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Lindsey Vonn köper in sig i goggles-märket YNIQ som Jon Olsson var med och drog igång för ca 10 år sedan. Tidigare åkte bla Hedwig Wessel och Jesper Tjäder med dessa dyrgripar, men har bytt till POC respektive Dragon.

Pressrelease Stockholm/New York 18 December 2019:

Lindsey Vonn joins luxury sports brand YNIQ team

YNIQ, an internationally renowned producer of innovative winter sports eyewear based in Sweden, announced today that alpine skier Lindsey Vonn joins the company as shareholder. The deal is effective immediately.

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YNIQ is a Swedish sports luxury boutique brand that develops and designs artisan goggles and eyewear, exquisitely handcrafted in Italy. YNIQ has received international praise for their patented technology and design for improved vision in alpine racing. The company is already backed by a conglomerate of Swedish investors and is now increasing their presence worldwide.

“We are proud to have the number one in the sport joining our group of owners. YNIQ stands for a relentless aim for perfection, functionality and handcrafted quality in a world of mass production, and Lindsey is an outstanding champion, with a dedication and passion for the sport and an impeccable style that is a complete match with ours,” said YNIQ founder Mikael Kenson in statement.

YNIQ was awarded the prestigious ISPO awards at ISPO 2015 in Munich for its peripheral vision technology, an invention that provides the broadest vision available on the ski goggle market combined with its outstanding design and quality, the brand has claimed a unique position in the market for alpine eyewear.

“Fashion and function have always been important to me on and off of the slopes. I’m excited to join YNIQ’s creative and forward-thinking team as a stakeholder in their unparalleled ski accessory. Their passion for quality, innovation and style naturally aligned with my vision of what luxury high performance eyewear should be”, said Lindsey Vonn.
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Lindsey Vonn is the most successful female alpine skier in the history of the sport. Over the course of her career, she has captured a world-record 82 World Cup wins en route to 20 FIS Alpine World Cup titles, including four overall crystal globes and two World Championship titles. In 2016, Vonn broke the all-time Downhill record (43 wins), claiming the season’s Downhill title outright, on top of achieving the sport’s Super-G record (28 wins).

YNIQ is based in Stockholm, Sweden. YNIQ was founded to give skiers and boarders the world's best goggles. Nothing less. YNIQ is backed by a group of Swedish investors including serial entrepreneur Mathias Ingvarsson and, among others, Peter Dahlgren, David Ullenius and Mats Gabrielsson."
 

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Lindsey Vonn köper in sig i goggles-märket YNIQ som Jon Olsson var med och drog igång för ca 10 år sedan. Idag åker bla Hedwig Wessel och Jesper Tjäder med dessa dyrgripar.

Pressrelease Stockholm/New York 18 December 2019:

Lindsey Vonn joins luxury sports brand YNIQ team

YNIQ, an internationally renowned producer of innovative winter sports eyewear based in Sweden, announced today that alpine skier Lindsey Vonn joins the company as shareholder. The deal is effective immediately.

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YNIQ is a Swedish sports luxury boutique brand that develops and designs artisan goggles and eyewear, exquisitely handcrafted in Italy. YNIQ has received international praise for their patented technology and design for improved vision in alpine racing. The company is already backed by a conglomerate of Swedish investors and is now increasing their presence worldwide.

“We are proud to have the number one in the sport joining our group of owners. YNIQ stands for a relentless aim for perfection, functionality and handcrafted quality in a world of mass production, and Lindsey is an outstanding champion, with a dedication and passion for the sport and an impeccable style that is a complete match with ours,” said YNIQ founder Mikael Kenson in statement.

YNIQ was awarded the prestigious ISPO awards at ISPO 2015 in Munich for its peripheral vision technology, an invention that provides the broadest vision available on the ski goggle market combined with its outstanding design and quality, the brand has claimed a unique position in the market for alpine eyewear.

“Fashion and function have always been important to me on and off of the slopes. I’m excited to join YNIQ’s creative and forward-thinking team as a stakeholder in their unparalleled ski accessory. Their passion for quality, innovation and style naturally aligned with my vision of what luxury high performance eyewear should be”, said Lindsey Vonn.
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Lindsey Vonn is the most successful female alpine skier in the history of the sport. Over the course of her career, she has captured a world-record 82 World Cup wins en route to 20 FIS Alpine World Cup titles, including four overall crystal globes and two World Championship titles. In 2016, Vonn broke the all-time Downhill record (43 wins), claiming the season’s Downhill title outright, on top of achieving the sport’s Super-G record (28 wins).

