Les Arcs launches new Wed’ze ski

11th January 2006, by Chris Gill

They are a cross between blades and standard skis. They come in two lengths, feature classic release bindings and are emblazoned with trendy, cool decals.  They are set to steal the freestyle and short ski limelight on the slopes this season. They are… the Wed’ze short skis.

Wed’ze is a new concept in short ski design from Quechua, the mountain brand of the Décathlon chain of sports shops. Meaning ‘sliding around and fun and games’ in French Savoyard dialect, the Wed’ze is claimed to be easier to learn on, good for balance and quick familiarisation, and ace for fun and freestyle skiing.

The new skis are designed to be used with or without poles, on- and off-piste, over bumps, and in the terrain-parks for tricks and stunts; an all-mountain, fun ski. Their greatest asset is the adjustable binding - so you can lend them to your friends.

Wed’ze come in two sizes: the 127cm range is aimed at novice skiers, and the 132cm ski is wider and better for experienced users. With ostentatious designs and equally bold-coloured bases, the Wed’ze and Very Wed’ze range are set to make a statement on the slopes this winter. For more, check out the funky new website (see link above).

A Wed’ze camp, park and border-cross course have been set up in Les Arcs, France, to promote the new skis.  Special events and activities will take place from 6-25 February 2006 up at Arc 1800.

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