Post Information or Videos of Factories large or small.
Here's a Video of the Nordica/Blizzard factory. They partly show the making of Blizzard Slalom,GForce, Bonafides, Nordica Fire Arrow
Interesting in that the skis are flex tested, then printed with a sticker that has length, camber and flex. Later they're matched. (Detail on that is in the Nordica Usa video pt 2. (pt1 is boots)
Here's Nordica Usa's video of the same factory in Mittersill, Austria. (Used to be the Blizzard Factory) Much more complete discussion of processes. Has complete layup of Fire Arrow 80.
Production of Nordica Wood Cores. 2007 (Unusual process. Not sure if it's still done this way)
www.gpix.at Mittersill, Austria http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mittersill_Panorama.jpg
Here's the Nordica Boot Factory. A short video that shows making of mold and injection. In Italy. Treviso?
Interview with Willy Booker, Nordica USA President in Powder Sept., 2010
Booker has a long familiarity with the ski industry. His mom has managed the Loveland ski shop outside Denver for 30 years, and his dad is a ski instructor. Booker raced for Burke Mountain Academy and the University of Vermont and upon graduating, began working for Nordica. After eight years with the company, Nordica recently named Booker its president of U.S. operations. In embracing the growing freeride market, both in the U.S. and Europe, the privately owned Italian company has invested heavily. Nordica recently purchased a 42,000-foot research and development center in Treviso, Italy, a part of Nordica HQ, and the Blizzard ski factory in Mittersill, for which it has purchased state-of-the-art presses and finishing equipment.
Last year the company introduced the Ace of Spades boot for park and pipe as well as freeride, followed by this year’s release of the Radict, a fat backcountry freestyle ski that features Nordica's new Camrock technology. For 2011-12, Nordica will continue to evolve with a new freeride boot and the sidecountry line. Needless to say, Booker had plenty to talk about.
Edited by Tog - 5/30/13 at 12:59pm