In Saint-Jean-de-Moirans (Isère), the Rossignol group has a workshop dedicated to the skis supplied to the athletes it sponsors. A process halfway between tailor-made and industrial techniques.
At first glance, the skis intended for competitive athletes and the ones that may make you happy this winter seem little different. However, the essence of wood “affects the ski nerve”, emphasizes Alexandre Rabatel, manager of the Rossignol racing ski workshop. The ash and the beech referring “lot of energy”, they are reserved for the stars of the slopes to constitute the core of their skis. For young people and the general public, the manufacturer (1,230 people, 313 million euros in turnover in 2021-2022) favors poplar, considered to be more flexible, able to better tolerate differences on the ground. One of the curiosities that we discover by visiting the factory of skis intended for athletes, in Saint-Jean-de-Moirans (Isère).
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