• Short Summary

    A NEW WINTER SPORTS SEASON IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE, AND A NEW TYPE OF SKI FROM THE WORLD'S LARGEST SKI MANUFACTURER IN AUSTRIA.

  • Description

    A NEW WINTER SPORTS SEASON IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE, AND A NEW TYPE OF SKI FROM THE WORLD'S LARGEST SKI MANUFACTURER IN AUSTRIA. IT'S THE RESULT OF YEARS OF RESEARCH AIMED AT FINDING A SKI THAT'S FAST, EASY TO HANDLE - AND HARD WEARING... IN FACT A SKI CAPABLE OF STANDING UP TO THE TREMENDOUS STRESSES AND STRAINS OF THE MODERN SPORT OF SKI-ING AND SKI JUMPING. IN THE OLD DAYS WHEN SKIS WERE USED BY TRAPPERS AND PUNTERS SPEED WAS NOT THE ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENT. TODAY SPEED AND STRENGTH ARE EVERYTHING.

    AT THE START OF THE PROCESS WOOD AND STEEL ARE PRESSED TOGETHER FORMING A NEW CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL KNOWN AS "STEEL-WOOD". THE MATERIAL IS THEN STRENGTHENED FURTHER WITH STEEL WIRE THREADS WHICH HAVE A HIGH TENSILE STRENGTH AND THE ELASTIC QUALITY REQUIRED IN THE GOOD SKI. THEN TO FINISH OFF, THE TOP AND RUNNING SIDES OF THE SKIS ARE COATED WITH ALUMINIUM SHEETS WHICH PROVIDE A FAST SURFACE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO RESIST THE TENDENCY TO BUCKLE IN A FAST DOWNHILL RUN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF2EWVRT0ELL3279MGUXHMCWU7
    Media URN:
    VLVAF2EWVRT0ELL3279MGUXHMCWU7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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