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The Official Jacket of the High Fives Foundation - SYNC donates proceeds from all Stretch Puffy Purchases on Giving Tuesday

This "Giving Tuesday", SYNC Performance and The High Fives Foundation are proud to declare the Stretch Puffy the Official Jacket of the High Fives Foundation.

By Brian Rodine | Nov 26, 2018

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Who is the SYNC Team for 2018/19?

Every year, since 2014, SYNC Performance assembles a yearly group of junior ski racers that we call, creatively, "The SYNC Team". Instead of brainstorming more clever names, we've spent our time running a tough application process. Over 400 athletes apply and only a dozen are chosen based on the values and conduct that SYNC identifies with. Supported over the year with suits, training apparel, protection, and jackets, these athletes not only represent the brand as they travel and race, but provide valuable product feedback and development insights. 

By SYNC HQ | Nov 16, 2018

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Forbes adds SYNC Puffy Vest to "Best Gifts For Active Women" List

The SYNC Puffy Vest is a versatile piece that is equally happy under a ski shell or on top of a flannel or fleece for added warmth around the house or running errands. Forbes agrees, naming the Puffy Vest to the Best Gifts For Active Women list in time for the holiday season. 

By SYNC HQ | Nov 15, 2018

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SYNC Performance Introduces 2018/2019 Winter Collection

Designed in the mountains of Colorado, SYNC Performance launched its 2018-2019 winter collection that offers mountain athletes durable, high-quality, technical apparel and gear that performs on the slopes and also is stylish enough to wear around town.

Founded in 2014, SYNC has its roots in ski racing and driven by athlete input over the past four years continues to expand its collection to make purpose driven equipment beyond the race course and into freeride and backcountry pursuits.

“Our experience working with stretch performance fabrics in ski racing translates well when creating a winter line of all-mountain wear that delivers top performing technical apparel and also looks great,” said Geof Ochs, SYNC Performance Co-Founder and Lead Product Developer. “Our 2018-19 collection continues to respond to the demands of athletes and includes durable, warm and high performing technical apparel that is perfect for hard-charging days on the mountain. We’re also excited about our travel collection, designed by SYNC Athletes with a goal of hassle free gear transport.”

By SYNC HQ | Nov 14, 2018

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Insiders Guide to Ski Racing Killington: Superstar with Tucker Marshall

From small local hills to mega resorts, we bring you the insiders guide, where SYNC Athletes share secrets to success and local knowledge about their home mountain.

Tell us a little about yourself:

Tucker Marshall, 28, I've been around the ski racing world longer than most and as a result I know just about everyone on the hill. I am the youngest of four and the only Marshall to yet compete on the World Cup. Talk about pressure. Geez.

By Tucker Marshall | Nov 13, 2018

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Insiders Guide to Ski Racing Sugarloaf: Narrow Gauge with Sam Morse

From small local hills to mega resorts, we bring you the insiders guide, where SYNC Athletes share secrets to success and local knowledge about their home mountain.

By Sam Morse | Nov 7, 2018

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4 Steps to Choosing Size and Fit of a New Ski Race Suit

Everyone knows how exciting it is when that race suit shows up on the doorstep. We want to help you find the perfect fit right away! If not - no fear, you can return your new suit for the right fit within 30 days for free.

By Geof Ochs | Oct 29, 2018

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SYNC Performance launches new Headwall Bib with All-Way Stretch

New for the 18/19 winter season, SYNC Performance released the Headwall Bib. 

By SYNC HQ | Oct 29, 2018

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The Racer's Guide to Customizing Race Suit Padding

So you are thinking about modifying your race suit - cutting out the padding to change size or add different padding options. Here's what you should know before you set out.

By Geof Ochs | Oct 15, 2018

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4 Independent Ski Racing Teams You Should Know About

A series of recent articles and social media buzz surround a development in the North American skiing scene - the rise of independent race teams.

By Geof Ochs | Oct 9, 2018

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Best Photos from Moab: Inspiration behind "Desert Red", new color from SYNC

We get two mud seasons per year in the mountains, and trips to the desert to ride mountain bikes, hike, run, and climb are the norm for scratching that outside itch between seasons. Always looking for an excuse to ride bikes and bask in the sun during mud season, the SYNC HQ team just got back from a quick 3 day trip recently. 