YNIQ is based in Stockholm, Sweden. YNIQ was founded to give skiers and boarders the world's best goggles. Nothing less. YNIQ is backed by a group of Swedish investors including serial entrepreneur Mathias Ingvarsson and, among others, Peter Dahlgren, David Ullenius and Mats Gabrielsson."
Fräckt! Tyvärr ser deras grejer ut som något man skulle kunna hitta i reabacken på Ullared och dyra som kvicksilver.. Men each to their own i guess. Passar säkert in i St moritz bland pälsbeklädda ryssar..
 

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Flaxta and Henrik Harlaut announce partnership
Flaxta, a brand committed to redefining sports protection, today announced an exciting new partnership with Henrik Harlaut, an 11-time X Games medallist and one of the most innovative and influential skiers of all time.
Commenting on the announcement, Ola Melin, Flaxta Chief Marketing Officer, said:
Henrik Harlaut is an iconic athlete. His contribution, and our admiration, goes beyond just his skiing. We share Henrik’s passion and positive attitude, and are proud to team up with him to explore innovations and new ideas together.”
The new partnership means that Harlaut will represent Flaxta and wear the brand’s unique back protection. Starting with the 2019/2020 winter season, Henrik will wear Flaxta’s Behold back protection vest, which is the most ventilated, flexible and low profile certified back protector on the market.
Flaxta’s take on back protection is refreshing. It gives me an opportunity to focus on my skiing without having to worry about my equipment,” said Henrik Harlaut.
 

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Saxat från Skipass

Nya Brack Crows Justis. 100 mm midja, titanalsanwich.

Tycker att tip- och tailrockern ser vansinnigt bekant ut!

Franska Opinion 100 Chargers med andra ord...
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johan

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Intersport Norge i konkurs. Norska Gresvig som har drivit Intersport, G-Sport och G-Max i Norge har ansökt om konkurs.

"Det är som att ösa i en båt med ett hål i skrovet”, säger vd Lars Kristian Lindberg, som tog över som vd för ett år sedan.

 

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Wearcolour i konkurs... :(

För mig är det ett sensationellt att Wearcolour går i kk. De har visat god tillväxt, om än inte så mycket vinst sedan de började för 10 år sedan. Men inte heller förluster (mer än en halv miljon för ett gäng år sedan). Gissningsvis en förlust 2019, nu akut likviditetsbrist?

Om inte Wearcolour fixar en nyemission nu, går i kk, kommer vi se några ytterligare svenska spelare som får det svårt när det är dags att ta in pengar för att täcka förluster.

Kan man kanske hålla skenet uppe under våren, förtvivlat kämpa för att ta in pengar för att kunna betala fabrikerna i Asien i juni/ juli? Som lök på laxen gör coronaviruset att produktionen av tyger står still i Kina inför nästa vinterns kollektion. Eller om man har finare material, gör de i Japan/ Korea, då kan de producera men i många fall är man beroende av fabriken i Kina som ska räkna ut materaltillgång. Är fabriken stängd blir det jobbigt.
 

kurono

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Kan det vara så att en Delägare tex ett riskkapitalbolag dragit sig ur och därför det lett till konkurs?
 

johan

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PRESSMEDDELANDE - 31 AUGUSTI 2020 13:10

Snö- och vinterälskande holländare får en ny flyglinje direkt till Sälen-Trysil i vinter

Från och med den 17 december erbjuder nederländska BBI-Travel en ny flyglinje till Scandinavian Mountains Airport Sälen-Trysil. Med två avgångar per vecka, torsdagar och söndagar, från Groningen Airport Eelde kommer holländare och andra internationella gäster att kunna ta del av Sveriges och Norges största skidorter; SkiStar Sälen och Trysil och njuta av riktig vinter och skidåkning.

I december invigdes Scandinavian Mountains Airport, den första flygplatsen i Sverige på 20 år. En unik regional satsning med endast 10-25 minuters transfer till SkiStars skidområden i Sälen och bara 40 minuter till Norges största skidort Trysil. Flygplatsen förbättrar tillgängligheten och stärker Sälens och Trysils position som internationella skiddestinationer. Samtidigt skapar etableringen utveckling, arbetstillfällen, inflyttning och en stark framtidstro i regionen.
- Att vi nu kan erbjuda holländare och andra internationella gäster en direktlinje till den norska och svenska fjällvärlden i framförallt Trysil och Sälen är oerhört glädjande. Vi har sedan flera år tillbaka sett en efterfrågan från holländare som älskar snö och vintersport att tillbringa mer tid på våra destinationer. Genom att kunna erbjuda en fantastisk natur, bra service och hälsofrämjande aktiviteter i kombination med kortare restider blir vi en ännu starkare internationell destination som på allvar konkurrerar med vilken skidort som helst i världen, säger Stefan Sjöstrand, vd för SkiStar.
Tidtabell:
Torsdag 17 dec 2020 - 11 mars 2021
Groningen - Scandinavian Mountains 09:45 - 11:30
Scandinavian Mountains - Groningen 12:00 - 13:45
Söndag 20 dec 2020 - 14 mars 2021
Groningen - Scandinavian Mountains 09:45 - 11:30
Scandinavian Mountains - Groningen 12:00 - 13:45
 

