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New equipment for several World Cup athletes

Spring represents the best period for athletes to test new materials and potentially switch from one ski manufacturer to another. A series of World Cup athletes recently announced their new ski/boot brands, the most recent being Vincent Kriechmayr (AUT), who joined Head after 26 years on Fischer. 

Below you can find the main athletes who changed equipment for the next season: 

Stephanie Brunner (AUT) - from Head to Atomic

 

Luca Aerni (SUI)  - from Salomon to Fischer


Roland Leitinger (AUT) - from Fischer to Salomon

 

Estelle Alphand (SWE) - from Rossignol to Head

 

Erin Mielzynski (CAN) - from Rossignol to Atomic


Christian Walder (AUT) - from Head to Salomon


Justin Murisier (SUI) - from Nordica to Head


Vincent Kriechmayr (AUT) - from Fischer to Head

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Big News! Vincent Kriechmayr is now a World Cup Rebel; the 28-year-old from Upper Austria just signed a contract with HEAD until 2022. "Vinz has already shown what he is capable of and together with Matthias Mayer we now have the two fastest Austrians in the speedteam. They can train together and push each other. I am very happy to have Vinz on board and in difficult times like this it is a clear commitment to our Racing programme“ says Rainer Salzgeber from the HEAD Racing Department. "I was looking for a new challenge and with the success of HEAD in the past it was pretty clear that i wanted to make the next step with them. I tried the equipment and it worked from the start. My focus is on Super G and Downhill but I also want to make progress in Giant Slalom too“ Vinz commented after signing the contract in Kennelbach. We are very excited so let`s Rock and Roll @vincent__kriechmayr #HEADWhatsYourLimit #WorldCupRebels #HEADskiracing

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On Monday, June 8 Kaestle skis announced they would be officially returning to the Austrian Ski Federation’s (OSV) supplier pool. Thanks to new partnerships with Dalbello, Lange, and Marker, Kaestle was able to close the deal after a 23-year absence from the OSV pool.

This return of the company to the federation was also driven by the debate Katharina Liensberger had during the past season. 

Cedric Noger is the first Swiss World Cup athlete to join team Kaestle. Mathias Graf is currently the sole Austrian athlete signed to Kaestle, and will be representing the brand at the Europa Cup level.

Now it's time for everyone to start working on the set-up, to start the season in the best way possible. Check out the video below to see how athletes work with their ski technicians to find the best combination of equipment!
 

 
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