By SYNC HQ | Oct 3, 2018

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Top 5 things to have in place for successful preseason training

As snow approaches and training ramps up, these five things will help you be prepared to make the most out of your preseason.

By Makayla Brown | Sep 19, 2018

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2018 Summer Training and Travel Recap

Summer is coming to an end, which means school is starting and I will be leaving for my fall training trip in Saas-Fee, Switzerland in a short 2 weeks. This summer has been a whirlwind.

By SYNC Team | Sep 7, 2018

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Elevate the Athlete Program Fall 2018 partner updates

SYNC Performance allows customers to donate 10% of their online or custom sales purchases back to partners in the Elevate the Athlete program.

We are excited to share what our current partners have been up to and how they are making a positive impact on the mountain community they serve.  

By Makayla Brown | Aug 22, 2018

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SYNC Ambassador Robby Kelley joins Marcus Caston on "Return of the Turn"

In one of our favorite webisode series in recent times, former racer and current co-owner of Party Beach Ski Camps Marcus Caston is bringing back the art of carving. SYNC Ambassador Robby Kelley of Redneck Racing, one of 4 independent ski teams SYNC Performance is proud to support, joined Marcus on the groomers in Snowbird, Utah for "Return of the Turn" Episode 2. Sporting a Redneck Racing custom flannel and the SYNC 8120 pant, Robby rips in the spring conditions and talks about the joys of laying down a perfect arc at high speed.

By Brian Rodine | Dec 14, 2017

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FIS RACE SUIT RULES 2018-2019

A guide to current FIS rules and regs about ski racing suits. If we had to boil it down to 3 things, it would be:

1. In 2018/2019, your suit must have the above FIS graphic printed on it. 

2. All Adult SYNC Suits that have the tag, including 18/19, conform and have the FIS graphic.

3. The "plomb" is gone! No more. It doesn't matter if your race suit has plomb disc attached. All that matters is the tag.

For more information - read on!

By SYNC HQ | Oct 5, 2017

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Understanding the FIS Male GS Ski Rule Change for 2017/2018 season

The FIS made several rule changes for the 2017/2018 competitive season. You can read about the new suit requirements in our earlier post. This guide helps understand the changes to the minimum radius and length of GS skis for Male competitors in the 2017/2018 season and on. The new FIS rule means the radius will be changed to ≥30 meters and the length will be changed to ≥193 centimeters.

By Geof Ochs | Dec 5, 2016

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VIDEO: Military to the Mountains Program pushes injured Veterans out of their comfort zone into becoming the best version of themselves

The program is a collaboration between two nonprofits -- the High Fives Foundation and the Adaptive Training Foundation

By Geof Ochs | Nov 11, 2016

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Insiders Guide to Ski Racing Dartmouth Skiway: Worden's with Foreste Peterson

From small local hills to mega resorts, we bring you the insiders guide, where SYNC Athletes share secrets to success and local knowledge about mountain and race trails they know best.

By SYNC HQ | Sep 7, 2016

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SYNC Performance Announces Three-Year Partnership with the Canadian Ski Teams

SYNC will become an Official Supplier of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, Para-Alpine Ski Team and Canadian Ski Cross Team

By Geof Ochs | Jun 16, 2016

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A Visitor’s (Insider’s) guide to the Beaver Creek World Cup Ski Races

By Geof Ochs | Dec 2, 2015

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What makes SYNC better than the competition? Dura Motion 200 Fabric

By Geof Ochs | Oct 16, 2015

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What You Don't Know About Insulation in Ski Apparel: A Guide

  Insulation, Layering, Primaloft, and Clo Value

By Geof Ochs | Sep 29, 2015

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5 Secrets about ski race suits that no suit makers will tell you

The world of ski race suits can be confusing, complicated, and expensive. There are many behind the scenes processes that go into why quality race suits are so expensive. We aim to cover as many common questions in this guide as possible, and point you towards more specific resources to keep length manageable. If you have any questions, please ask in the comments or contact us directly, we are happy to answer. 

By Geof Ochs | Sep 22, 2015

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SYNC Webisode 1 // Redneck Racing

http://vimeo.com/116134743

By Tucker Marshall | Jan 14, 2015

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