johan

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Skidmärket 4FRNT får nya ägare

4FRNT Ski Company Gets New Owners

Company will continue to double down on direct-to-consumer model and athlete-inspired products

4FRNT Ski Company has been acquired by a group of private entrepreneurs from Jason Levinthal. The new owners Charlie Johnson, Will Armenta and Ebi Lange, are longtime friends, entrepreneurs, and passionate skiers. They are motivated by the purity and dedication of the 4FRNT brand to freeride skiing, and are eager to continue to elevate the company’s founding mission of collaborating with pro athletes to develop the industry’s most innovative and award-winning freeride products.

Jason, a 25-year ski industry pioneer, who has founded and led several ski companies, says, “Converting this brand over the past three years from traditional retail distribution to ecommerce while modernizing the product line and digital marketing strategy has enabled 4FRNT to grow and achieve financial stability. It’s only been possible thanks to the hard work and passion of every 4FRNT athlete, supplier, employee, and customer over the past 18 years. I feel fortunate to have been a part of this brand’s rich history and I couldn’t be happier with the new leadership taking the reins from here.”

In addition to the growth of consumer interest in backcountry skiing, the new owners were attracted by 4FRNT’s outsized reputation within the industry, athlete-driven product development process, and lean direct-to-consumer business model. Charlie Johnson who lives in Winter Park, Colorado and has previously competed in big mountain competitions says, “It’s a dream to be so closely involved with a company I’ve admired and been a customer of for years. As we got to know the team and business model, it felt like a perfect fit. We couldn’t be more excited about the current award-winning ski line-up and feel a deep sense of responsibility to continue 4FRNT’s legacy while investing in its future.”

“Today’s environment is accelerating the pace of consumer’s transition to e-commerce and 4FRNT has a proven head start in the ski industry. We’re eager to provide resources and guidance around the customer experience to advance its lead,” says Will Armenta, a product management executive at a leading Silicon Valley technology firm, who invests in- and advises fast-growing digital brands.

Ebi Lange was heavily involved in the 2008 acquisition and turnaround of Rossignol, so he understands first-hand what it takes to run an efficient seasonal manufacturing business. Ebi says, “We have no intention of changing 4FRNT into something it’s not. Our goal is to reinforce and permanently solidify the brand’s values that got it here. We’ll continue working with its current athletes, employees and suppliers, as responsible stewards of the 4FRNT brand, while providing the resources to take it to the next level.”

4FRNT’s marketing manager Sam Kimmerle has been integral in driving the brand in recent years and will assume the role of Brand Manager. He will continue to collaborate with Eric Hjorleifson “HOJI”, Thayne Rich, and other athletes who are involved in content creation and product development.

Legendary big mountain freeride skier and product designer HOJI says, “I’ve been with 4FRNT since its humble beginning and I’m happy to have the opportunity to continue working with the new ownership. I value their commitment to pushing the envelope of product development and look forward to what we can accomplish together.”
 

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Robert W. Gore, Chairman Emeritus of W. L. Gore & Associates, and Inventor of GORE-TEX® Technology Dies at 83
Inventor, leader, and philanthropist passes peacefully at home following a long illness.

NEWARK, Del./USA (September 18, 2020) — Robert W. “Bob” Gore, chairman emeritus of the board of directors of W. L. Gore & Associates, a global material science company dedicated to improving lives through advancements in technology, passed away on September 17 at the age of 83.

Bob Gore, whose scientific discoveries spawned GORE-TEX® Outerwear and paved the way for advancements in industries as varied as performance fabrics, medical devices, space exploration and filtration, assumed the chairman emeritus role in 2018 after 57 years of service on the Gore board, 30 of those as chairman. Bob also served as president of Gore from 1976 to 2000.

