Dane Tudor has been in the ski scene since the age of only 2 years old. He skis in a class of his own excelling in Big Mountain, freestyle and freeski. The “Powdahound” uses everything in his power to get his head in the game and take on winter.Dane shows us how mental preparation is just as important as the physical.
Video courtesy of : Teton Gravity - Dendrite Studios - Eric Gonzalez | Editing by : Dane Tudor
The first goal is to ski, if possible, the whole year over, then there are the shooting projects, until now I have always been invited on projects but I'd like to hatch my own soon. For the competitions, I've been doing some during all my childhood in alpine-skiing but I've never won so I have this "competition mind" and I feel the need to compete for the moment but I know it's not my final goal.
I've been skiing since I was 3 years old. When I was 6 years old, I started telemark skiing and alpine racing, and I did that for ten years with good results. At the age of 16 I decided to start freeskiing and competed in slopestyle for 4 years. Then I started freeride comps. I'm a free spirit and always look for freedom, that's why I'm free-skiing!
The first time I went skiing I was 5 years old and it was on a family holiday. Freeskiing has evolved a lot since I started. With new technology in skis and boots has made a huge difference. And it's started a new era of riders out there progressing the sport. What got me into Freeskiing was the people I grew up skiing with. We all just ripped around the mountain together having fun.
Janina Kuzma-Coming this Dec.
Jeremie Heitz-Coming this Jan.
Arianna Tricomi-Coming this Feb.
Helmet on, buckle clicked and fit system adjusted. Now it's just you and the ride ahead. We obsessed over every detail, every material and every technology to develop the Symbol 2. Brimming with innovation and shaped by years of focus on safety, these are the most advanced high-performance helmets we've ever created. Exceptional comes as a standard. SCOTT helmets, get your head in the game.
The Symbol 2 Plus D doesn’t only have a totally new design, but also comes with 3 key safety technologies, making it the safest and most ventilated helmet we have ever made. This award winning helmet is the first ski helmet to integrate D3O™, an extremely performing shock absorption material as well as a MIPS™ layer. This helmet has established a new standard for low, mid, and high velocity impacts. With a totally new shape, the second generation boasts a much lower profile than its predecessor and our 360° Pure Sound ear pads, a SCOTT developed technology allow for better noise detection.
D3O® is a highly shock absorbing material with molecules flowing freely in open cells, but on impact, the molecules lock together to spread impact energy and reduce transmitted impact force to the brain. We used D3O® in strategically selected areas to:
+ Reduce the risk of concussion in low speed impacts
+ Reduce the risk of brain injuries in mid-speed impacts
+ Allow multiple low and mid speed impacts while comfortably surpassing the highest safety standards
A revolutionary technology that lets the helmet slide relative to the head, adding more protection against rotational violence to the brain caused by angled impacts.
Years of research have led to the introduction of this leap in helmet safety. A specifically-shaped inner piece in our ear pads, surrounded by sound transparent fabric, not only lets you hear better, but also localize sound more accurately.
+ Dual active venting system
+ Precise airflow regulation optimal in any weather condition
+ Newton testing lab certifies it outperforms competitors
Our main goal in regards to ventilation with the Symbol 2 was to create a helmet that could regulate temperature better than any other helmet in any condition. After extensive wind tunnel testing, we demonstrated that the overall ventilation of SCOTT’s Symbol 2 helmet was clearly outperforming the main competitors on the market.
Whether its vents were open or closed we successfully obtained the widest temperature scale among all the other helmets we tested. In other words, SCOTT’s Symbol 2 helmet is the warmest with closed vents and the most ventilated when they are open.
In order to provide you with the ultimate, safety, style, comfort and innovation, SCOTT has engineered helmets and goggles with ideal levels of integration for all types of riders. Designed to fit perfectly together these clever products will save you effort when trying to match your helmet and goggle.
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