4 new ski innovations that walk the line between crazy and genius

From skis that never need waxing to soft but high-performance ski boots, here’s four innovations that have got us stumped

We get a lot of new ski gear sent our way; some are instant hits, some we’re not too sure about. Some are downright crazy, some are 100% genius… and then there’s a few that are somewhere in between.

Here’s our pick of this season’s favourites. And to all those innovators out there, please keep them coming – however crazy it may seem. Without you we wouldn’t have rocker, double-lens goggles, Gore-Tex and who knows what else…

No-wax skis from Melt

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New ski company Melt have brought out a range of skis that never need waxing. Read about them here.

Where pin and alpine bindings meet

A first glance at the Pinding

A first glance at the Pinding

Pinding, a new touring binding from B.A.M. uses a pin binding for the ascent and a standard alpine binding for the way down. Here’s our verdict.

Soft boots for hard skiers

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The comfort of snowboard boots meets the power and control of ski boots, but does it work? We ask a ski boot expert.

Whip ’em off long johns

These long johns can be whipped off in seconds, making them handy for tourers on the go. Read our review here.