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Pole revolution from Swix!

For the IBU World Championships Biathlon in Nove Mesto and the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme we launch Swix Triac® 2.0 which takes the pole technology to an even higher level!

Date: February 14th 2013

Swix Triac® 1.0 is known as the world’s best and most distinguished ski pole. During Tour de Ski 2013, all the stage winners used this pole including the overall winners Justyna Kowalczyk and Alexander Legkov.

The new super pole from Swix is based on the most advanced materials available on the market and the unique Swix IPM technology enables the usage of the triangular cross section given the stiffest and strongest shaft construction there is.

Key features
– All very important key elements for the top athletes in cross country skiing:
• Weight reduced with 5%!
• Overall stiffness 18% higher!
• Tip strength 8% higher!
• Same excellent pendulum properties as Swix Triac® 1.0.

Swix Triac-2-0-shaft

But it is not only the shaft that makes this pole different. The unique patented Swix Triac® Basket System (Swix TBS) offers 3 other different basket options fitting any kind of snow conditions that could occur during the Championships. The change of baskets can be done in a few second and doesn’t require any kind of glue or tools.

According to Category Product Manager at Swix Sport AS Svein Pedersen, some of the competing athletes have already tested the pole, and they have been so satisfied that it has been completely impossible to get the poles back.

The improvements done were so dramatic that the athletes demanded to use the new poles immediately. At the World Ski Championships in Val de Fiemme all Swix athletes will have access to Swix Triac® 2.0.

Swix Triac® 2.0 will be available in stores the coming fall for the regular consumers. There are many who have noticed the black poles (Swix Triac® 2.0 in coverage) that some top athletes have used this winter, and Norwegian Sales Manager Bjørn Haakenrud reports many questions from both skiers and retailers about when they can get their hands on these poles. They all have to be a bit patient, but in the end they will enjoy the most outstanding poles the world has ever seen, says Haakenrud.

For more information, please contact Category Product Manager, Svein Pedersen, s.pedersen@swixsport.no

Swix Sport AS is the world's leading supplier of ski wax under the brand names Swix and Toko. The company is also a market leader in ski poles under the brand Swix. The company is a major player in sports textiles under the brands of Swix, Bavac, Ulvang and Lundhags. The holding company Swix Sport AS has its main operations in Oslo and Lillehammer, Norway. The ski pole production takes place in our subsidiary in Lithuania. The Norwegian subsidiary Original AS is a leader on team wear in Scandinavia, through its brands Kalas and Swix. All our products are distributed through subsidiaries in Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, USA and Japan. Sales to other markets are handled through distributors. Swix Sport AS is fully owned by Ferd AS.

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