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BLISTER REVIEW | 07.08.2021

WNDR ALPINE LAUNCHES NEW POW SKI: THE REASON 120

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Review: 2021 WNDR Alpine Vital 100

04.27.2021


The Vital 100 is clearly a step above when it comes to how well it smooths out the harsh vibration of rough, firm snow conditions.

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WNDR Alpine Builds Skis With Algae

02.17.2021


“When Checkerspot approached me with the ambition to develop modern polyurethane from algal-derived oil inputs, and that we could tune materials specific for the applications, I was like, ‘I had no idea that was even possible.’”

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The Vital 100 Wins An ISPO Award and Sustainability Achievement

01.25.2021


The Vital 100 from WNDR Alpine shows what is possible in the ski industry of the future. The backcountry ski is not only light and stable, it also impresses with its very good edge grip.

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WNDR WINS FAST COMPANY INNOVATION BY DESIGN AWARD

09.30.2020


Intention 110 ski is the winner of the Fast Company 2020 Innovation by Design Award in the Sports and Recreation category.

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WNDR Alpine’s 20/21 Lineup with Matt Sterbenz, Pep Fujas & Xan Marshland

08.09.2020


MattPep and Xan came to Crested Butte and sat down with us in Blister HQ to fill us in on WNDR Alpine’s new materials.

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The Gear Closet: Bike-to-ski equipment designed to excel on the long haul

07.22.2020


The skis, bikes, bags, trailers, and more relied on during a 16-day, self-supported sufferfest in the Pacific Northwest.

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WNDR Alpine Launches Backcountry Ski With Biomanufactured Performance Material

07.15.2020

Checkerspot has unveiled the Vital 100 ski by its outdoor consumer brand WNDR Alpine featuring Checkerspot’s new Algal Cast and Algal Hard Foam polyurethane materials.

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a vehicle for an innovative, algae-based materials play in the outdoor space

07.15.2020

Matt Sterbenz helped launch WNDR Alpine after nearly 20 years running 4FRNT Skis, a first mover in the independent ski movement.

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WNDR Alpine Launches The Vital 100 Backcountry Ski

07.09.2020

Checkerspot, Inc., a materials innovation company, announced today the launch of the Vital 100 ski by its outdoor consumer brand WNDR Alpine.

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WNDR Alpine Bio-Based Ski Materials Are Eliminating Waste From Ski Production

07.08.2020

WNDR Alpine marks first anniversary with enhanced Algal Tech and Vital 100.

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WNDR Alpine Takes a Whole New Approach to Ski Manufacturing

07.08.2020

Introducing Algal Cast, Checkerspot’s next biomanufactured performance material.

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WNDR Alpine Takes a Whole New Approach to Ski Manufacturing

02.15.2020

Matt Sterbenz, the founder of 4FRNT skis and WNDR Alpine, has broken new ground in the world of ski manufacturing.

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Algae Skis — WNDR Intention 110 Ski Review

02.12.2020

Algae composites make a lightweight ski from the future.

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Catching Up With Pep Fujas

02.11.2020

Pep Fujas tells us about the evolution of his involvement with WNDR Alpine, his family trip to Bulgaria and this year’s Japan plans.

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What’s It Like to Ride Skis Made of Algae?

02.11.2020

Last summer, 4FRNT founder Matt Sterbenz flipped the ski manufacturing industry on its head when he announced that he was working on a new backcountry ski made with algae.

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This Company Thinks Algae Will Make Better Skis

02.07.2020

Matt Sterbenz believes his company, WNDR Alpine, may have just made the best ski ever. It happens to be built with algae.

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The Wild World Of Microbe-Made Products – Skis Now Included

01.08.2020

This winter, you can carve the fresh powder of the backcountry on a pair of high-performance, eco-friendly skis designed by world-famous athletes and made from a material produced by microscopic algae.

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Fresh tracks: biotech skis take to the slopes

12.20.2019

What if sustainably derived materials can not only compete with traditional, petroleum-based materials, but actually beat them out? That was the first question Checkerspot founders asked themselves.

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GEAR:30 - WNDR Alpine’s New Skis (Ep.63)

08.30.2019


4FRNT Skis founder, Matt Sterbenz, recently launched WNDR Alpine, a new company that’s incorporating biotech into skis.

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Biotech hits the Backcountry: Checkerspot & WNDR Alpine (Ep.98)

08.26.2019


What does biotech have to do with backcountry skiing? And what does microalgae have to do with skis?

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Are Matt Sterbenz And WNDR Alpine The Future Of Backcountry Skiing?

08.04.2019


Short answer: While there’s a lot of work to do, WNDR Alpine might well be bringing about a serious revolution in the snowsports industry.

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