Entries by Nigel Murphy

Solace – The Secret Behind Alpine Canada’s World Championship Success

In 2016, Alpine Canada announced a multi-year partnership naming Solace a gold partner of the Canadian Alpine, Para-Alpine and Ski Cross Teams. As part of that partnership, Alpine Canada launched a plan that would see Solace taking a leading role in strategic research and innovation projects aimed at putting Canadians atop World Championship, World Cup and Olympic/Paralympic podiums.

In ski racing hundredths of seconds mean the difference between gold and going home empty-handed, so with Solace’s support Alpine Canada kicked off a top-secret wind tunnel project designed to generate data and insights the organization’s race suit provider could use to design the fastest race suits possible. Here’s a glimpse into how it happened:

 

 

 

 

The results spoke for themselves: As soon as the athletes wore the new race suits, they immediately increased their speeds.… Read the rest