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ÖSV - AUSTRIA SKI TEAM
WINTERSTEIGER is exclusive machine supplier of the Austrian Ski Federation ( Austrian Ski Federation ) since 1998.
- Race NC (2x)
- Sigma RS 200
- Omega RS 350
- Mercury M sdp
“Ceramic Disc Finish technology is the state of the art.”
WINTERSTEIGER has been the exclusive machine supplier to the ÖSV since 1998. Around 30 staff in the service department work on edges and structures to ensure the success of the Austrian ski team. In the Nordic events, the Race NC racing stone grinding machine is used for the biathlon, Nordic Combination, and ski jumping.
The automatic Mercury L sdp is delivering best times in Alpine events. All the equipment for the youth and European Cup squads was ground using Mercury machines. As of this year, they are also being used for the entire World Cup squad.
Toni Giger, head of R&D, is impressed by the Mercury automated ski service machines. And he is convinced that high-quality machines provide the only basis for further improvements to structures and edges.
Toni Giger: “Ceramic Disc Finish technology lies at the heart of the Mercury. It’s state-of-the-art for edge grinding. We’ve already won one World Cup medal with the Mercury automated ski service machine – others are bound to follow.”
DSV Deutscher Skiverband
WINTERSTEIGER is official technology partner of the German national ski teams since 2001 .
- Race NC (3x)
“Longstanding partnership improves structure quality.”
The German Ski Association (DSV) owns 3 Race NC racing stone grinding machines, two of which are located at its main site in Oberhof with another one in Bad Reichenhall. The Race NC enabled the DSV to bring about significant improvements in the quality of the base structure. The extremely positive outcome: Around 95 % of the structures used in the Nordic Combined, cross-country, biathlon, and ski jump competitions in the World Cup were manufactured in the DSV Technology Center.
Enrico Heisig, director of the Oberhof Technology Center: “WINTERSTEIGER is a longstanding technology partner that has proved to be reliable and innovative. The Race NC grinding machine has enabled us to steadily improve structure quality. The engineers have confidence in the machines and this rubs off on the athletes. They know that they will have the best possible base structure for their next event.”
- 2x Race NC
- Trimjet Racing
- Micro NC
- Omega RS 150
- Discovery SSF
“A WINTERSTEIGER tool and Fischer expertise provide the ideal basis for top-quality machines.”
The longstanding collaboration between Fischer and WINTERSTEIGER forms the basis for ski tuning to World Cup standards: WINTERSTEIGER provides the tool and Fischer the expertise. The result is genuine innovation. The racing service department of Fischer Sports uses 4 Race NC and a Trimjet Racing for edge tuning.
August Burgstaller, head of racing service at Alpin: “The Race NC allows us to precisely reproduce a base structure that’s proved itself in competitions. This gives the athletes confidence and has brought us a great deal of success, especially in the Nordic events. We estimate the precise edge angle using the Trimjet Racing. The disc technology provides ultra-precise edge quality.”
- Trimjet Racing
- 2x Trimjet
- 3x Race NC
- Sigma S 200
- Sigma RS 200
- 2x Micro NC
- Discovery SS
- Discovery SSF
- Twin Shuttle 3C
“Ceramic Disc Finish is a key factor behind our racing success.”
The racing service department of Atomic has put its faith in WINTERSTEIGER machines for many years.Ceramic Disc Finish edge grinding technology made its first appearance on a Trim 90 way back in 1997. Nowadays, the Race NC delivers the ideal base structure and the Trimjet Racing provides the perfect edge tuning.
Christian Höflehner, director of racing at Alpin: “Our racing team had only good things to say following some testing on snow: Ceramic Disc Finish technology delivers the highest levels of bevel angle accuracy and precision on the lateral edge and base edge. It is a key factor behind our racing success. We also welcome the ease of use of the machines, particularly the structure preview shown on the display. WINTERSTEIGER has been a partner of ours for many years: A high level of expertise, super after-sales service, and a rapid response are what make WINTERSTEIGER different.”
- Race NC
- Trim NC Dual
“Edge precision down to a tenth of a millimeter.”
Each year, Stöckli uses the Trim NC and Race NC to prepare around 1,600 pairs of skis for its racing teams (World Cup to C squad). The Trimjet Racing is also used for edge tuning for the juniors for capacity reasons. Urs Kälin, former professional skier and WINTERSTEIGER area sales manager, was the inspiration for the "WINTERSTEIGER-Stöckli success story".
Bernhard Matti, head of racing: “The edges are prepared using the Trim NC, with the disc technology employed to grind both the base edge and the side edge angles precisely to a tenth of a millimeter. No other grinding technology guarantees such precise edge geometry.”
- Omega RS150
- Trimjet (4x)
- Micro 1
“Discovery delivers an edge quality that is at least on a par with manual machines.”
A Discovery with 4 modules replaced the existing machinery in 2017. The outstanding edge quality produced by the Trimjet impressed the racing department, so Völkl decided to use WINTERSTEIGER automated machines. The automated ski service machine is ideal for every application: Racing skis of every type and the test contingent. Many pairs of skis were ground during an intensive session at WINTERSTEIGER headquarters in Ried, after which the machine and service modules were configured to Völkl’s exact requirements.
Michael Mangold, head of racing: “The high degree of professionalism of WINTERSTEIGER was in evidence during the comprehensive testing session at their head office and in the very thorough consultancy services they provided. The consistent edge quality that we are accustomed to with the Trimjet is still there with the automatic Discovery. We are hugely impressed by the outstanding quality provided by our new automated ski service machine.
One distinct advantage of the Discovery is its suction-less grinding. Each ski goes through the machine without any problems, regardless of its surface. In our case the UVO vibration damper on the tip of the ski.”
- Discovery S
- RS 200
- Trim 91
“WINTERSTEIGER technology has brought us some stunning successes.”
Blizzard has been a partner of WINTERSTEIGER for many years. The successful racing service team uses theSigma RS racing stone grinding machine and the Trimjet Racing automatic edge-grinding machine.
Bernhard Knauß: “We only work with the most reliable partners in racing, which is why we’ve been teamed up with WINTERSTEIGER for so many years. It is a coming together of top performance and top service! The Trimjet Racing combined with disc technology enables us to grind absolutely precise edges. It guarantees us the best possible result and has brought us some stunning successes: World Cup wins, Olympic victories, crystal balls, and many other medals.
We’re also extremely appreciative of the quality and speed of the service that we receive from WINTERSTEIGER. Something that is particularly important during a World Cup season, as we can’t afford any downtime if we want to remain competitive.”
- Race NC
- Trimjet Racing
- Mercury Lsdp
“Innovative feed system produces best results.”
Head was already using the Race NC racing stone grinding machine for the base and the Trimjet Racing for the edge. These were joined by the automatic Mercury L sdp in 2017. The continually increasing grinding volume lay behind the decision to introduce automation, while the good experiences with the manual machines paved the way for the Mercury.
ÖSV Bundes Ski Akademie
- Micro 91
WINTERSTEIGER is exclusive machine supplier of the ÖSV Bundes Ski Akademie .
The locations St. Christoph am Arlberg and Kitzsteinhorn / Kaprun, two ski regions with large Austrian skiing tradition, is operated as Federal Ski Academy by the Austrian Ski Federation since winter 1998/99 .
U.S. Ski Team
- Race NC
WINTERSTEIGER is exclusive machine supplier of the US Ski Team since 2001.
Just as WINTERSTEIGER works in cooperation with the Austrian Ski Teams, now WINTERSTEIGER is helping U.S. racers to have the fastest skis in the world.