Originally Posted by eman11236
Go watch a world cup race and you tell me what is being worn more from the good racers either carbon or spyder no schnierder or whatever i have a pair of shin gaurds and there ok but i wouldnt recomend that brand for a race suit spyder and karbon are worn more bye the top racers
Um, actually Schneider used to supply several World Cup teams. That is, until they got out of the business a few years ago. My Schneider suits fit me better than any of my Spyder or Karbon suits, so I'm trying to make them last as long as possible. For me and my non-WC abilities/physique, Schneider is a much better fit. Same with their jackets and pants. Shame they decided to move onto other pursuits.
Other than a few now-illegal suits from the past, they are pretty much all about as fast as the next guy. Karbon and Spyder have a big presence on the WC, but they are by no means the only show in town. They just happen to be an official supplier of more of the dominant teams and have aggressively pursued those associations. Because of FIS regulations, there have been very few meaningful race suit innovations in the last 10 years or so that actually affect performance in a significant way. Speedwyre was the last innovation I remember actually doing anything, and that was banned shortly thereafter.
Wear what fits and works, not what your heroes wear. Chances are they would happily wear another brand if that was their team's sponsor. It matters less than their skis/boots, and they have less control over it.