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MEN'S JOURNAL | 09.08.2020

Style & Design 2020: The Most Lust-Worthy New Cars, Gadgets, and Gear

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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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REVIEW: 2019-2020 WNDR Alpine Intention 110

10.27.2019

WNDR Alpine was started when a biotech company teamed up with 4FRNT Skis founder, Matt Sterbenz, to experiment with new materials — particularly bio-based materials — in order to create both higher-performance and more sustainable skis.

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Pep Fujas: from the Farm to K2 to WNDR (Ep.100)

09.09.2019

Pep Fujas has always been at the forefront of freeskiing, and he is now looking to move the industry forward once again.

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Matt Sterbenz Announces First Athlete on New Ski Line, WNDR Alpine

09.04.2019

After 17 years with K2, Pep Fujas just announced that he will join the WNDR Alpine team as the brand’s first athlete and VP of Marketing and Product Development.

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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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The First Skis Made From Algae Bioplastics

07.09.2019

The First Skis Made from Algae Bioplastics were launched by Americans. The brand name is WNDR alpine and the ski are called Intention 110.

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The Green Ski Revolution: Matt Sterbenz launches the WNDR Alpine ski brand

07.06.2019

It’s June, and stacks of tiny laminated ski cores are neatly piled outside the Checkerspot Design Lab, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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