During his tenure as president, Gore became a billion-dollar enterprise. Marking the occasion in 1996, Bob said, “We plan to leave a legacy to society and to future generations: infants with surgically reconstructed hearts that live because of our medical products; governments of free societies that are better able to protect themselves because of defense products; communities with cleaner and healthier environments because of our filtration and sealant products; And yes, people that just have more fun in the outdoors because of our GORE-TEX® Outerwear.”

A Prolific Inventor

Bob’s commitment to research and development led to his 1969 discovery of a versatile new polymer form, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). The introduction of this groundbreaking new material opened a world of possibilities for products and further innovations. The substance provided myriad new product applications including GORE-TEX® Fabrics, the world’s first waterproof breathable outerwear and a product that through the years has become synonymous with the outdoors.

Bob’s ePTFE innovation came about at a period in the late 1960s when the big research challenge for Gore was to develop products for computing, space exploration and defense. Trends in electronics at that time made it clear that miniature integrated circuits were the wave of the future and that less cable would be needed as computers became smaller.

One night in October 1969, Bob was researching a new process for stretching extruded PTFE into pipe-thread tape when he discovered that the polymer could be “expanded.” The discovery followed a series of unsuccessful experiments in which he was attempting to stretch heated rods of PTFE by about 10 percent.

As it turned out, the right conditions for stretching PTFE were counterintuitive. Instead of slowly stretching the heated material, he applied a sudden, accelerating yank that unexpectedly caused it to expand to nearly 1000 percent. This resulted in the transformation of solid PTFE into a microporous structure that was mostly air.

Continued advancement in the technology and application of ePTFE enabled Gore to deliver groundbreaking solutions to a wide array of industries. Today, ePTFE is at the heart of products found everywhere from the depths of space to the inner workings of the human body. Along the way, Bob would be awarded nine patents for his work with fluoropolymers. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his technical achievements and in 2006 was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Through his long career, he received many additional honors, including the Society of Plastics Engineers John W. Hyatt Award for benefits to society through the use of plastics and the Perkin Medal for innovation in applied chemistry resulting in commercial development from the Society of Chemical Industry (American Section). Bob also was an active member of the American Chemical Society and the 2019 Carothers Award recipient (Delaware Section).

Early Life

Born on April 15, 1937, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Bob was the oldest of five children of Wilbert L. (Bill) and Genevieve W. (Vieve) Gore, founders of W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore). Bill joined the DuPont workforce after World War II and ultimately was transferred to DuPont’s Experimental Station in Delaware.

While still in transition, Bill and Vieve purchased land in Newark, Delaware, and started building a house with help from Bob and the rest of the Gore family. Bob led a rather ordinary teenage life, playing trombone, participating in athletics, and serving in student government.

Bob earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Like his father, Bob was a born entrepreneur. As a sophomore in college, he solved an early technical challenge that helped kick start his parents’ company which was founded in 1958 in the basement of their Delaware home.

With a focus on exploring the untapped potential of the fluoropolymer PTFE, Gore served the wire and cable industry during its early years. In 1969, the company’s cable technology landed on the moon as part of the historic Apollo 11 mission.

A Mentor to Others

In 1976, Bob succeeded his father as president and CEO of Gore. Under his leadership, the company’s technological achievements flourished. “Bob Gore appreciated that innovation can arise from many different places if entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged and fostered,” said current Gore CEO Jason Field. “Innovation as activity, doing things with your hands, experimenting, testing and observing, was instilled in our Enterprise consistently and productively throughout Bob’s tenure as both president and chairman.”

Bob also instilled focus and discipline into the innovation process, allowing the company to remain competitive in an increasingly complex, global business environment. His unequivocal promise that “our products will do what we say they will do” transformed Gore into a world-class product leadership enterprise.

“Gore Associates ranging from engineers to marketers considered Bob a leader, a mentor and a contributor to their personal success and the success of the Enterprise” Field said.

“I am sure I speak for all Associates when I say I grew as a leader through Bob’s guidance. His passion for the quality and performance of our products and his incisive questions and insights shaped not only the culture of our technology efforts but the values at the core of who we are.”

Philanthropy

Bob also strongly believed in nurturing the growth of future scientists and engineers in his community. He served as a trustee of the University of Delaware Research Foundation and a member of the school’s board of trustees.

In 1998, Bob and his mother, Vieve Gore, donated funds for the construction of a state-of-the-art classroom building on the University’s green, which was christened Gore Hall in honor of his family. In 2013, Bob and his wife, Jane, contributed to the development of the University’s state-of-the-art science and engineering research laboratories, named in their honor. Bob also has contributed significantly to the University of Minnesota and other institutions.

