Introducing FW | Gear for Alpine Living

by Newschoolers
Sep 20th 2019 - 8 comments

Drawing inspiration from the Swiss Alps’ natural forms, exuding simplicity and intricate detail, FW’s garments combine ultra-technical fabrics with an understated, minimalist aesthetic. The apparel is fit for use in harsh, wet, freezing-cold conditions and it also styles seamlessly into your streetwear look.

Blizzard ZeroG 105 ski review

by LeeLau
Apr 13th 2019 - 3 comments

New for the 2019-20 season Blizzard completely revised its ZeroG lineup releasing all skis in the lineup with new molds, new construction, and in three widths. For review, Blizzard provided the ZeroG 105 ski in 180cms length. To recap, the ZG105's predecessor (released in 2015) was the ZeroG 108 touring ski. The ZG108 was an instant cult-classic. It was reasonably light, mid-fat, stiff, relatively straight and rewarded aggressive skiing; truly transcending the one-ski-to-do-it-all bullshit that marketers constantly spin. People loved the ZG108; it made me a Blizzard fan-boi.

The ZG108 made few concessions to user error. By contrast, the new Blizzard ZeroG 105 reviewed here upholds the virtues of the ZG108 while tweaking tip, tail and rocker profile slightly to bring out different aspects of the ski. Bliizzard cult-members can rejoice in that the ZG105 still has the aggressive bones of its predecessor but still has enough forgiveness that user error is not corrected by a series of tomahawks.