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Five Exercises to Prevent Injury and Keep You On the Slopes All Winter Long

As a Certified Athletic Trainer, we often find that hip and core strength play a key role in keeping athletes healthy, but can sometimes be overlooked aspects of strength and conditioning programs. By focusing on these elements, you can prevent injuries and keep yourself on the slopes all season long. Here are five exercises to try out:

By Chris Toone | Jan 18, 2019

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4 Independent Ski Racing Teams You Should Know About

Editor's Note: This post was originally published October 9th, 2018 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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 | Jan 11, 2019

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Seven Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Ski Gear

As multi-mountain ski passes such as Epic and Ikon keep growing in popularity and domestic airfares reach all time lows, exploring different resorts has never been so affordable. At SYNC, we have a long track record of traveling between cities and continents in search of the world’s best terrain. During our adventures, we’ve learned a few things about traveling with ski gear. As you follow the snow and try out some new resorts this season, here are seven tried-and-true tips to improve your travel experience.

By Geof Ochs | Jan 10, 2019

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How Our Customer's Donations Are Making a Positive Impact on the Ski Racing Community

Editor's Note: This post was originally published August 22nd, 2018 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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 | Jan 4, 2019

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TOP 3 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT FIS SUIT REGULATIONS FOR 2019

Editor's Note: This post was originally published October 5th, 2017and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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:

For more information - read on!

By SYNC HQ | Dec 28, 2018

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Insiders Guide to racing Big Sky: Tippy's Tumble with Benni Lyche

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.

Tell us a little about yourself:
Benedicte (Benni) Lyche, 23, from Oslo, Norway. I grew up skiing all around in Norway, but mainly at the local resort in Oslo (Wyller and Tryvann). Former Montana State Ski Team member. 2018 Montana State University Graduate in Business, Marketing. 2017 RMSIA Women's Alpine Skier of the Year. 2017 NCAA Women's Giant Slalom Champion. 4x All-American. Now skiing for Team X Alpine!

By SYNC HQ | Dec 24, 2018

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Will following the "10,000 hour rule" make you a top ski racer?

The 10,000 Hour Rule and Deliberate Practice

By Kris Ochs | Dec 23, 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 | Dec 21, 2018

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Meet Sync's Partners: The Kelly Brush Foundation

Kelly Brush was born to be an elite athlete. From an early age, she showed exceptional drive playing soccer and softball in the warmer months and participating in gymnastics, swimming, and alpine ski racing in the snowy Vermont winters. As the daughter of two accomplished alpine racers, it was no surprise that Kelly fell in love with the sport. She put on her first skis at 2½ and competed for the first time at age 7. Then, in her junior and senior years of high school, she qualified for the U.S. National Championships.

By Geof Ochs | Dec 20, 2018

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Meet Sync's Partners: The High Fives Foundation

In the last decade, the High Fives Foundation has gained widespread acclaim among mountain athletes. Even more impressive, they’ve managed to become a common thread of connection and hope between a variety of athletes, outdoor sports communities, and charitable initiatives. If you’ve missed the hype about High Fives, here’s why they’ve made such a strong impression on so many—including SYNC.

By Geof Ochs | Dec 18, 2018

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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 | Dec 14, 2018

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What it's like to race Europa Cup at Levi

I recently traveled to Levi, Finland for the opening Europa Cup races of the season. Hosted on the same hill as the World Cup only 2 weeks before, this was everything you’d expect from the highest levels of ski racing: steep, dark, icy, and the most stacked field anywhere in the world.

By Alex Leever | Dec 8, 2018

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3 Ways to Care for Your Outerwear Fabric

Even if you don’t mind your ski gear looking a bit broken-in, cleaning your ski jackets and pants impacts more than just aesthetics. Dirt and grime can limit the breathability and waterproof nature of your outerwear, affecting their feel and performance on the slopes. In that sense, washing your favorite items can significantly improve their performance and lifespan.

By Geof Ochs | Dec 5, 2018

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Team America and SYNC Athlete Brian McLaughlin Scores first World Cup Points

A wild day of racing finished up Sunday afternoon with Team America, former Dartmouth, and SYNC Athlete Brian McLaughlin in 18th place at the Beaver Creek World Cup races on Birds of Prey. "It was an awesome weekend. It always feels good to bring all of your hard training to show through in a race, so I’m really happy." said McLaughlin.

By Geof Ochs | Dec 3, 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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