Bob’s nephew, current Gore board chair Bret Snyder, commented on his uncle’s legacy. “Bob’s innovative spirit shaped our Enterprise from the very beginning, paving the way for W. L. Gore & Associates to improve lives and industries. We will continue to build on his legacy with a commitment toward breaking new ground and developing solutions that make the world a better place.”

Bob is survived by his wife Jane and a large family of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as four siblings (Susan Gore, Ginger Giovale, David Gore, Betty Snyder) and extended family.

Memorial plans are yet to be announced.
 

johan

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Ny huvudägare i Grönklittsgruppen AB​

Efter försäljningen av Grönklittsgruppens campingverksamhet Svenska Campingpärlor AB till United Camping-koncernen, består numera bolaget enbart av verksamhetsbenet skiing & outdoor, som drivs på anläggningarna Orsa Grönklitt och Tänndalen.

Styrelsen i Grönklittsgruppen har som del av den strategiska utvärderingen konstaterat att det finns stor utvecklingspotential, inklusive oexploaterad mark, i både Orsa Grönklitt och Tänndalen. Då samordningsvinsterna mellan skiing & outdoor och United Camping-koncernens kärnverksamhet camping är mycket begränsade, har huvudägaren i Grönklittsgruppen (United Camping-koncernen, c 72% ägande) efter diskussioner med flertalet parter valt att avyttra samtliga aktier till BOS Holding AB.

BOS Holding AB representeras via bolag av Göran Bronner, Staffan Olsson och Johan Strömberg - samtliga med omfattande erfarenhet och kompetens inom fastighetsutveckling men även försäljning av skidutrustning. Göran Bronner (genom Lovima AB) äger per idag c 10% av Grönklittsgruppen.

Johan Söör, VD för United Camping-koncernen som driver First Camp, Skandinaviens största campingkedja:

Att driva campingar och skidanläggningar kräver specialiserad kompetens. United Camping-koncernen har efter en strategisk utvärdering valt att fokusera på camping och förstärka positionen som Skandinaviens klart största campingkedja. Vi har därför letat efter en ny, långsiktig huvudägare som önskar att satsa på skidverksamheten och har rätt kompetens för att ta vara på utvecklingspotentialen i Orsa Grönklitt och Tänndalen.
Göran Bronner, representant för BOS Holding AB, kommenterar affären.

Det känns oerhört spännande att ha fått möjligheten att bli huvudägare till Grönklittsgruppen. Vi är några privatpersoner som via bolag kommer fortsätta att utveckla de två fina anläggningarna i Tänndalen och Grönklitt.
Mari Tara, VD i Grönklittsgruppen:

Jag ser verkligen fram emot en ägare som ser möjligheten i att utveckla Orsa Grönklitt och Tänndalen vidare.
Affären förväntas genomföras i början av augusti. Extra bolagsstämma i Grönklittsgruppen hålls 18 augusti för att välja ny styrelse.
 

johan

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Candide och Faction avslutar sitt samarbete.

January 17, 2022 – Verbier, Switzerland.
Winter 2021-22 marks the final season of collaboration between Faction Skis and Candide Thovex, with both parties moving on amicably to new adventures in the spring.
“On behalf of everyone at The Faction Collective, I would like to thank Candide for the incredible impact he has brought to the Faction Skis brand” says Faction CEO and Co-Founder, Alex Hoye. “Candide’s genius undoubtedly helped put Faction on the map and for that we will forever be grateful. After 10 years working together to develop award-winning skis, both parties feel we have achieved what we set out to do. Now, with exciting new adventures to explore, we head on our different paths with great memories and respect. We wish Candide nothing but the best on his journey ahead. One thing we’re sure of, the future is bright for both Candide and Faction, and that’s a pretty good sign that our relationship has been a success. Candide, thank you!”
The 2021-22 CT Signature Series is therefore confirmed as the final collection of Candide Thovex Pro Model skis by Faction, available at Faction retail partner stores across the globe and online at factionskis.com. “Candide’s vision for a freeski collection helped guide our philosophy for this series, with the final collection being undoubtedly our most exciting and high-quality range to date” notes Hoye. “As a mark of respect for the role Candide has played in the development of the brand, we will retire the CT 5.0 ski model on which he made so much history, assigning this special ski to its rightful place in freeski lore.”
After a decade of collaboration punctuated with countless ski awards, limited-edition product releases and industry innovation, Faction Skis has released a timeline of the partnership on its website. Ski fans are encouraged to scroll through and recall Faction and Candide’s most memorable moments of the past 10 years. The timeline is available at www.factionskis.com.
 
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