeride Testival presented by BMW xDrive
The Freeride Testival presented by BMW xDrive is the biggest freeride ski test in the Alps.
Off-piste oriented skiers have the opportunity to gain an overview of the latest skis for the coming winter season. In the meanwhile the ski industry will benefit from the valuable feedback from the end consumers. So, on the two testival weekends we have left the stage to the skis and mingled ourselves together with our PINDING® and the LIEBLING skis with the freeride crowd, to get a feel for the needs of our customers. And here's our review.
This year's Freeride Testival turned out to be a great get-together of freeride and ski enthusiasts with a common passion: skiing. In Austria's snowy ski resort Warth Schroecken and against the backdrop of the freeride glacier Kaunertal, the various ski models of multiple ski manufacturers were tested through its paces. Fresh snow and plenty of sunshine accompanied the off-piste oriented skiers during their countless tests on different skis. Perfect downhill runs with top material called to our minds once more what skiing means to us. And at the end of the day our turns and the funniest incidents were still remembered. And the knowledge that not every ski is equal...
drop'in at the Freeride Testival
Once again it became obvious: Skiing on and off-piste with good material prepares twice as much pleasure. Choosing the right ski is influenced by various factors such as the individual constitution, the personal proficiency and preferences. The various ski models by LIEBLING for example, represent a Bavarian attitude to life, that is characterized by individuality and humor. The brand LIEBLING thus joins the ranks of many newcomers, exotics and selfmade ski labels that must not be afraid of the comparison with the established ski brands in any way. For the topics: Women's Freeride "Welcome to the Powder", Freeride touring "Earn your turn", Allmountain Freeride "Everyday Freeride" and Big Mountain Freeride "Big Dump" the approximately 40 exhibitors knew to satisfy the needs of the demanding skiers optimally. Note: The test results of the tested skis will be published in the coming winter season 2016/17.
We at B.A.M. talked a lot with the people and gained valuable impressions on the individual needs. The fact is, our PINDING® will provide an important compromise in terms of safety and the up- and downhill performance for touring bindings. In combination with various ski models certainly an attractive setup ;)
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