• 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

    1.
    GTV FACTORY
    0.05

    2.
    SV PAN OLD TYPE SKIS TO NEW MODELS
    0.16

    3.
    SCU DESIGNER AT DRAWING BOARD
    0.19

    4.
    CU DITTO
    0.22

    5.
    CU SIGN ON DRAWING OF NEW SKI "COMPACT R.S.L."
    0.25

    6.
    SCU NEW SKI ZOOM IN TO CU OF STEEL WIRES INSIDE WOODEN BODY
    0.33

    7.
    CU SIDE SECTION OF MODEL OF NEW SKI SHOWING STEEL WIRES
    0.38

    8.
    SV TESTING TEAM PLACE NEW SKI ONTO TESTING MACHINE
    0.46

    9.
    SCU DITTO
    0.52

    10.
    CU MAN SECURED SKI ON TESTING MACHINE
    0.58

    11.
    SV MAN AT CONTROL PANEL
    1.01

    12.
    SCU MAN CLOSES TRANSPARENT MACHIEN DOOR
    1.04

    13.
    CU STARTING TEST
    1.05

    14.
    SV SKI DURING SLOW SPEED TEST
    1.16

    15.
    CU DITTO
    1.23

    16.
    CU MEASURING INSTRUMENTS (2 SHOTS)
    1.33

    17.
    CU SKI DURING FAST SPEED TEST
    1.37

    18.
    SCU MACHINE CONTROLLER
    1.41

    19.
    CU MEASURING INSTRUMENT
    1.49

    20.
    SCU TESTING MACHINE STILL IN OPERATION
    1.54



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    Background: 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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  • Data

    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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